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airport timeout on imac

i'm working on a friend's imac.  it's a 2.1 GHz PowerPC G5, 512 MB RAM running Mac OS X version 10.5.8

when i got the computer from my friend, it would not boot, and the hard drive was bad.  i have successfully installed a new hard drive.  since my friend did not have the OS cd's, i had to clone from my mini mac to the imac.  ( see here : https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/26629318/reinstall-mac-OS-from-external-drive.html )

now the computer boots, and i can get on the internet via the built-in NIC.  however, the airport card times out and will not connect.  it sees my network, but doesn't connect.

i've run the Software Update and that didn't fix the problem.

also, the keyboard keys aren't all correct.  for example, the "." key shows as "/"

i'm not overly familiar with macs... so i'm not really sure where to go from here.
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i did try switching the airport off / on, and shutdown + restart.

i'll look at the other suggestions tonight.  thanks.
the airport card info shows:
wireless card type: airport extreme (0x14E4, 0x4318)
wireless card locale: USA
wireless card firmware version: broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (4.170.25.8)
current wireless network: wireless network not available.

i can see wireless networks, select my network  and enter in the password, but after about 15 seconds of "thinking", it comes back with the timeout message.

i downloaded and installed the Combo Update.  problem isn't fixed.

tried PRAM reset.
tried repair permissions in Disk Utility.

i don't see any related setting in the keyboard prefs.  i checked international prefs.. and Input Menu is set to US. Language is English, and format is US.  the "/" "," and "." keys are still mixed up.  this keyboard is a white mac keyboard, where the mouse plugs into the keyboard, and the keyboard plugs into the imac.

other suggestions?
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fully update the mac and that should sort you out.
updating the mac didn't fix the problem.

and i've since given the computer back to my friend, letting her know that the airport doesn't work.  also, the keyboard issue ended up being a non-issue.... my friend said she mixed the keys up after taking them off to clean the keyboard.

it's entirely possible the airport wasn't working before i replaced the hdd.  who knows.

in any event, she is happy to have a working computer back, and will just use an ethernet cable for network connectivity.
If she mixed the keys up, she may have typed the wrong password in when trying to connect to the network.