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A friend of mine has an old Toshiba Satellite laptop. I just re-installed XP on it and I am trying to get the computer online via WIFI (WPA-PSK / AES).

When I try to connect I get the following error: “Windows Was Unable To Find A Certificate To Log You On To The Network”.

I have done my research. I am aware of the following answer: XP WiFi connect failure: "Windows Was Unable To Find A Certificate To Log You On To The Network". There's a plenty of post about this issue. I did try to disable the "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network". Unfortunately, the option is greyed out there I can't disable it.

I also deleted my preferred networks and tried to connect to the network by clicking on the "Add button.." and manually adding the connection settings which allows me to disable to the "IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network". But I still get the “Windows Was Unable To Find A Certificate To Log You On To The Network”.

So I connected to the i-net via an ethernet cable and updated the laptop Atheros AR5004x driver (as another post suggested). After the driver update, I tried to connect wirelessly. Still no luck.

I am running out of ideas how to get the computer online via my wifi.

Any tips and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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@techie007 He specifically said he was aware of that question and that fix didn't apply to him. –  Spiff Jan 6 at 17:13
    
@spiff Same question still. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 6 at 17:19
    
have you checked the clock on the OLD toshiba.. is it showing the correct time and date. –  user287268 Jan 6 at 17:56
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@techie007 You're doing the site a disservice if you "close as dupe" a Question that sounded superficially similar because it triggered the same error message, but actually had a different root cause and thus required a different solution. –  Spiff Jan 6 at 19:02

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