Preferred Networks with Airport

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rmpl, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. Rmpl macrumors member

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    #1
    I live downtown and Airport picks up 20-some network signals on a given day. Sometimes it connects to ones without passwords if it doesn't feel like connecting to mine. Is there a way to tell airport to only connect to the networks I specify?
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

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    #2
    In the Network section of System Preferences chose Airport in the "Show" box.

    Where it says "by default join" chose "Preferred Networks" and pick the network you want to connect to.
     
  3. Rmpl thread starter macrumors member

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  4. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    Also, in System Preferences > Network > Airport > Configure > Airport Tab > Options, "If no recent networks are found:", you may want to select " Ask before joining an open network" to prevent Airport from automatically joining open networks.
     
  5. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    You should create locations say one called 'Home (wireless)'
     

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