iMac does not remember Wi-Fi settings

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knut-the-viking, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. knut-the-viking macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new iMac, and I have issues with Wi-Fi connectivity

    I have a Linksys 802.11g access point.
    I do NOT broadcast SSID
    I have to use the "troubleshooting" button in the Safari browser after it detects it's not connected.
    I proceed to put in the name of the access point, and the WEP key.
    I check the "Add to keyring" option and apply.
    It now connects.

    Whenever I suspend/wake up, it does not re-connect. Also when logging off and back on, it does not remember the settings.

    Any workarounds? Do I _have_ to broadcast the SSID for the iMac to connect?
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    Leave broadcasting on and change your encryption to WPA/WPA2 and you should be fine. You can also add mac filtering for more security if you want
     
  3. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Try deleting it from the keychain completely and re-adding it.
     
  4. knut-the-viking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I will try to enable broadcasting again. It may not be possible to use WPA with my old wireless cards (D-Link DWL650+ on PC) but I will certainly try.
    Besides, it's time to swap out that card anyway.

    Thanks!
     

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