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"Windows could not find a certificate to log in to the network"

I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and, after configuring it with basic WEP security, I tried to log in from my laptop and I succeeded! Not very exciting, huh?

Then I tried to connect from my desktop computer that has a wireless USB adapter connected and I ended up receiving this error message:

 Windows no pudo encontrar un certificado para iniciar sesin en la red 

Fabulous! What a certificate! Check my configuration on the wireless router to make sure I did not accidentally configure the certificate security, but found no such thing. Also, since I was able to connect from my laptop without any problem, it made me believe that there was something wrong on my desk.

After about 30 minutes of playing with various settings, I was able to find out what the problem was. Here’s how to connect to your wireless router if you receive this message.

Troubleshoot wireless certificate login

First, click on the wireless cone in your taskbar and click Related Taskschoose Change advanced settings .

Now click on the tab Wireless networks and select the network in the list at the bottom. Click on Properties Once you select the wireless network you are having problems.

Click on the tab Authentication and now uncheck the box Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network . If the box was checked, that is why I received the message "A certificate cannot be found to log on to the network" because Windows is looking for one, but your wireless router is not configured for certificate security.

And that is! Once I unchecked that box and tried to reconnect to the wireless network, everything worked fine! Enjoy!

"Windows could not find a certificate to log in to the network"
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