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 AirPort Express's Dangling Wires

"By splitting the WAN and the LAN, Apple was able to offer different functions on each port, essentially creating two separate networks with the base station acting as a router between them. This approach prevents "backwash" in which the private network addresses are fed out over the WAN port, potentially confusing dynamic address assignment for other ISP customers. The graphite unit allowed this backwash; the snow models avoided it by separating the network segments."

 (Submitted by Noel Fri Jul 16, 2004 )


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