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wifi: no hardware found after 10.7.4 update

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FunkyDrug Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 9, 2012 7:16 PM

Hi -

 

After I did the 10.7.4 update on my mid-2010 macbook pro core i7 this evening, my wifi adapter/internet is not working, it is grayed out and says "no wifi hardware found". I have re-booted my machine 4-5 times but that did not help.

 

Apparently, if I boot into recovery partition via holding Cmd+R > there my wifi is working and is properly connected. Infact, I am writing this message through that receovery partition safari window connected to wifi just fine.

 

Another weird nothing I noticed is if I boot into the Safari-only Guest User account, there also wifi is working just fine, no problem.

 

However, in both of my user accounts, it is giving me this "no wifi hardware found" error and won't connect to internet. In fact, ethernet wasn't working as well in user accounts.

 

Any suggestions besides taking to apple store?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB, 500GB, core-i7, late 2010
  • wifiguru Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    May 9, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    Can you paste your kernel.log here after a reboot ? It can point to some reason as to why this occured. Did it work well on 10.7.3 ?

  • marcofromcork Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2012 11:33 PM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    Make a backup of your system and make a fresh installation of 10.7.4.

  • richo_h Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 12:04 AM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    Likewise, I can't really post my whole kernel.log but at boot time I do see it refuse to load some kexts versioned 11.4 because an 11.3 module is already loaded.

     

    Being that Mach 11 came out with Lion I'm assuming that 11.4 would be the 10.7.4 version of the module and 11.3 would be the 10.7.3 ?

     

    Ideas for how to defer or stop the first load of the 11.3 module? Or i'm barking up the wrong tree?

  • marcofromcork Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to richo_h)

    Does your WIFI works when you start from the Recovery HD ?
    If yes then I would recommend you that you reinstall Mac OS X.

     

    If you doesn't like to do it. You can also try a fresh installation on an external hard disk or 2nd partition and test there.

  • richo_h Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 12:29 AM (in response to marcofromcork)

    How do I boot from the second HD?

     

    I already created a second encrypted volume because I need my code on a case sensitive FS so I'm backing up to there.

     

    Just checking I still have the keys to all encrytped volumes..

  • marcofromcork Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 12:45 AM (in response to richo_h)

    When you created a 2nd parition, then start from Recovery HD. There click on "reinstall Mac OS X", there you can choose where you want to install the Mac OS X. In this case on the 2nd partition.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    May 10, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    FunkyDrug wrote:

     

     

    I REFUSE TO RE-INSTALL OPERATING SYSTEM, this is silly to have to re-install OSX Lion for issues like this, there is got to be another way out.

     

    I have taken a genius bar appointment today and see what can they do for me.

    Good Luck at the Bar, Maybe you should book an appointment with a Bar that servese Alcohol for after the G bar visit.

     

    Mac's, They Just Work, NOT.

  • marcofromcork Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    I gave you just a solution. The Genius cannot do deeper things. But I doesn't want to change your mind.

  • eltborsgui Calculating status...
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    May 10, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to marcofromcork)

    I had the same problem, I changed my hosts file to original one and it fixed the problem

  • habibasseiss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    The same thing happened to me after 10.7.4 update. That's really disappointing: what did I do wrong? I just updated my OS. Recovery HD has wifi though. Restoring /etc/hosts file didn't help.

  • djiti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    Same symptoms of non-working WiFi on my used-to-be-working-just-fine-with-10.7.3 2008 Aluminum Mac, with FileVault on.

    I restarted under guest, WiFi was working.

    I shut down the Mac, booting back up as myself... and WiFi was back.

     

     

    The hick-up seems to be happening around

     

    May 10 20:59:29 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: Vendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not valid         0 [Time 1336676369] [Message

    May 10 20:59:29 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: Vendor ID 0xffff is not valid

    May 10 20:59:39 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: Vendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validVendor ID 0xffff is not validhibernate_page_list_setall start 0xffffff8064ba7000, 0xffffff8064bc6000

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: HID tickle 71 ms

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored (stateNumber = 0)

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored (stateNumber = 2)

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: wl_recover_nocard: Timer already started

    May 10 21:04:33 XXXXXXX-MacBook kernel[0]: 00000000  00000020  NVEthernet::setLinkStatus - not Active

  • habibasseiss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to FunkyDrug)

    I just solved my problem by disabling FileVault (it was enabled when I updated and the problem appeared). After disabling it, I restart my Mac and WiFi was working again. I didn't need to reinstall Mac OS.

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