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  AirPort - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
AirPort is a local area wireless networking system from Apple Computer based on the IEEE 802.11b standard (also known as Wi-Fi) and certified as compatible with other 802.11b devices.
AirPort Extreme allows data transfer of up to 54 Mbit/s, and (unlike the competing 802.11a) is fully backwards-compatible with existing 802.11b wireless network cards and base stations.
The AirPort Express is often used to extend the range of existing AirPort Extreme networks by using WDS-bridging [1], which allows AirTunes functionality (as well as internet access, file and printer sharing, etc.) to be extended across a larger distance and multiple wired and wireless clients.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/AirPort_networking   (1052 words)

 Airport article - Airport AirPort networking Airport (movie) aircraft kilometer traffic - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Airports are uniquely represented by their IATA airport code and ICAO airport code.
The traffic generated by airports both in the air and on the surface can be a major source of aviation noise and air pollution which may, in extreme cases, be harmful to health or interrupt sleep.
The construction of new airports, or additional runways to existing airports, is often resisted by local residents because of the destruction it causes to the countryside, historical sites, local flora and fauna etc.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Airport   (337 words)

 Apple - AirPort Express
In 2003, AirPort Extreme took your unwired connection to the next level by harnessing the superfast 802.11g wireless standard for data rates nearly five times those of the 802.11b standard that the original AirPort used and many current wireless networking devices still use.
AirPort Express with AirTunes brings your iTunes music in your Mac or PC into your living room — or wherever in your home you have a stereo or a set of powered speakers.
AirPort Express uses the revolutionary Bonjour technology in Mac OS X to allow your AirPort-equipped Macs running Mac OS X to detect each other with no effort on your part — they discover each other just by virtue of being within the range of the network.
www.apple.com /airportexpress   (1592 words)

 MacNN Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new AirPort gear allows you to specify the MAC addresses of systems which are permitted to use the network.
One AirPort is hooked up to a phone line at home and the other is connected to an ethernet network at the office.
The iBook Airport card looks like a PCMCIA card, has the same form factor and connector, etc. However, one of the pins was adapted for non standard usage and, therefore, the iBook airport cards will not function in normal PCMCIA slots and vice versa.
www.macnn.com /contributions/airportrev.shtml   (2653 words)

 creativepro.com - Apple introduces AirPort wireless networking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apple's AirPort solution includes the AirPort Card, which fits inside Apple's new iBook, and the AirPort™ Base Station, which contains a 56K modem and a 10BASE-T Ethernet port for connecting to a phone line, cable modem, DSL modem or local area network for terrestrial Internet access.
AirPort is based on the industry standard IEEE 802.11b, and operates at 11 megabits per second for fast Internet access from anywhere in the home or classroom.
The AirPort Card, working in conjunction with the AirPort Base Station, enables data to be transmitted between iBooks and the AirPort Base Station at speeds of up to 11 megabits per second.
www.creativepro.com /printerfriendly/story/1720.html   (538 words)

 Apple (UK and Ireland) - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new AirPort 2.0 software is available as an online download from the Apple Knowledge Base in both native Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 versions.
AirPort offers a data rate of up to 11 megabits per second, enabling simultaneous sharing of a single Internet connection by up to 50 users and has a typical range of 150-foot radius from the base station.
Apple’s new wireless networking solution will be available in the UK from the middle of December through the Apple Store and through Apple Authorised Resellers for a suggested retail price of £79 (inc VAT) for the AirPort Card and £249 (inc VAT) for the new AirPort Base Station.
www.macintosh.cl /uk/pr/1114_airport.html   (614 words)

 KRCS: Apple AirPort wireless networking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It comes complete with ports for a DSL or cable modem or a local area network, a 56K V.90 modem, a USB port and range-extending antenna connector.
Based on the same wireless technology, Airport Express allows up to 10 users to share a single broadband internet connection and USB printer without inconvenient and obtrusive cables.
Ideal for use on the road or to extend the range of your current wireless network.
www.krcs.co.uk /apple-airport.html   (187 words)

 Cross-platform Wireless Networking
AirPort Base Station Configurator and Modem Hangup Utility are a pair of Java utilities that will let you configure the Base Station from Windows, Unix, or Macintosh running a Java 1.1.8-compliant runtime environment.
AirPort Admin Utility for Microsoft Windows, a utility for Windows 98, 2000, and XP that enables users to configure Apple's dual -Ethernet AirPort Base Station (Snow), though not the original Graphite Base station.
Airport is the worst in that respect - maybe because it uses the computer case as an antenna.
www.macwindows.com /airportpc.html   (20887 words)

