Can I Manually Insert A Password In Keychain?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by prairiefire, May 18, 2012.

  1. prairiefire macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    Here's my problem: I have a new network. All of my computers, iPads, and iPhones -- except my MBP -- were able to log on the first time and save the password to the keychain.

    When I tried to do it with the MBP, I got a box that said "Connection Failed" -- but, I was actually logged on. However, the password was never stored.

    So, I have to log on every time I start up or after the computer sleeps.

    If I log on without the "Remember Password" box checked, I get logged on, without a "connection failed" message.

    So, I'm assuming that I have a problem with the keychain. If I don't try to save the password, I get on without a message. If I try to save it, I get on but with the message.

    Either way, it's a pain to have to log on in my own home.

    I know nothing about the Keychain.

    Anyone see a solution?



    PS. I am running 10.7.3
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
  3. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008
    You can find the Keychain application in /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.

    Open it up and find your Router, double click it and tick the show password box, then you should be able to enter the password there.

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  4. prairiefire thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    The Router Is Not in the Keychain

    So, I want to try to add it. Just looked through the key chain and there seems to be a way to add something new -- but I'm not sure how to fill the boxes in the entry window. Not sure what they are asking for.

    Is there somewhere where this is explained?

    Am I right, that once I enter it manually, I'll be locked in and need not log in each time i start up my computer?

    Thanks for the help.

  5. AndyMoore macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2008
    This is not something I've ever encountered myself and as the keychain is so important, I'm loathe to advise any other actions. I just don't know enough about it.

    On that note, you could run a verify against your keychain just to make sure it's healthy.

    In Keychain Access, select the Keychain Access menu and then select Keychain First Aid. From there you can run a Verify against the keychain.

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