Linksys wrt120n validating identity
I never really mess with those, I left them at the default settings but will check.
Those were there as soon as I installed the XP on two of our desktops 2 years ago.As you can tell I dont know much about networking : PDuring time that I had DI-624 router.Under my Local Area Connection Properties and on the Authentication tab Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network was checked.That is the reason all the sudden "validating identity" show up on the computers.Just copy the DIR-655 router name, security password..to the computers wireless adapter should fix the in to the router with the computer that can, you know 192.168.0.1, go to advanced/network filter, check that MAC filtering is disabled, the go to WIFI protected setup, check that it is disabled, usually the DIR-655 has at least one of them enabled by default Ummm, my wireless laptop never had problem with validating identity only 2 wired computers are should validating identity.So if you have access (could be physical access, including say a stolen laptop) you will be able to find the key which will allow any system access to the network... However Im still confused of why all of the sudden validating identity shows up right after I replaced the router from DI-624 to DIR-655. All I did was released the IP before I shut down DI-624 and plug the DIR-655 in powered DIR-655 up and off I go.
So I guess I will leave the IEEE 802.1x Authentication disabled then.
I can only got rid of it by going to authentication tab and un-checked the Enable IEEE 802.1x thingy.
But since it will do no harm to my network or computer I will just leave them disabled for the time being.
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Reset or change the security settings on the two wired computers. For right now I just disabled (unchecked) "Enable IEEE 802.1x Authentication for this network" on both wired computers. But now by doing so, would it do any harm to my network? If you have a home network, it's unlikely that you have a RADIUS server - so that's OK.