Apple has released a dual International-English and US-English Mac OS AirPort update.

The update brings AirPort up to version 1.3, and adds functions that some Internet service providers (ISPs) may require – including Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) and DHCP client ID support.

PPPoE is a method of hooking up to the Internet required by some cable and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) ISPs.

Privacy improvement Enhancements to AirPort's computer-to-computer mode have also been made. It now enables each temporary local network of multiple computers to have a network name so it can be easily located in a list. The update also supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).

AirPort 1.3 also supports AppleScripts - for instance, one that will switch network settings between home, work and other locations.

The update improves a BaseStation's performance where multiple units are close together. This update requires Mac OS 9.0.4 or later.

Full installation instructions and the AirPort 1.3 installer are available from Apple's software updates area.