Then when all was lost I thought as "asdfsadf" did.
I went to the atheros site and downloaded the lastest driver.
This will allow you to pick your router from available wireless network again, and put in your encryption code. I tried all the other stuff like disabling 802.11 settings under properties blah blah ..nothing worked.
i tried unchecking the enable authentication box under advanced settings but still no result.
i am using lenevo 20079 intel celeron 2gb ram with windows xp sp2 with atheros AR9285 wireless adapter.
I have an old Dell Dimensions 8400 running Windows XP. I tried this tip that the article gave me, but it did not work.
I can't connect it to my wireless network and it says validating Identity. I have followed lots of advice on this topic from other people having this issue, but nothing seems to work. Every time I change my network authentication to WPA, it changes it to WEP once I try to connect to the wireless network.