 Wayport & Airport Wireless Networking
Wireless networking in public spaces, also called public space networking (PSN), is a form of wireless broadband delivery using the unregulated 2.4 GHz band of spectrum, and the IEEE 802.11b communications protocol.
Most US airports are also in the midst of formatting or implementing comprehensive management plans for all radio frequency use on their grounds, including PSN.
Consumers are responsible for providing the wireless modem PC card to access the Wayport network in airports; some hotels and conference centers may have cards available for consumers to rent.
www.wave-report.com /tutorials/Wayport.htm   (537 words)

 AirPort Blog
AirPort Cards installed on computer that are running Mac OS X 10.3.0 or later can use firmware and operating system upgrades that allow an AirPort Card to handle WPA correctly on Apple and non-Apple networks.
You can see which networks you've joined, what security they employ, edit settings, delete those you no longer want to consider "preferred," and drag them to arrange the order in which you join if multiple networks are present.
AirPort Cards cannot support WPA2 because of limitations in silicon; WPA was designed to be backward compatible with early 802.11b cards, such as the AirPort Card.
wireless-starter-kit.com /airportblog   (2178 words)

 AirPort | Wi-Fi | 802.11b wireless networking for the PowerBook 5300/1400/2400/3400/old G3/190/520/540/500 series - ...
If you're using wireless networking in an office environment, you should look into beefing up your knowledge of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other security measures, as well as how to use multiple wireless access points in a widespread network.
Networking components - Chances are you installed the right networking bits with your operating system, but if you didn't—to save space, because you didn't think you'd be doing anything this fancy, whatever—then you need to now.
WEP is good enough for most home networks, anyway, in that it keeps someone from parking out front of your house and simply sniffing the electronic packets out of the air with some basic software.
www.penmachine.com /techie/airport1400.html   (6301 words)

 Amazon.com: Electronics: Apple Computer M7601LL/B AirPort Base Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Two of the machines are on the wireless network and two are on ethernet cables.
I have utilized my Airport base station as part of a home network which consists of a: G4 PowerMac desktop, an original ibook and a 500MZ ice ibook.
Be patient and you should find that a wireless network is the way to go in the home.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005NWR5?v=glance   (737 words)

 Re: Weather Software
I believe this is a buffering problem where the interrupt networking stuff continues to insert data, but the program itself never gets enough time to process the buffer so it overflows and bombs.
I also will be running an Airport network in the near future, and understand that the two technologies (x10 and 802.11) both use the 2.4GHz frequency.
My Airport network stopped working one time, and I discovered that the channel had somehow gotten changed to one that conflicted with the X-Cam.
www.shed.com /digests/digests2001/digest265.txt   (9268 words)

 macosx.com - The Answer to Mac Support - AirPort Card--Networking with PCs
Since the iBook is the lone Mac here, being able to network it wirelessly would be a real plus.
"AirPort" is essentially just Apple's name for 802.11b networking -- so yes, you will have no problems getting it to use the same network as your PCs.
Well, unfortunately, the Mac Airport setup screen does not have the same concept of a key as the PC WAP does -- or at any rate, not exactly.
www.macosx.com /forums/showthread.php?t=13904   (393 words)

 Cheap Wireless Multi-OS Home Networking
As detailed by Michael Shields at http://www.msrl.com/airport-gold, the Airport is actually a very nice little access point, and not crippled in any significant way other than a lack of information on how to go about using it.
Having verified that the Airport is alive, I unplugged it, opened it up, and switched its silver card for a gold one, turning it into a 128-bit WEP Airport and voiding my warranty.
However, I bet old Airports can be had pretty cheap now, and as they are still quite functional and up to date in their abilities, this information may still be of use.
www.emvision.com /airport.html   (3857 words)

 Macworld: News: Apple releases AirPort 4.1
Apple on Monday released AirPort 4.1, an update to the drivers for its wireless networking hardware running under Mac OS X v10.3.
AirPort 4.1 is available for download from the Software Update system preference pane, and more information is available online.
Support for WPA security on WDS networks has also been added, and USB printers connected to a base station can now be renamed.
www.macworld.com /news/2004/11/15/airport/index.php   (322 words)

 Apple releases Networking/AirPort updates | MacNN News
Apple has released Networking Update v1.0 via the Software Update Application in Mac OS X. The 716KB download improves network and Internet access after "restarting your computer or when waking from sleep." Apple also this evening released an update for its AirPort Wireless Software.
If you are using Airport 2.0.4 with earlier versions of the Apple AirPort Card and/or Apple AirPort Base station, your hardware may be upgraded with new features and capabilities.
There are many new features in AirPort 2.0.4 that require the Mac OS X version in order to configure.
www.macnn.com /news.php?id=14879   (689 words)

