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How do I disable Linksys?

Link sys comes up instead of my own set-up whenever I go to turn on my Wi-Fi. I have to manually override it every time. At 84 yrs of age, I am not computer savvy, so need step by step help.

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You should not have to select your wi-fi preference but once on any Mac. This tells me your system is somehow losing it's memory. Probably caused by a lack of power somehow. What would help us diagnose the issue is knowing exactly which model you have and what operating system you have. We can then look at if it has a PRAM battery that needs replacing, a bad capacitor, a bad main battery or if we just need to get your setting locked in. If you want, you can just give us your serial number and we can get you that information or you can go here and input it and then tell us. That serial number can be found by going under the Apple in the upper left hand corner to "about this Mac" > sometimes you have to then go tohardwareaccording to how old the system is. It can also be found (in very fine print) on the back of Unibody models orin the battery compartment of older machines. As to age I'm just a kid at 70. But been working on Apple products for 38 years now and know almost all of them ;-)

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Mayer, Oh-h thank you. I've got a MacBook Pro, OS X El Capitan, version 10.11.6. Under "Network" on my System Preferences it is set to my own network: kababit8 (location: automatic), yet the Linksys constantly overrides it and I have to reset it back to my kababit8 every time I log back on.

I've been using Mac for a long time too, but can't keep up with both the tech language and the massive amount of new uses & instructions--which I don't even try anymore--just can't. Really appreciate the help.


@mayer, What do you have when you go to 'System Preferences' --> 'Network' --> Advanced --> 'Preferred Networks'?


You have installed lynksys software that is overriding. You did not need it. Do a search for lynksys and trash it all


Mayor, when I go to System Preferences, Network, Advanced, Preferred Networks my own preferred network (kababit8) shows--along with a bunch of others such as the Apple store and some hotels I've visited. I did find a "home - guest" which is one of the ways the Linksys identifies itself, and after noticing what looks like a minus sign below the listing I highlighted it and clicked on the minus and that "home-guest" seems to have disappeared. I have never knowingly installed Lynksys, and when I do a search using its name nothing comes up. So I find nothing to trash.


Carol, so now, can you look in your Applications to see if there is an application with the name "Linksys" or "Cisco"? If so, drag that to the trash and restart the computer to see if the Linksys comes back up. (Lynksys is a misspelling).


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