“Ahead of availability of its new 802.11n wireless base station, Apple has posted to its website an “AirPort Extreme (802.11n) Setup Guide” (515KB PDF) and a manual on “Designing AirPort Extreme 802.11n Networks” (1.8MB PDF),” AppleInsider reports.
“When the AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless base station begins shipping next month, it will include a new application dubbed AirPort Utility that will replace existing versions of both AirPort Setup Assistant and AirPort Admin Utility,” AppleInsider reports.
AppleInsider reports, “AirPort Utility will be backwards compatible with Apple’s previous generation AirPort Extreme and Express base stations. It will also add new features, such as the ability to monitor all connected clients on the AirPort wireless network — an essential tool for businesses, schools, and other large wireless environments. “
AppleInsider reports, “When configuring the new Extreme base station, users can select between “802.11n (802.11b/g compatible)” or “802.11n only (2.4 GHz)” from the software’s Radio Mode pop-up menu. Each client computer will connect to the network and transmit network traffic at its highest speed.
More info, links and screenshots of the new AirPort Utility interface are included in the full article here.
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