View Full Version : iMac G4 1.25ghz - Airport Card not showing up?

Mar 31, 2012, 11:43 AM
I recently got an Airport Extreme card for my iMac which came from a working unit and all but when I install it, nothing happens. I bring up Network Preferences and it has nothing about the card. I'm a little unsure how to trouble shoot. Any advice?

I'm running Leopard.

Mar 31, 2012, 03:16 PM
Card came from working unit, but this does not guarantee that card itself is OK. If it doesn't show up in ASP, try:
- reseat card and clean contacts
- reset PRAM (won't hurt)
- test card in another computer if possible (friends maybe?)

Mar 31, 2012, 04:05 PM

hmmm. I already did 1 and 2. 3 is out since I don't know anyone with an old mac. Well I'm ripping it apart today so I'll make sure everything looks fine inside, if not I guess I will move to a USB stick for my wifi needs.

Mar 31, 2012, 07:37 PM
Have you tried removing the network preference file(s)? I don't remember exactly what file(s) they are. But deleting it is a good starting place to try to get the card to be seen as it would force Mac OS X to re-detect all network connections.