'AirPort Utility' for iOS 5 Hits the App Store


Apple continues to make preparations for today's iOS 5 launch with the release of its new AirPort Utility [App Store] app to allow users to administer AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule base stations.

Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and TimeCapsule – right from your iPad, iPhone, ir iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, and more. AirPort Utility works with all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule.

Apple appeared to originally be preparing to integrate AirPort Utility directly into iOS 5, but apparently decided to break the functionality out into a separate app. Users entering the Wi-Fi portion of the Settings app in iOS 5 will be offered the ability to download the app to manage their networks. AirPort Utility is a universal app compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 5.

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115 months ago
Apple is on a roll today
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115 months ago

Loving all these releases!


Happy update your iDevice day!
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115 months ago
FINALLY!!! This should have been a systems app from Day 1. Amen, Apple.
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115 months ago
Hi there! :)

Is anyone else having a problem with mobileme mail today?
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115 months ago
Loving all these releases!
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115 months ago

FINALLY!!! This should have been a systems app from Day 1. Amen, Apple.


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this was one of the most annoying omissions of iOS. I was stuck countless times in hotels with my Airport Express unable to set it up for wifi and unable to use Ethernet on my iPad or iPhone.

Unbelievable that it took Apple 4 years to make this App. :mad:

Now please release Keychain Access for iOS5!

And since you are at it provide Keychain syncing in iCloud like you did in MobileMe!
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