Connected to secure wifi without entering password

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by luckydcxx, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

    luckydcxx

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    I just bought a new MacBook Air today and it was my first time bringing it to work. I turned the computer and it automatically connected to wifi without me choosing anything. I didn't even have to enter a password and I am able to go online. The password is very intricate so I don't know how the computer was able bypass this.

    Any ideas on how this happened? I have never heard of this before.

    This is some machine :D
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    U give too much credit to your purchase.

    Many WIFI environments have a "guest" door.
     
  3. luckydcxx thread starter macrumors 65816

    luckydcxx

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    there is 100% no guest account. i had to enter the password on my iPad and iPhone.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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  5. bit density macrumors 6502

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    If you migrated over an earlier machine it will bring over WiFi passwords as well...
     
  6. luckydcxx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ahhh thank you. possibly my iCloud account has something to do with it. this makes sense. thanks!
     
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Actually, yes. If you're using iCloud keychain, then Wifi passwords will propagate to all of your iCloud-connected devices (including Macs, iPhones and iPads).
     
  8. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a router that uses WPS. I don't need to put any password on my devices to connect to a secure WiFi connection. I'm well aware of the WPS hack. The router's firmware has WPS protection that it automatically disables WPS in case of an attempt by hacker to bombard the router with WPS authentication.
     
  9. luckydcxx thread starter macrumors 65816

    luckydcxx

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    yes i am using iCloud keychain. Thanks for the help!
     

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