You just have to find the common setting between the two devices.
When setting up WPA you will see the option for either a radius server (Enterprise, and you see this in the corporate environment) or a place to enter a passphrase (Pre Shared Key, PSK).
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.Then go to "authentification" tab and untick the box saying "Enable IEEE802.1x to the availiable network" and that should solve your problem Graham UK To fix, you go into the properties page of your wireless connection, go to "Wireless Networks" tab and then to Properties of the chosen wireless network you are trying to connect to. I had an unsecure network connection so I changed the security settings of my tp-link router from WEP to WAP-TKIP. after that, i changed my network settings to the same WAP-TPIK option. It just says "validating identity" and does not ask for a passkey at all. thanks You want to make sure you are using the same version of WPA on each side.My laptop is a COMPAQ Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN.(I hooked my brother's internet cable to the laptop for now so I can post this question), I can't get the wireless network connection to work. My laptop is a COMPAQ Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN.(I hooked my brother's internet cable to the laptop for now so I can post this question), I can't get the wireless network connection to work.It says I'm connected but the status is: validating identity. It says I'm connected but the status is: validating identity.