"Network settings have been changed"

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  1. geoffhulme macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    My Network settings Pref Pane always shows the message "Your network settings have been changed by another application" and I can only get out of this pane by force-quitting the System Prefs. application. Can anybody help me sort this out. Have OSX 10.4.11 on an eMac.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Simple fix is to go into the Security preferences, and enable the option for "Require password to unlock each System Preferences pane." Longer fix would involve creating a new network location, pulling the preferences.plist from /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration, restarting and re-configuring your computer's network settings.
  3. geoffhulme thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    Network settings

    Fix worked. thank you, thank you.
  4. lolcaption macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    Hi All,

    I had this same problem recently I tried the lock settings trick but it didn't work for me. I found another fix that did work:

    Go to Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and delete the following (suggest make copies to the desktop first if in doubt):


    All these files will regenerate as necessary. If you're using Airport or Internet Sharing you'll have to reestablish the appropriate settings.

    Thanks to Maddog who originally found the fix.

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