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VALIDATING IDENTITY I got a virus on my new laptop which uses Vista so it's in the shop. Now I'm trying to connect my old laptop which uses XP to my wireless network, but I keep getting a "trying to validate identity" and cannot fix this silly thing. Help!

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I've also had this problem when trying to connect my Medion Laptop through a Netgear Range Extender. It would find the router wirelessly but not through the Netgear. I had tried every solution on the web for days without success. Thanks to this page and a contributor who suggested updating the driver (which I had thought of previously) I did that and it all works fine. My laptop is 7 years old and wouldn't recogise WPA-PSK which was the setting on a newly installed router.

Update your Driver. :)

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As mentioned above the method is good but a very long procedure as well ...

or simply try to remove the wireless networks and then add it again ....


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The wireless security on your network might be WPA and the opearting system on your computer must be XP SP1. The XP SP1 will not support WPA. you will need to change the security mode to WEP and add the wireless network manually.

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