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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Time Capsule port forwarding not working?

I'm developing an app, and one of the requirements is to connect to a computer with the URL scheme: http://ip/~username/file The problem, however, is that I can't connect to my Mac remotely. Let's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AirPort Utility not showing AirPort nodes, which ARE there, and I AM using them

Today neither of the AirPorts show up in the AirPort Utility. I know the hubs are there, that's how I'm accessing the Internet. They appear with the yellow caution indicator /!\ and when I click ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. I ...
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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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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 ...