Airport problem; PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by AlbertEinstein, Jan 29, 2013.

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    AlbertEinstein

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    Hello PPC users, I have ran into a little problem on my PowerMac G5 2,5 GHz, late 2005.
    You see, the Airport card appears to... disappear.

    When i start the computer: Airport is found and connects to my network.
    However, a pair of seconds later, it simply turns off.
    I go into the settings/network and try to reenable it; but to no avail. It does not want to switch it on.
    And if you restart or try to make a new Airport connection it simply states that there are no Airport cards installed.

    This is proving to be quite a problem as on one boot the Airport functions for about a minute (max), and on the next boot it doesn't.

    I checked the inards of it, but the card is sitting firmly, and no traces of any faulty wires or loose connections.

    I've tried everything and now im stuck, any ideas?
     
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    eyoungren

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    The Airport card has failed?

    Wouldn't know how to check that though.
     
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    AlbertEinstein

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    I doubt that it has failed, as it does work now and then (and there are no records about failing airport cards in PMG5). There seem to be something else going on, maybe in the software? It's running Leopard if that matters.
     
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    Hello,

    Could it be your ISP at all? Or maybe a new router? Tell me you're not with BT at least - I had a similar experience with them a year or so ago.

    Cheers,

    Ray
     
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    AlbertEinstein

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    Nope, can't be my ISP. The router is brand new, but it works on every other Mac in the household. Using TeliaSonera.

    One does not need to be connected to the router to make the card disappear. It just happens with the snap of your fingers.

    Nobody had this problem before?
     
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    ybz90

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    Sounds like a hardware problem and not a connection problem, as if I'm understanding correctly, it's not disconnecting from the network, it's just shutting off and not being detected.

    Check to make sure it's seated correctly and hasn't popped loose. It's probably a good idea to just take it out and reseat it as well as the antenna.

    Otherwise, it's likely either the card itself or the plug on your motherboard failing.
     

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