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July 14, 2005

AirPort 4.2 / Base Station 6.2

Apple today released AirPort 4.2 for Mac OS X [Panther][1], [Tiger][2], and [Windows][3], which includes version 6.2 of the AirPort Base Station software. Added in this release of the base station firmware are two fairly big features: WPA2 support and improved NAT configuration options. Unfortunately the complexity of WPA2 does require that you're using an AirPort Extreme card in your Mac. If you're using an older Mac with a "classic" AirPort card, make sure to configure your base station for "WPA2 and WPA" mode to allow connections from any WiFi-equipped computer capable of WPA. WPA2 has considerable security increases over WPA, so if you can convert your whole network it can't hurt to be proactive. [1]:http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/airport42formacosx1033.html [2]:http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/airport42formacosx1042.html [3]:http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/airport42forwindows.html

Posted by Colin at July 14, 2005 8:36 PM

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