Apple Expands Wi-Fi Setup Options with AirPort Utility 6.2

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Apple released AirPort Utility 6.2 for OS X on Thursday. The update adds new Wi-Fi setup features and international support in addition to the usual bug fixes.

AirPort Utility 6.2 Update OS X

About AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac

Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network and 802.11n AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. AirPort Utility 6.2 contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • 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 20.64 MB and requires OS X 10.7.5 or later. It is available now from Apple’s support site or via Software Update on the Mac App Store.

Update: Apple has also released firmware version 7.6.3 for all 802.11n capable AirPort base stations and Time Capsules. After installing the AirPort Utility update, users can obtain the base station firmware by updating from within AirPort Utility.

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I didn’t see that the change is apparently only for OS 10.7 and up.  I have an older MacPro (1,1) that can’t accommodate 10.7 and Software Update said I had everything already.  I’m trying to be patient waiting for the new Pro.

Paul Goodwin

I couldn’t find anything on Apple’s site on the firmware update 7.6.3. Anyone know where the description is? Or know what it does?

Jim Tanous

Hi Paul,

The link in the article (last paragraph) takes you to Apple’s update page for the firmware. The description is nearly identical to that of the AirPort Utility update. It looks like the firmware works together with AirPort 6.2 to add the new features.

Paul Goodwin

OK thanks. I looked at it quickly and I thought they were just talking about the utility.

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