On the off chance someone understands this error and can help, I’m posting the wifi errors my Windows 7 Ultimate laptops started to encounter at work on wifi. My laptop is not part of the corporate domain (as it’s a personal laptop). Until very recently, everything worked without any trouble, and IT is not aware of any changes that they made that would explain these errors.
I’ve got Personal certificates installed in my user profile, and my employer’s Trusted Root Certification Authorities certificate is installed. Neither have expired.
The first symptom is that I now get prompted for credentials when connecting to the wifi access point:
We discovered that just hitting OK here without providing any credentials was OK. It should have been automatically using the certificate I have installed.
After a few moments, this confusing dialog is displayed:
“The credentials provided by the server could not be validated. We recommend that you terminate the connection and contact your administrator with the information provided in the details. You may still connect but doing so exposes you to the security risk by a possible rogue server.
The server XYZ presented a valid certificate issued by Company Name Certificate Authority but Company Name Certificate Authority is not configured as a valid trust anchor for this profile.”
Clicking the Connect button then seems to work. So for now, we agreed that it was OK – but, we have no idea what’s going on. If I learn more, I’ll post more details here. But in the meantime – if anyone else has an idea about this – I’d appreciate hearing about it!