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Question: Running Obsolete Airport on High Sierra

I still own and use the very 1st Airport Extreme (flying saucer with dome). I've always managed to keep everything going through the numerous upgrades with the help of contributors far more knowledgeable than myself.


After upgrading today to High Sierra I realized I was no longer able to manage Airport Extreme although I could sign into the network and it performed properly otherwise. I went to the website of the well known advocate for these devices, downloaded and installed the .dmg file - no change. Downloaded and installed the .zip file over top of the .dmg file and presto! 5.6.1 opens and I can manage my wireless networks.


Patience is a virtue.

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), macOS High Sierra (10.13.1), 15 inch MBP (late 2013)

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Nov 17, 2017 12:15 PM in response to LaPastenague In response to LaPastenague

There may still be a glitch here I have yet to straighten out. Still have both the .dmg and .zip copies in mu Utilities folder. When I clicked on both versions nothing happened - restarted machine and .dmg version gave the error message while the .zip version opened properly. Here's the screen shot.


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Nov 17, 2017 1:36 PM in response to Road Hazard In response to Road Hazard

One option would be to run Parallels or VMware on your iMac. Then create a VM with an older version of OS X that still supports running v5.x or earlier of the AirPort Utility so that you can still administer this base station.

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Question: Running Obsolete Airport on High Sierra