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How to ignore an open Wi-Fi network permanently

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I'm on a macbookpro 10.5.4

 

I have a neighbor that broadcasts his Wi-Fi with no security setup.

 

Consequently, some times when I reboot, I connect to his Wi-Fi

and not my Airport Extreme. Now I probably would not find this

annoying, except that his signal strength is quite low... ;)

But I also don't want to connect to him and be on his network

accidentally.

 

So... is there a way to tell my mac to permanently ignore this

Wi-Fi and have it search for everything else?

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Go to System Preferences>advanced(down in right hand corner)> preferred networks

In that window you can delete your neighbor's network by clicking on it and then clicking

the minus sign. You can also drag your network to the top of the list, if others show up

there.

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Go to System Preferences>advanced(down in right hand corner)> preferred networks

In that window you can delete your neighbor's network by clicking on it and then clicking

the minus sign. You can also drag your network to the top of the list, if others show up

there.

 

Ok thanks, I think you meant :

Go to System Preferences>NETWORK>Advanced.....

 

I figured it out and yes this took care of it. I'm not sure that it will permanently

take care of it, because it just deleted the instance(s) of times that I connected to

this network accidentally in the past. But time will tell. Thanks for the pointer!

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Choose "Options" in there and ensure "Ask before joining..." is selected and that "Automatically add new.." is off.

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