This week, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton come to you talking about wireless/airport connections, focusing on base stations, options available, and methods to secure them properly.

Show notes for TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab, week of June 27th, 2005

Podcast Link: TMO To Go: Mac Geek Gab, June 27th, 2005

This week, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton have each had a crazy week, but come together anyway to talk about wireless/airport connections, focusing on base stations, options available, and methods to secure them properly.

Products/sites mentioned:

Linksys WRT54G – Highly configurable wireless router, supports same protocols as Apple’s AirPort (US$59.99 from Amazon).

Sveasoft – Makers of VPN-capable firmware for Linksys (and other brand) routers – Community site for supporting Linksys routers, includes download links to alternative firmware.

Air Traffic Control – Widget for finding AirPort Base Stations and other access points. Freeware from SpinTriplet.</p

Airport Radar – Widget for finding wireless networks. Shows name and signal strength. Freeware from Macwireless.</p

Apple AirPort Extreme – Full-featured wireless router, supports USB printers. (US$199.88 from Amazon)

Apple AirPort Express – Wireless stereo extension/router combination (US$124.99 from Amazon)</p

News Mentioned:

The Devil’s Advocate – Steve Meets Osborne, Again!

…and John mentioned the mart Labels USA 2005 conference, which he’s attending this week.

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Theme Music: “The Answer”, written by Jeff Steblea and Brian Ayles, as performed by Go Figure.

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Dave Hamilton

Dave Hamilton is a podcaster, a publisher, and a nerd who has spent the past three decades of his career educating thousands of computer users. In addition to Mac Geek Gab podcast (now in its 19th year!), Dave is co-host of Business Brain and Gig Gab, two other shows to check out! Dave is also the co-founder and CEO of BackBeat Media, a boutique network of podcasts and websites that represents fiercely-independent publishers, of which Dave considers himself one. He has been involved in online publishing since 1998, when he co-founded The Mac Observer, a popular Apple news site which was acquired in 2021. Technology isn't the only thing Dave's a nerd about: he's also a drummer, playing in Bitter Pill, Fling, and various other projects in and around the New Hampshire seacoast where he and his wife, Lisa, live and raised their two children. Dave's reachable for a limited amount of paid consulting at and you can find to him on Mastodon, Bluesky, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, too!


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