Validating certificate wireless

This error is typically related to wireless network authentication and often appears because your Windows device is mistakenly searching for an 802.1x connection. Step 3 Right-click wireless network connection, then select Properties.

Step 4 Select the Wireless Networks tab, and then select the network from the bottom list.

By default, 802.1X authentication on Window 7 consists of not only client authentication, but also server authentication, which requires the server (here is the Vigor AP) to provide certificate information to the client.

Step 7 Select the Association tab and uncheck the “The key is provided for me automatically” box, then select Network Authentication & Data encryption and type in the Network key according to the wireless settings on your router.

Here's the scenario: My work has a WPA2-AES protected wireless network for staff to use.

If the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box is checked, it will trigger the “unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network” message because Windows is looking for a certificate but your wireless router is not set up for certificate security.

Step 6 Select the Connection tab and check the Connect when this network is in range box.

User authentication takes place via a Cisco ACS back to our Active Directory.

In addition, clients have installed a self-signed server certificate, used for the "Validate Server Certificate" setting mentioned already.

Recently we've been seeing devices like i Phones and Droids getting on our wireless network, without needing the self-signed certificate installed.

We had been working under the assumption that this was necessary for clients to connect, but after some research, are starting to realize, "Yeah, not so much".

error "windows was unable to find certificate to log on to the network" & showing validating identity.

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