Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network (3rd Edition) by Glenn Fleishman

By Glenn Fleishman

Up to date for Apple's newest 802.11ac AirPort base stations (and definite, the identify of this publication must swap soon)!

Find real-world suggestion from wireless wizard Glenn Fleishman on constructing a instant community utilizing Apple's 802.11n- and 802.11ac-enabled AirPort severe, AirPort exhibit, and Time pill base stations. The book is jam-packed with instructions for boosting an AirPort community, no matter if you're changing an outdated base station, including one other base station to increase your diversity, bettering your safeguard, connecting a USB-attached printer or force, or establishing a visitor network.

You'll locate the solutions to questions which may differently frustrate you, reminiscent of tips on how to decide on the simplest band and channel, organize advanced net addressing, clear up quite a few connection difficulties, and lots more and plenty more.

Glenn explains how one can configure an 802.11n and/or 802.11ac AirPort community utilizing AirPort application 6 or AirPort software for iOS. (AirPort application 6 runs purely in 10.7 Lion and later.) The book features a unfastened obtain of the former version (version 2.0), which describes utilizing AirPort software five. (AirPort application five runs on 10.5 Leopard - 10.7 Lion, in addition to on home windows computers.)

"This Take keep watch over booklet is a must have for someone who must speedy and simply arrange an AirPort network." --Phil Kearney, "father" of Apple's AirPort product line

If you're attempting to resolve a specific challenge, you could leap in and browse the subjects during this booklet in any order, but when you begin firstly, you'll find out how Apple's 802.11n and 802.11ac apparatus suits into the area of wireless networking.

With that history, you'll examine the place to place and the way to establish base stations, with diagrams exhibiting universal community scenarios--see examples above--and with step by step directions for configuring key net sharing and protection innovations and connecting consumer pcs. in case you have funky net connections or difficult IP addressing wishes, Glenn presents prolonged suggestion for making a operating wireless network.

Glenn offers real-world instructions for vital eventualities, together with how to:

Create a simple (or now not so easy) wireless community, utilizing Apple's base stations:

Set up a instant community with a unmarried base station, or with a number of base stations - no matter if you must expand a community with Ethernet or a instant connection (or a mixture of the two), Glenn examines your innovations and offers configuration steps. He additionally touches in brief on powerline connections.

Keep your current community, yet exchange an older or damaged base station with a brand new one.

Export your base station's configuration, both to make a backup or to create a version configuration to take advantage of on different base stations.

Connect Macs (10.5 Leopard and later), iOS units, and home windows 7 and eight desktops on your network.

Set up trustworthy and proper safeguard on your community. additionally, upload a visitor community that provides your visitors net entry whereas limiting their entry to neighborhood resources.

Attach peripherals on your network:

Add a wireless or USB-connected printer, and fasten to the printer from Mac and home windows computers.

Add a USB-attached force to a Time tablet or AirPort severe, and configure purchaser access.

Connect a second- or 3rd-generation Apple television in your network

Do extra networking:

Set up a Time desktop backup to a Time tablet base station.

Expand the functions of an AirPort convey by means of constructing audio streaming, making an attempt Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil media streaming application, or extending your community with ProxySTA.

Share documents very easily and wirelessly among Macs with the AirDrop file-transfer characteristic, plus comprehend the kind of networking that AirDrop uses.

Put pcs extra at once on the net with port mapping or a default host.

Set up again to My Mac with iCloud with a purpose to entry an AirPort or Time pill force remotely, or to configure your base station remotely.

Set up a software program Base Station or do ad-hoc networking.

Understand what's occurring and clear up problems:

Find out what the icon in your wireless menu capacity, and become aware of what the coloured gentle in your base station is attempting to inform you.

Learn what a MAC tackle is, plus how to define it. (Hint, 1 limitless Loop isn't the MAC deal with that you simply seek.)

Read heritage information regarding the bands and channels used with wireless networking, know the way Apple's wireless apparatus matches into the image, and get rules for a way to create an optimum community that avoids interference problems.

Understand the variations between AirPort software 6 (for Mac), AirPort application for iOS, and AirPort application five (for Mac and Windows). discover a unfastened obtain hyperlink for the former variation of this booklet, which covers AirPort application 5.

Learn tips on how to replace the firmware on your base station, and the way to revert to an older model of your firmware, if necessary.

"If an individual is aware approximately real-world wireless, it's Glenn Fleishman." --Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of bOING bOING

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The GLM converts the data from digital ones and zeros into a serialized bit stream to be transmitted over the optical cable as pulses of light. The optical Fibre Channel cable connects the HBA in the server to the gigabit interface converters (GBICs) located in the switches that make up the fabric layer of the storage network. Chapter 2: SAN Building Blocks The GBICs convert the optical light pulses back into digital data so the switches’ firmware (a specialized type of low-level operating system used in intelligent devices) can read the address information with the Fibre Channel frame to see where the data is destined, and then route the data through the switch to the port that connects to the proper storage device.

These are usually newer applications, designed specifically for SAN capabilities: ✓ Cluster applications: Cluster applications are created by tying a group of servers together via a fast network and then allowing those servers to access the same disks’ storage where the application is installed. This allows for very scalable and highly available applications; if one of the servers fails, another server in the cluster can pick up where the first one left off. GRID computing (mentioned earlier in the chapter) is another example of applications that need a SAN to work right.

Most vendors’ Web sites offer drivers and firmware that you can download. Follow the steps in the manual that comes with your HBA for instructions on how to use the BIOS firmware’s update utility to update the BIOS. The transmission cable is connected to this card via a Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC), which is either fitted into a slot or soldered onto the card itself. The cables are inserted into the GBIC in the adapter. The HBA uses “driver” software running on the operating systems to allow the operating system to work with the disks in the SAN.

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