[AusNOG] Group WiFi

Alan Arnott alan at arnotts.net.au
Thu Nov 1 14:25:14 EST 2007

Hi guys

I have used the Apple Aiport and it's also my personal favourite.

Haven't used it with repeaters though but don't foreshadow any problems
there. To be safe, you should confirm with Apple that it is suitable to your


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> From: John Lindsay <jlindsay at internode.com.au>
> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:49:22 +1030
> To: <ausnog at ausnog.net>
> Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Group WiFi
> My personal favourite is the Apple Airport.
> The current model Airport Extreme can connect to a dumb DSL modem,
> cable modem or wireless broadband service and launch a PPPoE
> connection or do routed IP.  (Ignore the old Extreme which has a
> modem.  It's still does nice stuff but it's obsolete.)
> Supports "a,b,g and n" in both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz.
> Also has 3 downstream Ethernet ports.
> All the usual NAT stuff is supported and it does IPv6 for added value.
> Apple state it's good for up to 50 users.
> The Airport Express is a "wall wart" form factor box about the size of
> a large packet of smokes.  It does "b and g" in 2.4 GHz.  It has an
> Ethernet port which can connect back to a hub or be used with a
> broadband service including launching a PPPoE connection.
> You can build wireless repeater networks with this hardware very
> easily using the configuration software supplied by Apple.
> For added value both models can drive a printer from their USB port.
> The Extreme can support a hard drive which turns it into a nice but
> quite slow NAS server.
> Apple's online store says its good for up to 10 users.
> I have never seen these user limits documented as hard limits in terms
> of associated clients or NAT sessions.  The tech specs for both
> products don't mention this limit.
> jsl
> --
> John Lindsay - Carrier Relations Manager - Internode and Agile
> On 31/10/2007, at 5:48 PM, Stephen Baxter wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> After some feedback here on doing wireless for a conference. What
>> wireless access points work best together ? Is it just as simple as
>> running some WRTG54 on the same SSID in the same space and they all
>> play
>> happy together or are some products and how they are deployed better
>> than others.
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