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An odd workaround for a failed wireless connection
Authored by: Jordi Bunster on Nov 16, '03 01:21:31PM

Man, I can't fscking believe you found this. I've been having this problem for months!

You know what is even more weird? I thought it was hardware. I'll tell you why:

First, the card was gone. It would not show in any hardware listings (not even in Linux's lspci). Apple sent me a new card for free, and it worked for a while, but then, the signal was gone. Card was still there, but signal was gone. Once every three weeks or so, I would have signal for a few hours. Then gone again. I was already saving money to send the whole iBook for repairs.

And now this. I ran the Setup Assistant with the airport powered off, so it failed to detect any networks. I thought "Yeah, it is really hardware". I closed the assistant, turned Airport on, and there was my network. Great!

Now, granted, I just did this, so let's see how long it lasts.

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Bad news
Authored by: Jordi Bunster on Nov 16, '03 02:36:50PM

So, it didn't last much. And I can't do it again. It might've been just coincidence, it could still be a hardware problem.


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