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Wireless Causing Kernel Panics?

24940 Views 386 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2007 7:54 AM by Talmage Cooley RSS
  • ElBananero Calculating status...
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    May 29, 2006 5:20 AM (in response to Michael Dunne)
    The answer to the kernelpanic is, new logic card. Im waiting for a new one now....
    MBP 15" 2GHZ, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • jfr001 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    May 29, 2006 9:06 AM (in response to NetJunkie)
    I've got the same problem here.
    Just received my MBP 2.16GHz last week. First thing it
    did at power-on was to perform a software update, and
    that triggered the first kernel panic.
    Since that, kernel panics happen almost every time I'm trying to download over wireless.
    I'm using a Netgear 834G wifi/ADSL router, without security.

    Hmmm, t'seems I'll have to send the MBP back to Apple.
    MBP 2.16GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Aleksandr Bunin Calculating status...
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    May 30, 2006 6:41 AM (in response to Michael Dunne)
    funny thing, I was thinking same thing. But when I started downloading firefox, thunderbird, etc from other sites, I figured it is something to do with MBP...

    btw, how to findout which week my system is?
    Powerbook G4 Ti 1Ghz, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • Adam H Calculating status...
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    May 30, 2006 12:05 PM (in response to NetJunkie)
    Same problem with my week 20... It's (finally) being replaced.
    MacBook Pro 15.4" 2.16 GHz/2 GB/100 GB 7200 RPM, W8620, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Aleksandr Bunin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 30, 2006 12:45 PM (in response to NetJunkie)
    Well, I just spent few hours installing, updating Windows on my Macbook Pro. Basicly, reason for purchase of this laptop was ability to dual/triple boot to different OSs: MacOS, Linux and Windows.
    So, in MacOS my laptop will kernel panic in 10 minutes with wireless network turned on. In Windows, I downloaded 100MB worth of updates, OpenOffice.org and few other software titles and system never crashed or gave me any kind of problems.
    I did not install Linux yet, but what I can say at this point, there seems to be software issue with MacOS driver for wireless card.

    I hope, update will come in shortly, since I don't want to use Windows where wired ethernet is unavailable.


    MacBook Pro 2GHz (Week 20)   Mac OS X (10.4.6)   Dual boot with Windows XP SP2
  • Michael Dunne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 30, 2006 2:05 PM (in response to Aleksandr Bunin)
    That's very interesting, and I would be very happy if it turned out to be a software fix that was required rather than sending my 6 day-old MBP back to Apple. I would be afraid of swapping my machine for another one that had a different set of problems, as basically I'm happy with mine except for this panic issue on wireless. But how long will we have to wait for a fix? My Apple support guy thinks it's a problem with my router, even though I told them that I get the same problem both at home and in the ofice, so I don't know if Apple are taking this seriously yet.
    MacBook Pro 2Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Aladdin Hourani Calculating status...
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    May 30, 2006 3:33 PM (in response to Michael Dunne)
    OK Guys. The Replacement is here, and I have downloaded all the updates using Airport without a problem. I will update you more in a couple of days. But it seems this replacement does not have any problems
    2.16Ghz MBP 15.4", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Tze Law Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2006 7:25 AM (in response to Aladdin Hourani)
    so I kept calling apple care and finally they decided that they don't know what the problem is. So this guy actually told me to take it to the nearest genius bar.

    Why.



    Mac Book Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.6)  
  • Aleksandr Bunin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 7:36 AM (in response to Michael Dunne)
    I don't want to send it anywhere either. So far it seems to me it is software issue with newer revision of wireless card (?) something Apple's driver doesn't expect to receive from wireless card.
    it is only my speculation and, tell you truth, until I have Windows installed and it works - I don't really care. When and if I need to use wireless I can always switch to Windows for some time... well.. insecure, but no other workaround. I didn't even bother calling AppleCare, since it will be just waist of my time.
    MacBook Pro 2GHz (Week 20), Mac OS X (10.4.6), Dual boot with Windows XP SP2
  • Aleksandr Bunin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 7:38 AM (in response to Aladdin Hourani)
    what is week of your replacement mbp?
    MacBook Pro 2GHz (Week 20), Mac OS X (10.4.6), Dual boot with Windows XP SP2
  • Aladdin Hourani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 7:44 AM (in response to Aleksandr Bunin)
    how do I find out the week of make for my MBP??
    Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Aleksandr Bunin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 7:46 AM (in response to Aladdin Hourani)
    go here http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html and enter yours MBP serial #
    MacBook Pro 2GHz (Week 20), Mac OS X (10.4.6), Dual boot with Windows XP SP2
  • Michael Dunne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 8:54 AM (in response to Aleksandr Bunin)
    Having said I didn't want to send mine back I am doing just that now. The support guy said that they don't really know what the problem is from my logs, whether it is hardware or software related, so now they need to see it and test it. I asked about a straight replacement, seeing as I have had it for less than a week, but he said they still wanted to see it before deciding what to do.
    MacBook Pro 2Ghz 15", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Aleksandr Bunin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2006 9:34 AM (in response to Michael Dunne)
    I working as computer tech for last 10 years. With Macs for last 3 years. I fixed hundreds of iMacs, iBooks, eMacs, etc... every time when I had kernel panic, I knew something is wrong. Usually it was logic board or memory and Apple Hardware Test was very helpfull (Actually, there were few different CDS for different flavour of Mac). I tested mine with testing software on OS X install disk. No problems found. Problems happen only when using wireless card.
    If I recall correctly, MBP has separate board for wireless. I suspect, this board was updated and wasn't properly tested in MBP made during Week 20. So I think problem is with the driver , just because under Windows my MBP works properly..


    MacBook Pro 2GHz (Week 20)   Mac OS X (10.4.6)   Dual boot with Windows XP SP2
  • Ching Chak Poon1 Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2006 11:22 AM (in response to NetJunkie)
    Same issue here.
    I bought one 17" macbook pro and everything on it seems fine except for the bad latch. So i exchanged it with another 17" and the replaced one had been having kernel panics up to ying yang. So returned it for full refund. Funny thing is that the original one i got is built one day after the replacement one.
    MacBook pro 17", iBOok G4, iMac G5 20", Mac OS X (10.4.6)
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