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.
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.
Thanks When you install the new DIR-655 router, you didn't copy the security setting from the old router.
Under my Local Area Connection Properties and on the Authentication tab Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network was checked.
My problem is that it stopped connecting - Answered by a verified Network.
I will check the router and see if the WPS and/or MAC filtering are enabled.
I never really mess with those, I left them at the default settings but will check.
Im not sure that is the Advanced tab you are talking about.
As you can tell I dont know much about networking : PDuring time that I had DI-624 router.
Now have a connection but says status is "Validating identity". The Enhancement of Security in Healthcare Information. of RADIUS is a client's validation of the RADIUS server's identity.