OS 10.4.4 == "No Airport Hardware Found"

RedMacMan

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Sep 16, 2003
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So I just updated my Aluminum Powerbook 15 to 10.4.4 via software update, and system prefs now tells me that "No Airport Hardware is Found" when I try to connect to the Airport base station I've been using for the last 2 years. Incredibly annoying. System Profiler still reports that I do, in fact, *have* airport, but OSX doesn't recognize it. Anyone heard of this? Any suggestions??

Thanks.
 

Laser47

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Someone earlier had this problem, IIRC they said that deleting com.apple.airport.preferences.plist. If you try this be sure to make a backup of this file just incase.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Assuming deleting the preferences doesn't work, do you have another account to test this in? Perhaps make a new one if you don't already have one and see if that account recognises the card.

Otherwise, a PMU reset may help. :)
 

RedMacMan

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Sep 16, 2003
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Well tried all those suggestions, and nothing worked. In fact the preferences file you mentioned (com.apple.airport.prefrences.plis) doesn't even exist on my system.

So... not quite sure what to do next. Apple's OS update disabled my airport. :(
 

lexfuzo

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RedMacMan said:
Well tried all those suggestions, and nothing worked. In fact the preferences file you mentioned (com.apple.airport.prefrences.plis) doesn't even exist on my system.

So... not quite sure what to do next. Apple's OS update disabled my airport. :(
next: check your spelling and delete this file:
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist

(COPY and PASTE to identify it ;) )
 

RedMacMan

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Sep 16, 2003
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Yea that didn't work either. Still "No Airport Hardware Found".

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad. GG Apple... :(
 

Laser47

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Lol, i was looking around the discussion forums on apple.com and saw your post. No one there has any suggestions either. Then only suggestion I have is to backup and reinstall osx. But first you should try calling apple.
 

Fezwick

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Oct 5, 2002
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I had this problem when I installed 10.4.4 on my PowerBook. I restarted and it took care of the problem.

Other than that, have you tried zapping the PRAM or repairing permissions?
 

slooksterPSV

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Apr 17, 2004
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Be sure you have updated all firmware of your airport station, also make sure you have the latest airport drivers. Be careful when doing the station firmware upgrade, one small power flicker and it's gone forever. Firmware updates ROM code that lies within it. So you could try that. Nothing else I can think of except updates. Oh and do the Updates by Cat5/Cat5e ... rather Ethernet cable than Wirelessly.
 

sudes

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Jan 25, 2006
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No Airport Hardware Found after 10.4.4 upgrade

Has anyone solved this? I have the same issue as "RedMacMan" on my 17" PowerBook and I'm travelling in Europe and WiFi is the only way I've been connecting to the internet!

If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated as I'm completely stuck and have tried every suggestion above. :-(
 

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slooksterPSV

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Open System Preferences, click on Network, go to the Show: Airport if Airport isn't in that list click Assist me... and make sure you do Diagnosis and make sure it finds Airport. If it does and all that make sure Airport hasn't been firewalled or disabled some how. Disabled, the Diagnosis assistant should have something. Otherwise there may be another option (I dunno, but I think you can disable ports).
 

CNU182

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Oct 9, 2003
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Here's what fixed my macbook

Restart and hold down

Apple+Option+P+R until you hear two beeps.

Enjoy.
 

Kingsly

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CNU182 said:
Here's what fixed my macbook

Restart and hold down

Apple+Option+P+R until you hear two beeps.

Enjoy.
tried that. no dice.

To be specific, I have a MBP, 10.4.7.

Last few days AP has been a little sketchy. Finally yesterday I got home from uni, turned on AP, and, Bobs your uncle, no AP hardware found!
*Waits patiently for merom while eating dinner salad*
 

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slooksterPSV

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Try resetting your PMU (see apple's website for details) (Power Management Unit) something may have went funky in that area. That's the last thing I can think of.
 

drummerboy4774@

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Jan 10, 2005
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Similar Problem

I too was noticing intermittent AirPort functionality. I thought it was my trusty (not) D-Link wireless router. Turns out it's my AirPort card. System Profiler reports "No information found" about my AirPort card. I'm using a 15" 1.33 PowerBook, OS 10.4.7 with all updates installed. This started a few days ago. All above ideas have been attempted.

HELP
 

-Pisces-

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I have been struck by it too. Even though I completely reinstalled OS X just 2 days ago. None of the above mentioned solutions worked though...
 
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