AirPort Software Base Station Question

LimeiBook86

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Is the "AirPort Software Base Station" software come out yet? Because read the last sentence on this website (on Apple's site) http://www.apple.com/airport/swbase/

I just want to know, oh and does the software base station work on the older cards? And are the older cards as fast as the new ones? Thanks!:D ;) :rolleyes:
 

LimeiBook86

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Oh...

Ok, now if I only knew if there was a difference between the old AirPort cards and the new ones.....hhhhmmmmmm

LIKE MY NEW SIGNITURE?
 

Ensign Paris

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As far as I am aware there is not a difference between the original and the current cards.

What do you think of my quote signiture? I bet most people can't guess where it is from.

Ensign
 

Dr_Floyd

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the older cards can be updated by installing the latest airport software. The difference is in the encryption.
 

Beej

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Anyone have any idea on the range you can get using the SW basestation? Is it as good as using a hardware basestation?
 

Gus

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Range

From experience here at home with an iBook/600, PowerBook Pismo, and a PM G4(The SWBase Station), the range is decent enough to cover a 2-story house with about 2000 square feet. I don't think you'll get near the range of the ABS, but it is plenty good for a home or small office I think. Just my 2¢.

Gus
 

Gus

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Whoops

I forgot to mention that the PowerMac MUST be in OS 9 to run SWBase Station right now. Hopefully OS X 10.2 will change this.

Gus
 

buffsldr

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Apparently it is not well known that you can configure a powermac as a sw base station in os 10.1, but you can do it. I use it in my house. Search this site for more info. You will find a thread describing how to do it.

Please dont respond telling me you cant do it. If you dont know how after reading the thread on this site, please ask.