it seems that everytime i boot up my computer after a shutdown, the airport process takes 90-100% of my CPU, and depletes the battery quickly (running unplugged). It is frustrating having to use Activity Monitor to quit the process. It should be noted that quitting "airport" does not affect my wireless connectivity. I found this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304798 but it only affects 10.4.8...but then again it hasnt been updated since last year, and to my knowledge I dont have 3rd party VPN installed. I also got rid of my VPN settings in Network, so hopefully that solved it. I will update with more info later. update: removing VPN from my network preferences did not work.