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Buffalo Technology, a manufacturer of computer peripherals and wireless LAN solutions for small/medium business, SOHO (small office-home office), and home use, want you to think AirStation as well as AirPort. The AirStation wireless print server supports Mac, Windows, and Unix operating system, as well as TCP/IP, NetBEUI, NetWare, and AppleTalk protocols.
The company has a new AirStation Wireless Print Server (AWPS) that allows users of an AirStation wireless LAN to ditch the wired connection between a network printer and an existing print server. The company claims that it’s compatible with just about all “off-the-shelf printers,” and lets you print from personal computers within the AirStation wireless network or directly between computers and the printer utilizing the system’s ad hoc mode.
Besides connectivity to an existing Wired LAN, the AirStation can also offer wireless Internet access. It uses the 2.4GHz IEEE802.11b wireless standard and utilizes the leading edge 11Mbps Wireless technology and a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) transmission method. According to Buffalo Technology, it even has the ability to communicate with a Mac and PC simultaneously.