Xp wpa2 validating identity
If you're using XP it should be set to 64 bit, 128 bit doesn't always work for XP machines connecting via wireless.
Also, sometimes WEP isn't the best option - have you tried WPA settings?
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".
There is some checkbox in the properties window that I now have to uncheck it seems in order to get this resolved, but even then, it doesn't always work.
If the above doesn't work, I'll search for it some more. Many thanks n3ko, if you do stumble across that handy weblink please feel free to post it.
I used to have a link to an awesome guide to setting up a secure wireless network with the Linksys configuration page, but I lost the link recently and haven't been able to find it again. Failing that I'll add to this topic with an update.
Are you configuring from your computer or through the linksys configuration webpage?
If you're using your computer try the page: 192.168.1.1 Is your WEP encryption set 128 bit or 64 bit?
WPA2 is supported as i can connect to WPA2 personal APs. During the connection it flashes that it "connected" for a second then goes to "Validating Identity" which it eventually timesout on.
I am using the Windows Wireless Connection Manager. On a couple of occasions I've seen that particular AP (don't know what firmware) suddenly stop attempting to authnenticate clients (it never sends any RADIUS requests) and power-cycling the AP "fixes" the issue.
My windows 7 machines connect just fine to the wireless network.