Questions tagged [airport-utility]

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

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Remotely access hard disk of my Time Capsule being used a primary router

I tried to follow methods 2 and 3 outlined in this guide https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3413 on accessing my Time Capsule hard disk from outside of my network. Unfortunately, both these ...
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DCHP Reservation on AirPort Extreme

I was wondering if it's possible to have the same IP for 2 different MAC that is on the same machine. For example having the ethernet and WiFi MAC address for my MacBook for the same IP address.
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“Unexpected error” while extending Time Capsule with Airport Express

I picked up an Airport Express before they disappeared from the market, with the objective of using its audio-out to connect remotely to a HiFi. My set-up is as follows: Time Capsule connected to ...
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Block Internet but not the local network using an Airport Express

The situation is as follows: Internet modem <-> Airport Express (DHCP + NAT) <-> rest of the network I have a ISP-modem which handles my Internet connection. I have an Airport Express ...
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Can I reboot or reset AirPort Extreme remotely over wifi using my Mac?

Internet connection at my home (provided by the housing company) — shared to wifi via Airport Extreme — nowadays quite often cuts off. When this happens, my MacBook is still connected to the wifi just ...
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airport express IPv6 issue?

I'm considering that it can be an issue with airport express IPv6 but not sure, might be another unrelated thing which then I would like to know more about. To put it simple I'll say the following: ...
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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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No port forwarding on air port

Hello I have two routers in my net. One is from my ISP and secound is air port. I want to do port forwarding. If I forward port on air port it doesn't work I have to also forward ports on router from ...
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Run AirPort Utility 5.6.1 in High Sierra [duplicate]

I would like to install the Airport version 5.6.1 on MacBook with High Sierra. It already has the Airport Version 6.3.8 installed. Can I have both installed and without removing the 6.3.8 and use ...
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Using WPS with Airport Utility for other then adding Printers

If you open the Airport Utility on you Mac, there is a option Add WPS Printer. Since Apple explicitly named it Add WPS Printer..., can you use this for other devices then Printers?
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How to disable WIFI extender in Airport Express but leave ethernet working?

I am using an Airport Express as an extender for the purposes of using its ethernet cable for a network device. In this setup, The Airport Express also the behavior of extending my network from my ...
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Has Apple released updates for its Airport base stations to protect against the KRACK vulnerability?

Regarding the vulnerability in WPA2 known as KRACK, has Apple released firmware updates yet for the Apple-branded AirPort Base Station devices?
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Resolving WiFi interference 2.4GHz/5GHz

Set-up: iPad user connects to WiFi via Airport Express. A printer is attached to Airport Express for (Airprint) printing facility. Problem: I am using the above set-up with the permission of IT (I am ...
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Force Airport Express to join 5GHz network

I have an Airport Express 2nd Generation (Version 7.6.8) that I'm using as an access point for my desktop PC. My house has a Technicolor DPC3848VE modem and WiFi router with dual-band network. I set ...
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Is there a command line utility to perform common Wi-Fi operations?

I would like to manage my Mac's Wi-Fi on the command line, but there are lots of different built-in Mac utilities that need to be called (airport, ipconfig, networksetup, netstat, security), with ...
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airport -s command to return wifi network info sometimes returns nothing

I am relying on airport -s called from an application to return information about the available wifi networks. However, sometimes it immediately returns without providing any information. I've also ...
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Use AirPort as Time Machine whilst using internet

I have an AirPort Time Capsule (model 802.11ac 2TB). I connect to the internet via my work's WiFi. I have managed to set up the AirPort as my Time Machine backup, and can connect to the device by ...
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Airport attached devices easy move to another location

Let's say I have multiple apple devices connected to wifi via an airport. I would like to move to another location and there only have to re-configure airport. Keeping the wifi pass as it was before. ...
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Wifi network option is not showing up

I have a problem with my Wifi driver. I get the message Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed, which is like the one described here: Wi-Fi: No Hardware Installed I followed all the instructions given on that ...
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Airport Time Capsule port forward magic packet (Wake-on-LAN)

I have an Airport Time Capsule connected to my internet service provider and a Linux server wired to one of the LAN ports on my airport. I want to be able to use the Wake-on-LAN feature to wake my ...
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AirPort Extreme (801.22ac) not accessible from AirPort Utility

My AirPort Extreme (the 802.11ac 'tower' type) has recently stopped being accessible from AirPort Utility. It still works just fine otherwise, both as a wireless router and for Time Machine (with an ...
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Airport Extreme keeps 'loosing' drives

I have an Airport Extreme with two WD 2Tb drives attached. The problem is that the router keeps loosing the drives. By this I mean the router disappears from finder and when I look at it in Airport ...
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How can I connect Philips Hue to a guest network on my AirPort Extreme?

