AirPort not being automatically enabled

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Tim Bradshaw, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Tim Bradshaw

    Tim Bradshaw Guest

    I have a MacBook running Leopart, patched up to date. I have several
    locations defined, some of which have the AirPort on, and some don't
    (for instance, at work I use a 3G USB modem, and I have a location
    with that but no AirPort, while at home I have the AirPort on but not
    the modem). Network config output (from system_profiler) is at the
    end of this message.

    When I switch to a location (via the apple menu) which has the AirPort
    configured, I kind of expect it to turn itself on. And this is indeed
    what happened until very recently - both for Tiger and now Leopard.

    But not any more: now it does not automatically enable itself, and I
    have to do it by hand. This is, to put it mildly, bloody annoying.
    It's also the sort of random bitrot I'd associate with Windows, not OS
    X.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this?

    --tim

    Extract from system_profiler output (edited to remove sensitive info):

    Locations:

    No network:

    Active Location: No
    Services:
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No

    XXXX Wireless DHCP:

    Active Location: No
    Services:
    AirPort:
    Type: IEEE80211
    BSD Device Name: en1
    Hardware (MAC) Address: XXXX
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    IEEE80211:
    Disconnect On Logout: No
    JoinModeFallback: DoNothing
    PowerEnabled: 1
    PreferredNetworks:
    SecurityType: WPA2 Personal
    SSID_STR: XXXX
    Unique Network ID: XXXX
    Unique Password ID: XXXX
    RememberRecentNetworks: 0
    RequireAdmin: 1
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No

    Wired DHCP:

    Active Location: No
    Services:
    Ethernet:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en0
    Hardware (MAC) Address: XXXX
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No

    Wireless DHCP:

    Active Location: No
    Services:
    AirPort:
    Type: IEEE80211
    BSD Device Name: en1
    Hardware (MAC) Address: XXXX
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    IEEE80211:
    Disconnect On Logout: No
    JoinModeFallback: DoNothing
    PowerEnabled: 1
    PreferredNetworks:
    RememberRecentNetworks: 0
    RequireAdmin: 0
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No

    XXXX wireless static:

    Active Location: Yes
    Services:
    AirPort:
    Type: IEEE80211
    BSD Device Name: en1
    Hardware (MAC) Address: XXXX
    IPv4:
    Addresses: XXXX
    Configuration Method: Manual
    Router: XXXX
    Subnet Masks: XXXX
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    DNS:
    Search Domains: cley.com
    Server Addresses: XXXX
    Proxies:
    Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    IEEE80211:
    Disconnect On Logout: No
    JoinModeFallback: DoNothing
    PowerEnabled: 1
    PreferredNetworks:
    SecurityType: WPA2 Personal
    SSID_STR: XXXX
    Unique Network ID: XXXX
    Unique Password ID: XXXX
    RememberRecentNetworks: 0
    RequireAdmin: 1
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No

    Vodafone 3G:

    Active Location: No
    Services:
    HUAWEI E220 HSDPA USB Modem:
    Type: PPP
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: PPP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    DNS:
    Server Addresses: ,
    Proxies:
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    PPP:
    ACSP Enabled: No
    Authorization Name: web
    Authorization Password: XXXX
    Authorization Password Encryption: KeyChain
    Display Terminal Window: No
    Redial Count: 1
    Redial Enabled: Yes
    Redial Interval: 5
    Remote Address: *99***1#
    Use Terminal Script: No
    Dial On Demand: No
    Disconnect On Idle: No
    Disconnect On Idle Time: 600
    Disconnect On Logout: Yes
    Disconnect On Sleep: Yes
    Idle Reminder: No
    Idle Reminder Time: 1800
    IPCP Compression VJ: No
    LCP Echo Enabled: No
    LCP Echo Failure: 4
    LCP Echo Interval: 10
    Log File: /var/log/ppp.log
    User Defined Name: UK Vodafone UK
    Verbose Logging: Yes
    DIAG:
    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: Yes
    LCP Echo Failure: 4
    LCP Echo Interval: 10
    Log File: /var/log/ppp.log
    Verbose Logging: No
    PCUI:
    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: Yes
    LCP Echo Failure: 4
    LCP Echo Interval: 10
    Log File: /var/log/ppp.log
    Verbose Logging: No
    Parallels Host-Guest:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en2
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:00
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
    Parallels NAT:
    Type: Ethernet
    BSD Device Name: en3
    Hardware (MAC) Address: 00:1c:42:00:00:01
    IPv4:
    Configuration Method: DHCP
    IPv6:
    Configuration Method: Automatic
    AppleTalk:
    Configuration Method: Node
    Proxies:
    Proxy Configuration Method: 2
    Exclude Simple Hostnames: No
    FTP Passive Mode: Yes
    Auto Discovery Enabled: No
     
    Tim Bradshaw, Nov 3, 2008
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