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AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

To download AirPort Utility v5.6.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, scroll to the bottom of this post.

A New, Simple Solution

A few days ago, I posted a workaround to get AirPort Utility v5.6.1 working under OS X 10.9 Mavericks (old post, infra, under “Old Post”). That workaround involved renaming or replacing a system file and then launching AirPort Utility via Terminal. Now, that solution still works (and is included in the collapsed “Old Post” section, infra) but it was far from ideal. Most users would prefer not to have to alter or replace system files (even if the replacement is simply an older version of the same file from Apple), so I continued looking at the problem. Today, I am posting a better solution.

AirPort Utility v5.6.1 on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

As I stated in the previous version of this post, the issue with AirPort Utility v5.6.1 under OS X 10.9 Mavericks is that a system file upon which AirPort Utility relies was updated in 10.9 and that update broke backwards compatibility with AirPort Utility v5.6.1. The file in question is Apple80211 in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A. Replacing this file with the older version allows AirPort Utility v5.6.1 to be run under 10.9, but only via Terminal (i.e., double-clicking it will not launch it, it will throw an error).

However, there is a way to get around this issue by importing the older library into AirPort Utility v5.6.1 before running it. That is what the new solution, downloadable, infra, does.

Usage Notes

Note: you can bypass having to go into System Preferences, detailed infra, by simply right-clicking (or control-clicking) on the Launcher and then clicking “Open” from the pop-up menu instead of double-clicking to open it.

I have not signed this application (i.e., AirPort Utility v5.6.1 Launcher.app) as an “identified developer”. Consequently, you will almost certainly receive the following prompt when running the application (at least the first time):
AirPort 5.6.1 Launcher Warning

As long as the warning looks like the one I’ve given here as an example, everything is fine. Of course, once you click Open, Gatekeeper (OS X’s relatively new security feature) will identify the application as being from an “unidentified developer” and, unless you’ve changed the default settings, it will prevent the application from running.

In order to allow the application to run (and thereby to launch AirPort Utility v5.6.1), you will need to navigate to the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences. Once there, you will see this notification under the General tab:

Security & Privacy Pane: AirPort 5.6.1 Launcher

Click the “Open Anyway” button. AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher should run and launch AirPort Utility v5.6.1 without anymore work on your part. Additionally, future uses of the launcher should not require any of the foregoing steps (except running the launcher itself). n.b., any time you want to use AirPort Utility 5.6.1, you must launch it via the launcher application (i.e., AirPort 5.6.1 Launcher.app) instead of by double-clicking on AirPort Utility 5.6.1; this is due to the fact that the launcher must inject the older version of the Apple80211 library or else AirPort Utility 5.6.1 cannot run under OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Downloads

 


Download AirPort Utility 5.6.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Please select either the *.zip version or the *.dmg version (they contain the exact same files):

Download “AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher”

  • Filename: airport-utility-5.6.1.zip
  • Size: 13 MB
  • Downloaded: 10441 times
Download “AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher (*.dmg)”

  • Filename: airport-utility-5.6.1.dmg_.zip
  • Size: 11 MB
  • Downloaded: 11260 times

Updates

17 Dec 2013: New Download-Management Plugin
I have, yet again, spent some time looking through download-management plugins and believe that I have found one which will work well. The plugin I am now using is Download Monitor. The author of the plugin is also leave developer on a number of other successful, reliable WordPress projects. It seems reasonable to believe that this plugin will prove more dependable than those I’ve tried in the past. Consequently, I have updated the article to use the download-management plugin to handle downloads, instead of the direct links. Should any issue arise, I will re-create the direct-download links.
09 Dec 2013
I am now offering the downloads directly from my server without any intermediating download-managment plugin. While this has the downside of not tracking (in as convenient of a way) the number of times the package has been downloaded, it is more reliable until I find a better download-management plugin. At the time of this update, the download count was well over three thousand.
23 Nov 2013
As I see my download manager has decided it would be fun to start corrupting zip files (for seemingly no reason), I am making available a direct download both of the *.zip archive and and *.dmg version: {snip} (these are still available, supra). These download links will remain available until I manage to get things fixed with the plugin developer.
I have switched to a new download-management plugin; any problems which were previously encountered while attempting to download should be solved.
01 Nov 2013
Some users were reporting redirection issues when attempting to download the file; I have replaced the spaces in the archive’s name with dashes, this appears to have remedied the issue.
04 Nov 2013

