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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Adding AirPort to an Apple Desktop

If you have an AirPort-ready Apple desktop computer, and have purchased an AirPort card online, from an Apple store, or from a third-party vendor, you are ready to install the card in your desktop. Figure 9.3 shows an AirPort Extreme card fresh “out of the box.”

Figure 9.3. An AirPort Extreme card ready for installation.

Although the Apple AirPort cards are a bit more expensive than typical Wi-Fi cards used in a Windows PC, Apple makes the installation process quite painless. You cannot necessarily say this about a Windows PC: opening the case itself—let alone doing any installation—can be a trial.

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