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.
Read on for news of Apple's troubles and John Sculley's partial resignation, followed by Bill Dickson's look at Xtras for System 7, an interesting attempt at avoiding standard software distribution methods. Jeff Needleman illuminates a subject we've never understood up to now, sharing SCSI devices between Macs and PCs, and finally, a look at why those PowerBook 170 screens break when you swear you weren't playing Postal Worker Volleyball with it in the back room.
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A month or so back, I suddenly noticed on the nets all sorts of reports from PowerBook 170 owners whose screens had just broken. In every case, the person was complaining on the nets because the screen replacement is expensive, and Apple claimed that the user had abused the screenShow full article