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According to an <a href="http://www.eweek.com/article/0,3658,s%253D1884%2526a%253D18459,00.asp" target="_blank">eWeek article</a>, Apple may not develop a Software Base Base Station for OS X. A standalone Base Station is obviously more elegant, but also more expensive.

I think that would be a serious shortcoming of AirPort on OS X, but can see that Apple would want to sell more Base Stations. I bet the profit margin on the APBS has improved drastically over the last 3 years, but it's still priced at $300. I wish I were an Apple shareholder instead of an Apple customer.

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post #2 of 7
That's definately a mistake. I plan to buy a Base Station sometime in the future, but I just don't have the money for it right now. I would really like a software base station in OS X because I have two computers already that both have AirPort cards (AirPort at work) and I would love to be able to use it at home too.
post #3 of 7
According to Maccentral, they're still working on it... and there are workarounds on VersionTracker
post #4 of 7
[quote]Originally posted by Nebrie:
<strong>... and there are workarounds on VersionTracker</strong><hr></blockquote>

just checked versiontracker and didn't find any "workarounds"... did I miss something?
post #5 of 7
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[quote]Originally posted by Nebrie:
<strong>According to Maccentral, they're still working on it... and there are workarounds on VersionTracker</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nebrie: Could you please provide deep URLs?

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #6 of 7
So if there's no Software Basestation support, what's the "Create Network..." option do? Is it just for file sharing?
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post #7 of 7
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FYI: There's a <a href="http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=18&t=002236" target="_blank">thread at MacNN</a> that gives links to the 3rd party solutions for running a software base station in OS X. You need to use the terminal.

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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