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Apple OS different network locations

How can I set an apple mac, ipad and iphone to automatically select wireless networks when at home and at the office. At the office we use a proxy ?
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Alexander BelyakovCommented:
On an iphone-ipad you need to go to settings, then to wifi. in there you will see an option:connect automatically to known connections. on your computer it is supposed to do it automatically
Alexander is correct about saved Preferred Networks being automatically connected to on Mac OS X systems.

(If you are having trouble with this then you might need to remove the saved Preferred Network you are having trouble with and reconnect and save it with it's security passcode)

On iOS devices like the iPhone and IPod it is also set to automatically join/connect to Known Networks (same as saved Preferred Networks on Mac OS X) by default.

You can only adjust if you are asked to join new networks automatically of if you have to manually connect to new networks under iOS 7 from SettingsWi-Fi > Ask to Join Networks.

(If you are having trouble - remove the Known Network you are having trouble with and reconnect and save it with it's security passcode)
discoveranotherAuthor Commented:
I havent checked yet, but setup a staff member to access Internet from her office with a proxy, then I got a message the next day she couldn't connect at home !!!
discoveranotherAuthor Commented:
What is aiport, is this only used to conect to airport based products ? I assume it isn't useful for connecting wirelessly in an office if aiport prodcuts arent setup ?

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