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Take Control of Your Apple Wi-Fi Network by Glenn Fleishman

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Wi-Fi Gear from Apple

A long history with Wi-Fi has led to three devices in Apple’s current lineup of base stations, each with a distinct set of features. Let’s look first at how Apple has chosen to work with 802.11n and 802.11ac, and then at Apple’s current AirPort Base Station Models and the options for Adapters in Macs and iOS Devices.

At the end of this chapter, you should better understand the gear that you have, or be in a better position to shop for new equipment.

802.11n, 802.11ac, and Apple’s Choices

Apple has made distinct choices when implementing Wi-Fi, but all three of Apple’s current base station models can handle both the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz band at the same time.

Note: Despite the AirPort Express being called an 802.11n ...

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