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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks Network
Tiger only hintThe story goes that, in 10.4, you could set up a LEAP-authenticated wireless network as a preferred network in the Network preferences pane. Some time later (and I'm not sure when, maybe 10.4.1) when you tried to do this, the network would not remember that it was LEAP, and then failed to authenticate.

I recently had the pleasure of finding out about this problem. Fortunately, Apple published a workaround. The short version is to choose "WEP Password" as the security type for the network, then specify your LEAP login in the password field. OS X will interpret this as a LEAP login and use it. Hopefully the behavior is fixed in future releases.
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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks
Authored by: DHB on Oct 28, '05 11:25:32AM

I'm surprised at this, since the more typical formatting for our LEAP implementation is

<domain\username/password>

I'm still on 10.3.9, so I can't test this directly. LEAP in 10.3.9 has been very "flaky" It works, but the option to save the password in the keychain, and thus autoconnect, is completely random, and typically only offers itself once in twenty connects. Apple's Airport software has been rather poor. (Note that new Powerbooks are having trouble with Airport connectivity under heavy loads).



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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks
Authored by: DHB on Oct 28, '05 11:27:29AM

Sorry, the software filters out backslashes. The proper formatting is:

<domain\username/password>



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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks
Authored by: crogman on Feb 14, '07 06:38:10AM

"domain\username" is usually Microsoft speak for qualified username. That part depends on the server doing the authentication. I have also seen "username" and "username@domain".



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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks
Authored by: croftmac on Oct 28, '05 01:51:22PM

Be aware of a security hole if you follow Apple's directions. The settings for your various network locations are stored in the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration folder, which is used by all accounts on your computer. Any other account, that has access to the System Preferences, can log into the computer, open the Airport Preferred Networks list, "Edit" the wireless network, click on the Show password checkbox and will see your LEAP login username and password in clear text. Depending on your environment, this could be the same as your email password, network share password, etc.



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10.4: Make OS X remember LEAP wireless networks
Authored by: wwwombat on Nov 05, '07 06:57:07AM

For those 10.5/Leopard people who were using this before you upgrade, make sure you update the settings for these networks to use the "proper" LEAP settings in Leopard (which does remember them).

I upgraded to Leopard and it wouldn't/doesn't connect to the wireless network properly. It appears to at first, but has a self-assigned IP address, I guess because the router didn't think it was connecting as LEAP?

Anyway, I changed the network type to LEAP again, filled in the details again and it was fine.



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