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    Airport turns itself on
    I have an annoying problem where my airport on my macbook turns on by itself randomly.

    I tried setting require administrator password to control airport to on, which works in that I have to enter the password but the airport still turns on by itself.

    It's always when the macbook wakes from sleep that the airport comes on.

    Most of the time I dont use the airport as I prefer to use the plug in cable. I would just like the airport to go off and stay off.

    Any ideas why this might be happening?


    Thanks

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    Have you tried System Preferences > Network > Advanced > Check turn on or off box ?

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    I ticked the password box in advanced, the other options in there are disconnect from network when logging out which is ticked, and remember any network I have joined which is not. It seems like some kind of error with the airport setting, I dont know what else there is to try.

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    In the 'Energy Saver' settings do you have 'wake for network access' enabled?

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    No it's not ticked. The mac also never sleeps on its own I dont know if this could be related.

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    Did you install an antivirus program? If so, uninstall it. It's
    Unecesary and cause the issues you are describing.

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    Airport turning off by itself
    has anyone figured out why this is happening? mine just started doing this a few days ago. no other computer in the house is affected - just my MB Pro (13" i5) which is about 6 months old.

    i have seen a lot of people complaining about this on the internet, but have not found any solutions.

    HELP!

    i use a cisco router with WPA2 mixed mode security.

    as i said, this issue has just recently popped up and ONLY affects the MB Pro.

    no software changes have been made to it other than the regular updates that Apple sends out....

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    Update
    i changed the security on the wireless router from WPA/WPA2 mixed to WPA2 and made it an N network rather than auto select and i "think" that might have resolved the issue....the jury is still out......

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    Am pretty sure you really mean it attempts to connect to a wireless network in what may seem to be random.

    Airport is actually going to be on "all the time" unless you open up Sys Pref - Network - highlight Airport in the sidebar - next to Status: - select Turn Airport Off if you don't want it attempting to connect.
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    If you have 'show airport status in menu bar', turn airport on/off appears in the menu below. When on it shows all my neighbours wireless networks, I turn it off for security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Am pretty sure you really mean it attempts to connect to a wireless network in what may seem to be random.

    Airport is actually going to be on "all the time" unless you open up Sys Pref - Network - highlight Airport in the sidebar - next to Status: - select Turn Airport Off if you don't want it attempting to connect.
    when i said auto select i was refering to making the network a wireless N network and not wireless B/G/N....

    my laptop was not trying to connect to other (neighbor's) networks, it was just dropping its connection altogether. at any rate i have it set to not attempt to connect to any network w/o the admin password.

    i'm not SURE why it was dropping the connection, but since changing the encryption scheme and the type of wireless network it seems stable.

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