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AirPort Utility 6.0 Released

**UPDATE**: A writeup on [TUAW](http://www.tuaw.com/2012/01/31/in-pictures-airport-utility-6-0s-missing-features/) suggest that certain features are missing from the update.

Last night [Apple released version 6.0](http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1481) 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.

AirPort Utility 6.0 Released, Screen Shot 2012 01 30 at 11.29.23 PM 620x597

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.

AirPort Utility 6.0 Released, Screen Shot 2012 01 31 at 7.03.09 AM 620x597

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](http://www.creativecomputing.com/).

AirPort Utility 6.0 Released, Screen Shot 2012 01 30 at 11.30.22 PM 620x597

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.