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Chapter 14. Using an AirPort Network to ... > Setting Up an AirPort Base Station

Setting Up an AirPort Base Station

Setting up an AirPort base station is slightly different depending on the type of base station you use: the AirPort HAP or an AirPort-equipped Mac OS X machine that provides Internet sharing.

The benefit of using an AirPort HAP is that it doesn't place any processing load on an individual Mac and is intended to run at all times, so the AirPort network is always available. It also provides the ability to share an Internet connection with devices to which it is networked using an Ethernet connection. The disadvantage of this device is its cost (currently $199 with a modem and antenna port). If you are going to use an AirPort network regularly to serve more than one or two machines, an AirPort HAP is a good investment. An AirPort Express base station provides many of the same benefits but costs only $99.


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