Airport Base Stations: What's the difference?
Hello friendly and knowledgable peeps,
I’m in the market for an Airport Base Station. And a card, too, of course. Wouldn’t it be nice if Apple released an Airport *Bass* Station? One with which the funk bomb could be dropped? Anyway, what’s the difference between the old (graphite) base and the new (white-ish) base? And what does the new Airport software do to each model?
I was thinking about just getting an old base on eBay and using the new software with it. Will that work? Will I be missing anything? I have DSL; any problems with that? Earthlink DSL. OS X of course, on a Pismo.
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Anyway, the main difference between the two is that the white one has an extra Ethernet port so you can physically attach a stationary, non-AirPort-equipped computer to it.
Also, the white model has 128-bit encryption, where the graphite has 40-bit. Don’t really know what this means in terms of real-life usage. The far-right column on Apple’s AirPort product page has a bit of info on this.
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Brilliant, thank you for clarifying that. I wasn’t sure if there was something important that I was missing. With this in mind, I think I will go the eBay route for a graphite model.
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Re: Airport Base Stations: What’s the difference?
[quote author=“Tinky Winky”]Wouldn’t it be nice if Apple released an Airport *Bass* Station? One with which the funk bomb could be dropped? Anyway…
That literally made me laugh out loud. It was more of a choked chortle, because I drinking some Diet Coke at the time, but you get my point.
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