Would I be able to get a Philips Hue system on a guest network somehow? This answer leads me to believe I won't be able to connect it with ethernet, but is there a way to connect it wirelessly? My ...
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How secure are the different router modes in a time capsule

I have not been able to find the official documentation of my time capsule. I'd like to know how secure are the different 3 modes: DHCP and NAT: this is the mode I'm currently using however the ...
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Creating a network larger than 200 IPs

I'm using several AirPort Extremes to create a wireless network for a large amount of devices. One AirPort is advertised to support 50 devices, so I'm using 4 AirPorts currently for 200 devices. My ...
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Need help w/ SSH port-forwarding on Airport Extreme

Here is my setup - DHCP Reservations - Mapped Raspberry Pi (pi01) to internal IP address Port Settings - Remote Login - SSH Public UDP Ports: 2200 Public TCP Ports: 2200 Private IP Address: [...
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Error Relating to AppTranslocation in macOS Sierra

It would appear that Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra is a bit pickier. At any rate, it is causing a small utility I made some years ago to throw a rather annoying error. As I haven't yet had the time to ...
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Why did my Time Capsule disappear, while continuing to work as wireless router?

My Time Capsule cannot be mounted for backups, and the Time Capsule does not appear at all in AirPort Utility. However I can see and connect to its WiFi just fine. The truly odd thing is that I can ...
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Connecting Airport to switch to extend a network

I have an Airport Extreme connected to the internet and a handful of Extremes/Expresses extending it wirelessly. It works OK. But when I connect one of the extending devices with an ethernet cable - ...
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native IPv6 support over PPPoE in Apple Airport Extreme

Is there a technical reason why Apple does not support native IPv6 over PPPoE in their Airport Extreme Basestations? AFAIK here in Germany, all ISP using it and all modern routers seem to support it. ...
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Airport Express as extension

I have an Airport time capsule as a main wireless, I add an Airport Extreme and a Airport Express as extension of my network. All of them have the same connection name. Problem: the connection in the ...
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Port forwarding on Airport Express IPv4

I'm facing an error with port forwarding on my Airport Express. I am using the Airport utility application for this and when I go to the network tab and I can see the port settings, then I click +(...
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Airport Express as a wifi access point connected by Ethernet cable to a modem?

Will an Apple Airport Express be able to do what I need? I work on a laptop running Win7Pro, and my internet feed comes to a Netgear DM111P cabled modem, which I connect to the laptop using an ...
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Lock down a device address in AirPort Utility?

I have one device on my network that does not use any form of rDNS or Bonjour, and I have to access it primarily through ssl. So I'd like to to stop moving around in the IP listing so I know where it ...
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What's this last device in AirPort Utility's Wireless Clients list?

I can match all other devices to my physical devices. But I don't know what the last one is. It doesn't even have a name, only a hardware address.
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Why does opening AirPort Utility restore my internet connection?

My office has a D-Link router hooked up to DSL. Connected to it via Ethernet is an Airport Extreme (6th generation). The Airport Extreme is the wireless router to which my MacBook and other users ...
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Airport utility: Scan specific channels

I am using the Airport utility /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport. With the little program I am able to scan my network for WIFI senders. I do ...
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Can't set IPv6 mode on Airport Extreme

I have a AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation) connected to a Zyxel VMG1312-B30A modem. My ISP is Deutsche Telekom with VDSL. For quite some time I was able to use native IPv6. But this stopped ...
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Share wifi connection from macbook to airport express

I'm trying to do the following setup: Internet modem/router -> (wifi) -> Macbook -> (ethernet) -> Airport express ->(wifi) -> various devices. Is it possible to share internet from a MB to an ...
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Re-enable Wi-Fi on a Time Capsule

I have a Time Capsule that normally acts as a Wireless bridge to my DSL router. (All DHCP and NAT takes place on the router, not the Time Capsule.) During debugging of home networking issues, I ...
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Prevent Airport Utility from Opening Automatically

My computer is connected to a (non-Airport) wifi network and is working properly. However, someone else in my building uses an Airport. Every few hours, Airport Utility opens, and shows me this other ...
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Is there a way to ask the Airport Extreme what it's external IP is via terminal?

Finally realized that my ISP was carriage natting me, and my router's ip is really on the ISPs network and not externally facing. =( My ISP Is doing something that is thwarting my ability to get my ...
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iPhone wifi is half the speed of Mac when using an Airport Express

My internet account with Comcast is 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. To verify my internet speeds, I used SpeedOf.Me in Safari on my 2011 iMac and 2014 Macbook Pro which gave me 75-80 Mbps down and 10-15 ...
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AirPort Extreme is disconnected from the internet when in bridge mode

I have to use the router provided by my ISP to connect to the internet, but I also want to use my AirPort Extreme. DHCP is set to on in the ISP's router. When I connect the router to the AirPort, and ...
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Airport extreme seems to place a limit on gigabit ethernet

I have a gigabit internet which goes into my airport extreme. Everything is working fine now except the fact that the Gigabit Ethernet port has a limit of 200mb/s when tested. If I plug the main ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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How do I change how an Airport Express extends a network?

My original setup: Coax from Cable company into house Cable split in two, one for TVs, other for Internet/phone modem Ethernet cable from modem to Time Capsule (latest one w/ 802.11ac) Used to use ...
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Will a Airport Utility archive action delete files on the target disk?

Will an Airport Utility archive action delete files on the target disk? I have an older Apple Time Capsule 2TB and I have a Laccie 6TB USB3.0 drive connected to it in "safe 3TB" configuration. In my ...
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Non-Apple Devices Won't Connect to Airport Extreme

I've got an Airport Extreme (AE) router that I currently have configured as a Wireless Access Point on my network (a different router is handling Internet/DHCP). Up until yesterday, everything was ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...