Two days back, when I tried to connect to internet, my Mac said “no Airport card installed”. I tried many things, like resetting SMC, resetting PRAM etc., but I can’t find a solution. Although my system profiler shows the Airport.
Thanks! 10 second thing works!! I bought mine in June 2011 as well. Hmmmm.
i have the same problems no airport Card installed on my macbook pro
i tried to open Airport in the systems preference and didn't match
how can i solved the problems is in the software or in the hardware ?
then to update the software
thanks for your support
You can try the following -
Hold down the power button for 10 seconds and it'll reboot and might detect your Airport.
Try some common troubleshooting measures to fix it mentioned in the link below -
So,all in all if the above troubleshooting steps fails to fix your problem,then you need to replace the card.
1st option works,... :)
Hi, I have the same problem now on my Mac Book Pro. I bought the laptop June 2011 with OS X version 10.6.8. It's annoying because I can't even update any software.
HELP!!! i dont know what to do :-( my mac says no AIRPOR CARD INSTALLED i already took it to the IT deparment at my work and they said is a lost case...that even if i take it to a Apple store they wont be able to help cause its an old model OS X 10.4....please help i tried rebooting it and nothing
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It happened to me today, it was fine last night and then this morning it says "No airport card installed". But luckily I've fixed it, I turned my mac book pro off, give it a rest for 2 - 5 minutes, I gave it smooth bumps on my bed, shake it couple of times...I turned my mac book pro back, and the airport is WORKING !
Not sure if this is a permanent fix, but it has at least worked for me. I had the no airport card problem. I held down the on/off button for 10 seconds to reboot the machine and airport has reappeared working fine. It must reassess it's wifi hardware/sofware when you do this.
This worked for me, thanks!
This worked for me too! Thank you.
great! easy way to fix it. thanks ;)
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many macariums are going through the same issues,i have a mac book pro13'' everything were going perfect until one day " no airport card installed" no matter what you do it will not work. All you need to do is " buy a new airport card '' and have it installed. apple knows about this problem and have not don anything yet.
There are basically three options:
- you deleted the AirPort connection by accident
- your system lost track of it for whatever reason
- your AirPort card is damaged
First I would try to open up System Preferences, go to Network and at the top create a new Location.
If this doesn't help force a redetection of the hardware via Terminal.app and the command /usr/sbin/networksetup -detectnewhardware
Your last option is to delete the file containing network hardware informations.
delete this property list and then restart your system.
If neither helps it is most likely and issue with the card itself.
What happens if I type the above command in Terminal?
It will force Mac OS X to redetect all connected networking hardware (Ethernet, Bluetooth, AirPort, Firewire).
It's the command run by Mac OS X during installation when the language and user setup is done and the installer continues to configure Mac OS X.
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