Tuesday, May 31, 2011

windows was unable to find a certificate to log on to the network - Wireless Error

Sometimes when trying to connect to a Wireless network, the following error occurs,
"windows was unable to find a certificate to log on to the network".
Although i donot exactly know the reason for this error, here are the steps that solved the problem for me.
goto Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Connections --> Right-click your Connection and select Properties --> Click on Wireless networks tab --> Double click on the network you want to connect -->click on the Authentication tab --> Disable / uncheck the option "Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network".
Either you should now be connected to the network or you can try to connect to your Wireless network.

Note : Even with the windows certificate error displayed, you might still be connected to wireless and get internet access , but these steps would help to remove the annoying error message.