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I am unable to log in into my wireless connection

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Check your wep code is correct(case sensitive)

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Wireless


I don't know what OS you are using ... below is the process to solve your problem in Win xp.


When you try to logon the wireless network, you may end up getting this error message: "Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network xxxx".
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This particular error is normally related to the authentication on a wireless network, usually because the Windows is looking for 802.1x connection by mistake. We can fix it with the following steps.
Step 1
Click on the Start Menu --> Control panel.
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Step 2
Double click on Network Connections in the pop-up window.
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Step 3
Right click on wireless network connection, then click on Properties.
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Step 4
Now click on the Wireless Networks tab and select the network in the list at the bottom. Click on Properties once you select the wireless network that is having problems.
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Step 5
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box. If the box was checked, then that was why you were getting the "unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network" message because Windows is looking for one, but your wireless router is not setup for certificate security.
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Step 6
Click on the Connection taband check the Connect when this network is in range box.
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Step 7
Click on the Association tab and uncheck the 'The key is provided for me automatically' box, then choose Network Authentication & Data encryption and type in the Network key according to the wireless settings on your wireless router. Please contact the technician of your wireless router if you have no idea about the information.
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Step 8
Click on OK and Click on OK again to save your settings.


As yet, this problem has been successfully fixed, Windows can log you on to the network automatically at once.


Mar 23, 2014 | HP Compaq nc6400 Notebook

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Wireless Network issues. Validating identity and Certificate Errors in Windows...


At times after you have entered the correct password for the wireless network on your computer you are unable to connect to the wireless network and see the below mentioned errors:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>"Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network." </li> <li>"Validating identity" replacing the name of the wireless network. </li> <li>A pop-up window requesting for login credentials off the wireless connection. </li></ul><br />To avoid these error messages, you need to manually create or add a wireless network profile. Follow these steps to manually add a wireless network on Windows XP and Vista computers. <br /><br /><span>Manually add a wireless network on a Windows Vista computer:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, and then select Network. </li> <li>Select Network and Sharing Center.</li> <li>Click Manage wireless networks.</li> <li>Click Add and select Manually create a network profile.</li> <li>Type the SSID, select the type of security and type the wireless password in the Security Key/Passphrase field. </li> <li>Select the Start this connection Automatically and Connect even if the network is not broadcasting check boxes. </li> <li>Click Next and close the window.</li> <li>Go to the Network and Sharing Center and select Manage network connections.</li> <li>Right click on Wireless network connection and then select Status. </li> <li>Click details and check the IPv4 address. </li> <li>If there is a valid IPv4 address, check if the computer can access the Internet wireless.</li></ol><br /><span>Manually add a wireless network on a Windows XP computer </span><br /><br />Note: The following steps are for a wireless network that has WEP security.<br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, then select Control Panel.</li> <li>In the left pane, select Switch to Classic view.</li> <li>Click Network Connections.</li> <li>Right click Wireless Network Connections and select Properties.</li> <li>Click on the Wireless Networks tab.</li> <li>Click the Add button.</li> <li>Enter the name of the wireless network (SSID). </li> <li>Set the encryption type to WEP.</li> <li>Clear the key is provided for me automatically check box.</li> <li>Enter the network key and confirm it. Note: Make sure that "This is a computer-to-computer (ad-hoc) network" is not selected. Click OK, and then click OK again.<br /></li> <li>Right-click Wireless Network Connections and select Status. </li> <li>Click on the Support tab and check if there is a valid IP address.</li> <li>Check if the computer can access the Internet wirelessly.</li></ol> <br /><br />If you still receive the same error message after manually adding a wireless network on a Windows XP computer, ensure that IEEE 802.1x authentication of the wireless adapter is disabled.<br /><br /><span>To disable IEEE 802.1x authentication: </span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, then select Run.</li> <li>In the Run dialog box type ncpa.cpl and then click OK.</li> <li>Right-click the Wireless network connections icon, and then select Properties. </li> <li>Click the Wireless network tab.</li> <li>Click the Properties button beside Remove. </li> <li>Click the Authentication tab, and clear the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network check box.</li> <li>Click OK to update the settings.</li></ol>This TIP applies to: <br /><br /><span>All Windows XP and Vista computers that display the listed error messages when attempting to connect to wireless network of routers (specifically NETGEAR).</span>

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Unable to obtain valid IP config


Unplug power to ISP modem, till you see it reboot. Test with a cable to establish you can connect directly with ISP modem. If OK, reconnect with wireless modem. You will have to switch between wireless and regular network adapter on laptop for this test.

Use these instructions to test and see IP's.Go to Start > Search > Type cmd and hit enter key.
In Command Shell:


Type ipconfig /all These are your IP settings.
Type ipconfig /release To clear IP settings.
Type ipconfig /renew For new IP settings.

You will need to check NIC drivers in Device Manager if problem persists.

Oct 02, 2012 | Gateway M Computers & Internet

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Tp-link validating identity


To fix, you go into the properties page of your wireless connection, go to "Wireless Networks" tab and then to Properties of the chosen wireless network you are trying to connect to. Then go to "authentification" tab and untick the box saying "Enable IEEE802.1x to the availiable network" and that should solve your problem

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  1. This is a wonderful solution and I working at tp-link have found this has helped my customers over the phone countless times. Granted there are those "unique" situations. However, this is a great solution to help resolve the issue.

Jun 16, 2012 | TP-LINK Computers & Internet

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Windows unable find certificate log network


Most times your laptop will still connect to your wireless network even if you don't have a valid certifcate.

Apr 05, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Unable to log other computer on through netgeat


Is it a wireless computer?
If you are trying to connect to the wireless network then it is very simple.
Click Here for more Info

Oct 06, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Can't enter network key to access wireless network


Change the router and comuters wireless to WPA-PSK (pre shared key)

May 28, 2009 | Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Notebook

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Wireless network connection windows was unable to find a certificate to log you onto network


xp : go to start --> control panel ---> on the top leff click on "switch to classic view" then open network and internet connections right click on the wireless conn. then from the upper tabs go to "Authentication"  your setting should be as following :
Enable IEEE 802.1x ....... (cheked) EAP Type : Smart Card or certificate Authenticate as computer ...... (checked) Authenticate as gues ..............(unchecked)
then click on "properties"
choose "use a certificate on this computer" and check "use simple caertificate ......" and check "Validate server certtificate" click ok till u close all the boxes 
:D hope that would work :D

Oct 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Wireless problem


its windows. nothing to do with the software. after you removed it. its long gone. Check the wireless and the OS settings

Jul 25, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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Validating identity


it is just that the network key which is stored in the computer is not working so the 1st thing u need to do is verify the network key for that go to 192.168.0.1 from internet explorer enter the user id & password of ur dlink ( default id: admin password : admin) the go to wireless check the WEP or security key which is present their. reenter that key the computer & try to connect.

If it didn't work then go to control panel >> system >> hardware>> device manager

look for the network adepter & unintall the wireless network card
restart the computer
once restart it will automatically reintall the wireless card driver
then go to control panel>>Network Connection
right click on wireless network connection
select view wireless network connect
select ur network name & connect it will ask for the key provide the key & once u do that it will get connected & work fine

if in case u have the same problem replay back & i help u out with it & also provide all the details like which windows & network card etc

May 25, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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