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Automatic Network setup in Mac OS X

1339 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2008 3:13 AM by William Kucharski RSS
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Nov 16, 2008 12:04 PM
I have a Wi-Fi network at home. It is added to my list of preferred networks in Network Settings of Mac OS X. When it was open and unsecured the connection to the network was automatical when I start MAC OS or go out of sleep mode. Now I have WPA2 encryption on this network and I cannot make it to connect automatically. I have tried everything, but it doesn't connect on startup. I must press Airport button and select my network, then the window asking for password appears (the password is stored, so I must press only OK button), but I must do this every time I go out of sleep mode. Please advise how can I do this automatically?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Wi-Fi Trendnet TEW-632BRP
  • Björn Herrmann Level 4 Level 4 (2,450 points)
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    Nov 16, 2008 12:16 PM (in response to Staim)
    Hi and Welcome to  Discussions,

    does removing the network from the list of known networks not work? After doing this, it should act like a completly new network. Additionaly I'd delete the saved password(s) from the keychain, just to be sure the problem isn't coming from there.

    To do so

    1) Open Sys Prefs/Network/AirPort/More Options and remove the network from the list.
    2) Open /Applications/Utilities/Keychain and delete the entry with your AirPort network's password
    3) Select the network, enter the password and click to save the password.

    That should do it!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 30" ACD
  • Björn Herrmann Level 4 Level 4 (2,450 points)
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    Nov 18, 2008 10:42 AM (in response to Staim)
    Hmm, I once had this problem when the network was added the way you used. Try removing it once again and adding it NOT via the popup list that you mentioned, but manually via

    Sys Prefs/Network/AirPort/More Options/

    There add it with the little + icon and select the option to remember all networks the computer was connected to.

    Hope this helps!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 30" ACD
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,405 points)
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    Dec 6, 2008 3:13 AM (in response to Staim)
    In the future, *don't do that*.

    Moving any Apple applications to locations other than those where they were installed is a recipe for a troubleshooting nightmare.
    Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.5)


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