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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.

 
 

Drive 2.4 Details

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Rapport / Drive 2.4
Kennect Technology
120A Albright Way
Los Gatos, CA 95030
800/552-1232
408/370-2866
KENNECT on America Online

Rating:

9 Penguins out of a possible 10

Summary: -- The combination of Rapport and the Drive 2.4 provides read/write compatibility with most 3.5" disk formats as well as several special formats, such as 2.4 MB Mac HFS disks. Kennect's implementation is clean and unobtrusive and the combination worked flawlessly for me. As an extra bonus, the Drive 2.4 is bundled with FastBack II from Fifth Generation Systems.

User Evaluation: (on a scale of 0 to 10)

Number of responses: 1
Ease of installation: 8
Ease of learning: 8
Ease of use: 9
Power & usefulness: 8
Documentation: 8
Technical support: 8
Overall evaluation: 9

Price and Availability: -- Both Rapport and the Drive 2.4 are widely available from dealers and mail order firms. Rapport has a list price of $295 and a MacConnection price of $195, while the Drive 2.4 lists for $495 and is discounted to $325 (we quote the MacConnection price in recognition of the company's industry-leading efforts to use ecologically-conscious packaging and its overall excellent service).

Reviewer:

Adam C. Engst, TidBITS Editor

 

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