Apple Looks at AirPort Gaming
6:00 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
Apple has a posted a new feature article touting their AirPort wireless technology as the perfect gaming networking solution. They provide a detailed look at using the standard for both LAN (Local Area Network) and Internet play. More than just a fluff piece, the article details the specifics of setting up a LAN party, hosting games and using a software base station in the absence of a physical hardware UFO. If you've been a little intimidated by your AirPort card in the past, be sure read through this article for ideas. Here's a clip:
Can you play LAN-based games over a network that uses AirPort and Ethernet? Sure. Ethernet-based computers can easily be connected to an AirPort network by using the Ethernet port on the back of the base station.There are lots of other AirPort gaming tips in the article, so if you were considering adding a wireless network to your home and office this will give you an idea of your gaming options.
Fun and Games with AirPort
Just plug an Ethernet hub into the base station and have the Ethernet-based players connect their cables to the hub. They won’t have the ability to sit in the far-flung reaches of the house while playing or move about at will, but at least they’ll be able to join the fun.
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