Removing Preferred Networks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bloodyfrozen, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    Does anyone know how to remove preferred networks from the list without Administrator?:apple:

  2. macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    To make any system preferences changes you'll need administrator access.

    Also, which version of OS X are you using? Are you just trying to join a different network? in Lion under Network for WiFi you can click "Network Name" and join another network.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    I'm not sure which Mac I'm using because it's my first time using one. I'm trying to remove it so I can readd it to preferred networks because my wifi is connected, but there's no internet access (any help on this?).

  4. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Click on the :apple: and select "About this Mac" you'll see the OS version.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
  6. macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2003
    If you have another Mac, you might be able to connect this Mac in target disk mode, and then remove the preference file where the preferred networks are stored. You'll then have to reconnect to the network when you reboot. I don't know offhand where that file is, or if it's safe to delete or modify.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2011
    I don't have another Mac.

    I'm removing the network so I can reconnect and setup the wifi.

    Only reason I'm doing this is because my house wifi does not work for internet. It's connected but no internet connection. If there's a way to fix it, I won' t need to remove network and try again. Thanks!

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