3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 2:23 PM by Bob Timmons
Maxpax Level 1 Level 1

What are my options with MacPro if the internal airport is broken?  I've tried to connect to the Internet with a USB cable as well into my wireless modem at home.  Currently my iPad and iPhone work with the cable modem so I know my computer has the issue.


iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)
Solved by Bob Timmons on Nov 19, 2012 2:23 PM Solved
Where would I go to do option 2?

 

An Apple repair shop

 

For option 3 are the USB adapters avail at the apple store?

Probably not. The repair shop would be able to help

 

Would an airport express do the same as option 3?

Not using USB. It would work using an Ethernet cable from the Express to the Mac, but it sounds like you may have a bad Ethernet port on the Mac if Option 1 will not work.

 

Sounds like the repair shop needs to take a look at the Mac and give you the options.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    Option 1.....connect to the MacPro from the router using an Ethernet cable

     

    Option 2....have a new wireless card installed in the MacPro

     

    Option 3.....buy a USB wireless adapter for the MacPro

  • Maxpax Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Bob.

    I tried option 1 and it did not work.

    Where would I go to do option 2?

    For option 3 are the USB adapters avail at the apple store?

    Would an airport express do the same as option 3?

    Thanks for your help

    George

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    Where would I go to do option 2?

     

    An Apple repair shop

     

    For option 3 are the USB adapters avail at the apple store?

    Probably not. The repair shop would be able to help

     

    Would an airport express do the same as option 3?

    Not using USB. It would work using an Ethernet cable from the Express to the Mac, but it sounds like you may have a bad Ethernet port on the Mac if Option 1 will not work.

     

    Sounds like the repair shop needs to take a look at the Mac and give you the options.