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Old 10-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
ardentangel
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Not recognizing my wifi modem mac mini


Long story shortened, I put Debian for PPC on my mac mini which has the Airport Extreme card installed and I now have no wifi. The network controller does not register any wireless ability available (no firmware).

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The airport in question was working before Debian installation.

I am not a geek (wish I was), so any help must be include all details. I know how to do some things, but even so, I would like all details. For example, I may know how to get to the command line prompt, but don't assume I do.

I can not find any software that addresses this issue. I can't imagine that I am the first to have this problem when my airport was working correctly before Linux installation.

The mac mini in question can access the internet from a wired Ethernet connection to download software, it just has to steal the cord from another computer (and that is not a happy home situation let me tell you).

I have done many internet searches and have not found any help, so please, someone, anyone...Help.
 
Old 10-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Gah! This is why I do not mess with programing often. Maybe I should have put Ubuntu on in the first place.

Ok, no solutions yet so I attempted to switch to Ubuntu. Not my first choice, but it seems that Ubuntu supports wifi better than Debian. Anyway, no go. Now that Debian is on, the cd will not boot. There was something on Ubuntu about forcing the cd to boot, but it is all greek to me. If I could get the cd to boot to comand line I might be in buisness, but all it does is ask which to boot in, I sellect "c" the computer runs for seconds and then brings me back to the sellection to boot from cd. This pattern runs two times short and one time long (as if something might actually happen).

If I could leave this computer (yes this message is being typed on the computer in question) on the wired lan, I wouldn't bother, but the room we'd hoped to use this computer in is not wire friendly (long distances from router and such).

Please, if anyone can help me either get Debian to see my airport card OR help me switch to Ubuntu (not that it will correct the wifi situation), I would be grateful.
 
Old 10-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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One last time. Is anyone out there that can help me get my mac mini's wifi working?
 
  


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