How can this be possible?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by iSmac, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. iSmac macrumors member

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    New hard drive installed, formatted, put the Lion disc in that I made previously wait for it to load and it connects to my Wi-Fi how can it get the password for my wireless network?
     
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816

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    Steve knows everybody's password....:eek:
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It probably got embedded in the disc you made.
     
  4. Yuusharo macrumors member

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  5. iSmac thread starter macrumors member

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  6. baryon macrumors 68040

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    Packet injection hack. Hacking your own network is legal! Try it with the neighbours WiFi! Just kidding. I doubt it would know your password, it probably asks, or it doesn't use the internet for anything.
     
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  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It'll ask. Type it in.
     
  9. DandsM macrumors member

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    I think the same thing happened here but I didn't care too much until now. :eek:
     
  10. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't use your wi-fi. I believe the text above the progress bar says "Downloading blah blah blah..." It isn't downloading anything, it's merely copying setup files from the disk to your hard drive.

    I saw this as well and thought the same. To prove it wasn't accessing my connection I turned airport off and Lion still installs. An Apple coder just assumed Lion would always be downloaded prior to the install.
     
  11. iSmac thread starter macrumors member

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    When you click the Wi-Fi icon on the top of the menu bar the signal is full and a tick is next to my SSID.
     
  12. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a padlock icon next to the connection?

    Trust me... Lion has not mysteriously hacked into your router. The installer is written to assume a download and a wi-fi password for the selected location would be requested later *if* you were installing Lion the way Apple intended. (i.e. by downloading it).

    But... you have the full OS on a disk so the installer doesn't need to download anything.
     

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