Airport Broke? Macbook Pro first gen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whyrichard, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I can't get my airport card to work any longer on my first generation MacBook Pro.

    I am not sure if it is a hardware or a software issue however...

    ...the airport has a check next to my wireless network, however an exclamation mark in the menu bar ontop of the airport reception icon. It reads "Alert: No internet Connection" in the airport menu...

    ...I tried logging into a new account to see if it was a user setting, but same thing.

    Do i need a new airport card?
    Where do I get one?

  2. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    or is there a way to run a diagnostic on the airport card???



  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    ...and i just realized that in bootcamp i do indeed get wireless! how strange!

    so it is something about my snow leopard installation that is foiling my airport?

    how do i fix it?

    in osx i tried using a fresh user account and still it didn't work...

  4. LedCop macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2008
    Try and renew the DHCP lease and make sure you get an IP address from your router.

    DHCP lease renewal is in network settings for your wireless connection.

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