Since the session is currently running (and now, a question – by modem or by the Vista machine? Wireless Network Connection (this is the one trying to validate identity) 1392 Connection (net Adapter) – Connected Thats on the XP machine that has just been reformatted. Open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all Copy and paste the result here. Next enable the security type and settings that you are going to use.) it can't be created a second time, ISPs don't support that. There should be only "Local Area Connection" there (and/or possibly "Wireless Network Connection"). (copy in a command prompt, just highlight the text with a mouse drag and press enter). Did you run the networking wizard once you reformated and reinstalled the OS. After all of this is done then connect using the wireless connection.

The SSID can be customized not only to make it easy for you to identify the name of your network but for security reasons as well. Note: For different operating system, there might be sometimes problem to connect the wireless.

Try a different laptop to see whether it has the same problem. Once your computer is in range with the wireless network profile that is saved on your computer, it will automatically attempt to connect to that wireless network you have previously connected to.

How to Fix/Disable Validating Identify on Wireless Networks?

I just installed a new wireless router and after entering the wireless SSID and password, I’m stuck at the status “Validating Identity”.

It may be that it is from the manufacturer and not part of the adapter itself.

It could be just turned off so look in the start programs and see if you can find the wireless program installed. Once it is installled it will run automatically when you go wireless...

The problem is I made the wireless network and created my own wep password. When I try to connect an XP pc, it gets stuck in validating identity. make sure the windows computer has the latest driver files for the wireless adapter..to the manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers.

I dont have any software to manage my wireless options, so I did it through my web browser.

However, my XP machine has ben sitting on.."Validating identity" for ages. possible but strange) it was weird, insecure (no NAT firewalling) and unnecessarily complicated. Yeah I think we need to figure out what's happening really :) Your computer should not do anything to connect – there should not be a "validating identity" screen, no logging in to a network, or anything like that.

Let your router do pppoe and routing, it's really designed for that. It seems that currently, your computer is trying to create a pppoe session (which involves logging in, validating identity etc). Change the wireless settings to create a new wireless ssid that you have not used before.

Since you mentioned that the connection is manual means that you have bypassed the software application.