Restrict Wirless Network Selection

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BobbyCarbn, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular

    BobbyCarbn

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    I am wondering if there is a way to restrict what wireless networks can be selected in OS X 10.6? I want to configure a macbook to join a wireless network and then not have the ability to join any others.

    Thanks
    BC
     
  2. brijazz macrumors 6502

    brijazz

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    1) Open Network Preferences
    2) Highlight your AirPort from the list on the left
    3) click on "Advanced"
    4) underneath "Require administrator password to", check the box marked "Change networks"

    At this point, only anyone with the administrator password on your machine will be able to change networks.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Technically speaking the only way to fully take away the ability to join a wireless network is to turn that network off. But, I believe brijazz answered the question you meant to ask...
     
  4. brijazz macrumors 6502

    brijazz

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    You're absolutely right... I don't know if there's really a way to get your Mac to stop looking for available networks. But the admin password is a good option if you're just looking to prevent other users from joining unfamiliar networks.
     
  5. BobbyCarbn thread starter macrumors regular

    BobbyCarbn

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