Mac won't automatically connect to wi-fi

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I have a MacBook Pro, iPad, 2 iPhones, and we use Century Link internet service.

For whatever reason, our 2 iPhones and iPad connect to our wi-fi automatically, but our MacBook Pro doesn't. I don't have to put in a password every time, but I do have to manually select my network everytime.

I'm not sure this is an issue with my Mac, perhaps a setting with my Century Link account..

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thx
 
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Christopher.. - your most recent thread related to MacKeeper on your laptop - was your Wi-Fi working properly before you installed that program? If so, have you been able to delete all of its remnants from your computer? Please respond to this question which will help us to respond to your current issue. Dave :)
 
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Hey Dave,

No, this has been a problem with my Mac for a long, long time… Long before I downloaded Mackeeper.

My Mac USE to automatically find my wi-fi, but as I recall, I was concerned our wi-fi wasn't "locked"… I was concerned anyone could use it w/o a password, so I messed with the settings some.
What I don't remember is if I was messing with the Mac settings, or my Century Link account settings…
 
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Ahh well there is your answer messing with the settings. Reset it and enter a new account and then a wifi account.
 
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I think it's on the C. Link end.. Everything looks on the up and up on my mac.. But C. Link is so **** un-user friendly… Confusing
 

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Christopher, I suggest you do as Harry advised. Use Network Assistant to create a new location and account. If that works you can delete the old location and it's settings. If your router works for everything else its unlikely to be that.
 
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Can you guys walk me through exactly how to do that?

I go to settings/network/ and at that point don't know how to "forget" my current network.

Where is Network Assistant?
 

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OK, go to the WiFi icon on the menu bar at the top of your screen, click on it and you will see a pull down menu, at the bottom you will see Network Preferences, select that and you will see this;

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Click Assist me at the bottom of the window and you will get a small window with three options, select Assistant and follow the instructions. If the new setup works you can name it (by default it will be the date today) and in the pull down menu you can delete the old location. But there is no harm leaving it. Personally I use Automatic.
 

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Great, glad to help, you might like to click the add to reputation button here;

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