Wireless stuck at validating identity
For Windows XP with SP1, Windows XP with SP2, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 with SP4, you can specify the names of the servers that must authenticate the wireless client in Connect to these servers, from the properties of the Smart Card or other Certificate EAP type, available from the Authentication tab for the properties of a wireless network.
The names of the servers must match the names of the authenticating servers or authentication will fail.
The Network Connections folder and the notification area icons provide information about the state of the authentication.
If an authentication requires additional information from the user, such as selecting one of multiple user certificates, a text balloon appears instructing the user.
For more information, click this message." When you click on the message, Windows displays the Support tab of the Status dialog box for the wireless connection, from which you can view additional details or attempt to repair the connection.
For Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) or later or Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) with Microsoft 802.1X Authentication Client, use the Ipconfig tool to display the adapter status and IP address configuration for the wireless network adapter.
For detailed information about the contents of the file, see A Support Guide for Wireless Diagnostics and Troubleshooting.
For Windows 2000, you can enable tracing in the same way to view the files in the \Tracing folder.
If the wireless connection obtains an APIPA address, Windows XP with SP2 and Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 warns you with the following message in the notification area of the desktop: "The connection has limited or no connectivity.
You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources.
When you repair a wireless connection, it is disabled and re-enabled, which clears many error conditions on wireless network adapters.