Mac router/access point/gateway/... software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nelly22, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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    Are there any Mac software, which controls router/access point/gateway/....

    I hate to use web browser to change router... settings.

    If there is such software, then i'm planning to buy hardware, which is compatible with it.

    Thanks
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Apple's Airport Base Station or Time Capsule are configured using a stand-alone application (Airport Utility).

    I'm not aware of others, but I've always been satisfied with the browser interfaces when I need them (I've installed Linksys, Airlink, and the like). That said, I only have Apple base stations in my own house ;).
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    There is no Mac software. The devices you mention all use a web browser to interact with the device. This provides a platform free method of maintaining the router. You can update a router's rules in linux, osx, or windows this way.

    The only exception is apple's airport basestation. You need to use their software, which they also provide a windows client for as well. If you're on linux, you're out of luck though.
     
  4. nelly22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for info.

    I'm now looking for *cheap* AirPort Base Station type of thing. My Mac connects to it using ethernet or AirPort and it then connects to local free wifi network.

    So i think it needs to be wireless client?
     

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