?
Solved

Apple computer tries to connect to WLAN?

Posted on 2016-11-08
2
Medium Priority
?
92 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-24
I have an iMac.  The O.S. is El Capitain.  I have it wirelessly connected to our router with an encrypted SSID.  It keeps periodically connecting on its own to an unprotected network called WLAN.  When I get a notification that it has done this I immediately switch it over the our encrypted SSID.  Why is it doing this and how can I prevent this from happening...it is a real nuisance.
thanks,
capreol
0
Comment
Question by:capreol
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 2000 total points
ID: 41879546
System Preferences > Network > Wifi

If necessary, click on the lock button at the lower left to unlock it.

Check "Ask to Join Networks".

Then click on the Advanced button, then the Wifi button. Click on WLAN in the list, then on the minus button to delete it.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:capreol
ID: 41900936
Excellent answer.  Thanks very much.
capreol
0

Featured Post

Enroll in August's Course of the Month

August's CompTIA IT Fundamentals course includes 19 hours of basic computer principle modules and prepares you for the certification exam. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Worried about if Apple can protect your documents, photos, and everything else that gets stored in iCloud? Read on to find out what Apple really uses to make things secure.
This article outlines the struggles that Macs encounter in Windows-dominated workplace environments – and what Mac users can do to improve their network connectivity and remain productive.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question