Macbook wifi dying
Has anyone seen these symptoms? Googling gets me lots of networking issues all of which are rather different, and whose suggested solutions I had tried before googling.
The symptom: networking (over wifi) just stops working. The mailer sits and spins, or the browser times out trying to load a page. Same happens when I try the router’s page. Anything from the commandline hangs until DNS lookup times out. Meanwhile, if I fire up the other laptop it works just fine, indicating that the router and its outward connection are just fine.
Nothing too unusual so far. But trying to diagnose it, it begins to look like a hardware issue. It won’t “search for networks” as it normally would. And turning airport off, it simply can’t be turned back on: that is to say, I turn it on from – for example – Network Diagnostics – but it remains resolutely off. Similarly the networking wizard bombs out when it tries to activate airport.
So far the only solution I’ve found is to shut it down and restart from cold. But yesterday morning I did that and it lasted only ten minutes before dying again.
Anyone seen similar symptoms? Is there anything I can do to try and fix it?