This article assumes background knowledge in IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN and associated security technologies and the components of a Windows-based authentication infrastructure.For background information, see Wireless LAN Technologies and Microsoft Windows.The Active X control checks Windows 2000 Professional licenses as well.WGA also advertises the latest service pack, Service Pack 3, for Windows XP, which requires manual intervention to disable.If you’ve got an old PC that doesn’t need the bells, whistles and expensive licence that comes with Windows 7 then XP is still a viable alternative.
One way they do this is through a program called "Windows Genuine Advantage." This program requires that you validate your copy of Windows to make sure it is "genuine" before you can access the "advantages" of the Microsoft website.
Go to the Windows validation website (See Resources).
Click "Validate" in the menu bar beneath the page title "Genuine Microsoft Software." Microsoft download websites typically support Internet Explorer, but if you are using Mozilla Firefox, you will be redirected to a download page that is compatible with your browser.
For information about how to troubleshoot wireless connectivity on wireless networks that do not use 802.1X authentication, see Troubleshooting Microsoft Windows XP-based Wireless Networks in the Small Office or Home Office.
Troubleshooting Tools in Windows Wireless AP Troubleshooting Tools IAS Troubleshooting Tools Troubleshooting IAS Authentication and Authorization Summary Related Links The tools for troubleshooting wireless connections in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are the Network Connections folder and tracing.