My current generation MacBook Pro 15" (10.6.5) intermittently has problems turning the Wi-Fi (airport) on. The usual symptom happens when I:
- Sleep the machine
- Open from sleep
- Wi-Fi is off (the airport signal is blank)
I click on Airport icon → Turn Airport On. But nothing happens.
One recommended solution was to delete the "Automatic" location and create a new one and enable the Wi-Fi, or I delete the "AirPort" from the location and add it back. But neither of these resolve the problem.
I also called AppleCare and they had me delete
/Library/SystemConfiguration and restart, but that hasn't solved the problem. I have to reboot, which is very painful.