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Setting up preferred wireless networks on a Mac computer

You can manually set up preferred wireless networks on your Mac computer.  This will lessen the burden of storing corrupted/unused/inactive networks your computer has been wirelessly connected to before.

To set up preferred wireless networks on your Mac computer, you must have the following:

• Wireless Network Name (SSID)
• Wireless Security Type
• Wireless Security Key or Passphrase

To know how to check the wireless settings using Linksys Connect, click here.  To check using the web-based setup page, click here.

Once you have your wireless settings ready, follow the steps below:

Step 1:
Click the Apple icon and select System Preferences.

Step 2:
Click Network.

Step 3:
In the Network panel, click the Advanced… button.

Step 4:
Under the Wi-Fi tab, click the Add  button.

Step 5:
Enter your Linksys router’s wireless network name in the Network Name field.

Step 6:
Set the Security to match your network’s settings and enter your security key in the Password field then click OK.

NOTE:  You may be asked for your Mac master password to confirm changes.  This password provides security for your Mac computer’s files and serves as a safety measure should you make any changes/configuration in your Mac’s settings.  Enter you master password then click OK.

Back in the Network panel, the Airport network location will now display that you have successfully set your preferred network and is now connected to it.

Step 7:
Click Apply to save changes.

You have now successfully setup your preferred wireless network on your Mac computer.


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