The airport utility is software that runs on iOS, Mac OS X and Windows to configure and monitor the Airport family of routers as well as the Time Capsule.

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How to view logs in Airport Utility v6, or install 5.6 in Mountain Lion?

So I just upgraded to Mountain Lion, and I'm watching some Netflix over my Apple TV, when it stops streaming and tells me it's not connected to the network any more. Sure enough, my Air has also lost ...
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Can I still use the older Airport Utility 5.5.3 if I install the 6.0 version of Airport Utility?

I have a simple network setup, and have read some initial reviews that say the new Airport Utility 6 for Mac OS X lacks some of the advanced settings that the older utility provides. I depend on those ...
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How can see ALL devices (including ethernet) connected to Airport Extreme?

I am running Airport Utility 6.3. I can see the list of WIRELESS clients connected. I can't see anywhere in the utility where I can see WIRED/ETHERNET clients connected. Other posts on this site ...
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Disconnecting disks from Airport Extreme

Since Apple released the new Airport Utility with the simplified UI, there doesn't seem to be an option to "Disconnect All Users" to kick all users off a hard drive to safely remove it when connected ...
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Why does AirPort Utility support file sharing?

The AirPort utility app for the iPhone allows you to share documents between a computer and an iOS device. What kind of documents, if any, would I share between my Mac and the AirPort utility app?
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Monitoring and disconnecting users from an AirPort Extreme

Does anyone know a simple way to monitor who is connected to an AirPort Extreme, see the bandwidth they are using, and the ability to disconnect them or throttle their bandwidth usage? I know for ...
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External USB drive connected to Airport Extreme doesn't show up in Airport Utility

I have connected an external drive to my Airport Extreme, but it doesn't show up in Finder, and it doesn't show up in the list of drives when I connect to the Airport Utility. The same drive worked ...
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How can I delete saved configuration passwords from AirPort Utility for iOS?

I've tried deleting and reinstalling AirPort Utility, but I can still manage base stations without being asked for a configuration password. I'm thinking of selecting not to back up data from AirPort ...
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Neighbor's Airport Extreme extending my wireless network?

I noticed a new machine on my network -- it's my next-door neighbor's Airport Extreme! My network is set up with a WPA2 Personal password, and I don't believe that he's cracking passwords to steal ...
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What can be done to troubleshoot OS X Wi-Fi self-assigning ip address of 169.xxxxxxxxx when other clients connect?

This is incredibly frustrating; I have a new airport extreme and its been working fine for about a month but now it has stopped working. my two MacBooks and dell Inspiron tower cannot connect to the ...
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How can I access my Time Capsule remotely with iCloud?

Before, with MobileMe, I was able to backup and access my Time Capsule anywhere in the world because I had my MobileMe login stored in my Time Capsule, and my MobileMe entered into my mac. So when I ...
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What does “Enable AirPlay over WAN” do?

What does AirPlay over WAN do? I have an AirPort Express 802.11n. This was the last generation to hook directly into the outlet.
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Will the old version of Airport Utility still be usable if I upgrade to 6.0? [duplicate]

I would like to know if, once I upgrade Airport Utility to version 6.0, the old version I had previously will disappear, and I want to know if I can use both of them (old and new) on the same Mac.
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No internet when booting from Windows to OS X

I installed Windows with Bootcamp and have an Airport Express. Every time I boot from Windows to OS X it connects to the wireless network but not to the internet. Other devices still keep their ...
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How do I change the region on an Airport Express?

I purchased two of the current model Airport Expresses while I was in the US a few months ago. Now that I'm back in Australia, the only options I have when setting the country in Wireless Options are ...
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Why is SSH forwarding happening even with port forwarding disabled?

I am using an Aiport Extreme as my wireless router, and it has port forwarding set up but disabled for SSH: However, I keep seeing instances of ssh login attempts from outside -- someone is trying ...
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Broken AirPort Expressfirst generation

I've got a first generation AirPort Express and when I plug it in the wall (electricity outlet) it will turn orange and do nothing besides that. I cannot access this device via AirPort Utility When ...
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Is it possible to configure the 2013 Airport Extreme to use a syslog server?

I know it was (and still is) possible to configure the earlier Airport Extreme and Airport Express stations to forward syslog events to an external server. The trick is to use AirPort Utility 5.6.1 ...
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Where is the Apple Air Port Utility 'Use dynamic global hostname' option?

I just can't find the "Use dynamic global hostname" option in Apple Air Port Utility 6.1 (610.31). Where can I find this option now?
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How do I view which devices are connected to my AirPort Extreme using AirPort Utility v6.0?

I recently upgraded to AirPort Utility v6.0, and I can't find where to check what devices are currently connected to my AirPort Extreme. I know that this was possible using older versions of AirPort ...
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Sporadic Double NAT problem with Airport Extreme Base Station

I am currently using an Airport Extreme N Base Station (firmware version 7.6) connected to a cable modem to connect around 7 wireless clients and two wired clients to the internet. Prior to this I ...
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Can't see A1084 AirPort Express behind A1354 AirPort Extreme

Can anyone please make any suggestions...? (Preferably, step by step instructions to resolve this issue). I am using AirPort Utility 6.3.2 on a MacBook Pro running MacOS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. AirPort ...
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Airport Extreme mesh network over Ethernet

I have purchased three Airport Extreme routers. I have a cable modem in one room that currently feeds into our primary router (which I want to replace with an Extreme), which feeds into a switch, ...
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Extend wireless network from DSL router with Airport Express

