Ugh and help: my husband set up wireless but...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Greenone, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Greenone macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Each and every time I turn on my computer I have to go through this whole process of adding the network name, wireless security info and password. It's not automatic and I don't know why - and he doesn't seem to either - either that or he's being too lazy! And here's what really drives me nuts: if I walk away from my computer, for only 5 or 10 minutes and then come back, I have to do it all over again (I've lost my internet connection).

    Does anyone know what this is all about and what can be done about it? I'm getting desperate!

  2. meromé macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2005

    I think in network preferences -> Airport (pull down menus) you can select to automatically join a preferered network. For the passwords you just have to save them in the key chain
  3. dodonutter macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2004
    Deep South UK
    There should be checkbox saying something along the lines of 'remember password in keychain' in the window you type the network name and password into.

    Also it maybe a little quicker if you check the 'show airport status in menu bar' in network preferences -> Airport. You should then just be able to click the menu bar item and then the network you want to connect to.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Don't forget to make sure the "Remember any network this computer has joined" checkbox is checked. It can help prevent you from hopping onto another competing open network as described in this previous thread

  5. Greenone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2005
    Thanks a lot, all three of you. I'll investigate! :)

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