Apple Launches AirPort Utility 5.5.3 for Mac and Windows

Mac and Windows customers using an Apple WiFi base station, such as an AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, or Time Capsule, have a new Software Update to install.

AirPort Utility 5.5.3 is now available for both Mac owners and Windows PC users.

According to the people up in Cupertino, California, this update is tasked with fixing bugs.

One of them resolves an issue that caused the AirPort Utility to unexpectedly quit during setup.

The rest of the bugs squashed are not specified anywhere on Apple’s Support section, but you can expect your AirPort or Time Capsule to behave better once you apply the update.

On Apple platforms, the system requirements are Mac OS X 10.5.7 (Leopard) or later.

On Windows, users will install this update either on Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista SP2 or later, or Windows 7 SP1 or later.

Supported Languages include Deutsch, English, Français, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Dansk, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Português, Português Brasileiro, Pусский, Suomi, Svensk, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Download AirPort Utility for Mac (Free)

Download AirPort Utility for Windows (Free)

The AirPort Express Base Station features 802.11n wireless connectivity and allows you to easily create a wireless network at home.

“Enjoy your iTunes music library in virtually any room of your house. Share a USB printer without obtrusive cables. And do it all with the latest wireless technology,” Apple explains.

The AirPort Extreme features simultaneous dual-band support making it the perfect wireless access point for home, school, or small businesses.

It offers fast, 802.11n Wi-Fi access for Mac computers, PCs, and Wi-Fi devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.

Time Capsule is not only a WiFi base station, but also a wireless hard drive that lets you back up a lifetime's worth of memories thanks to its seamless integration with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard. Users can choose from 1TB and 2TB models.

Recent rumors surrounding AirPort devices and the Time Capsule say Apple has plans to refresh them all very soon.

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