4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2010 7:53 PM by Robert Stone
Robert Stone Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
I was not sure whether to post this here or in discussion about Airport but I now suspect the problem is with the iMac. I have a first-generation Intel 20 inch iMac that I recently upgraded to a 1.5 TB internal drive from the (then top of the line) 500 GB drive it came with. The upgrade seemed to go without problems and I have worked inside Macs many times over the years, though the internal shielding on this unit was a big hassle to work with an did get torn in places. I had used cloning software to clone the 500 GB drive into the 1.5 TB before installation as a bootable and it booted right up.

The problem has been that it no longer can see my network. Naturally, I figured that I had fried the airport card inside when working there but the really strange thing is that it CAN see my neighbor's secure network, just not mine. I tried disabling all security on the network and re-typing the network name to no avail. I re-installed the OS on the mac and reset / reinstalled the configuration files on the modem as well. Next step if no one has any better ideas is to take the iMac "back to the OR" for some exploratory surgery, so to speak. Any help would be appreciated.

Intel iMac; MBP 2.2, G4 2x800 MHz, PowerBook G4 1.5...mult...Apple][+, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Sony HDR-HC5 HD Cmcrdr, Rebel T2i, SD 750, SD 550, Epson V700 Perfection Scnr