This isn't really an AirPort question but my question fits better here than anywhere else I can see. The question is at the end if you don't want to read the background of how I got into the mess :-)
I got a BearExtender Mac to make it easier to pull in weak WiFi signals when we are in port. Everything was great until one night when the Mac battery ran down and the Mac shut down while the BearExtender was still active. From that point on the 802.11 connection (in the network preference) would say that the BearExtender was not plugged in. I did several re-installs of the extender software and reboots and cable swaps and so on ... the typical stuff.
While the network preference kept saying the device was not plugged in the Ralink Wireless Utility showed that the extender was communicating well with WiFi connections, getting good signal strength and quality and telling the Wireless Utility on the Mac about it.
I finally thought I'd delete the 802.11 service in the preference panel and have the extender software re-install it. I assumed that the extender software had installed it in the first place. After running the install software (doing the de-installs first, as recommended) the 802.11 service was not restored.
QUESTION: So, the question is who installed the 802.11 service in the first place, did it come with Moc OS (10.6.8) and I just hadn't noticed it before ? How can I re-install it ?
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.48f2
System Software Overview:
System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Kernel Version: Darwin 10.8.0
Boot Volume: HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Computer Name: Our MacPro
User Name: Sven (sven)
Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled
64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
Time since boot: 7:04