8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 12:00 PM by jjkraw
azfotoman Level 1 (0 points)

I just updated to AirPort Utility 6.0 for Mac OS X Lion and my first impression is IT *****. Version 5.6 gave you the easy option to see what clients were connected to your device and PLENTY of room to view port forwarding. The new application doesn't show all connected clients with their signal strength and Mac Address (or it's not easy to find) and setting up port forwarding is like typing on an iPhone screen (no way to expand the text box).

 

Is there a way to view these options in 6.0 or should I just scrap it and go back to 5.6 which worked GREAT.


MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), MacBook Pro 10.6.5
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,521 points)

    Bottom line? I would recommend using 5.6. Leave 6.0 until Apple has a chance to "work it out" in the next release, but I would assume that they will consider this an AirPort Utility "Lite" version regardless.

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,747 points)

    As in other threads: AU6 is much more different than AU5 than just the visuals,:not only that it misses several settings and information, but also it does not recognizes older airports (the only /g Ve4rsions). Keep AU 5 and forget about AU6 for the time being. BTW you can install the 2 at the same time, they are not exlusive.

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,747 points)

    BTW you can still download AU5.6 when you don not have it anymore...

  • wifiguru Level 2 (240 points)

    If you click on the Base Station in AU 6.0, it shows the Network, IP Address details etc. At the bottom of that list there is a wireless clients section ( if wireless clients are associated to that Base Station). If you hover over the wireless client, it will show you all the advanced details like data rate,RSSI etc.

  • jjkraw Level 2 (315 points)

    wifiguru wrote:

     

    If you click on the Base Station in AU 6.0, it shows the Network, IP Address details etc. At the bottom of that list there is a wireless clients section ( if wireless clients are associated to that Base Station). If you hover over the wireless client, it will show you all the advanced details like data rate,RSSI etc.

     

    If I try this, I see exactly one station with all of those details. However, I know there are at least two other clients (including the one I'm typing on) that are not displayed. Bug?

  • Frank Malloy Level 2 (350 points)

    What I have found is that it only seems to display 5 clients - if you have more the list is truncated and they are simply NOT displayed!

     

    I ran the application IP Scanner (in the App Store) and it found more clients. However, if you want to see all of them you have to spend $20 for the "Pro" version.

     

    It seems to me that if we paid for the AirPort Extreme the utility should display ALL the wireless clients.

  • Pecinko Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree. Whoever is responsible for UI "improvements" should be fired.

     

    It's missing wi-fi clients list, can not find DHCP clients list and rest of the items are "reorganized".

     

    Apple please stop. Recent efforts to bring Mac experience closer to iOS are just unnecessary and counter productive.

  • jjkraw Level 2 (315 points)

    A follow-up as Pecinko's post has reminded me of this discussion.

     

    With version 6.2, I can see what I think are all four clients on my network.  However, one (an iPod) is listed by its IP address and the other three (an iPod and two MacBooks) are listed by MAC address.