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Apple Releases Airport Utility 6.2 with Guest Wi-Fi and Printer Improvements

airport_utility_iconApple has released an updated version of its AirPort Utility wireless network manager, bringing it to version 6.2.

The update contains the usual improvements and bug fixes, but Apple mentions three specific changes:
- The ability to extend the Guest Wi-Fi network on a network that is configured with multiple AirPort Base Stations

- The ability to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer

- Improved international support
The update weighs in at 20.64MB and is available through Apple's software update website.

Update: Apple has also released AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.3 for updating the units themselves.

Finally, the AirPort Utility app for iOS has also been updated to add the new functionality.

Related roundup: AirPort

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21 months ago
I wish they'd return some of the functionality that existed in Airport Utility 5. (It's still what they distribute to Windows). I run Airport Utility 5 alongside 6, but so far 5 does more than even 6.2!
Rating: 13 Votes
21 months ago

Why isn't this available as a mac app store update?


It was for me.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

I wish they'd return some of the functionality that existed in Airport Utility 5. (It's still what they distribute to Windows). I run Airport Utility 5 alongside 6, but so far 5 does more than even 6.2!


Agree. I'm really disappointed that functionality from the 5.6 version still hasn't been ported over to version 6.2.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

I wish they'd return some of the functionality that existed in Airport Utility 5. (It's still what they distribute to Windows). I run Airport Utility 5 alongside 6, but so far 5 does more than even 6.2!


Absolutely agree. I do the same thing, because without it you can't see network logs, such as wifi clients and DHCP clients. Please Apple, at least make this version of AU as functional as it was before.
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago
I wonder if this update hints at impending AC routers soon...
Rating: 4 Votes
21 months ago
Looks like I'll just stay with the current version...
Rating: 3 Votes
21 months ago

I wish they'd return some of the functionality that existed in Airport Utility 5. (It's still what they distribute to Windows). I run Airport Utility 5 alongside 6, but so far 5 does more than even 6.2!


I know. I keep a copy of 5.x because it gives more options.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 months ago

I wish they'd return some of the functionality that existed in Airport Utility 5. (It's still what they distribute to Windows). I run Airport Utility 5 alongside 6, but so far 5 does more than even 6.2!


I know. I keep a copy of 5.x because it gives more options.


Agree. I'm really disappointed that functionality from the 5.6 version still hasn't been ported over to version 6.2.


I just cannot comprehend why Apple would "dumb down" Airport Utility the way they have since v. 6. I also keep V. 5 on my new iMac for the options it affords one.
Rating: 3 Votes
21 months ago

Like others have mentioned the new update broke my IPv6 tunnel from tunnelbroker.net. Hope there is a fix quick.


The upgrade broke my IPv6 tunneling as well. Downgrading to 7.6.1 fixed it immediately.
Rating: 2 Votes
21 months ago

I just cannot comprehend why Apple would "dumb down" Airport Utility the way they have since v. 6. I also keep V. 5 on my new iMac for the options it affords one.


There is a great post here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16693778&postcount=4) from forum member mmomega (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=394692) showing how to get Airport Utility 5.6.1 on Mountain Lion.
Rating: 2 Votes

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