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

LinksysInfo.com – 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.

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

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)

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 co-founded both The Mac Observer and BackBeat Media, and he is producer and co-host of TMO’s Mac Geek Gab Podcast. He has worked in the computer industry since the early 1990s, doing time as a consultant, trainer, network engineer, webmaster, and programmer. He has worked on the Mac, all the various Windows flavors, BeOS, a few brands of Unix, and it is rumored he once saw an OS/2 machine in action. Before that he ran some of the earliest Bulletin Board Systems, but most of the charges have since been dropped, and not even the FBI requests that he check in more than twice a year. Dave's reachable for paid consulting at DaveTheNerd.com and you can find links to him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ here, too.

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