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  • 15. Re: setting up Airport Extreme
    lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can tell from my silly questions that I am a novice.... BUT here is another silly ?

     

    Should I download the ZIP or DISK IMAGE version of Pacifist?

  • 16. Re: setting up Airport Extreme
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    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.

  • 17. Re: setting up Airport Extreme
    lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • 18. Re: setting up Airport Extreme
    Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (48,245 points)

    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.

  • 19. Re: setting up Airport Extreme
    lutra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

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