Originally Posted by Wonderkid
Our router, one of the best and most popular in the world (a Netgear) has the latest firmware and works fine on all the PCs in our house, my EEE PC Linux edition and Nokia N95 8G. This is a massive bug in Apple's software - else why did all these problems only start with 10.5.2 as well documented across the net?
Apple are shooting themselves in the foot big time here - I for one am losing masses of time which is money having to use a much slower (and more pricy) method to get online.
I smell class action lawsuit.
I don't doubt you are having issues but I'll be danged I've not seen this issue at all in the 70 Macs we employ in our Church. Most are Intels & range from the first Intel Mac released all the way up to current.
Just cause Netgear is popular doesn't mean it is quality, I'd say that has more to do with it's price. I've owned 4 Netgears & never had one that worked exactly right, though the last has been the best. I've been a Netgear owner longer than a Mac user & had issues even when I had a PC. I know 3 people who have Netgears as well & 2 of them have had constant issues (the one not having issues is a Mac user, other 2 are PC users).
All that being said there are a few things you might try.
1. If you are having ghosts in the machine you might try holding Command+option+P+R at boot, before the chime
2. Run a permissions repair on your main drive in Disk Utility, I find permissions to be the issue with many airport issues.
Also, make sure you reboot after running a permissions repair so running services can load using the corrected permissions.
If you are within your warranty you should also have it checked out by Apple, try that first.