cheere Hadn't read all solutions so I apologize if I'm repeating someone but all I did was go back to Belkin router setup utility, or (192.168.2.1) and clicked "wi fi protected setup".
Then, I selected disable at the "wi fi protected setup (wps)" option.
A Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the network name being broadcasted by your TP-Link wireless router. If the Problem is caused by your laptop, please call the support of your laptop. When you connect to a wireless network, the settings and profile of that specific network is saved on your computer so that you won’t have to re-enter your network credentials, such as the wireless security key to connect the next time.
This is where your computer or wireless device connects to become part of your wireless network. Check whether the laptop has a WIFI button, make sure the WIFI is on. Once your computer is in range with the wireless network profile that is saved on your computer, it will automatically attempt to connect to that wireless network you have previously connected to.
I had been able to connect previously, but the connection would always indicate that it was validating.