Macworld’s Wireless Networking and Cross-Platform product reviews and feature articles
In the November 2001 issue of
we showed you how to incorporate a PC into an AirPort wireless network of Macs. Now your dual-platform household can share files wirelessly as well as use the same broadband Internet connection.
To round out your networking knowledge, below we’ve provided some other
articles we hope you’ll find useful.
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Wireless Networking product reviews and feature articles
Networking used to mean running cables throughout your home, setting up a router, and a host of other über-geeky activities. But with the introduction of AirPort, wireless networking for the Mac becomes possible. Our feature article gives you the lowdown on this new wireless world.
See EE Times for More Wireless Security Coverage
Cipher Attack Delivers Heavy Blow to WLAN Security
Even with WEP Encryption, breaking news in August 2001 shows that 802.11b is not immune to people trying to “listen in” on your network.
advises you to proceed with caution as you set up your AirPort network.
Wireless Speaker Transmitters
Through Thin Air
Did you know that it’s possible to play music on your Mac through your stereo — wirelessly? Forget about dealing with a tangle of cables.
Networking and Internet forum
Cross-Platform product reviews and feature articles
Your PC Passport
PC MacLAN 7.2 for Windows 95/98
Broadband Internet Access
Wireless Broadband Routers
Leaving the AirPort
The Apple AirPort Base Station isn’t the only wireless networking solution anymore: wireless broadband routers deliver wireless technology and network-sharing capability at an affordable price. Brett Larson weighs the pros and cons of five routers.
Dish Internet the Mac Way
Broadband in the Boonies
Up to now, if you couldn’t get DSL or a cable modem you were out of luck. The only satellite service out there in the boonies, DirecPC, was PC-only and required a slow modem connection for uploads. The new StarBand system is a two-way satellite Internet system that claims to be PC-only, but our Chris Breen got it to work with his AirPort and all his Macs.
Networking in OS X
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