This is what I want to do: ISP's DSL router (LAN port) <-- ethernet cable --> (WAN port) Airport Express (I know it's not possible to extend non Apple WiFi points wirelessly, so I need the ...
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Is it possible to change the default gateway of the DHCP server side of an Airport Extreme

I will try to be brief. In my career I have always used the upper end of the subnet for network devices. For instance, I use .250-.254 for network devices such as the routers. I am very fond of using ...
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software update is stuck on “less than a minute”

since 10.8 was installed on my mac, when i try to update itunes, or airport utility, it always gets stuck on "installing - less than a minute". then i have to shut the computer from the power button ...
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Extending network with 2 airport express from another router

I have two airport express devices. Is it possible to extend my one airport express with another airport express.
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Time Capsule partly stops working after some hours

I have a new TimeCapsule 2TB and use it as a wireless AP, router, and backup device. The TimeCapsule is directly connected to the DSL modem. When I turn on the TimeCapsule, everything works fine. ...
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Adding a third Airport Express causes dramatic network slow down

When TWO AirPort Express are on everything works as expected, strong and fast wifi everywhere, music streams fine. But when a THIRD AirPort Express is on, the wifi slows down to about 100k/s This is ...
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How Do I Target an Airport Extreme Shared Disk for Time Machine?

It looks like Apple may have changed something since I last configured this... Some time ago (maybe two years?), I bought an Airport Extreme and plugged an external hard drive into it. From my ...
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How does the Airport Access Control work?

I would like to set some rule on my Time Capsule and Airport Express in such a way that some cell phones can connect only in specific time slots. In my network both the devices are connected to a ...
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Time Capsule Setup Woes

I received a 2TB Time Capsule today, and replaced an Airport Extreme. However, after replicating the settings from the Airport Extreme on the Time Capsule, there was no internet connection (amber ...
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Can't add DHCP Reservation with Airport Utility

I just bought an AirPort extreme (bought December '12). I'm trying to assign a static IP for my printer. With Airport Utility 6.2, under Network, I click on the plus sign under DHCP Reservations. All ...
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How do I activate SNMP on Airport base stations

Using Mountain Lion and the Airport utility I can't find a way to activate SNMP on any of the Airport base stations I have. Even the old ones which were configured to use it don't have the option ...
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Setting up my AirPort Express with no ethernet cable

I have a MacBook Air, and an AirPort Express. Currently, I have my AirPort Express in a different room than my wireless router. How do I connect to my Airport Express wirelessly from my MacBook? When ...
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See all active clients with Airport Extreme/Express

How can I see all (active) clients on my Airport Extreme. I can’t find such option in the current Airport Utility.
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AirPort Extreme: slow upload via ethernet, but fast via wireless

I have a new dual-band AirPort Extreme base station (v7.6.1). I've used it to create a wireless network, and I also connect my Mac Pro (Early 2009, running 10.8.2) via ethernet. When I run a speed ...
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Reserve a static IP address on an older Airport Extreme base station

I'm trying to give my server a static IP address (it's connected directly to the base station) but it's an old base station, (Airport Extreme 802.11g) so there's no obvious way to reserve an IP ...
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Time Machine Could not complete the backup

I am getting this error: The backup disk image "Volumes/Data-1/studio@iphotographic.sparsebundle" could not be accessed (error (null)).<
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MacBook not able to connect to IRC server over Airport

I have a MacBook Air connected to an Airport Express and I am trying to connect to an IRC server. I am able to connect to the IRC server down the street at the cafe. I am able to connect to the IRC ...
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How do I set up IPv6 on my Airport Extreme?

I am trying to set up IPv6 on my Airport Extreme. According to AT&T / BellSouth, my network is IPv6 ready. Network Setup I currently have two parts to my network setup. Westell Model 6200 ...
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How to use 2009-era Airport Extreme in Bridge Mode Wifi

I have a 2009-era Airport Extreme that used to provide routing and WiFi for our cablemodem. Time Warner updated our cablemodem to a DG860, which comes with its own built-in WiFi. I'd like to ...
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Configure an Airport to connect to internet via a wireless hotspot?

The situation: I have free access to Time Warner (TWC) and Optimum hotspots around the USA. Conveniently one is located within range to my apartment. I would like to setup an Airport Extreme or ...
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Using timed access control in airport express

Have read Using timed access control in airport extreme base station but the fix described has not worked. Clicking "+" reverts the times back to the default "09:00 to 17:00"? Any suggestions?
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Configuring AirPort Extreme with Existing Router

I'm setting up an office network consisting of: - ATT ADSL2 Modem -> CISCO Router (198.x.x.x) -> Airport Extreme I'm having an issue getting the Airport Extreme (6th Gen) to connect to the network. ...
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Strange stripes in AirPort Utility window

What are this weird stripes in only this window (AirPort Utility) and can I get rid of them? Sometimes this bug does not appear, but most still it do. I thought it depends on the screen resolution, ...
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Airport Utility gives Bogus status, misbehaves a lot

The Airport Utility shows all 3 of my Wifi access points as being offline today, all have the yellow caution triangle "/!\" and display the message "Device Not Found: AirPort ExtAC was previously part ...
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How do I capture the log output from Airport Utility?

I'm using Airport Utility 5.6.1 on Mavericks (installed from links here). I'm trying to figure out how the Advanced > Syslog Destination Address setting works... What kind of value is that field ...
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Cannot configure Airport Extreme dual band [closed]

I've had this Airport Extreme for about three years. Recently I moved into a new house with a new internet service. It connected to the CenturyLink router (Actiontec C1000A) in bridged mode and worked ...
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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...