Apple provides various free apps and some of them are just pathetic and some of them are very good. One of the free apps is the AirPort Utility app. AirPort Utility app is a terrific app using which managing your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations is very easy. This app also has additional capabilities such as AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. This app can be used on various Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. AirPort Utility app is a free app from Apple so you can try it once.
The latest version of the app is 1.1 and is of size 5.5MB only. After installing this app on the any of the Apple device you can open the app. Upon the execution you will be able to see pictorial representation of your Apple device as well as the network. The use of the pictorial representation is that it will inform you about what sort of device is connected with your device and how it is achieved. From the app you can also change your Wi-Fi settings know about the network information, starting or restoring the base station, configure IPv6, modify security modes and many more. Information’s such as the IP address, router address and DNS services is very essential while managing the network and this app provides this for free.
The great thing about this app is that it can work on every Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations which include AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. There are many other interesting features available in the AirPort Utility app like managing DHCP reservations and port mappings. Using this app you can also retrieve information about the connected Wi-Fi devices. The app shows status as well as the error message for any kind of problem. To setup the Wi-Fi network on your device you just need to click on the Wi-Fi settings to tap on the airport Base, after that create a new network. All the other functions are self–explanatory.
Viewing and updating passwords for the base stations, disk and network is very easy but according to many users the passwords are easily visible which makes it very vulnerable for hackers. Apart from this problem there are various other dangerous problems which are detected by the users such as unavailability of the time capsule.
In the latest update of the AirPort Utility app two important things were added which was missing from the earlier version which are support for the IPv6 and configuring and managing AirPort Express base station respectively. Before using it you must ensure that your Apple’s iPad and iPhone has iOS 5.0 or any higher version of operating system. Extensive languages support is made possible by the AirPort Utility app so that people from all over the world can sue in their respective languages. Since AirPort Utility app facilitates in managing Airport Extreme from your respective Apple devices and Airport Extreme can be used for sharing printer through USB. Using AirPort Utility app is lot easier than managing your internet connection.