I had an unsecure network connection so I changed the security settings of my tp-link router from WEP to WAP-TKIP. after that, i changed my network settings to the same WAP-TPIK option. It just says "validating identity" and does not ask for a passkey at all. thanks You want to make sure you are using the same version of WPA on each side.
If you are telling me that you are using WPA with a shared key on your router, then you are using WPA - Personal. You want to make sure you are using that option on your computer. You do not want to make sure you are not using WPA-EAP. This version requires a certificate server and a matching certificate on yout computer to connect to the wireless.
Straight away windows asks for my password and it worked.
The driver that was installed first did not support WPA2 Bob Australia Look all you got to do is go to your wireless network connection and then you click on wireless networks then you go to properties then click on authentication then unclick enable IEEE 802.1x authenication for this network.
cheere Hadn't read all solutions so I apologize if I'm repeating someone but all I did was go back to Belkin router setup utility, or (192.168.2.1) and clicked "wi fi protected setup".
Then, I selected disable at the "wi fi protected setup (wps)" option.
However, it didnt work, until I disconnected, turned the power off my Wi Fi, unchecked the tab in the authenticate dialog box, clicked ok, then switched the Wi Fi power back on, and reconnected.Then go to "authentification" tab and untick the box saying "Enable IEEE802.1x to the availiable network" and that should solve your problem Graham UK i've tried this one, but it didn't work with my laptop Just figured this one out my techy friends, after spending over 6 hours following all of your suggestions and nothing worked. As I did you may need to go into the properties of the rounter under the "Advanced" tab then under the "Wireless settings" remove the checkmark for "Enable Wi Fi" Then click on "Save Settings" This did fix the issue for me.I decided to play with the driver, I uninstalled and then proceeded to install the driver and wallahh.... I have recently started having the Validation Identity problem.Then when all was lost I thought as "asdfsadf" did.I went to the atheros site and downloaded the lastest driver.