Wifi problem! Why does my iMac ask me to join network every time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danmc00, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. danmc00 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2009
    Sorry, but I am relatively new to Mac. I just recently upgraded to an Apple Airport Extreme and now every time that I wake my computer up, it asks me to join a network. It never did that before. Is there a way for it to automatically link to my wifi network automatically?

    I have also noticed that since my Lion upgrade that it takes my computer a lot longer to wake when I touch keyboard.

    Thanks for the help
  2. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Check the security settings and network settings in system preferences. I believe there's a section in there for "ask for password to connect/change networks"
  3. Sc00tr macrumors regular

    May 28, 2011
    open the network preferences & click advanced.
    Preferred Networks is all the networks that it remembers and will connect to automatically.
    You can also check Remember Networks that this computer has joined.
  4. danmc00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2009
    I have that checked, but it still asks me every time.
  5. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    This is a known bug in Lion. So far I haven't come across a permanent fix.
  6. danmc00 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2009
    Is this just happening on a few people or is it widespread?
    Every time I wake my computer it tells me that none of my preferred networks can be found yet my network that I set up is in the list of choices. This gets very annoying!!!
  7. wpotere Guest

    Oct 7, 2010

    It is pretty widespread actually. I would think that Apple is going to get this fixed shortly, at least I hope so....

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