Currently Being ModeratedJun 27, 2013 9:03 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)
Here is one thing I found googling:
Personally, I prefer not to remove or otherwise mess with system files or at least put them in a folder for the time being so they could be moved back if/when needed.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to babowa)
That post doesn't describe anything about 80211agent. What I would be looking for is a description of its function. As I stated with it removed (placeing it back can be performed easily) I noticed no problems with my WIFI.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2013 6:37 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)
Well, I thought it explains what it does:
Yep. That was just the router asking permission to access Keychain for your WPA2 password. "Apple80211Agent" = Apple 802.11 (wireless network) Agent
I guess as long as your wireless works without issues, you're fine; however, as mentioned, I would not delete system components, so I'd suggest you keep it handy just in case.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to macfrombrampton)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to babowa)
With the file removed all WIFI operations work on my Mac. No access to the keychain is required as I use open networks as well as my own secured networks. None of which require any access to the keychain.
Note to test operation just remove the file from the specified location and test you can put it back or restore from a backup if you find abnormalities, I found none.
So can any one else identify the purpose of Apple80211agent.app ?