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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

My Macbook Airport is gone ....


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Hi *,

I hope someone of you might help me

I Bought my Macbook about 4 months ago and I used my Wireless Router with no problem at all.

Last week, when I turned on my Macbook, Airport was gone, even from the Network Preferences I can't add it, it's not there anymore...

Any suggestions would be very appreciated

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Hi *,

I hope someone of you might help me

I Bought my Macbook about 4 months ago and I used my Wireless Router with no problem at all.

Last week, when I turned on my Macbook, Airport was gone, even from the Network Preferences I can't add it, it's not there anymore...

Any suggestions would be very appreciated

Tks
Are you sure that your wireless router isn't the problem?

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Yes, there problem seems to be related only to airport. The Airport Icon disappeared and even from the network preferences I can't add it, it's not there anymore
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Yes, there problem seems to be related only to airport. The Airport Icon disappeared and even from the network preferences I can't add it, it's not there anymore
Is the airport icon gone...or just greyed out instead of black?

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The airport icon is completely gone .... Could it be because the airport driver is not been loaded for some reason?
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The airport icon is completely gone .... Could it be because the airport driver is not been loaded for some reason?
If you go to "System Preferences"...and then click on "Network"...does Airport appear in the left-side of this "Network" window?

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No it doesn't, only ethernet and Bluetooth. Even when I try to add (+), airport is not there anymore
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No it doesn't, only ethernet and Bluetooth. Even when I try to add (+), airport is not there anymore
This may be a silly question...but did you try restarting your computer?

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Many, Many, Manyyyyy....times
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Many, Many, Manyyyyy....times
What version of the Mac OS are you currently running?

Also, what model MacBook do you have?

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I have a 13 inch Macbook with MAC OS Leopard 10.5.8
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I have a 13 inch Macbook with MAC OS Leopard 10.5.8
The reason why I asked was...here's an "Update" for MacBook & MacBook Pro users who are using OS 10.5.8 and having Airport issues:

Apple - Downloads - Application Updates - AirPort Client Update for MacBook and MacBook Pro

I don't know if this will work for you, but you can read the document, and see if you want to give it a try.

Good luck. If you decide to apply the update...please post back if it helps,

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Use the SystemProfiler to see if the OS even recognizes the hardware anymore:

You can get there via the About This Mac->More Info route which can be reached from teh Apple Menu at the top left of your screen. Or you can simply open the SystemProfiler from the /Application/Utilities folder

When you open this, you will see a list of hardware/software items on the left. At the very top of the list you should see 'Airport'.

If you do not see this then you have a hardware issue and you will need to go through Apple support to get it resolved.
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You were right, when I go to System Profiler the airport card is not anymore recognized. So my only option is to go to through Apple Support?
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