iMac does not remember Wi-Fi settings

knut-the-viking

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Aug 14, 2007
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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?
 

Reflow

macrumors 68000
Mar 30, 2005
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NJ/PHL
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?
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
 

knut-the-viking

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 14, 2007
2
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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
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!