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Mac OS X: My wifi asks me for a password if I change networks in mid session, but not at login time?

Mac OS X: My wifi asks me for a password if I change networks in mid session, but not at login time?

just a slightly irritating problem:

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Guest [Entry]

"Prompting for an administrator password is a preference (but I guess that's not what you see when being asked for the WPA key?):

Go to System Preferences, Network
Select your AirPort network
Click button Advanced
See the option ""Require administrator password to: Change networks""

As you commented that you already have that option disabled, maybe OS X has forgotten the password for Keychain Access? Check the following then:

Go to Utilities, Keychain Access
Open its preferences, pane First Aid
Consider enabling ""Keep login keychain unlocked""?

(As an aside: see MarcoPolo to switch automatically!)"
Guest [Entry]

"I'm not sure, but it might be the AirPort admin setting:

Go to the ""Network"" panel in the System Preferences App.
Select AirPort on the left.
Click on the (Advanced...) button
Disable ""Require Administrator Password to control AirPort˜"