Apple AirPort Utility for Mac

Apple AirPort Utility for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 138 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    43,816
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 11, 2013
  • Price:
    Update
  • File Size:
    21.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    80
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"works as you would expect."

June 19, 2013  |  By jbagiii

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 6.3

Pros

easy to install

Cons

none i can find.

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1 stars

"6.2 worked 6.3 doesn't"

June 11, 2013  |  By Bill-in-Iowa

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 6.3

Pros

I dunno, looks the same.

Cons

I see no value in a utility that cannot access the devices it is supposed to manage.

Summary

After installing version 6.3, the utility no longer sees either my Extreme base station or my Express extension.

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2 stars

"Use version 5.6 instead, works with BOTH g and n Wi-Fi"

January 31, 2012  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 6.0

Pros

If you like minimized iOS style apps in Mac OS X Lion, here you go!

Cons

Despite the simplification and minimization of settings and services in v6.0, there is no Setup Assistant and it a lot of users are finding it to be confusing as well as frustrating. I personally have no use for version 6.0 and use version 5.6 instead.

Summary

NOTE: Airport Utility version 6.0 is ONLY for Mac OS X Lion. Accompanying Firmware Update 7.6.1 is ONLY for n Wi-Fi Airport devices.

Apple released Airport Utility versions 5.6 and 6.0 at the same time along side Firmware Update 7.6.1 for n Wi-Fi type Airport devices. They also released accompanying documentation that has confused A LOT of people as to what is what and for what. Several of us up at Apple's discussion boards have worked to sort out the actual situation. Here is a quick summary of what we found:

1) No one requires Airport Utility version 6.0. You can entirely skip it if you don't like it. There is nothing special about it apart from it being based upon the interface for the iOS version of Airport Utility.

2) Airport Utility v5.6 is completely functional with BOTH g AND n Airport devices. This is the version to use if you want to keep full functionality control on BOTH types of Airport devices. It's that simple. You don't require version 6.0 for anything at all, but you can use it if you like it.

3) You can install BOTH versions 6.0 and 5.6 on your Mac. They don't overwrite each other. They work fine together.

4) Despite Apple's odd documentation, you CAN install Firmware Update 7.6.1 from Airport Utility version 5.6 or even earlier.

5) Airport Utility v6.0 brings with it newly updated Apple Help. Sadly, the Help has some errors and does not reconcile the differences between v6.0 and v5.6. The result is user confusion. Not good.

IOW: Just download and install Airport Utility version 5.6 and nothing changes except the added iCloud functionality and bug fix in Firmware Update 7.6.1. I personally have no use for version 6.0 and won't be using it at all.

VERY POOR SHOW APPLE. This is how to update and document things the WRONG WAY. But thank you for Airport Utility version 5.6, the REAL update, as well as Firmware Update v7.6.1 ! ! !

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4 stars

"Very good for n-routhers, but g-routers unsupported"

January 31, 2012  |  By KerryGinn--2008

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 6.0

Pros

New, attractive graphics display the local area network configuration. Clicking on a node brings up a chart with more details.

Cons

Oddly, Airport Utility version 6.0 no longer supports g-routers (or older). It advises users to use AirPort Utility 5.6 instead. It offers a link to the Apple site to obtain the older version, but that link does not actually go to the download page.

Upon its first use, Airport Utility signaled that an Airport Express firmware update was available, which I elected to install. At the end of the firmware installation, Airport Utility (not the firmware) never showed that the Airport Express had rebooted and was active.

Summary

Airport Utility 6.0. installed flawlessly through Software Update. The lack of support for earlier routers is an unpleasant surprise.

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5 stars

"Good and OK"

November 17, 2011  |  By Gharanizadeh

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

useful and valuable

Cons

Pretty good

Summary

Excellent

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3 stars

"The system works a lot faster now"

August 04, 2011  |  By rickster24

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

It takes out the bugs that was there before and runs smoother

Cons

none at this time

Summary

It is worth the upgrade

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4 stars

"It works which is good."

July 23, 2011  |  By jbagiii

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

It works as expected.

Cons

None that I've run into.

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5 stars

"Works fantastically"

June 30, 2011  |  By mkbob

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

Works so good that I never even think about it,

Cons

None that I can find

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5 stars

"An excellent program has become even better!"

June 26, 2011  |  By Tord555

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

Just love it!

Cons

None as far as I've noticed yet!

Summary

Essential!

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3 stars

"Have noticed no change"

June 22, 2011  |  By maxrobinson

 |  Version: Apple AirPort Utility 5.5.3

Pros

Nothing damaged

Cons

Unable to offer any

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3.1
Fixed an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations not to be recognized.
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date July 11, 2013
Date Added July 11, 2013
Version 6.3.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.44MB
File Name AirPortUtility6.3.1.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,816
Downloads Last Week 80
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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