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Fix Airport-related Finder hang Network
Under Jaguar, I sometimes get a problem with Airport where the connection drops, and any attempt to use the Airport toolbar menu results in a finder lockup (spinning rainbow disk). I've discovered that unloading and reloading the Airport driver kernel extension fixes the problem. Here's the script I've written to do that (it needs to be run as an admin user):
sudo kextunload -b
sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort.kext
This fixes the Finder lockup and allows me to rejoin the wireless network. The only catch is that thereafter the toolbar menu is nonfunctional, and I need to toggle it off and then on again in Internet Connect to get it to work (any advice on how to do this programatically would be appreciated).
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Getting the menu bar AirPort icon back
Authored by: yzo on Nov 21, '02 11:19:29AM

In the Internet Connect box, unchecking and then rechecking the "Show AirPort status in menu bar" button gives me back normal functionality of the AirPort icon.

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Fix Airport-related Finder hang
Authored by: dukeinlondon on May 19, '04 02:18:16PM

It doesn't work here on 10.3.3. I've done the unload and reload twice. the first time, the unload failed. The second time, it worked but after the reload, finder is still locked up

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