Joined Wireless Automatically

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Windows Expat, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Windows Expat macrumors member

    Windows Expat

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    Los Angeles, CA
    #1
    I just installed a new SSD drive in my MacBook. As it was installing the OS, I noticed it was already online! How could it have joined my wireless network without my even entering the password? I was installing from a bootable disc for the record.

    Main reason I care is because I want this to be a fresh install. Hoping some old crud didn't come along for the ride somehow!
     
  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

    ApolloBoy

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    San Jose, CA
    #2
    The settings for your wireless network are actually saved in PRAM and not on your hard drive, which is why your Mac remembered your network even though you did a drive swap.
     
  3. Windows Expat thread starter macrumors member

    Windows Expat

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    #3
    Aha! Thank you. Will do a pram reset for maximum cleanliness ;)
    Thanks!
     

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