If the download link, infra, does not work for you, here is temporary Dropbox link to the file: {removed}.

12 Nov 2013: Linking to This Solution, Apple Support Communities, Downloading Software from Third Parties

Posting This Solution Elsewhere and the Apple Support Communities

Naturally, many who find this solution feel compelled to post it elsewhere (to help others who are facing similar problems). Unfortunately, Apple Support Communities will delete your post if you link to this article. This is likely due to Apple’s opinion that linking to this site violates their Terms of Use (as this article, and another like it for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, offers downloadable Apple-created software). Further, Apple will delete links even to articles offering this solution which do not provide downloads of Apple-created software (e.g., the note I created to offer a link to Apple’s download of AirPort Utility 5.6.1 and the Launcher as a standalone application [i.e., archived without AirPort Utility 5.6.1 alongside it]).

Essentially, this means that, while this solution can be posted to many other fora without worry that the post will be deleted, those who visit the Apple Support Communities will have to be given roundabout, indirect answers (generally boiling down to “search Google and click the first non-Apple result”). Fortunately, this article is the first non-Apple result (for many AirPort Utility 5.6.1-related searches [e.g., "AirPort Utility 5.6.1" and "AirPort Utility Mavericks"] and I have verified my authorship of this site with Google so that my picture appears alongside links to my site in Google’s index, which makes my results more noticeable.

Downloading Software from Third Parties

On a somewhat related note: I have noticed that some have mentioned that downloading from third parties is sometimes inadvisable. Certainly, this recommendation is good, sound advice. Downloading software from unknown third parties can, and sometimes does, result in the compromise of the downloading machine (through malware, et cetera). However, I have attempted to address this issue by being open about my identity and my purpose.

I have no stake in this download (e.g., I make no money from downloads of this software, use of this software, or even visits to this site [as you have likely noticed, I have no advertising on this site, and intend to keep it that way] except when someone clicks a link with an affiliate ID embedded in it [e.g., I do get a small percentage share of revenue generated via links to the App Store and Mac App Store, as they contain affiliate links]), and my only intention in making it available is to solve an issue that has now persisted across multiple versions of OS X and is very easily resolvable given the right tools.

To anyone concerned about downloading this application from my site and running it, I assure you that the code contains nothing harmful (the AirPort Utility v5.6.1 application is straight from Apple’s installer and the full code for the Launcher is available within the body of this article, infra). Further, you may verify my identity quite easily. I invite you to search Google for my name (and peruse the results that are not this site) and to visit my “About Me” page. Additionally, as of writing this update, there are over a thousand downloads of the AirPort Utility 5.6.1 + Launcher archive made available by this article and well over a hundred comments, with most of them being, greatly appreciated, thank you’s.

Once downloaded, the zip should automatically expand (if it doesn’t, just double-click it to expand it manually) and create a folder entitled “AirPort Utility 5.6.1″, keep this folder. AirPort 5.6.1 Launcher.appAirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher.app and AirPort Utility 5.6.1.app are both included inside this folder. Whenever you want to use AirPort Utility v5.6.1, just run the launcher either by double-clicking it or via Spotlight. And that’s it, you now have a working version of AirPort Utility v5.6.1 under OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

