Apple releases AirPort Utility 1.3.6

Apple today released AirPort Utility 1.3.6 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch which includes general stability and security improvements.

Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or 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, IPv6 configuration, and more.

AirPort Utility works with all Apple 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule.

• See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network
• Get information about your connected Wi-Fi devices
• View and change network and Wi-Fi settings
• Restart or restore a base station, or update the firmware on a base station when available
• View or update passwords for your network, base stations, or disks
• Easily access network information such as IP address, DNS servers, and router address
• Manage DHCP reservations and port mappings
• Configure base stations for IPv6
• View status or error messages
• Archive Time Machine backups

More info here.


    1. It is surprising that they’re updating this software well past the point that they’ve stopped making the hardware it controls. Makes you wonder if there were bugs/security problems that had to be solved, or if they’re not completely out of the game. For my part, I just picked up a new-in-box Time Capsule from a neighbor who never got it set up. Hoping it will give me 5 good years, like my last one!

      1. I have the first square “N” AirPort base station, and I was surprised to get a firmware update for it fairly recently. I still use it as secondary wireless network, set to be compatible with slower wireless speeds. It’s going strong after all these years. More than a decade old now… It’s the same footprint as the old (smaller) Mac mini. I had an old OWC external drive (designed to be used under a Mac mini) sitting below basestation, connected by USB to act as my “AirPort Disk.”

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