Is this possible with Airport?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Jerjerrod, Aug 17, 2001.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Forgive me if this doesn't belong here, but this is the only Mac-related message board I know of.

    I've heard that Apple Airport base stations can be used with any 802.11-equipped computers, whether they're Macs or PC's.

    Is this true? Can a Windows box with an 802.11 card in it connect to the internet via an Apple Airport base station?

    Furthermore, is it possible to use an OS X Mac as a software base station yet?

    Any answers and related info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    Santa Cruz Ca
    #2
    Yes....sort of.

    The 802.11 trancievers should see each other. Range varies greatly with quality and environment. The software and LAN protocols between non Unix OS's may require software (like DAVE) to negotiate between platforms.

    IE: Quality varies widely and Wintel machines are never guarenteed to like talking to or even seeing a Mac. Orinoco equipment (formerly Lucent) is the best so far.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    al256

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    Colorado

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