Lets add in Airport
The wireless way to connect Macs together is by an Airport segment.
|The AirPort network to the left shows a real basic network design.
The Base Station or any other Macintosh can be the Internet Server.
This flexibility makes AirPort a crucial tool for you.
If you can dream it, you can build it!
AirPort is Apple's new wireless networking solution. It lets you network Macs together through the air!
AirPort is very flexable. Once you have an AirPort Base Station or AirPort Software Base Station setup, You can pass any IP packet from Ethernet to AirPort wireless! For example I can connect from my Power Mac G4 Cube (on Ethernet) to my iBook (on AirPort) with Timbuktu Pro software. One this is connected I can control the iBook from my G4 Cube! It doesn't matter they are on two different physical network segments.
AirPort needs to wires to communicate with other AirPort users. All you need is an AirPort card and a Macintosh.
AirPort's range is 150 feet. I can go outside of my home and enjoy surfing on the Internet while lounging on my patio. Or even in bed or on the couch while watching TV. With the new shows coming with Internet bonus coverage, this is really needed!!
Even though AirPort is 11MB, Internet connections fly. The only way they would not is if your Internet connection is faster than 11MB. (like a dual channel ISDN or any form of DSL.)
Tip: Lets say you have two Macs (iBook and iMac) and you want to surf the Internet with the iBook wireless. However you have no Base Station. Just use Timbuktu Pro on iBook and iMac. iBook will take control of the iMac's screen as if you are sitting down at iMac. Instant mobile Internet. Or...
Tip: When using Mac OS X as a client it likes your Mac OS 9 Software Base Station to use verison 2.02 or higher.
Network Experience: gYounk is a Network+ Certified Professional (2002 edition which covers AppleTalk and wireless), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows NT Server 4.0 (1999) & Windows 2000 Server (2001), and a Certified NetWare Administrator (1996) - using a Macintosh & PC mixed network since 1986, at work and at home.
The iMac 512 is a gYounk design & programmed site.