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A fix for a different, but related, problem
Authored by: PeteVerdon on Mar 11, '07 04:09:03PM

For a long time, I suffered from a different, but related, annoying problem. Normally my Powerbook would connect happily to my home network each time I woke it up. If I had taken it out, though, and connected to a different network elsewhere, when I returned it would refuse to go back to the home one. I would receive the inscrutable "there was a problem" error message, until I manually entered the network name and typed the password.

It turned out that the cause of the problem was a saved password in my keychain which was out of date. Apparently OS X would use the manually-entered one happily for days, but forget it if another network made an appearance. After such an event it had to go back to the keychain, which of course was invalid, and so could not connect without asking me to type the password. The problem arose because, having been given a correct password, it didn't bother to change the keychain for next time.

SInce I manually updated the keychain password, the problem has disappeared.



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A fix for a different, but related, problem
Authored by: normd on Oct 03, '07 06:34:05PM

Deleting duplicate entries in my Keychain and making sure the one remaining one was accurate worked for me. I also set the password to be accessible form all applications.



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