Fix: Mac Cannot Edit Preferred Networks (Greyed Out)

Fix: Mac Cannot Edit Preferred Networks (Greyed Out)

If you attempt to edit your Mac OS X Wi-Fi preferred wireless networks, you notice they are greyed out and there is no password unlock button on the Wi-Fi Network screen. The reason is because you must unlock your Network settings in the prior screen first.


  1. Go to System Preferences -> Network.
  1. Click the security lock at the bottom at the bottom of the screen and enter your user credentials.

Mac unlock network security preferences
  1. Finally, select your Wi-Fi network connection in the network connections list. You will be able to edit your preferred networks and other Wi-Fi settings again.
Mac preferred wireless networks not greyed out

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Guest - Bob Ama on Saturday, 14 November 2020 01:32


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