More Mac OS X Resource Savings: Disable AirPort Base Station Agent

I peeked at the running apps on my MacBook using the /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor application, and I wondered about the AirPort Base Station Agent. I haven’t had an Airport Base Station since I lived in Atlanta, so I certainly didn’t want another background daemon running for a product that I don’t use. Following a quick Google search, I found this helpful how-to: Disable AirPort Base Station Agent. According to OSXDaily, you can permanently disable this background program by going into /Applications/Utilities/Airport Utility, click on Airport Utility menu > Preferences, and uncheck all options. Then, quit Airport Utility. Thereafter, you shouldn’t see the AirPort Base Station Agent running in the background. This gives you a very small resource savings.

3 responses to “More Mac OS X Resource Savings: Disable AirPort Base Station Agent

  1. Doesn’t work in Leopard or Snow Leopard, even after unchecking the preferences and restarting.

  2. the same on ML, it doesnt work

  3. Go to System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items (for your user). Find AirPort Base Station Agent in the list. Select it and click the minus button. Now it will no longer launch when you log in.

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