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wireless password not stored in keychain
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daqman
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Apr 4, 2007, 02:37 PM
 
I had my glink wireless access point configured to use WPA and I'd been using it with my MacBook-pro for about six months or so with no problems. Recently the Mac started to refuse to remember the WPA password in the keychain and would ask for it every time despite me clicking the box to ask for it to remember. I read about various OSX issues with WPA and dropped back to WEP but still have the problem. OSX version 10.4.9, 15" MacBook-pro.
I've tried:

1) Repairing privileges.
2) keychain first aid.
3) delete and recreate the system keychain
4) delete and recreate my login keychain
5) search for any preference or other files containing the name of my wireless network
5) tried a different password
6) tried a different wireless access point
7) cursed a lot

I've done a lot of googling but can't find any solution. Does anyone here have an idea?
It asks for the password every time I wake from sleep, boot, disable then re-enable airport or switch networks despite being asked to remember the password in the keychain.
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Apr 4, 2007, 06:43 PM
 
One thing you didn't seem to try is deleting your location and creating a new one. This is actually something that's happened "more than rarely," and that's the first step.

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daqman  (op)
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Apr 6, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
Thanks ghporter. That fixed it, at least it's been over 24 hours without the problem. I had already tried deleting the location (forgot to list that) but this time I deleted ALL the locations that had wireless enabled and the problem went away. I am starting to wonder if I had my home wireless network in the locations for home,work and my favourite coffee seller and there was some confusion (either mine or the OS) about which location I was using when the problem as happening.

Anyway that's another useful fix stored away in my DEVONThink-pro database.
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daqman  (op)
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Apr 6, 2007, 04:42 PM
 
I was amused to see myself listed as "Fresh-Faced Recruit" with a join date of September 2000. I suppose that I do more reading than writing.
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Apr 6, 2007, 10:00 PM
 
The ranking is based on a total of (as of today) 13 posts, not join date. You've been around a lot longer than me, but you haven't been quite as active.

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