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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.

 

 

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Macworld Expo This Week

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Macworld Expo This Week -- Various members of the TidBITS staff will be at Macworld Expo in San Francisco this week, so email replies may be delayed. We'll try to post updates about the most exciting things we see during the week, and in the next TidBITS issue we'll cover what was really important at the show. If you plan to attend or just want a sense of how the show has been in previous years, check out Jeff Carlson's "Impressions of a Macworld Newbie" in TidBITS-362 from Macworld San Francisco last year, and Tonya's "Macworld Expo: Planning for a Shopping Frenzy" in TidBITS-391 from the last Macworld Boston. Of course, searching for "Macworld Expo" in our search engine will also reveal lots of old show news. [ACE]

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