No, not silly at all. You can download either. A "zip" file is a container that holds a compressed version of the file. In this case the disk image (.dmg). A disk image is exactly that an image or copy of an actual disk.
Zip files are provided to facilitate downloading as they are usually smaller files.
I will first try to configure the AE on my old LEOPARD based mac at work. Perhaps it still has the older 5.6 version of Airport Utility on it. Do I have to do anything special? Just go about plugging it all in and then trying to get the firmware requested on there. Will it ask that automatically or must I go to the airport help area?
Do I have to do anything special? Just go about plugging it all in and then trying to get the firmware requested on there. Will it ask that automatically or must I go to the airport help area?
Once the AirPort Utility "sees" the base station it should recognize that its firmware needs to be updated and offer you the option to do so.
Good day Tesserax,
At work and hooked it all up, and as you said it asked to be updated. This old LEOPARD iMac (looks like a UFO TOO and still runs, albeit old OSX).... was running Airport Utility 5.6.1. So now it has downloaded the latest version of Firmware 7.6.4 for the Airport Extreme. I am not setting it up any further on this mac. But can now take it home and it should then be okay, right? I re-read your posts yesterday saying that my newer Utility version 6.3.1 will work seamlessly with the iMac at home. I shouldn't be needing any more use of this older Utility version? Just worried that in the future I would have to unplug it all and bring to work for any EXTRA changes?
I did notice that this AE is actually a 802.11n 2nd gen. I made the mistake of reading it wrong.
Hopefully this will work well with my husband's Macbook and my iPad as well......???? Of course, NOW I have to configure it at home once plugged in and I have never done that before. Straightforward?