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Mac Book Pro Kernel Panics - Wireless

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I recently (mid November) received a new MacBook Pro and almost immediately began having issues with kernel panics - as many as two or three an hour. An example of the panic is included below:

 

Sat Dec 2 19:41:21 2006

panic(cpu 0 caller 0x001A3135): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 0, Type 14=page fault), registers:

CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0xc6ff5e9e, CR3: 0x00ee2000, CR4: 0x000006e0

EAX: 0xc6ff5e96, EBX: 0xc5ff6040, ECX: 0xc5ff5f97, EDX: 0xc6ff5e96

CR2: 0xc6ff5e9e, EBP: 0x251c3d28, ESI: 0x36eb6b00, EDI: 0x00000004

EFL: 0x00010286, EIP: 0x00359af9, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x041f0010

 

Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)

0x251c3b18 : 0x128d08 (0x3c9afc 0x251c3b3c 0x131de5 0x0)

0x251c3b58 : 0x1a3135 (0x3cf7b0 0x0 0xe 0x3cefe0)

0x251c3c68 : 0x19a904 (0x251c3c80 0xff 0x251c3c98 0x37eb63)

0x251c3d28 : 0x9d7089 (0x36eb6b00 0xfffffffc 0x6 0x513734f0)

0x251c3f08 : 0x398f79 (0x2372d308 0x3ccef00 0x1 0x39bb3b4)

0x251c3f58 : 0x39814b (0x3ccef00 0x135eb4 0x0 0x39bb3b4)

0x251c3f88 : 0x397e81 (0x3cd3940 0x0 0x450 0x1503)

0x251c3fc8 : 0x19a77c (0x3cd3940 0x0 0x19d0b5 0x3e03c80) Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0

Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):

com.apple.driver.AirPortAtheros(211.2)@0x9a8000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily(1.5.1)@0x6fd000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.2)@0x580000

dependency: com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family(140.4)@0x98c000

 

Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.2: Thu Sep 28 20:43:26 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.14.14.obj~1/RELEASE_I386

 

A check of the Apple support forum indicated that wireless related kernel panics have been a problem for a couple of months. I took copies of the panic log to the Apple Store and the machine was sent for repair. I have since received a new machine but it does exactly the same thing.

 

One thing I have figured out is that I was running a Belkin N1, pre-N router (latest firmware) and if I went back to my old linksys G router the problem disappears. I have been running problem free with the Linksys router for several days. Has anyone else heard of this issue? Any advice would be appreciated

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