How do I forget a Wi-Fi network on my personal Mac?
If you have previously connected to eduroam and are now having trouble re-connecting, you may need to remove the saved eduroam settings and then reconfigure the connection.
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Remove the Eduroam Credentials
- Select Spotlight (Magnifying Glass in the top right corner of the screen), enter Keychain Access and press Enter (Return).
- On the left side of the window, select the login Keychain and the All items Category.
- Delete any listed items mentioning "eduroam" (e.g. eduroam.deakin.edu.au certificate and eduroam 802.1X Password).
- Enter your Mac password if prompted.
Remove Eduroam Profile
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
- Open System Preferences.
- Open Profiles.
- Select the eduroam profile and select the (minus) button in the bottom left corner.
- Enter you Mac password if prompted.
- Go to System Preferences and then select 'Network Preferences'.
Click the Wi-Fi icon in the far left window. In the Network window, turn Wi-Fi off.
- Open the 'Finder'. Then select "Go" from the top toolbar and click on 'Go to folder'.
Type "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration" and select Go
- Delete the following files, these files are protected files which require administrator permissions to delete.
A popup asking for the username and password will come up when attempting to delete the files. Enter the user's login username and password in this popup to be granted access to delete these files:
Note: Only an administrator of the computer can delete these files.
- Once the above files are deleted,
1. Open the 'Finder'. Then select "Go" from the top toolbar and click on 'Go to folder'.
2. Type "Users/'your username'/Library/Preferences/com.apple.eap.profiles.plist" and select Go
3. If this file can be located, delete this file .
For Example: If the currently logged in user is "johnsmith", the the path would be [ /Users/johnsmith/Library/Preferences/com.apple.eap.profiles.plist].
- Restart the computer, then try to Connect to the eduroam wireless network.