FAQ

Why not use a single application? / Why use a companion application?
I have had a number of people contact me (via comments or the contact form) and variously ask why I did not create a single application, recommend how I could create a single application, or offer me an example of a single-application version. While I am thankful for this input and proffered help, I intentionally created the Launcher application as a separate application, instead of modifying the AirPort Utility 5.6.1 binary. The reason for this is simple: I want users (if they would prefer) to be able to acquire the binary directly from Apple or one of their older machines and be able to use that unaltered binary with the Launcher. Once again, thank you to those who offered recommendations and even code, but I intend to keep the Launcher as a separate application unless I somehow find myself in a position where Apple authorizes redistribution of their software (which is highly, highly unlikely), then I would create a standalone version of AirPort Utility 5.6.1 which would not need the companion application and I would sign the application as an identified developer.
How do I link to the Launcher on the Apple Support Communities? / Why did Apple remove my link from the Apple Support Communities?
Apple does not allow links to downloads of Apple-created software on non-Apple sites. This means that Apple will not allow links to this article as it makes available a download of AirPort Utility v5.6.1. Consequently, I have created a http://coreyjmahler.com/note/airport-utility-5-6-1-launcher/ which makes the companion Launcher application available separately; the URL for that note is as follow: http://coreyjmahler.com/note/airport-utility-5-6-1-launcher/. Please link to the note when using the Apple Support Communities. Update: it seems Apple will delete any links providing this solution, even if it does not also include Apple-created software; i.e., any links to this solution posted to the Apple Support Communities will be deleted by Apple staff.
Any links to this article will be removed by Apple staff.

Last Updated 11 Nov 2013

Miscellanea

Download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Version of Apple80211

Download OS X Mountain Lion Version of Apple80211



Launcher Code

Here’s the code for the launcher (which can also be viewed by downloading either of the files, supra, and then opening them with AppleScript Editor):

tell application "Finder"
	set currentDir to POSIX path of ((container of (path to me)) as text)
end tell
set currentDir to quoted form of currentDir
set lib80211 to quoted form of "AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher.app/Contents/Resources/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Apple80211"

do shell script "
export DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES=" & currentDir & lib80211 & "
cd " & currentDir & "AirPort\\ Utility\\ 5.6.1.app/Contents/MacOS
./AirPort\\ Utility"

Old Information

Disclaimer for Older Version

One final choice: Downloads or Applications? I have created two versions of the application (and if anyone feels like helping me with the code so that this application can be run from anywhere, I’d gladly accept that help), one which runs from the Downloads folder and one which runs from the Applications folder. You must run the launcher from its subfolder in one of these two folders, it will not work from anywhere else. Now, this is, perhaps, less complicated than it sounds. If you want to leave the launcher in your Downloads folder, choose the Downloads version; if you want to drag and drop the launcher into your Applications folder, choose the Applications version. It’s that simple.

Update: The new version (v1.2) should work from inside the AirPort Utility 5.6.1 folder regardless of where that folder is located.

No such file or directory error

If you see the following error (or one very similar to it):

Your username will be shown where the black box is covering mine.

If you see this error, your AirPort Utility 5.6.1 folder is in the wrong location.

it means that you have the “AirPort Utility 5.6.1″ folder in the wrong location; simply move the aforementioned folder to the correct location (i.e., either Downloads or Applications, depending upon which version you decided to download) to solve the problem.

Old Post

I have previously posted about getting AirPort Utility v5.6.1 to work on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, that method no longer works under OS X 10.9 Mavericks. In fact, I have thus far been unable to get AirPort Utility v5.6.1 working under OS X 10.9 without work in Terminal. Now, this is obviously both good news (i.e., it still works under 10.9) and bad news (i.e., it doesn’t work under 10.9 without copying a file and a bit of work in Terminal).

