Change Wifi Password

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Blakeasd, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    By accident I entered the wrong wifi password. I need to change it so I can connect to wifi. I know how to do this on Snow Leopard, but I can't get it to work on Lion.
    All Help Appreciated,
    Thanks
     
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    Hellhammer

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    System Preferences > Network > Advanced... > Select your network > Click that small pencil icon next to + and - icons.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What goes in the username field? I just want to change the password to connect because I entered it incorrectly the first time.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I have done as you said.. System Preferences > Network > Advanced... > Select your network > but I don't see the pencil icon, am I missing something on my OS X Lion install or did they forget to add it :confused:
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    I don't see it there either. It used to be there. Just delete and add again.
     

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    I tried delete and add again but the old settings seem to be stored and it just adds the old settings. It there some way to hard delete?
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    You deleted them, hit OK, then Apply on the screen before and it still saves the network?
    Check your keychain and delete the entry there if above does not work.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, all the old settings are still there, when I delete and click OK I even get asked for my password to check I am admin... still saves settings :confused:
     
  9. macrumors 68030

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    Try removing the password from the keychain.
     
  10. macrumors 68030

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    Uncheck , "Ask to join networks" on the Network Preferences pane. It should not prevent you from being able to delete it, but who knows.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    OK that fixed it, bit long winded.. someone needs to tell Uncle Steve about that :)

    Thanks for your help mrapplegate :)
     
  12. macrumors 68030

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    No problem. He said everything will be be fixed 10.7.1 :D
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Hope they wont be his famous last words :p
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I am using OS lion and did what the poster said but it didn't have the pencil icon, how am I going to get it to show the password. I need to retrieve the password from the wifi network very badly.

    Thanks for all of your help
     
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  16. macrumors newbie

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    Not in Keychain

    I read and went through this thread, doing as you say. But when I got to Keychain, all my wireless networks were there except for the one I'm trying to change. It is definitely WPA-2 Personal and has the little lock on the side so it must have a password. But it seems that it's not in the Keychain Access.
     
  17. ImAppalled, Aug 17, 2012
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    There is no pencil/edit icon next to wifi connections


    I'm having the exact same problem. I visited the link posted by Rowf and followed instructions -- when I get to the Keychain app, I see plenty of stored wifi passwords, but not the one I want.

    The bottom line is that WIFI passwords are not editable/viewable through 'Network - Airport - Advanced'.

    I'm using a Macbook running 10.7.4

    Any ideas?


    [[ Update -- I just tried going through the same process on my girlfriend's macbook running 10.6.1. On her Mac, the pencil icon DOES appear, allowing you to view/edit icons. So is this a 10.7 thing? ]]
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    In the Keychain look for it under System/All items.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    This is it!!! Thank you.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Ignore the fact that your desired connection is check-marked in the drop down menu, and go to the bottom and select 'join network' - type in the name of the network you want and then you will be prompted for a password. This should allow you to reset.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Mine isn't.

    I have the Macbook Air 2013.

    This is a very frustrating problem.

    Why can't we have the option to re-input PASSWORD or FORGET the network????
     

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