Validating identity unable to find a certificate
When connecting Gmail to third-party mail providers, the provider’s server must have a valid SSL Certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) installed on the POP3 SSL port (default: 995, see below).
If a certificate is not installed or if there is a problem, you may not be able to access to your third-party mail account and messages.
error "windows was unable to find certificate to log on to the network" & showing validating identity.
Enter your username and password (same as your email account). The username should be “MIDD\your_username”(MIDD\tsmith for example) You should now be connected to the Middlebury College network!
Uncheck Varify the server’s identity by validating the certificate, then click the Configure button. Make sure the Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any) checkbox is unchecked.
Check Specify Authentication mode and choose User Authentication.
Step 5 Select the Authentication tab and uncheck the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box.
If the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network box is checked, it will trigger the “unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network” message because Windows is looking for a certificate but your wireless router is not set up for certificate security.