Wireless - password every time?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ashley, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. ashley macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    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!

  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    i do think you can store it in your keychain, you can play around with preferences to see if you an find it out.
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    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.
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    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.
  5. ashley thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    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.
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    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.

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