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obeythelaw
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join:2003-04-16
Bayonne, NJ
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[OS X] mac won't remember my wi-fi network

A few weeks ago my wireless network went down and it took some doing to get it to come back. when i opened up my mac book pro, it did not automatically recognize my wireless network like it has in the past. i have tried for week to get it to do it but it won't and it is so frustrating. any idea on how i can get it to remember it so that when i restart or go to sleep that it remembers it when it awakes? my other mac book and ipad, etc. all remember it fine.

modelamac

join:2002-04-13
Waterford, MI
Have you turned wifi off and on?
Have you restarted your Mac?
Have you started up in Safe ode then restarted normally?


tubbynet
reminds me of the danse russe
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join:2008-01-16
Chandler, AZ
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reply to obeythelaw
is bluetooth on?

q.


skeechan
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reply to obeythelaw
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Remembered Networks List
It has to be on your list to remembered networks. In the System Preferences under Network you select your wireless connection (eg Wi-Fi) and then on the right side at the bottom click Advanced.

If your wireless network is already listed, use the minus button to remove it and then re-add it.

Make sure the box "Remember networks this computer has joined" is checked. In my screenshot it is the checkbox right under the plus sign.


obeythelaw
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join:2003-04-16
Bayonne, NJ
Ok. I removed it from the remember networks and that seems to have done the trick. I have restarted my computer and put it too sleep and it is now "remembering" it.


kerriskandie

join:2001-10-09
Coram, NY
reply to obeythelaw
I believe there is ( somewhere) a documented 'bug' that has been plaguing some ( me included) where your WiFi Network, as selected in System Prefs does get forgotten......conflict with Apple's Bluetooth implementation???...

Mine does it, randomly......I delete the WiFi service....in Prefs then + sign it to make a new one...instantly my WiFi pops back up.....and yes, I have a BT keyboard/mouse so BT is always on......

I can go weeks without a problem...sometimes it will 'lose' Network connection within days......it's VERY random!!........
and, we are NOT talking a weak/compromised Wireless signal here.....I recently changed from a NetGear WNDR4500 to an Asus Dark Knight, and get a phenomenal WiFi range/signal......as reported by istumbler and various other WiFi Apps............


J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
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Kitchener, ON
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Windows does the exact same thing. Might actually be some sort of security feature bug.