Wireless and validating identity
All 3 of our computers can get into the router (2 wired and 1 wireless).Even those 2 wired computers that are showing validating identity. My ATT VOIP box, Network printer and my DLINK DNS-323 NAS all work fine.The problem is that a quick Google search reveals a dozen workarounds for even the most expensive parental censoring spy tools.Making matters worse, by installing the software on their machine, you’re immediately tipping your hand by revealing that [A] you are watching them and [B] which tool you are using.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.
Im not sure that is the Advanced tab you are talking about.
Just those 2 wired computers are displaying validating identity, otherwise all of my networking work perfectly.
I will check the router and see if the WPS and/or MAC filtering are enabled.
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.
Note: IEEE 802.1X security is the highest of those available. Because the key is not shared - it's issued by the server, and is unique to your machine. While both WPA2 and WPA security are excellent, their weakness is that the key is shared between all systems on the network.