I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and after setting up basic WEP security I tried to log in with my laptop and everything went well! Not very interesting, huh?
Then I tried to connect from my desktop computer to which the wireless USB adapter is connected and ended up getting the following error message:
Windows could not find the certificate to log on to the network
Fabulous! What a help! I checked my settings on the wireless router to make sure I hadn’t accidentally set up certificate security but found nothing. Also, since I was able to connect from my laptop without any problems, it made me believe that something was wrong with my desktop.
After about 30 minutes of fiddling with various settings, I was able to figure out what the problem was. Here’s how to connect to your wireless router if you receive this message.
Fixed wireless certificate login error
First, click the wireless icon on the taskbar and under Related Tasks, select Change Advanced Settings.
Now go to the Wireless Networks tab and select a network from the list below. Click “Properties” after selecting the wireless network that is having problems.
Click the Authentication tab and clear the Enable IEEE 802.1x Authentication for this Network check box. If this check box is selected, it means that you received the message â€œcould not find the certificate to log on to the networkâ€ because Windows is looking for it, but your wireless router is not configured to secure certificates.
And it’s all! Once I unchecked this box and tried to reconnect to the wireless network, it worked! Enjoy!