About Airport Base Station Routers:
AirPort and AirPort Extreme are local area wireless networking products from Apple Inc. based on the IEEE 802.11 standard (also known as Wi-Fi). AirPort and AirPort Extreme in common usage can refer to the protocol (802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n, respectively), the expansion card or the base station. In Japan, the line of products is marketed under the brand AirMac.
The original AirPort (known as Graphite) features a modem and an Ethernet port. It employs a Lucent WaveLAN Silver PC Card as the Radio, and uses an embedded AMD Elan processor. It was released July 21, 1999. The Graphite AirPort Base Station is functionally identical to the LucentRG-1000 wireless base station and can run the same firmware. Due to the original firmware-locked limitations of the Silver card, the unit can only accept 40-bit WEP encryption. Later aftermarket tweaks can enable 128-bit WEP on the Silver card. Aftermarket Linux firmware has been developed for these units to extend their useful service life.
A second generation model (known as Dual Ethernet or Snow) was introduced on November 13, 2001. It features a second Ethernet port when compared to the Graphite design, allowing for a shared Internet connection with both wired and wireless clients. Also new was the ability to connect to America Online’s dial-up service—a feature unique to Apple base stations. This model is based on Motorola’s PowerPC 855 processor and contained a fully functional original Airport Card, which can be removed and used in any compatible Macintosh computer.
Airport Base Station Router Default Passwords:
|Product||Version||Port / Protocol||Username||Default Password||Access / Impact|
|Airport Base Station (Dual Ethernet)||2||Multi||n/a||password||Guest|
|AirPort Base Station (Graphite)||2||Multi||(none)||public||public|
|Airport Extreme Base Station||2||Multi||n/a||admin||Guest|