12641 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2008 4:03 PM by ghettochild
I also have noticed this process running under my activity monitor. I dont have an airport base station and therefore dont need this agent running and would like to stop i. I have removed this item from this accounts login preferences and also went under the airport utility and disable all checks that were being performed by the utility. Even after restart this service is still running.
How can i safely remove this app and/or stop this service from running>
I found a way to disable the Airport base station agent by modifying its startup files. I do not know what the implications for my system will be (I do not use an air port base station, nor Time Machine over WiFi).
First I went to the airport utility and disabled everything I found under preferences which was in any way connected to the daemon (it provides some searching and queering, I guess). Then opened the Terminal and navigated to /System/Library/LaunchAgents .
opened the com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent.plist file with vim (note the sudo):
+sudo vim com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent.plist+
Changed the following:
Saved the file and closed vim. Then unloaded the daemon with:
+launchctl unload com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent.plist+
Then rebooted and since the daemon is set to load only on demand now and there is no demand for it by anything on the system, it simply does not start.