If I can get AirPort Utility v5.6.1 working natively (or at least with just a double-click) under 10.9, I’ll be sure to update this post with the download or whatever else is necessary. However, for the time being, I am going to detail how to get AirPort Utility v5.6.1 working under OS X 10.9 Mavericks with the current method I am using. First an explanation of why it no longer works:

OS X 10.9 Mavericks changed a file located in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A. The file in question is Apple80211, and AirPort Utility relies on some of the contents of this file. The old file, under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, was 503KB in size, the new one is 341KB in size. Obviously, some changes were made and some things removed. This results in a little more than Terminal work being necessary to get the older version of AirPort Utility running under 10.9. In fact, the old file is needed. Thankfully, this is easily acquired.

The Apple80211 File

For acquiring the older version of the Apple80211 file, you have two choices: 1) copy and paste the file from a machine still running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 2) download the file at the bottom of this post (n.b., if you download the file from this post, you will likely have to authorize its use and you may have to visit the Security & Privacy pane in System Preferences to do so).

Getting v5.6.1 Working Again

There are three steps to get v5.6.1 of AirPort Utility running once you’ve acquired the Apple80211 file:

  1. Rename the new Apple80211 file to Apple80211.new (or anything but what it is currently named, actually).
  2. Place the old version of the Apple80211 file into the /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A directory.
  3. Open Terminal and do the following: Navigate to the directory in which you have AirPort Utility v5.6.1, navigate into the .app, navigate to Contents/MacOS; once in the MacOS directory, you will see a file called “AirPort Utility”, type the following: “./AirPort\Utility” (without quotes).

You can automate the first two of these steps by downloading the Apple80211 Replacer application, infra. If you opt to use Apple80211 Replacer, all you need to do is download the archive (which contains both the replacer application and the required file) and then run Apple80211 Replacer.app from within the Apple80211-Replacer folder, which will automatically be created in the Downloads folder. The application will rename the 10.9 version of the file to Apple80211.new and move the 10.8 version of the file into the directory.

By following these steps, you should be able successfully to launch AirPort Utility v5.6.1.

Tips

Keep in mind that a quick way to open the folder into which you’ll be placing the old file is to use the Command + Shift + G hotkey in Finder to bring up the Go to Folder… dialog box (just copy and paste the path, supra. This dialog box can also be reached via the Go menu in Finder.

For those unfamiliar with Terminal, here is exactly what to do:

  1. Place AirPort Utility v5.6.1.app into your Downloads folder (if you do not have AirPort Utility v5.6.1 yet, you can download a copy here).
  2. Open Terminal (this can be done from Spotlight).
  3. Copy and paste the following (without quotes): “cd ~/Downloads/AirPort\ Utility\ 5.6.1.app/Contents/MacOS”.
  4. Type or copy and paste the following (without quotes): “./AirPort\ Utility”.

 


Download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Version of Apple80211

Available, supra, under “Download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Version of Apple80211″.


 


Download Apple80211 Replacer (includes 10.8 version of Apple80211)

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Now you can go back to managing your various AirPort products (e.g., AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule) without having to mourn the features missing from v6.3.

306 Comments

  1. I love you, Corey Mahler, whomever you are.

    • I also found this little gem to be very useful, thanks for putting this together, Corey!

      • Also love u! :D Thanks!

    • I love simple and this fix is phenomenal. Why can’t or doesn’t Apple do this. Thanks Corey.
      The only issue I encountered was my MacBook Pro couldn’t see my older express (the iPad
      could) until I unplugged the express and plugged it in again. Simple fix.

  2. Absolutely fantastic. Changed routers and came to set up and boom no support for Mavericks.
    Tried in vain for other solutions but yours was the only one that worked seamlessly.
    You sir, are a Goddamn genius.
    Thank you

  3. Thanks for sharing, this was most helpful.
    I had been annoyed for a long time by Apple’s policy with the new Airport Utility and now you gave me a solution.

  4. THANK YOU for providing the critical hardware support, that Apple–the world’s most profitable company selfishly refuses to provide. It’s these kind of issues that make me ashamed to be an apple customer.

