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How can I automate AirPort restart?

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I am looking for a software-only solution. (Without add-on purchased software.)
Setup: Mac running OS X 10.3.5. Networking via AirPort Extreme card connecting to AirPort Extreme base station.
To be performed: Run AirPort Admin utility. Connect to base station. Select restart function. Exit AirPort Admin utility.
Ideally, I would like to set this up as a scheduled task (via cron).
I would use AppleScript, except AirPort Admin utility does not appear to be a scriptable application (no dictionary.)
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by:weed
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May I ask why? I find i rarely need to reset my ABS.
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According to Apple, I have a known problem where the AirPort Internet connection will freeze when my DHCP lease expires.
(Cable modem connected to AirPort Extreme base station.) I don't feel it's worth the extra money to obtain a static IP address from my ISP. If I have to live with resetting the ABS, it's not too bad. But if the task could be automated, especially by cron, late at night, it would be almost painless.
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I dont think youre going to be able to do it. It's not applescriptable, and cron scripts dont have the access to be able to reset a base station.
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It seems, with the latest updates to Panther, the problem has become less pronounced. The physical reset of the AirPort is now the exception, rather than the rule. It still happens, but at a significantly lower frequency (less often than once a month.)
I still need to turn the AirPort off and back on, from the menu, from time to time, but that is much less of a problem than a power reset.
Thanks for your input, Weed.
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