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I have attempted to connect my netbook to my wireless network and get an error message that the certificate cannot be authenticated. What does this mean and how do I fix it? Thanks! ~ Terri

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  • terribuc Aug 30, 2010

    Hello! There is no problem with the date. Also, I have 2 other computers on this wireless router with no problems. Terri

  • terribuc Aug 30, 2010

    Router is Netgear WNR2000

    netbook is HP 1000 mini w/ windows XP

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First make sure that the wireless card it is well installed..and after that see that the time and date it is well set ..cause if you do not have the date and time correctly ..the release certificate in Internet explorer or other browser that you might be used..appear that will not be released until the difference of the time ..for example if your BIOS is from 2006 ..it will say the certificate is not valid until 2010...even if we arei n this year ..the computer sees the date it has set on ..
This might be an issue from the bios battery fail ..(in this case if the date and tie and other file associations are not hold after power off..it needs changed..) or just from a reset you have done..or work on the main board that needed the removing of the bios battery ..
Just set the time and date ..see if connects ..restart it after power off a while and see if it remembers the correct time ..if does,it is ok ..if not ..change the Bios battery ..

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 30, 2010

    what is the exact make of the laptop ...and the operating system you use..so that I will be able to locate the driver for it ..and to run an reinstalling ..cause it might be a driver issue ..
    I dont see anything else ...cause if other's are connecting fine it means the settings are ok ..than all you have to do is to click on the wireless icon in the tray system on task bar ..and in the window that opens ..in the left side.click scan for networks..and when you find your router by name ..click connect ..and insert the password if it has one ..
    If you have done all these and it says that..it might be something wrong with the wireless driver ...
    If you let me know the make and the model ..I will look on the support site and provide you with a download link ..all you have to do is download that driver and run it into computer ..than restart and try to reconnect ..
    Usually the date is the cause for this kinda issues..take a better look cause it might be a month or year error that you made without realizing

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    Catalin Turcu Aug 30, 2010

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softw...
    go to this page ..select the operation system again if it is required..and download both wireless drivers..and try the first one ...just download it ..and run it into computer ..(if you do not have a connection to the internet .try to connect it with the cable for the moment ..and after the installation of the driver ....remove cable and restart and try the wireless...
    also you might go to bios ..(press F10 on start up..) and in there select the optimal factory default s..) and save changes with F10 ...This will enable the functions of the wireless card if they were somehow ..disabled....and only after that run the new driver in it ..and restart and try the connection..
    Another thing that you may try ..is to disconnect one of the laptops if they ar econnected..and leave only 2 of them at the time ..cause some routers are not supporting more than 2 conection at the time ..(probably settings issue ..)
    another thing ..ask the person that set up your router .what kinda security it set on it ..cause if it set access by the MAC address..(the physical address of the wireless card ) tis is the issue that will not allow it on ..you have to add it as an exception on the router ..

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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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I had a dell netbook with windows 7 wifi enabled and used (with permission and passkey) my neighbors wifi. that computer is now gone. now i have a 200 ibm thinkpad with the linksys wireless-b notebook...


This is caused by setting the encryption to WPA-RADIUS instead of
WPA-PSK on the client radio. Both the router and the client are
trying to find a RADIUS server with which to authenticate your system.
Switch the encryption to WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) on both ends and it
will work.

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Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network OS is XP SP2 N614


Here's how to connect to your wireless router if you are getting this message:

First, click on the wireless icon in your taskbar and under Related Tasks, choose Change advanced settings.
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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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Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box. If the box is checked, then that is 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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And that's it! Once unchecking the box and try to reconnect to the wireless network, everything should work fine.


Hope this helps!

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When trying to access my wireless network it tells me that it cant locate a certificate to log on to my wireless connection. What does that mean? I have two other children who received these netbooks and...


If u are using Win XP, try the folowing steps.
First, click on the wireless icon in your taskbar and under Related Tasks, choose Change advanced settings.
Click on the Wireless Networks tab and select your network in the list at the bottom. Click on Properties once you select the wireless network that is having problems.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
Once unchecked that box and try to reconnect to the wireless network.


If you are using Win 7 Starter, Try teh following steps.
Click on Start and go to Control panel>Network & Internet>Network & Sharing Center.
On the left side u will find Manage wireless networks. Click on it.
Now select your network in the list. Click on Properties.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
Once unchecked that box and try to reconnect to the wireless network.

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I am having problems connecting VPN Connection on my Windows 7, it says there need to be a machine certificate installed before i can connect using L2TP/IPsec. error code :766


"Error 766: A certificate could not be found. Connections that use the L2TP protocol over IPSec require the installation of a machine certificate, also known as a computer certificate."

"Error 766: The L2TP connection attempt failed because the security layer could not authenticate the remote computer."

Cause: Connections that use the L2TP protocol over IPSec require the installation of a machine certificate, also known as a computer certificate. You will see this error message when such a certificate is not available.

Typically, this error is generated on a remote access server that has active L2TP ports configured, the remote access service started but there is no certificate in the computer certificate store. This generates an event log message that tells the administrator that L2TP ports will not be able to accept calls until a certificate is acquired and RRAS is restarted.
Resolutions: 1. If you use PPTP VPN, select Automatic in Type of VPN.
2. If you use L2TP, check the remote access server and make sure there is certificate in the computer certificate store.

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Attempt to go on wireless and get "need certificate" to continue. Any help for this?


Hi!

Here's the solution to your problem:

1. Go to Control Panel > Network Connections
2. Right-click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties
3. Click on Wireless Networks tab. Remove all the names under Preferred Networks box.
4. Click on Add button. Type the Name or SSID of your wireless network
5. If you have encryption enabled, uncheck the box at the bottom "The Key is Provided for Me Automatically".
6. Type in your wireless encryption key in the given boxes.
7. Now click on Authentication tab. Uncheck the box that has the "Enable IEEE Authentication".
8. Click Apply and OK all the way out. Restart your computer.
9. It should be able to connect wirelesly.

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CAN'T CONNECT TO WIRELESS ROUTER WITH LAPTOP.


Temporarily disable all security on the router AND your laptop wireless card and try again to test connectivity.

The exact error message should be:
"Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you
on to the network [SSID]"

This is caused by setting the encryption to WPA-RADIUS instead of WPA-PSK on the client radio. Both the router and the client are
trying to find a RADIUS server with which to authenticate your system.
Switch the encryption to WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) on both ends and it should30924e8.jpg work.

Also check to make sure that IEEE 802.1x authentication on the wireless network properties Authentication tab is disabled.

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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

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Connecting to network


[QUOTE]The exact error message should be:
"Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you
on to the network [SSID]"
Google shows 37 hits with this exact phrase.
This is caused by setting the encryption to WPA-RADIUS instead of
WPA-PSK on the client radio. Both the router and the client are
trying to find a RADIUS server with which to authenticate your system.
Switch the encryption to WPA-PSK (pre-shared key) on both ends and it
will work.[/quote]

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