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lose wireless connection when powerbook goes to sleep

by longfam / May 2, 2007 9:27 AM PDT

Hi, I have a powerbook G4 Titanium, with added airport card (card about 6 years old), OS 3.9.1. , 867 MHz, Recently I am losing my wireless connection when the machine goes to sleep or I close the cover (to stop the fan). It does not automatically come back (as it used to) until I restart the computer. Is very annoying. When I am connected by ethernet cord everything is fine. Do you think my airport card is going? Thanks in advance for any help. Judy

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Don't think that is the problem
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 2, 2007 9:55 AM PDT

but after scouring the discussion board at Apple, your turn next, I can find mentions of this problem but no real fix. and then pick the discussions tab



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try installing Security Update 2007-004 v1.1
by wcpowell2 / May 5, 2007 10:51 AM PDT

from Apple's description of the update:

"This update corrects an issue where the AirPort connection may be lost after waking from sleep. This issue only affects Mac OS X v10.3.9 with Security Update 2007-004."

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Good Call
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 5, 2007 11:11 PM PDT

Let us know if this solved your problem.


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yep, that fixed the problem
by wcpowell2 / May 5, 2007 11:25 PM PDT
In reply to: Good Call

I should have mentioned that in my original post!

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Sorry, I should have been clearer
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 6, 2007 12:14 AM PDT

I actually meant the original poster.

Still, it's good to hear that a suggested fix actually works.


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yes yes, fixed it perfectly
by longfam / May 6, 2007 12:42 AM PDT

thank you all for the help. had asked mac friends and several forums and nothing worked. Now I"m back in business. Thanks again. Judy

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