  5. Thanks very much – you saved my day! Really appreciate your work!

  6. Extremely helpful and thank you Corey – weird stuff is that with a brand new mega mac Book Pro with all the bells and whistles, my music is not streaming as well as it did with the old Maccie over my old Airport Extreme – would that have something to do with Apples non support of the older Airports?

    • This issue has come up previously, and it seems the culprit (usually) is IPv6 (or lack of full support for it as between older AirPort devices and Mavericks). Try going into the settings on the AirPort Extreme and disabling IPv6. After you’ve done so, reboot the unit and see if the issue persists.

      • What is the impact on future updates from Apple?

        • Future updates from Apple shouldn’t cause the Launcher to stop functioning. If an update does break something, I’ll almost certainly revisit this and try to get it working again.

  7. Thanks for this – solved a massive headache of mine!

  8. That’s just great – thanks so much!

  9. Thanks!

  10. I had to buy a new Aiport extreme so I f
    ollowed your instructions to a T and no luck…still told me to update to 6.3.1 and all my Airport express units still didn’t show up. I guess i now have four paper weights.

    • If your AirPort Extreme is a newer unit, it should work just fine with the latest (currently 6.3.2) version of AirPort Utility. This workaround is primarily designed for regaining access to administer older AirPort models under OS X 10.9 Mavericks. What are the model numbers of your units?

      • Corey- thank for the reply. The Airport Expresses were all first gen units and would not show up after hard resets and several reboots with the brand new Airport Extreme. But this is where it gets interesting, after downloading all of your “fixes” and being bummed they didn’t work, I just happen to look on my iPhone and iPad at the WIFI in my house and low and behold ALL Expresses showed up. It took me right through the process like they were band new and wahla! All four worked. The trick was though that they all had to have a hard reset before they showed up. Not sure why it is so different than my iMac, but I save $400 work of the Expresses last night.

        • Glad it worked out for you, and thanks for the additional information. If you have any more trouble that requires access to the older version of AirPort Utility, let me know and we can try and get the Launcher working for you.

  11. Thank you, Corey! Big smile here. :)

  12. Working just fine on 10.9.2.

    With 802.11g Airport Expresses going for $25 on eBay and the surprisingly effective Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602a) going for $42 on Amazon, this launcher is the key to an affordable AirPlay network over Mavericks.

    Many thanks, Corey. In your honor, the first music over my new airplay network will be the famous 4th movement of Symphony #5 by Gustav Mahler.

  13. Absolutely brilliant! thank you very much for this workaround! I can finally let my old G4 take a rest.

  14. Corey – you rock! Apple should thank their lucky stars that there are people like you out there to save them from frustrating us all so much that we turn our back on them.

  15. You are the best! Thanks so much for creating this. It really saved my bacon at my 80+ year old in-laws house. They were running a 2nd gen. Airport Extreme and I couldn’t have helped add an older Airport Express to extend the range without it. People with your ability and generosity are what make the Apple community special.

  16. I snagged an old Airport Express on eBay with the intention of joining it to my existing WiFi network and plugging some speakers into it. But – even with Mr. Mahler’s excellent launcher – I had all sorts of trouble logging it onto my WiFi network, which is running on my new Airport Extreme. Turns out I had to upgrade the old unit to firmware version 6.3. Airport Utility offers to do that automatically, but couldn’t complete the job. I had to download the firmware updater from Apple and run it from the desktop to the AE via the AE-computer connection you get when you first start to configure the AE (just before you establish this connection, the Mac OS warns you that you will lose the internet). I think there’s a way you can update the firmware via an Ethernet connection, too, but the dedicated WiFi channel handled it OK for me. If this sounds like something you might want to try, be aware that you might have to hardware reset the AE in order to get it to give up trying to log onto your existing network and go back to one-on-one with your computer. After the firmware upgrade, configuring the AE was a piece of cake and it hopped right onto my network.

