Apple Updates AirPort Utility for Lion with iOS-like Redesign

Late this afternoon, Apple updated their AirPort Utility application for Mac with a beautiful new redesign that much resembles their iOS app for managing AirPort devices. The application now has a much more minimal and visual design for simpler navigation and enhanced network analysis. It looks like a map — as you can see in the image above — and should prove to be very useful if you’re a basic network user who is new to AirPort and need to set up your device. Read on for more info on today’s update … 

AirPort Utility 6.0 for Lion advanced settings screen

Settings for your AirPort or Time Capsule device can be found by clicking the device and then clicking “Edit”. Doing this will show all available advanced settings for the device and should enable you to do anything you must in terms of settings.

If you need more information on today’s AirPort Utility 6.0 release, then please head over here to view Apple’s support document pertaining to the matter.

In addition to today’s AirPort Utility update, Apple has released an update for the firmware on both their AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule devices. The update brings both devices’ firmware to version 7.6.1 and fixes an issue with the wireless performance of the devices as well as adding the capability for remote access to an AirPort disk or Time Capsule hard drive using an iCloud account.

You can learn more about the AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.1 in Apple’s support document here. Also, if you own either of these devices, then it is recommended that you update to the latest firmware using the aforementioned updated version of AirPort Utility.

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