Need help reinstalling OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 6SSD4, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. 6SSD4 macrumors member

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    My Air was such a nice laptop, but after installing 10.5.8 it has become a nightmare. I want to reinstall the os, but it wont do it.

    I have installed remote disk, and trying to remotely reinstall it. I do what it says: Turn off my MBA and hold option in while i turn it back on. However, when I turn it back on, no airport shows. I click the (...) and write the name of my airport and i write the pw, but it wont connect. It has been trying to connect for about 15minutes now, but nothing happens..

    I dont need any other CDs then what came with the air, right? Im using "Mac OS X install disk 1" now.
     
  2. 6SSD4 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I was unclear: Im wondering what to do about the air not connecting to the internet.. Im only borrowing a pc for a short while, so help will be appreciated
     
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  5. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    I have not tried a remote install, but have you considered temporarily disabling security on your access point? It might be that you have some setting that is preventing the low level firmware from seeing it (like disabling beaconing -- stealth mode, or some such).
     

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