Where is the airport option when clicking the wifii icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zedman5526, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Zedman5526 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just bough a new retina Macbook pro and i am trying to instal the driver for my Wireless router as the connection keeps droping out with out it.
    The install process requires me to turn on airport from the wireless menu, but no such thing exists. im running mountain lion. can anyone help Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    I never had to install a driver for a router, be it a wired or wireless one, or be it on a Windows computer or Mac. What exact router do you have?
    And since you have connection problems, the WiFi is probably already on, isn't it?
    Anyway, have you looked at System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi yet?

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  3. Zedman5526 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im using a buffalo air station, yeah I ve had a look at the wifi setting but no Airport on/off section
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Wireless LAN is no longer called "AirPort" since Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It is just called "Wi-Fi". (link)

    If it does not appear on the left side, click the + icon on the bottom to add a that interface. Again, how did you connect to the router before?
     
  5. Zedman5526 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, managed to fix it, turns out the driver that came with the rooter was outdated with the new one, which was compatible. Now a happy user! Thanks!
     

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