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Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update and New Airport Options

Finally, a nice wireless network manager in OS X! Airport has always been good (and sure enough better than anything on Windows or Linux) but there was never a way to reset a known network so that you won’t connect to it in the future. This was particularly difficult if you joined someone’s “linksys” and then proceeded, for the rest of your life, to automatically join any other network named “linksys” (and let me tell you, there are a lot of them). Same goes for any other generic network name.

Well now, you can manage this list of known networks, as well as their preferred order:

10.4.2 Airport prefs

This is really handy and represents a really nice feature bump.

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  1. Justin | July 15, 2005 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure if this came about because of 10.4.2 or not, but I was seeing reconnect weirdness after sleep yesterday until a new Airport 4.2 update came out. That seems to fix it. It also came out for Panther, though, so maybe it wasn’t related.

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