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Old Jan 2, 2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Connected to secure wifi without entering password

I just bought a new MacBook Air today and it was my first time bringing it to work. I turned the computer and it automatically connected to wifi without me choosing anything. I didn't even have to enter a password and I am able to go online. The password is very intricate so I don't know how the computer was able bypass this.

Any ideas on how this happened? I have never heard of this before.

This is some machine
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Old Jan 2, 2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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This is some machine
U give too much credit to your purchase.

Many WIFI environments have a "guest" door.
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Old Jan 2, 2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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there is 100% no guest account. i had to enter the password on my iPad and iPhone.
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Old Jan 2, 2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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Sell that puppy to the NSA right away!
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If you migrated over an earlier machine it will bring over WiFi passwords as well...
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If you migrated over an earlier machine it will bring over WiFi passwords as well...
ahhh thank you. possibly my iCloud account has something to do with it. this makes sense. thanks!
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ahhh thank you. possibly my iCloud account has something to do with it. this makes sense. thanks!
Actually, yes. If you're using iCloud keychain, then Wifi passwords will propagate to all of your iCloud-connected devices (including Macs, iPhones and iPads).
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Old Jan 2, 2014, 10:21 PM   #8
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I have a router that uses WPS. I don't need to put any password on my devices to connect to a secure WiFi connection. I'm well aware of the WPS hack. The router's firmware has WPS protection that it automatically disables WPS in case of an attempt by hacker to bombard the router with WPS authentication.
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Actually, yes. If you're using iCloud keychain, then Wifi passwords will propagate to all of your iCloud-connected devices (including Macs, iPhones and iPads).
yes i am using iCloud keychain. Thanks for the help!
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