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Apple Updates AirPort Utility for Mac and iOS With Guest Wi-Fi and Printer Improvements

Apple Updates AirPort Utility for Mac and iOS With Guest Wi-Fi and Printer Improvements

Apple released updates for Airport Utility today for both Mac and iOS, adding the ability to extend guest networks across multiple AirPort routers, as well as the ability to add WPS wireless printers to your WiFi network. They’ve also improved international support for the app.

AirPort Utility

AirPort Utility for Mac release notes:

About AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac

Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network and 802.11n AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. AirPort Utility 6.2 contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • The ability to extend the Guest Wi-Fi network on a network that is configured with multiple AirPort Base Stations
  • The ability to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer
  • Improved international support

The AirPort Utility 6.2 update for Mac is available through Software Update, as well as direct download from Apple’s support site, and weighs in at 20.64MB.

AirPort Utility for iOS release notes:

What’s New in Version 1.2

  • This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • The ability to extend the Guest Wi-Fi network on a network that is configured with multiple AirPort base stations
  • The ability to add a WPS-capable Wi-Fi printer 
  • Improved international support
  • Enhanced password management

Airport Utility for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store (direct link). Apple has also released updated firmware for some AirPort devices to bring compatibility with the updated apps.

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