Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network

Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network

Glenn Fleishman

Make your 802.11n-based AirPort community quick, trustworthy, and secure!

Find real-world advice from wireless wizard Glenn Fleishman on establishing the 802.11n types of Apple's AirPort exhibit, AirPort severe, and Time tablet, with complete information regarding the simultaneous dual-band models brought in early 2009. you will get support with all of the particular networking information, resembling how you can set the easiest band and channel in your community, use pre-802.11n base stations and consumers with out hurting performance, manage complicated web addressing, share USB disks and printers, clear up various difficulties, and masses, a lot more.

If you are attempting to remedy a specific challenge, you could bounce in and skim the themes during this e-book in any order, but when you begin at first, you will find a primer on vital wireless networking terminology and ideas, and a glance at how Apple's 802.11n equipment matches into the area of wireless networking.

With that historical past, you are going to tips on how to find and organize base stations, with diagrams exhibiting universal community scenarios-see examples above in this internet page-and with step by step directions for configuring key net sharing and safeguard thoughts and connecting customer desktops. in case you have funky net connections or tough IP addressing difficulties, Glenn presents prolonged suggestion for making a operating wireless network.

Glenn additionally presents real-world steps for vital accessories to a wireless community, including:

  • Getting all started with a Time tablet and Time laptop backups, plus options on making an archive so that you may have an offsite backup of a while pill force and what to do on the way to erase the drive
  • Detailed suggestion for developing a USB-based printer and for making connections to the printer paintings from Macintosh and home windows computers
  • Help with connecting an Apple television on your community and suggestion on how you can commence syncing it for your computer
  • Steps and configuration recommendation for including a USB-attached force to a Time pill or AirPort severe, with very important information regarding how top to permit and configure purchaser access
  • Tips and setup recommendation for streaming track from an AirPort exhibit on your stereo system
  • Detailed configuration suggestion for multi-base-station networks

To make your community fly, Glenn is helping you:

  • Make band and channel choices
  • Combine your previous 802.11g community with a brand new 802.11n community to separate site visitors and maximize community bandwidth
  • Extend your network's insurance whereas dealing with any interference

Glenn additionally discusses wireless-network protection, noting oft-suggested safety techniques that do not paintings good and explaining tips on how to enforce measures that do paintings good. He covers the hot visitor networking choice within the 2009 types of the AirPort severe and Time Capsule.

This 'Take regulate' e-book is a must have for a person who must fast and simply manage an AirPort community. —Phil Kearney, "father" of Apple's AirPort product line

"If a person understands approximately real-world wireless, it is Glenn Fleishman."    —Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of bOING bOING

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