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Windows XP Wireless is "Validating Identity"?

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For years I have been using Wndows XP with wireless networks.  I have never had a problem connecting to wireless networks with Windows XP until just the past year it seems.  I think the problem has to do with the type of encryption (WEP/WPA/etc.), but I can't be sure.  In the past, I think I have mostly used the older WEP encryption, and nowadays, it seems like most wireless networks are using more recent encryption methods.  Anyway, the problem at my house and other locations I have been to, is that when my Windows XP machine tries to connect to a wireless network, it just sits there saying "Validating Identity".  There is some checkbox in the properties window that I now have to uncheck it seems in order to get this resolved, but even then, it doesn't always work.  My windows 7 machines connect just fine to the wireless network.  Any idea what the story is behind this Validating Identity thing with Windows XP?  Is this a fairly new thing for Windows XP  (maybe a service pack or update) or did I just never encounter this for the first few years while using Windows XP?

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