Airport won't auto connect

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ja Di ksw, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    Hi everyone,
    My computer stopped connecting automatically to my airport. I have it as remembering the password, and the password is saved in keychains. In the network system preferences, I have it set as a preferred network. However, every time I wake my computer up or bring it back to the house it says it can't find any of my networks, and asks me to choose from a list (which contains my airport). When I click on it, the password is already there, and I tell it to remember this network, but it never does. Any suggestions?
  2. Ja Di ksw thread starter macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Apr 9, 2003
    29 views and no suggestions? This does not bode well . . . :(
  3. cboxgo macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008
    here's a fix!

    you're probably like me and thought it made more sense for the system to go in utilities. well, if you moved it from applications then that's your problem. do the following:

    1) delete the network from network preferences
    2) delete all references to the network from keychain
    3) move system to '/Applications' (The problem is caused by moving it away)
    4) re-join the network
    5) Check the system keychain to see if it has added the key

    i was fighting this and did the aforementioned steps and now i get my auto connect. :) i hope this helps you too...
  4. auburnfusion macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    cboxgo, THANK you for the fix. Though your post is from 2008, my MBP 10.5.8 was undergoing the same problem as Ja Di ksw, and your remedy was perfect. Though I don't recall ever moving the System Preferences app ever... but whatever.

    Thank you!
  5. cboxgo macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2008

    You're welcome. :)

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