I had been able to connect previously, but the connection would always indicate that it was validating.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.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. Click on Properties once you select the wireless network that is having problems. I know it says for IT professionals but it will work for what you want to do. id=24 If Windows XP is already installed there is no need to boot via USB to install SP3. Simply download the file Windows XP-KB936929-SP3-x86from the Microsoft site. take it to the computer in question and click on it. 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.
This is the first time I have tried to attach to this internet connection from this laptop.
i tried unchecking the enable authentication box under advanced settings but still no result.
i am using lenevo 20079 intel celeron 2gb ram with windows xp sp2 with atheros AR9285 wireless adapter.
It is a secure network but I was never asked for the ID info.
Then go to "authentification" tab and untick the box saying "Enable IEEE802.1x to the availiable network" and that should solve your problem Graham UKRight, Graham's solution worked for me.