I have an iMac (2006) Core Duo with a dead Airport?
The Airport netowrk connection died. I added an external hard drive, with backup software. The Airport was functioning after the external drive was added. Two days later the system does not recognize the Airport. Within the Networks tab, the Airport is shown to be turned off. The Startup log states the Airport was not found. This is not a server problem but with the built in Airport on the iMac.
Is this a good question?