After 3 hours last night and an hour on the phone with the tech support team, I finally figured it out. My laptop will recognize the router when it is not in security mode easily. When I establish security it will see it but cannot connect. I manually entered the encryption key and it is now connected but in the status bar it says "validating identity". Will this ever change or will I just lose the connection eventually? It has been validating for about an hour now.
I have the same Validating issue. The authentication tab is disabled and is in the light unclickable text with a warning message that tells me this device does not work with authentication. Any other ideas?
I'm trying to connect my compaq presario v3000 laptop running xp, to the wireless routing function of the linksys router. I receive my internet from the cable company and it works when i connect directly to the cable box and when i use the wired function of the router. But when i try to connect wirelessly i get the authentication problem. I have tried both security setting and no security. I reset the router for each test. Normally i can connect to any unsecured wireless signal no problem.
I'm having this problem w/ my Toshiba. My laptop recognizes the network, but is still "validating identity" and unable to connect. The Authentication Tab you mention doesn't appear; I'm using XP. Appreciate any help.