AirPort Utility 6.0 Released

**UPDATE**: A writeup on [TUAW]( suggest that certain features are missing from the update.

Last night [Apple released version 6.0]( of the Apple AirPort Utility for the Mac as well as Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.1. The new release does not appear to have gained any new features or fix any bugs. However AirPort Utility 6.0 has been given a facelift. The new user interface (UI) looks just like the iOS version of the utility.

The user is presented with a network diagram of how the network devices (Apple only) are connected together and to the Internet.

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Clicking any one of the icons brings up further details about that device.

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To edit the setting for an Apple wireless access point (AirPort Express, Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme) click the icon for the device and click edit.

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The new interface for editing the devices settings has been simplified. I found it a lot easier to find what I was looking for.

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I did have one disappoint, however. Apparently my 802.11b AirPort Express is too old and is no longer supported. Apple does provide a solution but I suspect that my WDS system no longer works. Time for a trip to [Creative Computing](

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Have you tried the new AirPort Utility and have some tips to share? Have you run into any issues? Please let me know in the comments area below.

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7 responses on “AirPort Utility 6.0 Released”

  1. @khurtwilliams hi khurt what I’m trying to do is connect my ADSL router to the new AirPort Express. The DNS on my ADSL Router is picked automatically and I want to know how I should connect the Airport Express to my ADSL Router so that I can change DNS settings to OPEN DNS on the Express and leave them as it is on the ADSL Router. I want to connect all my apple devices to the express to take advantage of open dns and also so I don’t have to change on all my 5 IOS devices individually. Is this possible ?

  2.  @khurtwilliams I’m trying to hunt down this solution also. The primary and secondary DNS server textboxes are populated with grayed-out text and are not editable. I need to set OpenDNS servers at the router in order to supply every machine in my network with the correct DNS servers. 

  3. @bjay25 Ignore my earlier reply. I think you were asking about setting the DNS options in the AirPort device. From the AirPort Utility select the Apple AirPort (Time Capsule, Express, Extreme) and then select Edit. Then select the Internet tab. Enter the DNS setting there.

  4. An issue… I changed the DNS numbers to OpenDNS like yours in my Pref>Network>DNS, but clicking on the Internet icon in Airport Utility still shows my ISPs DNS numbers. Editing Time Capsule>internet still shows the ISPs numbers greyed(can not be changed here). How did you replace your ISPs DNS with the OpenDNS numbers?

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