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hey guys and girls, im having a weird issue with my old macbook pro, it run pretty good for a old 2006, its got a fresh install of OS X, my prob is if i try to turn on or off my wi_fi the laptop freezes' any idea,s?
 
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Hello & welcome to the forum! :)

Just for starters, be more specific about your 'old' MBPro (model of the 2006/time of year released); which OS X did you install (be exact w/ the numbers, i.e. 10.x.x) - how much RAM is available and what is the HD capacity and 'free' space available. Answers to these questions will greatly help others in responding to your issue(s). Dave
 
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its a late 2006 mbpro, 4 gb ram, was running mavericks and now yosemite, fully updated, 256gb kinston v300 ssd with about 200 gb still empty, its been doing it for awhile now.
 
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its a late 2006 mbpro, 4 gb ram, was running mavericks and now yosemite, fully updated, 256gb kinston v300 ssd with about 200 gb still empty, its been doing it for awhile now.

Thanks for the additional information - others have reported Wi-Fi issues after a Mavericks to Yosemite upgrade (did that on my MBPro w/o any problems, so problematic for some, I guess) - take a look at this OsXDaily Article for a potential solution - please post back if successful or not - your 'cure' may help others - good luck! Dave :)
 
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i tried it last night with no luck, im not having connectivity issues the laptop is crashing when i try to turn the wifi on or off, I've tried a clean install of maverick's and a clean install of yosemite nether had any impact on it, im thinking more hardware now
 
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i tried it last night with no luck, im not having connectivity issues the laptop is crashing when i try to turn the wifi on or off, I've tried a clean install of maverick's and a clean install of yosemite nether had any impact on it, im thinking more hardware now

Well, an 8 year old computer may certainly be the issue and if the hardware is faulty then an evaluation by an authorized Apple repair shop may be in order - not sure that an official Apple store would even offer an assessment?

In the meantime, there are a few other areas you can explore: 1) About This Mac -> System Report - if the Wi-Fi option is click in the left column, stats on your adapter and networks will be shown on the right (see below); and 2) Hold the Option key down & click on the Wi-Fi icon in the upper menu bar which will present a LOT more information about your network, and there is a choice to 'Open Network Diagnostics...' (white arrow) - not sure these suggestions will help but no harm will be done. Dave :) P.S. my network's name is blocked out.
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