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    Airport won't remember WPA password
    I recently did a factory reset on my wireless router (Netgear G) because my neighbor is going to be sharing internet with me and I wanted to reset the password.

    Ever since I did that, my Macbook won't remember the password. I have to re-enter it every time I boot up.

    I tried deleting the (old) password from my keychain. But Airport doesn't give me the option to "remember this password in my keychain". There's no little box to check.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

    -Nick

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    Try a search - apple f looking for a plist attached to the airport device. If you find something close delete the plist and restart. These are the preference list and there is one for every device you connect to.

    If you delete the wrong one, it will regenerate the first time you reconnect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilbear View Post
    Try a search - apple f looking for a plist attached to the airport device. If you find something close delete the plist and restart. These are the preference list and there is one for every device you connect to.

    If you delete the wrong one, it will regenerate the first time you reconnect.
    Thanks for the reply...

    Do these look about right? I'm thinking the one that's highlighted. Will this delete ALL my saved network passwords?

    -Nick
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    Still having this issue...

    I used the finder to search for "airport plist" and I deleted every single preference list that came up. Every single time I boot the computer up, it automatically connects to my network, then drops it like 10 seconds later.

    The odd thing is, when I go to reconnect...it will connect to my network no matter what password I type. I can type in "hjhfkhjfdshkjdfsk", and it will connect right up. First it gives me the "there was a problem connecting to "X" network". Then when I select "try again", it connects right up...without the correct WPA password.

    Any ideas?

    -Nick

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    I would just try deleting the network from your list in System Preferences => Network => Airport (left window pane) => Advanced button => select your network from the list and remove it. Then, join it and see if it saves.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    I would just try deleting the network from your list in System Preferences => Network => Airport (left window pane) => Advanced button => select your network from the list and remove it. Then, join it and see if it saves.
    Thanks for the reply. I can't seen to find the "advanced" options.

    System Preferences =>Network Looks like the 1st attachment below.

    If I click on "Location", the drop down menu gives an option names "Edit locations"...and when I click on that I get the 2nd attachment.

    I'm running 10.4.11, BTW. Airport Firmware 1.3.5

    -Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveightandten View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I can't seen to find the "advanced" options.

    System Preferences =>Network Looks like the 1st attachment below.

    If I click on "Location", the drop down menu gives an option names "Edit locations"...and when I click on that I get the 2nd attachment.

    I'm running 10.4.11, BTW. Airport Firmware 1.3.5

    -Nick
    The directions I listed were for Leopard. I can't remember how to do the same thing with Tiger, but it's definitely in there somewhere. Look for a list of network names.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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