Strange Airport Issue. Is it software or hardware?
My MacBook Pro, A1261, has this strange AirPort issue. My AirPort will work fine on my mac and i can connect and browse the internet. Sometimes the computer will go through 30 power cycles and not have any glitches but then it will either freeze or drop the wifi. If it drops the wifi it starts to say wifi off and when i click turn wifi on it highlights but never turns on. If it freezes I have to do a hard reboot and it will come back on and say "no wifi hardware installed." It will also say this sometimes after i reboot it when it doesn't allow me to turn the wifi on. After a second restart everything goes back to normal and it works. It when I received the computer the wifi would only work with the top case off and would give me the no hardware message when the top case was on. I then removed the wifi grounding clip and it doesn't do this anymore. I have reinstalled snow leopard and put loin on it and it still has issues. Do you think it is the Airport card of the i/o board?
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