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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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UpdateAgent Correction -- After reading last week's article on installing Mac OS X (see "Out of the Box: Installing Mac OS X" in TidBITS-574), the folks at Insider Software pointed out that the TidBITS copy editing team might want to spend some time back in the box. We incorrectly listed UpdateAgent as "UpgradeAgent," and priced it at $70 instead of the actual $50 amount, which covers one year of service. Insider Software also noted that UpdateAgent is available on CD, which is handy for consultants or people with more than one Mac. Our stash of wet noodles has thankfully been drying in a closet for several weeks, but rest assured they've been re-moistened in preparation for a good flogging. [JLC]

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