7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2008 2:16 PM by The Nail
rcoulas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I recently opened network preferences to make a change and I get a pop up window that tells me another application has changed my network preferences. When i click ok the window comes back and I can't do anything with the preferences and must force quite to exit. What can I do to fix this problem?

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Network preferences
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,670 points)
    Hello,

    Try this... go to System Preferences/Network. Click the gold lock icon bottom left of the window. If it's already open, click to close it, or vice versa. You will be prompted for your admin password. Just make sure to "lock" it.. Close the Sys Preferences pane and reboot.

    See if that helps... I found this possible fix here: http://www.macfixitforums.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/450792/YourNetwork_Settings_havebee

    Carolyn
  • 2. Re: Network preferences
    NoKaOi Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)
    There have been numerous discussions about this issue. As stated in a previous post:

    "This currently reported problem, which manifests after applying Security Update 2008-06, can be fixed permanently by removing the following preferences files:

    Go to Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and delete the following (suggest make copies to the desktop first if in doubt):

    com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
    NetworkInterfaces.plist
    preferences.plist
    com.apple.nat.plist

    All these files will regenerate as necessary when the associated system features are accessed. If you're using Airport or Internet Sharing you'll have to reestablish the appropriate settings, because these will have been lost when the preferences files are removed."

    Hope this helps!
  • 3. Re: Network preferences
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,670 points)
    Thank you! I looked for that "fix"... you saved me hunting it down.

    Carolyn
  • 4. Re: Network preferences
    NoKaOi Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)
    Thank you!! I did not mean to hijack your answer, we posted within a minute of each other! I'm a fan . . thanks for your hard work in keeping these Discussions informative and a valuable part of the Mac community.
  • 5. Re: Network preferences
    rcoulas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the help. Working properly now.
  • 6. Re: Network preferences
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,670 points)
    You're welcome and thanks for the compliments, so kind of you. Things like that go a long way.... and thanks for the green star!

    Carolyn

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
  • 7. Re: Network preferences
    The Nail Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Carolyn Samit wrote:
    You're welcome and thanks for the compliments, so kind of you. Things like that go a long way.... and thanks for the green star!

    Carolyn

    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit

    I just recently upgraded to Tiger; this repeating loop is the Only problem I've encountered, and now you've helped me solve it!

    Many thanx to all, especially Carolyn .

    Happy holidays all!