Oct 11 2011
iOS provides a lot of settings for the users to manage the way iDevices work and interact with the environment. However it always focued on providing an easy and intuitive way to manage things.
One of these settings is managing Wifi. The way iOS handled it till now was via a very simple mechanism providing very little advanced network configuration settings.
But now with iOS 5, Apple is providing users with its famous AirPort like utility which is currently the de-facto Wireless Manager in OS X.
Users will be able to use a small app named as AirPort Utility to manage networks. User can download apps from App Store.
AirPort Express is a ‘lite’ version of Apple’s main AirPort Extreme router , which is device just cost for hundred bucks will boast Ethernet, USB & audio jack built in, which provide a cost effective way of streaming music across a network & sharing printers in one small device. This device implementation is of 802.11n support.
As well as the somewhat entry-level Express model, the Cupertino-based company also retails a more feature-rich hub, known as the AirPort Extreme. Looking considerably more like a traditional router, it sells for the significantly higher price of $179. AirPort Express is designed for those individuals, or small groups of users in a relatively confined area, the Extreme is aimed at the business types seeking a larger wireless field. The Time Capsule, which Apple introduced back in January 2008, is essentially AirPort Extreme with a large hard drive inside useful for storing Time Machine backups.
[via - RedmondPie]