I have a laptop with a Dell D630 with Wi Fi power switch on the side.
cheere Hadn't read all solutions so I apologize if I'm repeating someone but all I did was go back to Belkin router setup utility, or (192.168.2.1) and clicked "wi fi protected setup".
Then, I selected disable at the "wi fi protected setup (wps)" option.
Ok so I setup the router to only transmit wireless N and to use WPA2 only.
When I try to connect using the windows zero configuration utility it gets stuck validating identity.
However, my XP machine has ben sitting on.."Validating identity" for ages. possible but strange) it was weird, insecure (no NAT firewalling) and unnecessarily complicated. Yeah I think we need to figure out what's happening really :) Your computer should not do anything to connect – there should not be a "validating identity" screen, no logging in to a network, or anything like that.