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How to partially fix the com.apple.driver.AirPort.Atheros crash December 3, 2007

Posted by Timothy Li in Airport, atheros, crash, Leopard.

I’ve had a few unfortunate experiences with the kernel panic caused by “com.apple.driver.AirPort.Atheros” since I installed Leopard a few weeks ago.

To partially dodge this problem, I recommend you to disable IPv6 from your Airport System Preference and disable the auto-update option in the Mail application.

To disable Ipv6:

  1. Goto the System Preferences
  2. Click on the Network button
  3. In the Airport screen, click on the Advanced button
  4. Select the TCP/IP tab
  5. For the Configure IPv6 drop down menu, select the Off option
  6. Select OK and Apply on the way out

To disable the auto-update option in Mail:

  1. Select the Mail application
  2. Goto menu item Mail -> Preferences
  3. For the Check for New Email option, select the option Manually.

Hope this helps.
A most recent crash report is attached below: