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airport wifi not connecting

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Feb 9, 2013 2:16 PM

Reecently my daughters macbook (mid 2007) starting having wifi conection issues at home.  We have a airport extreme 802.11n 1st generation supplying DCHP addresses off a cable modem. After trying many thngs I decided to drop in a new airport card within the macbook, at this point she can see neigbouring wifi networks but still not the home network.  She is able to connect at public areas (ie starbucks or school) without issue so the internal airport modem works. The other macbooks and ios devices in the house all connect without issue.  It's just this one macbook that won't??? However the Airport utility on her macbook see's the airport extreme and shows green lights on it and the internet.  I'm using WPA2 Personal Security with auto channel select and did create a closed network so I enter in the SSID network name and passwork manually but get no device found error.  As a work around I have insert a USB wifi device for use at howm and it connects to the airport extreme fine, so I just can't figure out why the internal airport is not cooperating and finding the airport extreme? I'm current on all firmware and software on the airport express and macbook.


Any thoughts?

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,885 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to gbucyk)

    Have you tried System Preferences/Network/Assist me?


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  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,885 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:43 PM (in response to gbucyk)

    I'm not sure these Apple support articles will help and it is sort of no other ideas approach, but.....


    Can’t Choose a WiFi Network


    Choose Preferred WiFi Network


    If You Don't See WiFi in Network Preferences


    Join a WiFi Network


    Select WiFi Network


    Set Advanced WiFi Options


    If the computer can operate using Mountain Lion, I don't think there should be a Mountain Lion issue.


    Some other things you can try.


    Run Disk Utility/Repair Permissions. Repeat until it shows no repairs were made. Clearing the log in between runs can make the process less confusing.  Also see: Disk Utility Repair Permissions You Can Safely Ignore


    Reset NVRAM/PRAM                                


    Reset SMC


    General Maintenance Recommendations


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