Apple has released a new version of its AirPort software specifically for users of International English versions of Mac OS 9. The new version is ready for download from Apple’s Web site. This follows the release of the North American English version of the 1.3 installer, which was released last month.
AirPort is the software that enables Macs equipped with Apple’s wireless networking cards to communicate. The AirPort software also supports PowerBook G3’s equipped with Lucent WaveLAN or ORiNOCO IEEE Turbo 11Mb PC cards. Please note that you must have Mac OS 9.0.4 or later installed, and Mac OS X is not supported by this version.
The new version, AirPort 1.3, sports the following changes:
Adds Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and DHCP client ID support, needed by some Internet service providers.
Now sports Wi-Fi certification (ensuring interoperability with other Wi-Fi compliant products.
Enhancements to Computer-to-Computer mode enable each temporary local network of multiple computers to have a network name, to be easily located in a list of available networks, and to add WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) to the network.
Now AppleScript compatible.
Access point density adjustments have been provided for better performance in environments with several base stations close to each other.
Apple has also released two companion documents containing information of interest to AirPort users —
AirPort Networks with Mac OS X
Designing AirPort Networks.
Download AirPort 1.3 (International English)