So I guess I will leave the IEEE 802.1x Authentication disabled then.
Thanks When you install the new DIR-655 router, you didn't copy the security setting from the old router.
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For years I have been using Wndows XP with wireless networks.
Your computers still have the old security setting and router name on it.
That is the reason all the sudden "validating identity" show up on the computers.
Any idea what the story is behind this Validating Identity thing with Windows XP?
Is this a fairly new thing for Windows XP (maybe a service pack or update) or did I just never encounter this for the first few years while using Windows XP?
All 3 of our computers can get into the router (2 wired and 1 wireless).I will check the router and see if the WPS and/or MAC filtering are enabled.I never really mess with those, I left them at the default settings but will check.Maybe some fairly recent Windows XP update automatically checks the "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network" box under the Wireless Network Properties?Many of the Windows XP machines I maintain at the office don't have this check box enable. Last week, I did a clean install of Windows XP on a laptop, and when I took it home, I had the validating identity problem and couldn't connect to my home network. Since 2002 when XP first came out up until probably around the past year or so, I never had to uncheck the "Enable 802.1x authentication".There is some checkbox in the properties window that I now have to uncheck it seems in order to get this resolved, but even then, it doesn't always work.