  17. Brilliant. You have big heart and big brain. Thank you!

  18. Thanks so much for creating this nifty workaround!

  19. Amazing. Thank you so much for this.

  20. Thanks so much – but apple is really pathetic not to implement this themselves and encourage wasteful consumption. I hope they give you some compensation …

    • While I understand Apple’s desire not to support legacy hardware for various reasons (e.g., increased overhead in development, security concerns), this seems like an instance where it would have been trivial to maintain backwards compatibility without any real costs (it’s just one library that needs to be injected to get things working again). As for compensation, I’d be happy if they’d just make an exception for this solution and stop deleting links to it from the Apple Support Communities.

      • “…deleting links to it from the Apple Support Communities…”
        This is outrageous! To even go as far as that is pure arrogance. Surely this would be of interest to some Mac press out there? Apple make enough money – why try to stop people like your good self making old things work! I’m frankly lost for words…

        • I understand the reasons behind the general policy against external links to Apple-created software, but it seems there could be an exception for something like this where the code is freely available (perhaps with an interstitial warning when clicking on the link).

  21. Hi Corey,
    so can I confirm that those who use 802.11ac and are on 10.9.2, they cannot use your workaround or have any access to Airport Utility 5.6.1 to obtain SNMP access?

    Would your work around work for 802.11ac and 10.8.5 perhaps or do you know of anyone who has done one?

    Thanks

    • I have not heard of anyone managing to get SNMP working on the new ac units (i.e., sixth generation). I am not certain the units even support SNMP. I do know, however, the AirPort Utility 5.6.1 will not manage the units, it will display them, but they cannot be configured. So, the Launcher will make the newer units viewable in v5.6.1, but you won’t be able to do anything else with them without the newer 6.x AirPort Utility.

  22. Wow! I am truly impressed. Some serious programming ingenuity here. Thank you very much for doing what Apple could or would not do. It worked as described!

  23. Bless your heart, I’ve got music to my two years-old AEs again after upgrading to U-Verse and a few frustrating hours figuring out why. I hope you haven’t installed some secret backdoor to pwn us all, but I’m honestly so happy to have the music working that I barely even care at the moment…

  24. Very cool. Had just purchased new Air with 10.9, previous machine was MBP with 10.8. Was just getting the lib figured out when I found this post. Nice and elegant solution.

  25. Awesome work, thank you for sharing. Now happily running my audio through old Airport Express, to old Bose Lifestyle and sounding so wonderful.

  26. Thank you Corey very very much … the solution you proposed worked as a charm … in 10.9.2 with the first gen airport express

  27. Thank you a million you just saved me a hundred bucks!!!!!!!

  28. You make apple’s support look like a bunch of idiots not Genius’s like they claim to be, cheers dude you got me out of a real mess with my old Airport Express ;-)

  29. Hey – so thankful there are really smart people like you around; equally thankful that you’re generous enough to take the time to share your knowledge with the rest of us. Thanks a bunch from Toronto!

  30. Hi Corey,

    Thank you for making the launcher available. After following the steps provided, I was able to find my older airport express unit, and get it set up. However, I’ve now encountered a new problem and wonder if you can direct me to a solution. When I initially plug the unit into an outlet, the utility is able to find it and tells me it is configured and reporting no problems. The light on the unit is glowing solid green. Then within minutes it disappears from the utility and is not able to be found through a rescan or a relaunch of the utility. To find it again, I have to unplug the unit, plug it back in and it is found in the brief moment between flashing amber and turning solid green. The process then repeats itself. This leads me to believe that something might be wrong with the unit itself, perhaps to the point where it is just worn out and not functional. However, if you don’t ask, you don’t learn, so I’m asking if you have encountered this problem, or if you know where I can go to get help with this problem.

    Thank you for your time and energy in advance!

    All good,

    Christopher

    • Does the light on the unit remain green the entire time? My first inclination would be to do a hard reset on the unit and see if that solves the problem. If not, I suspect you are correct and the unit ha a hardware problem that may not be remediable.

