Apple DESIGNING AIRPORT EXTREME NETWORKS V3.4 User Manual
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Designing AirPort

Extreme Networks

© 2004 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Apple, the Apple logo, AirPort, AppleShare, Apple Store, AppleTalk, Mac, and Mac OS are trademarks of

 

Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Rendezvous is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

 

Wi-Fiis a registered certification mark, andWi-FiProtected Access is a certification mark, of theWi-FiAlliance.

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Contents

Chapter 1

5

Getting Started

 

6

How AirPort Works

 

6

How Wireless Internet Access Is Provided

 

7

Configuring AirPort Extreme Base Station Internet Access

 

7

AirPort Setup Assistant

 

7

AirPort Admin Utility

 

8

Extending the Range of Your AirPort Network

 

8

Printing via an AirPort Extreme Base Station

 

9

Sharing Your Computer’s Internet Connection

Chapter 2

11

Network Basics

 

13

Software Used for IP Networking in Mac OS X

 

14

Software Used for AirPort Networking in Mac OS X

Chapter 3

15

AirPort Security

 

15

Security for AirPort Networks at Home

 

16

Security for AirPort Networks in Business and Education

 

17

Wi-FiProtected Access (WPA)

Chapter 4

19

AirPort Extreme Network Designs

 

20

Using the AirPort Setup Assistant

 

20

Using AirPort Admin Utility

 

21

Setting Up the AirPort Network

 

27

Configuring and Sharing Internet Access

 

48

Setting Advanced Options

 

62

Solving Problems

 

63

More Information About AirPort

Chapter 5

65

Behind the Scenes

 

65

Basic Networking

 

68

Using the AirPort Extreme Base Station

 

69

Items That Can Cause Interference With AirPort

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