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airportd crashes with segmentation fault

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Jan 5, 2013 7:35 AM

I've got a MBP 8,2 running 10.6.8 with all the OS X updates.  It runs fine with the exception that Airport doesn't always work as expected.  In particular, it doesn't seem to readily auto-join known networks.  Another issue is that the Airport service is often not running after a reboot.  Looking through the Console logs over the last few weeks, it appears that the airportd is crashing with a segmentation fault.  Here are the typical two lines in a Console log:

 

1/4/13 6:18:08 PMcom.apple.launchd[1](com.apple.airportd[114]) Job appears to have crashed: Segmentation fault
1/4/13 6:18:08 PMcom.apple.ReportCrash.Root[84]2013-01-04 18:18:08.563 ReportCrash[84:1407] Saved crash report for airportd[114] version ??? (???) to /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/airportd_2013-01-04-181808_localhost.crash

 

I did a bunch of searching on the internet for answers, and found that there was essentially no reference to the exact issue I'm having.  I did however quickly come across several recommendations of deleting all the airport-related prefs in the SystemConfiguration folder (and rebooting and rebuilding the network interfaces) and resetting the PRAM, so I did those, but it didn't make a difference.

 

Wondering if anyone has any thoughts on resolving this issue.  I'm happy to post any logs or other info requests to help get to the bottom of this.

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