      More information here on resets: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3728 (n.b., you’ll want to do a hard/factory reset, not just a soft reset).

      • Hi Corey-Yes, the light remains green the entire time. I did a hard/factory reset and followed the prompts to get it set up. After a brief time the utility was no longer able to find the unit, despite the green light. The unit is 10 years old and has spent half it’s life in storage as I’ve moved around a lot and didn’t always need it. Thank you for your help though.

  31. Thank you SO much! I spent so long trying to sort this that I’d decided I would just need to shell out for a new Airport Express.
    After following your fix, my 1st gen AE is doing it’s job perfectly again.

    I didn’t see a donate button on your site but please let me know if I can make a contribution to show my gratitude.

    • There is actually a tiny “$” at the bottom of the page (in the footer), which is a donate ‘button’. I try to keep it fairly subtle, as that’s not my goal with this site, but it is there and it is mentioned on my contact page for anyone who wants to dig around a bit to find it.

      • Great! Glad you pointed that out.

        Thanks again for your help.

  32. Corey,
    I’ve followed your instructions for downloading and accessing the airport utility 5.6.1, but it does not find the airport i need it for, it finds the newer airport that I’m able to already access on airport utility 6.3.2. I’ve tried resetting the airport express a few times and the utility still doesn’t find it. Suggestions, ideas? Thanks

    • Are you currently connecting the AirPort device to your network via wired or a wireless connection? If you’re using a wired connection, it should definitely be showing up (have you tried a hard reset?); if, however, you’re using a wireless connection, it may be that it is creating its own wireless network instead of connecting to the one on which your Mac resides. You could also try connecting it directly to your Mac via an Ethernet cable (if you have a Mac with an Ethernet port or an adapter for one). If that doesn’t work, let me know and we can try some additional troubleshooting.

  33. Thank you sooooo much. The old express was looking like a brick until I found your solution. Back up and running now.

  34. I’ve got 2 old airport express’ and can’t thank you enough for allowing me to keep using them.

  35. I have been searching all over the internet to find a solution to this problem! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your instructions were very clear and the problem has been solved quickly. I can now get my iPhone to connect back to my wireless!

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  7. 7 known issues and how to fix them | Exploretech Blog | Exploretech Tech Blog Exploretech Tech Blog - […] leaving many with the less powerful current version of the Airport Utility 6.3.2. Thankfully, Corey J. Mahler posted not only a …
  8. Airport Utility 5.6 and Mavericks – NetUse traffic monitor - […] Airport Utility 5.6 alive and well under Mavericks. For these who interested in the details, please read on his …
  9. AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on Mavericks | Station in the Metro - […] Anyway, check it out for yourself here. […]
  10. Airport Extreme: SNMP unter Mavericks aktivieren › mkleine.de - […] Programme von externen Seiten im Netz auszuführen, aber ich halte diese für vertrauenswürdig. Auf der Seite von Corey J. …
  11. app problematiche con Mavericks | cacasenno - […] Utility Airport 5.6 […]
  12. AirPort Utility 5.6.1 rebuilt to run on Mavericks | Gordon's shares - […] Link. Need this for my old Airport Express on downstairs stereo. Get this while you still can. […]
  13. How to configure Apple Airport Express 1st Generation on Mavericks – Centurios Blog - […] online for a solution to this problem, I’ve found this blog post which provides you with a running Configuration …
  14. Can I Still Use The Older Airport Utility 5.5.3 If I Install The 6.0 Version Of Airport Utility? | Click & Find Answer ! - […] Use a modified version of AirPort Utility which includes the file in the app bundle. […]
  15. Alte Airport Express unter Mavericks konfigurieren | Technikjournalist - […] OS X Mavericks mit einer Software installieren. Die Lösung kommt von Corey Mahler und hier ist der Eintrag dazu. Ihr …

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