My colleague Glenn Fleishman has just completed an update to his 235-page book about Wi-Fi networking with the goal of helping Apple users everywhere create fast, reliable, and secure Apple Wi-Fi networks using 802.11ac or 802.11n AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations.
You’ll find plenty of practical directions for working with Apple’s AirPort Utility configuration software (for Mac and iOS), including steps for setting up a base station, swapping in new gear, adding base stations to extend your network’s range, attaching USB drives or shared printers, enabling security, creating a guest network, and more. (For help with older gear or versions of AirPort Utility, the ebook includes a free download of any prior edition, dating back to 2004.)
You’ll also learn about what’s going on behind the scenes. If you better understand channels and bands, for instance, you may be able to reconfigure your network to dramatically improve performance. And, Glenn provides advice and directions for coping with tricky IP situations.
The book also provides directions for setting up a cellular iOS device as an Internet hotspot, and it discusses Apple’s Instant Hotspot feature.
This 235-page book tells you everything you need to know to set up and optimize an Apple wi-fi network.