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Get rid of airport wellcome message
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kamina
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Mar 12, 2010, 02:39 AM
 
I have an Airport Extreme which displays a really annoying welcome message any time I connect to it. Of course it's been this way for ages, but I mainly used it for a linux NAS and my iphone so never quite figured out how annoying it would be.

Well now I also use it for my desktop and it's driving me mad. But with the Airport admin tool I can't find any place to get rid of it. Any idea if it's possible without resetting the device?
     
turtle777
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Mar 12, 2010, 03:10 AM
 
I have never seen anything like that.

Can you post a screenshot ?

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Mar 12, 2010, 03:20 AM
 
I've configured dozens of Airport boxes, And I've never seen this, either.
     
kamina  (op)
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Mar 12, 2010, 04:07 AM
 
I'll post a screen shot when I get home. I do remember the wizard asked me if I want a welcome message when I first configured the network. Of course since then I've updated the base station once or twice, maybe they understood how annoying the feature was and removed it from the gui.

edit: finally found something about the message from google...

http://www.macsupport.ca/2005/11/27/...-wifi-network/

edit2: Seems it's mentioned in the manual too, maybe I just did not look deep enough...

( Last edited by kamina; Mar 12, 2010 at 04:14 AM. )
     
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Mar 12, 2010, 08:36 AM
 
Looks like you found your own answer. I've never seen anyone implement that-it's more work and most people treat their own AEBS like their own without seeing a need for any sort of "welcome" that would be useless to them. I might do that to a guest network, but not one I used all the time.

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