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I wish to no longer log on automatically to a wi-fi network that I once logged on to access the internet.

I have tried everything in the advanced tab of the Network preference panel to no avail: the computer never "forget" the WEP password no matter what I do.

Any further reaching solutions I would not be aware of?



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  1. Go to System Preferences > Network.
  2. Select your Airport/WiFi connection on the left.
  3. Click on the "Advanced..." button in the lower right of panel.
  4. You should see a list of "Preferred Networks." Select the one you want to "forget" and click the minus "–" button below.
  5. You can also un-check "Remember networks this computer has joined" – that will cause the computer to – you guessed it – NOT remember networks it has joined! :-)
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Thanks. Tried it many times. Doesn't work. – Paul-Antoine Taillefer Aug 11 '12 at 1:53

Check if the wi-fi password is saved in the Keychain (Applications -> Utilities -> Keychain, if you haven't changed any Keychain settings, it should be in the "login" keychain, look for an entry with Name the same as the wi-fi network name and Type Airport network password. If there is such entry, delete that entry (click on the entry corresponding to the wi-fi network, then Edit -> Delete, or right-click -> Delete). Make sure that you don't delete the whole login keychain.

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