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iOS Airport Utility on iPad has a nifty feature

I noticed a pretty nifty feature of the Airport Utility app on my iOS 5.0.1 based iPad.
When I have multiple Apple branded Airport devices wired to the same network, they appear side by side on the Airport Utility’s topology map:

Access Points on a Network

When I have one Airport device daisy chained off another, both setting up private NAT networks, they appear in series, correctly reflecting the new topology!

Network within a Network

Sadly this is not the case on my iOS 5.0.1 based iPhone 4, it simply shows all the network devices it can see in series regardless of the actual network topology.

I still think it is really cool that a topology map is created at all! Thanks Apple. I guess I am a geek, having fun with networks.

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