[GLLUG] Anyone with experience with Macs and AirPort Extreme?

Eduardo Cesconetto eduardo at cesconetto.com
Sat Jun 14 22:25:39 EDT 2008

Those bastards? I blame your crappy Open Source driven router, I have  
the same issue with my WRT54GL w/ DD-WRT is junk too... You get what u  
pay for...

On Jun 14, 2008, at 9:20 PM, Michael George wrote:

> Well, no go on either of these.  I can set up an ad-hoc network with  
> my
> iBook and an original AirPort card (802.11b?), but it keeps getting
> connection timeouts to the Linksys/dd-wrt WAP.  I am not about to  
> spend
> $300 for a Apple WAP to connect this thing.  Those bastards make
> incompatible hard/firmware and expect me to spend more $$ on them?   
> No way.
> Sean O'Malley wrote:
>> It doesnt really seem to be a related issue, but the early 2006 minis
>> have a firmware update for them. It is called
>> Apple Mac mini early 2006 SMC Firmware
>> A more related fix would be:
>> ----
>> from http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=4993837
>> Alright, so we know that after updated to 10.5.2 people were still  
>> having
>> trouble with Airport. I was one of them, and I figured it out. Here  
>> is
>> what I did:
>> 1. Navigate to Library\Preferences\SystemConfiguration
>> 2. Locate com.apple.airport.preferences.plist
>> 3. Drag it to trash
>> 4. Hit the spotlight, type in "Keychain Access"
>> a) Remove all passwords to every network
>> *now I don't know if that's necessary, but I did it, and it worked*
>> 5. Restart Leopard
>> 6. Connect to a network and you should be problem free
>> By deleting com.apple.airport.preferences.plist and restarting your
>> system, you are allowing Leopard to create the new 10.5.2 file.
>> My theory is, is that the two conflicted with each other so it wasn't
>> copied properly, and thats why some people had the problem and some
>> didn't.
>> ---
>> my guess is you just need to axe the password to the airport.
>> That at least lets you start the config from scratch. :)
>> Sean
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