In 1985, the Federal Communication Commission released three bands of the radio spectrum now used for nearly all wireless communication: 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz, and 5 GHz.
This new spectrum would eventually become the data highway for the 802.11 protocol which we refer to today as Wi-Fi.
We all know the importance of keeping on top of security updates, but there is one kind that might escape your attention if you don’t have it set to check automatically: those for your Air Port base station.
Whether you have an Air Port Express, Extreme or Time Capsule, they all have firmware updates to plug security holes and fix other issues.
In the early days of remote computer access in our homes, dial-up service using telephone modems was the standard and were measured in baud rates.
The Air Port card (a repackaged Lucent ORi NOCO Gold Card PC Card adapter) was later added as an option for almost all of Apple's product line, including Power Books, e Macs, i Macs, and Power Macs.using the (Wi-Fi) protocols (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac).These products comprise a number of wireless routers and wireless cards.The first versions of 802.11 was released in the early 1990s.It had a maximum data transfer rate of 2 Mbps, which, when compared to the dial-up speeds was considerably faster but which paled in comparison to what was yet to come.