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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

el-John-o Avatar
104 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!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
John.B Avatar
104 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
104 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ck2875 Avatar
104 months ago

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


It was for me.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Icaras Avatar
104 months ago
I wonder if this update hints at impending AC routers soon...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hitch08 Avatar
104 months ago
Looks like I'll just stay with the current version...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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