Windows wireless network validating identity
I changed the settings for the wireless connection from "obtain IP/DNS Automatically" and put in the various addresses...
IP – 192.168.1.10Subnet – 255.255.255.0Default Gateway – 192.168.1.1 DNS – 188.8.131.52 I can connect to the wireless network using these settings, but I have no internet...
On installation, my sons (Vista) machine connected instantly and is running like the clappers. Sly Even if this was working before (on two machines simultaneously?
However, my XP machine has ben sitting on.."Validating identity" for ages. possible but strange) it was weird, insecure (no NAT firewalling) and unnecessarily complicated. Yeah I think we need to figure out what's happening really :) Your computer should not do anything to connect – there should not be a "validating identity" screen, no logging in to a network, or anything like that.
 = If EUI-Wi Fi network does not show up, click on Refresh network list.
This article will help you fix the validation and certificate errors in Windows XP and Vista, every time you connect to your NETGEAR router.
Follow these steps to manually add a wireless network on Windows XP and Vista computers.
Note: I updated the wireless adapter driver now untick "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network" and click Ok. If this fails to resolve your issue, remove your network from the Prefered Networks list and then just use the Wireless Network Setup Wizard found in Control Panel to create your wireless network.
If you want to use wireless, Do the same thing but instead of right clicking on wireless network connection, Right click on wired network connection, and do the same!
In order to configure the connection back to Automatic, edit the EUI-Wi Fi profile, go to the Connection tab and check Connect when this network is in range: Figure 14: Setting Automatic connection  = If the Wireless Network Connection icon is not present, this may be due to the wireless network manager of your vendor's card taking over from Windows' built-in one (Wireless Zero Configuration).
Please refer to the documentation of your vendor's card in order to turn it off as this may interfere with the procedure here documented.