At first I thought that the print server addition was nice but we already do this at home. I have an imac that has a usb printer shared and I can print from any of the other two computers over our network. OSX already automatically detected the shared printer on the imac.Originally posted by peterjhill
I would like it in my laptop, so that at work, where we have 802.11b deployed everywhere (518 current APs), are testing 802.11a now in my building, and will be testing 802.11g very soon, at work I could actually fill 54 mbps pretty easily. I am hoping that OFDM is less vulnerable to microwave noise than the DSS encoding method that b uses.
At home, the only reason I would upgrade would be if I bought a printer. That USB printserver is a damn nice feature. Leave it to apple to come with that.
I know 802.11b is a lot slower than ethernet when it comes to copying large amounts of data on a LAN, as I found out when I tried to copy all the data from my old Dell laptop to my new iBook (Dell was plugged into router with Ethernet, iBook was wireless). I ended up plugging in my iBook to the router 'cuz it was sooooo much faster. With 5x speed, it's more on par with the LAN speeds that people are used to.Originally posted by giovanni
A simple question: if one has DSL internet access at a max speed of 700mbits, why do we need faster airports ? Where do you see the need for faster trasmission most likely to be ?