Router validating identity netgear
When she got it home she said she was getting this error message that her wireless wasn't working. I took it back to my house and it didn't have any problems connecting to the wireless router. OS- Windows XP SP3 Laptop- Compaq Presario V6000 Wireless Router- Netgear N 150 WNR1000v2 Cable Modem- Arris TM502G Browser IE 8 Thanks. Once the router settles, open another browser window and see if she can surf. If yes unplug the Ethernet from the laptop and try to connect wireless.
The wireless keeps trying to "validating identity" and states it is missing a certificate. The router just had all settings wiped out, there is no security setup, you just did a fresh install of the drivers and it connects at your place. If it doesn't, uninstall the wireless card from Device manager and reboot.
How can it be that easy to break the arbitrary numbers and letters?
This will reinstall the known good drivers and will recreate her wireless connection, try again to connect wireless. A word about WEP vs WPA/WPA2: Mainly it comes down to when/how you are authenticated. You get enough of them, use a program and it can put all the bits together to figure it out.
Select your encryption type from the "Network Authentication" and "Data Encryption" drop downs.But it has to be a known word or some variant, @ = O, 1 = I things like that.But since WPA/WPA allows for spaces, I recommend a sentence. Doesn't need to be long, but just make it random like: "The mouse juggles pineapples" something silly and random.WPA/WPA2 only authenticates when you first connect.
It does a 4 packet handshake to connect/authenticate and then that's it. Now you can break WPA/WPA2 as well if you capture the handshake packets.
You could break into a router the way you described.