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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:47 AM

I just upgraded my Macbook Air1.1 to Snow Leopard 10.6.3. All went well except for the internet connection. Went to Network, does not list

any Wifi , "no service in this location". Went to Internet sharing, got this message "Cannot start Internet sharing
, there are no ports available. Choose a different connection to share or turn on another port using Network preferences." Have no idea

how to do either.Any help greatly appreciated.



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#2 durkinjt

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:23 PM

. Out of desperation I tried a wifi network card I used in a pc, worked, but when I reboot I have to reset the card. Is there a network card deigned to work on Macs?  



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:16 PM

Resolving Stubborn Wi-Fi Connection Problems in Mac OS X

 

What model is the wireless router?

Have you tried to connect to any other open Wi-Fi locations?



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 08:34 AM

Its a Verizon, looks like Actiontec, works on two other Pc's and a Mac Mini 



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:18 AM

Sounds like your AirPort card might have gone bad, but if it happened after an OS install, I'd suspect a corrupt OS.

 

I'd say you are better off backing up and doing a reformat and reinstall of Snow Leopard...if that fails then I'd say it is indeed the AirPort card and likely you would need to use the ethernet adapter or another wireless adapter.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 11:45 AM

I agree with techgeek88 it sounds like it's probably OS related if the trigger was a reinstall. You could test this by running a loopback ping   127.0.0.1 in network utility. if you get 10 packets sent and 10 received with 0% packet loss your airport card can send and receive data, then  you could move on to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4628 



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:53 PM

I agree with techgeek88 it sounds like it's probably OS related if the trigger was a reinstall. You could test this by running a loopback ping   127.0.0.1 in network utility. if you get 10 packets sent and 10 received with 0% packet loss your airport card can send and receive data, then  you could move on to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4628 

Thanks very much.  Did as you instructed, all 10 ping were received., Now I am not sure how to continue, I have tried to restore to factory by rebooting and holding the  "r" , seem that  it needs a wifi connection for this to work. I have a newer disk , a 10.6 , but I need to format the HD for this to properly install to correct the corrupt OS? I am not familiar with formatting, what is the procedure? 



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Posted 07 October 2014 - 06:02 PM

 

I agree with techgeek88 it sounds like it's probably OS related if the trigger was a reinstall. You could test this by running a loopback ping   127.0.0.1 in network utility. if you get 10 packets sent and 10 received with 0% packet loss your airport card can send and receive data, then  you could move on to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4628 

Thanks very much.  Did as you instructed, all 10 ping were received., Now I am not sure how to continue, I have tried to restore to factory by rebooting and holding the  "r" , seem that  it needs a wifi connection for this to work. I have a newer disk , a 10.6 , but I need to format the HD for this to properly install to correct the corrupt OS? I am not familiar with formatting, what is the procedure? 

 

 

You can follow Apple's instructions here if you want to proceed with formatting with your disk. :)

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3910


Edited by techgeek88, 07 October 2014 - 06:03 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

I agree with techgeek88 it sounds like it's probably OS related if the trigger was a reinstall. You could test this by running a loopback ping   127.0.0.1 in network utility. if you get 10 packets sent and 10 received with 0% packet loss your airport card can send and receive data, then  you could move on to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4628 

Thanks for the help at least now I can eliminate the Airport card, will try your link.






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