Discussion in ' Networking ' started by richOct 21, Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem?
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Log in or Sign up. Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! Router issue - Validating Identity?? Oct 21, Messages: Net gear N USB adapter. Hi all, Can you please help. I cannot connect my PC to my wireless router.
I am using a net gear N adapter. It used to work so I know it's fundamentally ok. But I have recently re-installed windows and since then I can't get it to connect.
It finds the router fine but stalls at 'validating identity'. After checking various forums, advice was to unclick the 'enable IEEE I tried this and when attempting to connect again, a prompt box appeared asking for a 'network key also called a
Fix validating identity wireless xp drivers or WPA key '. When I enter the router password, the following message appears: The network password needs to be 40bits or bits depending on your configuration. Fix validating identity wireless xp drivers can be entered as 5 or 13 as I characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters'.
I have seen this in the router properties i. Mar 23, Messages: Do you have the latest wireless driver installed? You may have to install SP3 or at least install all SP2 updates. Why don't you have SP3 installed? Getting all Windows updates is usually the first task after a new install. TerryNetOct 21, Hi Terry, I haven't downloaded sp3 as can't connect to the Internet.
I do though have a laptop which has no issues connecting to the same route. I have downloaded the latest net gear adaptor drivers on there then uploaded them to the PC via a flash stick. Is that what you mean regarding wireless drivers?
I'm guessing I can do the same with sp3? Sep 24, Messages: Yup, that's how you can do it.