Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to petrivilino)
5.6 will not install in Lion without help. I suggest getting 5.6.1 which doesn't seem to have any installation problem.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:37 PM (in response to Kappy)
Kappy, Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, version 5.6.1 will not install on OSX 10.7.5. Neither will 6.0 nor 6.1. The only version that will install is 6.2 and it can't access my Airport Extreme.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:05 PM (in response to petrivilino)
That's not so. I've installed 5.6.1 on both Lion and Mountain Lion. Are you downloading the standalone updaters? Remember to remove any other version of Airport Utility from the Utilities folder before trying to install another version.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to petrivilino)
Make sure you download it from this URL
It should install without any difficulty.
AU 5.6.1 is for the latest AirPort Base Stations for systems running Snow Leopard.
NB from the following
If you are using OS X Lion and wish to set up or configure an older 802.11g AirPort Extreme Base Station, or 802.11g AirPort Express, manually download and install AirPort Utility 5.6. AirPort Utility 5.6 can be used to configure earlier 802.11g AirPort Extreme Base Station, and AirPort Express; it can also be used for 802.11n AirPort base stations.
To obtain and use AirPort Utility 5.6:
- Go to http://support.apple.com/downloads/.
- Search for AirPort Utility 5.6 and download it.
- Allow AirPort Utility 5.6 to install.
- Open AirPort Utility from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
Note: If you are configuring or setting up a newer AirPort Base Stations that support 802.11n, you should use AirPort Utility 1.0 for iOS or AirPort Utility 6.0 for OS X Lion, or later.
You can have both AirPort Utility 6.0 and 5.6 in the /Applications/Utilities folder.
MacBooks iMacs iPads AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 28 years Apple!
- AirPort Utility 5.6 will appear in the /Applications/Utility folder as "AirPort Utility 5.6"
- AirPort Utility 6.0 will appear as "AirPort Utility"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to petrivilino)
I echo petrivilino's problem!
Thanks John for the link. I've downloaded airport utility 5.6 to install on Lion 10.7.5. I've tried a few times now and either get a failure to install or the installer reports to have installed the application successfully but the 5.6 app is no where to be found.
I've also tried Kappy's suggestion to remove all airport utilities in order to install 5.6. Now I'm puzzled! The system refuses to remove Airport Utility 6.2, the application being essential for the system proper functionning.
The application can be copied somewhere else but can never be moved/deleted from the utility folder. Kappy must have used terminal commands in order to remove 6.2 and successfully install 5.6, right?
Any further suggestions?
Thank you all very much.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Lhx3)
Yes. You must use the Terminal to move Airport Utility or to delete it. You must also use Pacifist to install Airport 5.6 or 5.6.1. The normal installer will not work.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Kappy)
Brilliant! It worked. Just drag and drop Airport 5.6.app from Pacifist into Applications/Utilities folder.
Thanks for the help.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to John Galt)
The problem is when I click download on http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1482
It says page not found.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to kblessinggr)
The link works fine on several computers here.
Restart your Mac and give it another try.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
It wasn't a problem with my mac, or windows machine, it simply says "file not found" if you're not signed in with your apple ID.
I downloaded it, but it would not install to my 2008 Macbook with OSX Lion, so I instead installed 6.5.1 on my Windows 7 PC and set it up there.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2014 2:40 AM (in response to petrivilino)
Solved perfectly with Pacifist - http://www.charlessoft.com - and everything work properly. Thanks a lot guys.
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