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i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 15, 2010 06:40PM
i'm loving my new imac i7.

it is a wonderfully and speedy machine and has performed flawlessly for the past 2 months.

this week, i've been having trouble with my airport. it doesn't seem to find my network or, in fact, any network.

other macs in the apartment have had no trouble using airport to connect to my network so i surmise the issue is with the i7.

i have needed to re-boot several times before the airport "finds" my network and connects immediately.

this evening, the re-booting did not work and i am presently hooked up to my airport extreme flying saucer via an ethernet cable.

when i go to system preferences->network and try to do a diagnostic, the airport searches but never finds a signal. (mine or anyone else in my building which in the past it had no trouble in detecting)

so, any thoughts about why the imac i7 airport is less than effective?

thanks in advance

be well

rob



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2010 06:41PM by robfilms.
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: December 15, 2010 06:41PM
I dunno. My mac mini's airport died recently, too.
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 15, 2010 07:08PM
sounds like a dying airport card - next time it goes down, run the system profiler and check the airport section. If is says that there is no airport card, then you KNOW it's defective.
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 15, 2010 08:11PM
hal-

good thought.

i'm on it and will update.

thanks for the thought.

be well

rob
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: December 15, 2010 08:15PM
so, this is what i found under system profiler:

all looks right except under status (last line) is says "Not Associated". what does that mean?

any and all thoughts are appreciated.

be well

rob

Software Versions:
Menu Extra: 6.2.1 (621.1)
configd plug-in: 6.2.3 (623.2)
System Profiler: 6.0 (600.9)
Network Preference: 6.2.1 (621.1)
AirPort Utility: 5.5.1 (551.19)
IO80211 Family: 3.1.2 (312)
Interfaces:
en1:
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x168C, 0x8F)
Firmware Version: Atheros 9280: 2.1.14.5
Locale: FCC
Country Code: US
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Wake On Wireless: Supported
Status: Not Associated
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 15, 2010 08:50PM
""Not Associated". what does that mean?"

It means it is not connected to a network. Check all settings in Network prefs. Set up a new location. Try a new user.
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 15, 2010 08:51PM
I would be on the phone to applecare already.

90 days free phone support.



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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: December 16, 2010 06:43AM
You may end up with something like this. I bought one for our 2006 MB CD that started the same game. It never got to the level of yours, but still gave me fits. This works.

[eshop.macsales.com]



Ed (modelamac)

I think I will just put an OUT OF ORDER
sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: Doc
Date: December 16, 2010 06:50AM
(Re)Install the latest OS update from the combo updater.
[support.apple.com]
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Re: i7 imac-all gr8-except suddenly airport not working! huh?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 16, 2010 08:23AM
Go to your Applications Folder>Utilities Folder>Airport Utility. Open the Airport Utility and see what you can do.



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
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