How do I fix ‘No Airport Card Installed’ problem on my Macbook Air?

September 5, 2013
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I am unable to connect to the internet on my laptop. When I try clicking on the airport icon, I keep getting the message ‘No Airport Installed’.

How do I correct this issue?

Thanks.

  1. Hovsep A
    September 6, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Hold down the power button for 10 seconds perhaps after reboot will detect your Airport Card.

  2. Jan F
    September 6, 2013 at 6:06 am

    First try a Parameter RAM reset:
    Restart your Mac and immediately press and hold "cmd + alt + P + R" on your keyboard until you heard the 'gong' for the third time. Let go of the keys and boot up normally.

    Other options:
    (a) open up System Preferences, go to Network and at the top click the drop-down menu and create a new location

    (b) force a re-detection of the hardware via Terminal.app
    open up a Terminal window, type & run the following command:
    /usr/sbin/networksetup -detectnewhardware

    (c) delete the following preferences file containing network hardware information then restart your system
    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

    If all these things fail you could try re-installing OS X, run the Apple Hardware Diagnostics and finally go to an Apple authorized service provider and have them look for the actual cause.