No wireless networks, icons disappear off menu

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thewhitehart, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    #1
    I've had this problem twice already, running 10.4.8.

    My airport menu on the menu bar suddenly displays no networks, and cannot find any, after logging out sometimes and logging back in.

    The only way to fix this is to reset the computer. Upon resetting the iMac, I've also discovered that the time, volume, and fast user-switching fields go missing too. I have to go into system preferences, and click the check boxes to display them again.

    Has anyone else had this problem with 10.4.8 and the airport update (assuming that's causing it)?

    By the way, it is an intel imac core duo 17", with an airport express as router, with WPA2 protection.

    EDIT: It just happened! Literally! There's no outside interference, such as phones or microwaves, the airport just went dead, and no wireless networks were available. My airport express was green the whole time, and running.
     
  2. thewhitehart thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    #2
    Has this not happened to anyone yet? Should I be worried about my mac's logic board / airport card? It'll work fine for ages and then go dead.

    One of you mac gurus must be able to help me! :(
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #3
    I haven't had this problem. Maybe search for a file named com.apple.systemuiserver.plist in the Preferences folder and drag it to the Desktop before restarting. You'll have to re-add a lot of the items to your Menu Bar, but this will hopefully only have to happen once.

    Have you renamed or moved any system folders recently? :)
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    10.4.8 has done this to my Mac mini. Driving me insane. Looking for a fix...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Just out of interest, do you guys have other third party Menu Bar items installed and also, do you have third party AirPort widgets running? :)
     

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