5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2008 4:03 PM by ghettochild
Denis Pechnov Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
Guys , suddenly I start to have Airport Base Station Agent it is eating some memory , I did investigate and these service is checking on the new software updates and monitoring base station status , but after I disable it all from airport admin utility service is still their , can you advise how to disable it completely without removing it manually from startup items and if we really need it ?

Appreciate your help.

PB and Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • birdwellcc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I noticed this in my login items under the user accounts icon of system preferences, do you know what exactly this does?

    Why it is set to automatically launch at startup?

    What would happen if I disabled it from launching at startup?
  • karenigan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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>
  • RMT07 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hello I have the same problem any advice?Please
  • ghettochild Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Remove com.apple.AirPortBaseStation.plist from /system/library/LaunchAgents and then restart.
  • paroparo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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 .

    +cd /System/Library/LaunchAgents+

    opened the com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent.plist file with vim (note the sudo):

    +sudo vim com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent.plist+

    Changed the following:
    <key>OnDemand</key>
    <false/>
    with:
    <key>OnDemand</key>
    <true/>
    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.