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MAC MINI SOLO HAVE NO WIRELESS

 
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auctioneeral
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: MAC MINI SOLO HAVE NO WIRELESS Reply with quote

just got this 2006 mini intel and i'm new to mac's.
So the problem is no wireless .
Its running 10.5 but cann't hook up to my wireless router. It works fine with ethernet cable.
I run wireless on 2 other pc without a problem and 3 iphones.
does any body know were i should start to fix the problem. also is there a wireless card in the mini like in pc's because i'm planning on upgrading processor in mini so i could but a new wireless card in it, if you think that would work.
thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check to see if you have wireless...
click on the apple icon (top-left) menubar
click on "about this mac"
click on "more info..."
click on "Network"
click on "Locations"
if you have wireless it should show in the right-hand panel.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will check tonight. i know the wireless thing is over in top right corner. and my wireless name comes up and i type my password in and it searches and then saids unable to connect.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok heres what comes up when i went to
check to see if you have wireless...
click on the apple icon (top-left) menubar
click on "about this mac"
click on "more info..."
click on "Network"
click on "Locations"

Automatic:

Active Location: Yes
Services:
Bluetooth:
Type: PPP
IPv4:
Configuration Method: PPP
IPv6:
Configuration Method: Automatic
Proxies:
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
PPP:
ACSP Enabled: No
Display Terminal Window: No
Redial Count: 1
Redial Enabled: Yes
Redial Interval: 5
Use Terminal Script: No
Dial On Demand: No
Disconnect On Fast User Switch: Yes
Disconnect On Idle: Yes
Disconnect On Idle Time: 600
Disconnect On Logout: Yes
Disconnect On Sleep: Yes
Idle Reminder: No
Idle Reminder Time: 1800
IPCP Compression VJ: Yes
LCP Echo Enabled: No
LCP Echo Failure: 4
LCP Echo Interval: 10
Log File: /var/log/ppp.log
Verbose Logging: No
Ethernet:
Type: Ethernet
BSD Device Name: en0
Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:16:cb:a5:88:3a
IPv4:
Configuration Method: DHCP
IPv6:
Configuration Method: Automatic
AppleTalk:
Configuration Method: Node
Proxies:
Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
FireWire:
Type: FireWire
BSD Device Name: fw0
Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:16:cb:ff:fe:d4:93:a6
IPv4:
Configuration Method: DHCP
IPv6:
Configuration Method: Automatic
Proxies:
Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
AirPort:
Type: IEEE80211
BSD Device Name: en1
Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:16:cb:be:0d:a3
IPv4:
Configuration Method: DHCP
IPv6:
Configuration Method: Automatic
AppleTalk:
Configuration Method: Node
Proxies:
Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
IEEE80211:
Join Mode: Automatic
PowerEnabled: 1

but then under airport card i see this
wireless card type airport extreme
wireless card firmware 1.4.16.2
current wireless network wireless network not available

so do i have a card in there or not...
when i click wireless sign on top right screen. airport on/off which i have on and my wireless name shows up there and i click it and put in my password searches and times out. i have put the mac right near router and also close to my pc which is running wireless and still same requests.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can answer this how many devices communicate with your wireless the reason i ask is you might have reached your limit of wireless connections on your network.

Also most airport extreme cards are g cards so if you have a n router it won't communicate it will just sit there or time out.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: No Wi-Fi Reply with quote

When you Click on "Network"
Your "Active Services" should be displayed.
If you have a working Bluetooth Card then
"Bluetooth" will be listed. If your "Ethernet"
is working then that will be listed. You should
also have "Firewire" and "Wi-Fi" listed. Does
"Wi-Fi" show up? If "Wi-Fi" isn't listed then
its malfunctioning or you don't have a Wi-Fi
Card installed.

If you have a Wi-Fi Card installed, then how far
is your mini from your router? I think your
model of mini has one small crappy Wi-Fi
Antenna. You can add a second antenna if
necessary as well as install better antennas.

Oh yah, yes you can install an "N" Wi-Fi Card.
You may have to upgrade your OS in order
to use it though.

Hope this is still relevant to you.
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