Local area connection validating identity
I have already gone onto microsoft and updated the software. Typically it would be a Dell 1397, Dell 1510 or Dell 1520.
(It is possible I missed an update, but don't think I did). They are the ones that told me the NIC was too old to support WPA2. You can go here to download the correct driver once you know which one. I have downloaded all the network drivers as well as the software drivers and some other recommended updates.
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.
This is causing to be way to much of a hassle for something that should be working..
The school network requires WPA2 and for some reason my Mini10 is stuck on 802.1x authentication..
On google i typed in dell 3197 wpa2 and at the top found 2 other people that are having problems with their NIC or Service pack.
** Now it will not show me the address, but still says validating identity.
: Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: Connection-specific DNS Suffix .
**What comes up when i type in 'ipconfig' (maybe its useful) Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Mimiipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix .
After switching to zero config and connecting a pop up came up saying that the conmputer is set up for 802.1x and that I must go into the router(or somewhere else I forget) and make sure that the router and the computer matched.....
I can connect wirelessly to another server named ddrw but the signal strenght and speed is just about 1MBps....