Apple Releases AirPort Utility 5.5.3 for Mac and Windows

Tuesday June 14, 2011 2:39 PM PDT by Eric Slivka
Apple today released AirPort Utility 5.5.3 for both Mac (10.8 MB) and Windows (10.1 MB). The updates to Apple's software for managing the AirPort Express Base Station, the AirPort Extreme Base Station, and Time Capsule primarily address an issue that may cause the application to crash during setup.
This update contains bug fixes including the following:

Resolves an issue that caused the AirPort Utility to unexpectedly quit during setup
The Mac version requires OS X 10.5.7 or later, while the Windows version requires a minimum of Windows 7 SP1, Vista SP2, or XP SP3.

Related roundup: AirPort

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45 months ago
Looks like the ability to cache Software Updates is coming. From AirPort Utility.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AirPortSettings.strings:


"bsUP.productName" = "Store Apple software updates on this %@";
"bsUP.description" = "Apple software updates that are copied to this %@ are available to anyone using this network.";
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45 months ago
I always love updates
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45 months ago
Before: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4310180/01%20Time%20Capsule.png

After: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4310180/02%20Time%20Capsule.png
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago
Hopefully someone will root around the install image and find some tasty hints to upcoming hardware...
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
I hope this is the start of software season (the mad rush of slow downloading updates from Apple as their servers get hammered, but at the same time excitement for new features). :D
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45 months ago
I wonder if this update is in anticipation of the imminent AirPort refresh?

Someone should probably do some digging and check this update for clues ;)
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45 months ago
Found this tidbit that appears multiple times in the binary (/AirPort Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPort Utility):

APPLE-FIRMWARE

P19 Apple AirPort (Snow)
P85 Apple Xserve RAID
P81 Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11g)
Q57 S5 Q60 Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11g, Multiple Ethernet)
Q61 Apple AirPort Express
M28 Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11n)
M91 Apple AirPort Extreme (802.11n, Gigabit Ethernet)
Time Capsule M52
M48 Apple AirPort Express (802.11n)
K10 Apple AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band)
K30 Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band)
K30A Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen2)
K10A Apple AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen2)
K31 K30B Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen3)
K10B Apple AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen3)

Notes:
- I added returns and changed spacing for readability
- Mactracker refers to the original Time Capsule as 'M52', adding some verification to these; it also would add verification for the fact there are three numbers with "AirPort Extreme (802.11g, Multiple Ethernet)" - one each for standard, modem, and PoE
- I have no idea why the Xserve RAID is listed with all the APs
- For the most part, the code numbers make sense, especially with the K30(x) and K10(x) listings

Interesting part:
K31 K30B Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen3)
K10B Apple AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band, Gen3)


The 'Simultaneous Dual-Band' Extremes and Time Capsules are currently in Gen2 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPort or the old AirPort Utility.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AirPortSettings.strings), so I would say this is additional proof of new base stations.

The raw text can be found in the binary at offsets 136e54, 2bdb74, and 453170 starting at 'APPLE-FIRMWARE' for those wondering. The first offset's text is missing the first Time Capsule for some reason, so I didn't use that one.

Devices are also added (with internally changed names in some cases) in the AirPortSettings.strings file also referenced above:

"syAP" = "Product Name";
"syAP.80211nFormat" = "%@ with 802.11n";
"syAP.0" = "AirPort Base Station";
"syAP.0.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.1" = "AirPort Base Station";
"syAP.1.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.3" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11g";
"syAP.3.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.102" = "AirPort Express 802.11g";
"syAP.102.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.104" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (1st Generation)";
"syAP.104.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.105" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (2nd Generation)";
"syAP.105.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.106" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation)"; --> was Time Capsule
"syAP.106.useAlternateArticle" = "1"; /* See note above */
"syAP.107" = "AirPort Express 802.11n";
"syAP.107.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.108" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (3rd Generation)"; --> was AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band)
"syAP.108.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.109" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd Generation)"; --> was "Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band)
"syAP.109.useAlternateArticle" = "1"; /* See note above */
"syAP.113" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (3rd Generation)"; --> was Time Capsule (Simultaneous Dual-Band II)
"syAP.113.useAlternateArticle" = "1"; /* See note above */
"syAP.114" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (4th Generation)"; --> was AirPort Extreme (Simultaneous Dual-Band II)
"syAP.114.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
"syAP.116" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (4th Generation)"; --> New listing
"syAP.116.useAlternateArticle" = "1"; /* See note above */
"syAP.117" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)"; --> New listing
"syAP.117.useAlternateArticle" = "0";
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45 months ago

Before: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4310180/01%20Time%20Capsule.png

After: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4310180/02%20Time%20Capsule.png


Interesting name for your TC. I wonder what the names are of other devices on your network ;)
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45 months ago

Looks like the ability to cache Software Updates is coming. From AirPort Utility.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AirPortSettings.strings:


"bsUP.productName" = "Store Apple software updates on this %@";
"bsUP.description" = "Apple software updates that are copied to this %@ are available to anyone using this network.";


That was actually in the older pre-5.3.3 version as well.

There are some references to the new Time Capsule and Airport Extreme though:

"syAP.113" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (3rd Generation)";
"syAP.114" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (4th Generation)";
"syAP.116" = "Time Capsule 802.11n (4th Generation)";
"syAP.117" = "AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)";

113 and 114 are the current ones. 116 and 117 are currently unreleased.
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45 months ago

You want to run "Repair Disk Permissions" after this one, let me tell you.


There's really no need for that.
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