HT5022: AirPort Base Station: How to set up and configure an 802.11g AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Express in OS X LionLearn about AirPort Base Station: How to set up and configure an 802.11g AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Express in OS X Lion
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2012 10:52 PM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
Could be a bug, but maybe you were trying to install it on something other than your default MacintoshHD?
IIRC at some point people get the option as to which drive to install it on.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 2:06 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
Exactly the same problem here.
Using my two TimeCapsules and a newer version of Airport Express with latest version of Airport Utility (V6.1) under OS X 10.7.4. without problems. But today I wanted to reactivate an older Airport Express and AirPort Utility 6.1 tells me to install AirPort Utility 5.6. to configure my older Airport Express.
But AirPort Utility (5.6.1 downloaded from Apple Support today) can't be installed under OS X 10.7.4. So how do I configure my 'older' AirPort Express now?
Or am I supposed to just trash that not really old AirPort Express and buy a new one?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
I do have 5.6 installed and working ok on Lion (10.7.4) but the installer for this 5.6.1 update won't let me install on the same machine. Hopefully there is a 5.6.2 soon that they turn back on/off some OS check they forgot about.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to HACKINT0SH)
Nope. In addition to the internal drive (with 10.7.4), I have two external drives attached: one with 10.7.4, one with no OS at all. The installer won't accept any of them.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
Try this one until they fix it:
AirPort Utility 5.6 for Lion: AirPort Utility 5.6.
If that does not work:
AirPort Utility for Leopard, Snow Leopard: AirPort Utility 5.5.3.
Both will run fine on OS X 10.7.4 but since I already have them installed, I do not know if the installer will object. Both will administer all Express models except for the new dual band model.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
I just found i can run the airport utility on windows. With vmware it should make no difference if i run it native on my iMac or on windows. Unfortunately I only have XP which means 5.61 will not run, but earlier versions.
As to the log, you can enter an IP where it should log to - this is already set - but for the life of me I cannot find any log files under this IP (which is my iMac).
Does anybody know what the files might be called?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 1:59 AM (in response to John Galt)
This solved my problem too - THANKS!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 5:46 AM (in response to G Robert Lewis)
Just use pacifist and extract the application, no problem running it under lion!