Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to Toonces44)
Apple has pretty much eliminated the ability to natively administer the older 802.11g AirPort base stations with the latest OS X release. In order to administer these you would either need to: 1) Use a Mac running an older OS X version, 2) Run a VM host on your Mac with an earlier OS X client, or 3) Use a Windows-based PC.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 12:44 PM (in response to Toonces44)
Those are very nice music airplay devices. I have two, usem regularly and just discovered that old AirPort Utility v.5.6.1 does not work on Maverik. I hope Apple will make a "new" v.5.6.2 that does run on Maverik.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to bikutoru)
I hope Apple will make a "new" v.5.6.2 that does run on Maverik.
You can hope, but the more that users tell Apple what they want, the better the chance that users will get what they want.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thank you for the link. Just submitted the request.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to Tesserax)
I have to add in my request also, please. I have both 1st adn 3rd gen. But still need to be able to set up the old reliable. It is a waste to toss a good working product out the window.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to bikutoru)
Please add me to the list requesting Mavericks support for older Airport Expresses. Thanks. John
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to John Keller1)
Please use the link above to submit your request to Apple. They will not see your post here on a user to user forum.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 9:42 AM (in response to Toonces44)
you can also set up your iMac or MacBook to dual boot into 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9. get a Genius Bar appointment and have them show you how. it can be as easy as using an old hard to boot into. it could be a long wait for Apple. I use this to
run airport utility 5.6.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 8:07 PM (in response to Toonces44)
I just submitted feedback. (thank you for the link). It's just not cool for Apple to do this. I have two AEs that need to be adjusted and I just learned I am no longer able to do so. Very uncool.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2013 3:17 PM (in response to Toonces44)
I also just submitted the Airport Utility request via the above mentioned link.
At least Apple cannot claim they didn't recive any feedback on it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to JD757)
Thanks for the work-around, but, that seems like a lot of trouble for a simple utility that should be backward compatitble. my old Express works nice, STILL, and I bought a new one, but, I don't think Apple should be making such recent equipment obsolete so quickly. ;<
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2013 9:50 AM (in response to Toonces44)
So get this: I found a perfectly workable solution to this under Mavericks and I tried to tell you about it, but Apple removed my post. So not only did they remove support intentionally for a functioning product, but they are actively preventing me from sharing the solution that worked for me last night: "Your post titled, "Re: How can I set up first gen airport after upgrading to Mavericks ?," has been removed from Apple Support Communities. Software licensed by Apple may only be distributed by sources approved by Apple."
All I can say is that after reading your thread, I googled a bit and found out how to get an older version of the airport utility to run under Mavericks. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2014 6:52 AM (in response to nyteraine)
I think the NSA is involved!
This Apple is getting rotten.