In the past, I think I have mostly used the older WEP encryption, and nowadays, it seems like most wireless networks are using more recent encryption methods.Anyway, the problem at my house and other locations I have been to, is that when my Windows XP machine tries to connect to a wireless network, it just sits there saying "Validating Identity".Found this; "Try the following: First, click on the wireless icon in your taskbar and under Related Tasks, choose Change advanced settings. I just use a disc slip-streamed with a computers drivers. But if neither wired nor wireless works them you may have to bite the bullet.Now click on the Wireless Networks tab and select the network in the list at the bottom. For Windows XP you do not need to boot from a USB drive. I have worked long hours on problems like this which only resulted in a System Reload to solve it. Why is this the only network connection that does this?I have never encountered this with other wireless connections for which I have the password.i am using lenevo 20079 intel celeron 2gb ram with windows xp sp2 with atheros AR9285 wireless adapter.i never had this problem earlier but now suddenly this issue arises.
My windows 7 machines connect just fine to the wireless network.
It has been a few days since I was having that problem with the laptop on my wireless network, but I am almost positive it already had service pack 3 installed on it.
I am sharing a secured wireless internet connection and the signal is strong.
I have never had a problem connecting to wireless networks with Windows XP until just the past year it seems.
I think the problem has to do with the type of encryption (WEP/WPA/etc.), but I can't be sure.
My system picks it up automatically and windows is managing my wireless called Intel Proset Wireless, however just after it connects it drops the connection.