Airport wifi woes - for the love of god help me

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GrannySmith_G5, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. GrannySmith_G5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2003
    Haven't been able to figure this one out. My macbook(10.5) suddenly dropped my wifi connection last night. I clicked the airport tab in the menu bar and noticed all the available networks (mine and neighbors) are all there, but they are spelled wrong. For instance, my network is called "iRizout" but is showing up as "iRizowt". "Linskys" is showing up as "Linsk{s". So on and so forth. I cannot connect to any of them. My old ibook and PMg5 both work fine. I've tried restarting and nothing. Any ideas???
  2. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Zap PRAM and repair permissions. The instructions can be found here. Although this probably won't solve the problem, many random problems I have seen fixed with a reset.

    If this doesn't help, then try an external USB wireless card. If it works and airport does not, then the hardware Airport runs on is most likely boned.:(

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