Wireless - password every time?

ashley

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Jun 24, 2006
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So, when I'm traveling with my Macbook, I use several different routers to get my wireless, depending on where I am - friends houses, hotspots, etc. Most of the personal ones are password protected.

My problem is that I have to input the password every time - and usually it's the really long series of number, etc. It's just a pain.

Is there any way to get around this? Something with the keychain (haven't been able to figure that out yet)? Something else?

Please help, thank you!

Ashley
 

clevin

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Aug 6, 2006
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ashley said:
So, when I'm traveling with my Macbook, I use several different routers to get my wireless, depending on where I am - friends houses, hotspots, etc. Most of the personal ones are password protected.

My problem is that I have to input the password every time - and usually it's the really long series of number, etc. It's just a pain.

Is there any way to get around this? Something with the keychain (haven't been able to figure that out yet)? Something else?

Please help, thank you!

Ashley
i do think you can store it in your keychain, you can play around with preferences to see if you an find it out.
 

whooleytoo

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In the dialog where you enter your password, there should be a checkbox so you can specify that the password should be retained in your Keychain in future.
 

Lyle

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Jun 11, 2003
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whooleytoo said:
In the dialog where you enter your password, there should be a checkbox so you can specify that the password should be retained in your Keychain in future.
Just an aside, I check that box every time I re-enter my WEP key for my home router. Despite that, my MacBook occasionally "forgets" what the key is.

To the OP: My poor man's workaround for this is to keep a text file in my home directory that contains the WEP key for my router at home. On those occasions when my router forgets the password, I just open this file and copy & paste the code.
 

ashley

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Jun 24, 2006
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Thank you for your help - I think I'll use to "poor man's workaround" :p for now ... I think mine's been "forgetting" the passwords.
 

QuarterSwede

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Oct 1, 2005
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I had a similar problem a while ago. What I had to do was delete the old connection and recreate it again. For some reason it started remembering it again and hasn't forgotten since.

*Note: I also use my computer with different wireless routers.