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Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations

You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 9 November 2009

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Computer Workstation Madness -- Does the new larger iMac create a bad viewing angle? Should computer workstations position computer monitors so you have to look down on the screen, like you're reading a book? (10 messages)


Flash Downloader -- A reader asks if there are any utilities for downloading streaming Flash video files. (2 messages)


Finder: 'select all' is inconsistent -- Selecting all messages in column view doesn't select what a reader expected, which led to his Mac launching 200 apps. (4 messages)

 

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