 Apple AirPort Extreme 5.5.1 - MacUpdate
If there was a place in your house, office, etc where you knew that there was an Airport signal, but couldn't connect to the network, I'm pretty positive it'll work now.
I can't speak highly enough of this update; most of the reviews for 4.1 were bad, and I find myself relieved that it worked so well, but also rather content that my Powerbook can now be used in greater ranges.
Being on a college network that I wasn't administrating, I didn't attempt to set up a base station.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/6674   (780 words)

 Apple Announces Second Generation AirPort Wireless Networking
The 802.11b based solution features a new AirPort Base Station offering the first-ever support for America Online (AOL) users, a built-in firewall for greater protection, 128-bit encryption for added wireless security, and up to 50 users sharing one base station.
Apple’s wireless networking solution is available immediately through The Apple Store® (www.apple.com), at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $99(US) for the AirPort Card and $299(US) for the AirPort Base Station.
AirPort 2.0 is compatible with AOL 5.0, U.S. only.
www.apple.com /pr/library/2001/nov/13airportnet.html   (454 words)

 How do I use wireless networking through AirPort under Mac OS X? (FAS Computer Services (HASCS))
How do I use wireless networking through AirPort under Mac OS X? Setting up AirPort is almost identical to setting up a modem.
Mac OS X allows for multiple, simultaneous network connections, so you can leave on Ethernet and Airport at the same time for seamless transitions between wired and wireless without even having to quit your applications.
The "Network" must be set to "Harvard University" to use on-campus wireless locations.
www.fas.harvard.edu /computing/kb/kb0753.html   (160 words)

 Apple AirPort 4.2 – Mac OS X – VersionTracker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AirPort 2004-08-31 Driver Update (#2): Cosmetic issue; Inability to connect to networks, workarounds; more
AirPort audio dropouts with AirTunes when using 802.11b cards; screeching
I updaed airport to 4.2 last week, then I upgraded firmware to 5.6 two days ago.
www.versiontracker.com /dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12531   (202 words)

 Apple introduces AirPort ™ wireless networking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The AirPort Base Station is U.S. Additionally, Apple will offer a wireless card for its current line of PowerBook®; G3 professional notebooks.
Apple is now recommitted to its original mission-to bring the best personal computing products and support to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and PowerBook are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. AirPort, Airport Base Station, iBook and iMac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged.
www.lucent.com /press/0799/990721.cob.html   (610 words)

 Amazon.com: Electronics: Apple Airport Networking Network Card (AIRPORTCARD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The AppleM-^Y Airport networking card works in conjunction with the Airport wireless-networking base station and lets you network multiple MACM-^Y computers together with no wires.
Although all of the computers can run from one base, each unit must be equipped with an Airport card to send and receive signals from the base station.
Now there's a simple, affordable way to bring the Internet to every room in your home.Instead of using traditional cabling to create a network, AirPort is a wireless LAN technology that provides efficient, reliable wireless communication between multiple computers and the Internet.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Y4RE?v=glance   (705 words)

 macosx.com - The Answer to Mac Support - Networking with Airport
I'm currently setting up with it a PowerBook G4/800 (airport), a generic PC (LAN) and an HP Officejet D145 all-in-one (LAN).
if you want to use hostnames for network communicating, then the hostnames must be added to the /etc/hosts file, or the NetInfo equivalent.
this approach has the disadvantage of lacking centralized control, but for a small home network, that should still be OK. you could possibly centralize a little more by making a NIS or NetInfo network.
www.macosx.com /forums/showthread.php?t=20570   (448 words)

 macosxhints - Resolve internet issues with shared AirPort networking
After doing some research and with help from other Mac users, I learned that in Mac OS X there is something missing called MSS-Clamping to fix broken web pages.
Until Apple fixes this with a newer BSD version, the easiest thing to fix this is to set MTU for AirPort on the second Mac (not the Mac with the internet connection!) from 1500 to 1492.
On the other hand, i didn't do much testing with Jaguar because i switched my Airport Base Station, so i could have missed something.
www.macosxhints.com /article.php?story=20030116060423266   (483 words)

 AirPort Networking... Easy!
Virtual PC 6.0 for Mac OS X Has Reached Practicality
One thing that I didn't spell out in the body of the weblog, but what I think is a terrific feature of VP, is how it automatically detects my AirPort wireless network and enables me to jump on while working in XP.
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www.oreillynet.com /cs/user/view/cs_msg/15544   (105 words)

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