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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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New Ebook Covers AirPort Networking with 802.11n -- 802.11n is a newcomer in the world of wireless networking standards, and it's also new in the version of the AirPort Extreme Base Station that Apple began shipping in February. If you own or are contemplating the purchase of one of these new base stations, the new "Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Extreme Network" has the information you need, whether you just want friendly guidance as you go through a basic setup or you need help with adding printers or USB drives to your base station, have a tricky Internet configuration, want to improve the range and coverage of your network, or want to secure your network against outsiders. The ebook also covers connecting to an Apple TV, using older Wi-Fi gear without hurting performance, and streaming music via an AirPort Express.

Owners of "Take Control of Your AirPort Network" should click the Check for Updates button on the cover of their ebook to access a discount on this new title.

You can hear Glenn chatting with host Chuck Joiner about the AirPort Extreme, the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard-making process, and the ebook in a recent MacVoices podcast.

 

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