Remove airport card mac mini

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  1. brobson macrumors 6502

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    Ok I tried to do this and was unsucessful.
    The mac fixit forum takes me only so far. I have an intel mac mini and it's airport card has to go. That's the only way I can insure my son stays off the internet in his room.
    Please does anyone know how to do this? I got all the way to the logic board but couldn't see the card and couldn't find a step by step. I am sure because it is a strange thing to be doing.
    Thanks in advance.
    B
     
  2. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Lead box maybe? If I were you I'd google for "mac mini" "take apart" or something like that, because there are guides out there that give you a pictorial walk through of a mac mini disassembly.

    Here's a good one. Just follow the link for installing an airport card.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/Mac-Mini-PowerPC/82/
     
  3. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I cannot find a fix it for intel mac mini
     
  4. abbottpc.com macrumors member

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    If you have a wireless router, why don't you just block the mac address? This would work unless he can log onto someone else's computer.
     
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  6. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THANKS I FINALLY GOT IT OUT!
    My son's grades are dropping because he's chatting or surfing all night. He also had pornography downloaded.
    He has access to the internet in the main rooms of our house under supervision. At night I shut them off and he doesn't have the password to these other computers. He records his own music so the mini mac has to stay in his room as it's all hooked up to keyboards, etc.
    I tried EVERYTHING imaginable to block the internet before resorting to this. You can see my previous posts.
     
  7. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Are you so sure he doesn't have access to your family computers when you're not around? I'd be checking the log files if I were you.
     
  8. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your concern, I sometimes get mocked on this board for trying to control the internet in my home.
    I have Spector installed on all computers and can pull up all things visible on the screen, chatting, etc. I can't believe my kids haven't figured it out by now but they haven't. It costs $80 per computer but worth every cent. I have stopped so many situations before they've excellerated but I also know things I wish I didn't.
    Oh well, gotta love 'em.
     
  9. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for humouring me. I am by nature against filtering and whatnot, though I understand the desire to monitor what your kids see online. I'm not so big on monitoring programs, as everyone has the right to privacy, including kids from their parents. Checking log files or installing special software goes against this.

    Really, the best thing to do is educate them about what's available and how to protect themselves. Your primary step of a "public" computer in your house is a big tool for preventing harm for you kids -- I know a number of friends and professionals who advocate for and use this kind of monitoring technique.
     
  10. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    You know, you could consider putting your wireless router in your room / locked area and just turning it off at night. Then who cares if your son has Airport, he still has no internet at night. Plus there's no risk that you'll render the Mini inoperable by opening it and poking around.

    How old are these kids anyway?
     
  11. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Won't work in most cases unfortunately. I'm yet to find a reasonably populated area without any neighbors running accessible/unsecured access points...
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    :confused:
    Move to my town. Small city, 4,000ish, Our house is one of three that uses a wireless network. As such, I've ensured that our password is uncrackable. WPA2 Enterprise, 40 characters long. Let's see some teen with raging hormones get through that. :cool:
     
  13. SthrnCmfrtr macrumors 6502

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    Eh, it'd take about a week. Maybe two, depending on your usage patterns.
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
     

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