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I'll be switching to DSL service from dialup this coming week. I'm using a white Airport base station to provide links to an iBook and an eMac, both with their own Airport cards. My service provider is not that knowledgeable about Macs and Airport, so I'm kind of on my own here. I know DSL is an "always on" service but I'd like to turn the Airport base station off (from the Airport control panel) when I'm away and not using the service. Will this effectively prevent any access to my network, or do I have to turn off the ...

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    Default DSL - can you turn Airport base station off?

    I'll be switching to DSL service from dialup this coming week.
    I'm using a white Airport base station to provide links to an iBook and
    an eMac, both with their own Airport cards.
    My service provider is not that knowledgeable about Macs and
    Airport, so I'm kind of on my own here.
    I know DSL is an "always on" service but I'd like to turn the
    Airport base station off (from the Airport control panel) when I'm away
    and not using the service. Will this effectively prevent any access to
    my network, or do I have to turn off the DSL modem off to achieve this?
    If I actually unplug the Airport base station (which I sometimes do
    if I'm going to be away for a long period of time, to protect it from
    power outages), will this turn off the DSL modem as well? Or should I do
    that as well?
    I do have the Airport security measures turned on -- firewall,
    password and I've entered my Airport cards as the only ones allowed to
    connect to my network.
    Thanks for any assistance for someone just getting their feet wet
    in broadband.

    --
    asd123
    asd123 Guest

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    Default Re: DSL - can you turn Airport base station off?

    asd123 <asd123sympatico.invalid> writes:

    > I know DSL is an "always on" service but I'd like to turn the
    > Airport base station off (from the Airport control panel) when I'm away
    > and not using the service. Will this effectively prevent any access to
    > my network, or do I have to turn off the DSL modem off to achieve this?
    If you turn off the Airport there is no access to the computer, you'll be fine.
    Lou Lesko Guest

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