Validating identity on belkin wireless router
I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and after setting it up with basic WEP security, I tried to logon from my laptop and was successful! So then I tried to connect from my desktop computer that has a wireless USB adapter attached to it and I ended up getting this error message: Fabulous! I checked my settings on the wireless router to make sure I didn’t accidentally setup certificate security, but found no such thing.
Also, since I was able to connect from my laptop with no problem, it led me to believe it was something wrong with my desktop.
After about 30 minutes of fiddling around with various settings, I was able to figure out what the problem was.
Here’s how to connect to your wireless router if you are getting this message.
Step 7 Select the Association tab and uncheck the “The key is provided for me automatically” box, then select Network Authentication & Data encryption and type in the Network key according to the wireless settings on your router.
Click on the Authentication tab and now uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
If the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box is checked, it will trigger the “unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network” message because Windows is looking for a certificate but your wireless router is not set up for certificate security.
Step 6 Select the Connection tab and check the Connect when this network is in range box.
Select Properties once you locate the wireless network causing the error.
Step 5 Select the Authentication tab and uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
Make a note of the SSID (the router's wireless call sign) or change it to one of your invention.