Need help with WiFi password recovery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jbark, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Jbark macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hey everyone,

    I took my laptop to class today, which I normally don't do, and I connected o my school's WiFi network. The problem is now that I am back in my apartment I cannot connect to my WiFi. My computer will not automatically join my network, and when I try to join it says invalid password, even though I have tried all of my go-to passwords. I looked in my keychain and for some reason my password wasn't there either.

    The problem is compounded by the fact that when I open the Airport Utility, it says that no devices are in range, even though my Airport is on (with a green status light) and sitting about 3 feet from my computer.

    I tried restarting my computer to no avail. It is important that I have Internet. Please help.
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    What OS are you using? FYI, Lion has many issues with WiFi.

    As far as the password is concerned, turn of your mac, unplug your router for ten seconds, plug it back in and let it reconnect, turn on your mac and hopefully that will fix it.

    Otherwise, try going into admin settings on the router and reset the network settings.
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    under system prefs >> networking, you can also go into advanced for Airport and try editing the password on the wireless network profile for your apartment.

    As well, make sure that you didn't edit that profile in order to connect at your school. If so, just create a new profile for home and keep them separate.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Restart your router. Test.

    If you or someone else deleted the wifi password, then reset router and make new password.

    Takes few minutes.
  5. harry23 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2011

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