Windows xp validating identity network
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. Once I unchecked that box and tried to reconnect to the wireless network, everything worked fine!
Please check the Service Pack of your laptop to see whether it’s SP1 、 SP2 or SP3 ( Click on Start, find my computer, right click on my computer and choose properties) SP1 can support WEP ony; SP2 can support WEP 、 WPA-PSK(WPA-personal); SP3 can support WEP 、 WPA-PSK （ WPA-personal ） 、 WPA2-PSK （ WPA2-personal ） Please make sure of the SP version of your laptop and set the corresponding security type. Once connected to the wifi, it shows “Validating identity” （ Windows cannot find a certificate to log you on the network ） Please try to cancel the authentication by click Here 4. Try to change your SSID and channel on the router’s configuration page.
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.
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.