Applescript/Commandline to Join Hidden Network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jotade11, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. jotade11 macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009
    I just got a new AirPort Extreme and I set it up as a closed/hidden network for privacy in sharing disks and printers. I would like to be able to join the network it creates more easily than having to enter in the SSID and password each time (also, I guess the OS doesn't 'cache'/remember hidden networks like it does for a normal, open one) so I googled how to change AirPort settings on a MacBook via Applescript or the command-line without much luck; everything seemed outdated or didn't work with my MPB. What is the best way to join a network easily and is it possible to write a script that you would simply have to click to change networks?

  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    As an applescript:

    do shell script "/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport --associate=*yourSSID* --password=*yourkey*"
  3. jotade11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2009
    Works like a charm....

    Perfect! Thanks so much! :D

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