Airport help please.....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jbrown, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    #1
    I seem to have lost all my airport reception ( sisce the last airport software upgrade I think )
    When I turn airport on in my menu bar, I just get the 4 signal lines all grey, and it wont see my network. I took it to my local coffee spot that has a wireless network I use and same thing -
    In the coffee shop I used Macstumbler to see if I could find anything, and it did find the network, but still all lines greyed out, and couldn't log in. I can't seem to see my home network at all.

    Could the upgrade have messed with my system settings?

    All help welcome :)
     
  2. Porsche macrumors newbie

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    This may be obvious, and I apologize if it is: In the Airport menu (when you click on the four gray bars), have you selected the name of the network you wish to connect to in the drop-down?

    I've made this mistake numerous times, believe it or not. :rolleyes:
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    Could your airport card be disconnected from the antenna?
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Please highlight any reason for my lack of AIRPORT - I don't mind having the obvious pointed out - its easy to overlook the basic things. But yes I have checked to select the network.

    As for the antennae coming of the card - I don't know how to check this. I could do it on the Titanium Powerbook, but my new Aluminium PB seems more sealed.
     
  5. bostonwhaler1 macrumors member

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    The Airport Extreme card in the Aluminum Powerbooks is located in the battery bay. Remove your battery, and you'll see a small door on the side of the bay. Open this small door to reveal the card and check your antenna connection there.
     
  6. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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