AirPort Utility 6.x: Set AirPort Utility preferences

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Set AirPort Utility preferences

Use AirPort Utility preferences to set up your base station or your AirPort Time Capsule to alert you when there are updates available. You can also set preferences to notify you if problems are detected, and to provide instructions to help solve the problems.

  1. Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
  2. Choose Preferences from the AirPort Utility menu.
  3. Select from the following checkboxes:
    • Select "Check for Updates when opening AirPort Utility" to automatically check the Apple website for software and firmware updates each time you open AirPort Utility.

    • Select the “Check for updates automatically” checkbox, then choose a time interval from the pop-up menu, such as weekly, to check for software and firmware updates in the background. AirPort Utility opens if updates are available.

    • Select “Monitor AirPort base stations for problems” to investigate problems that may cause the base station’s status light to blink amber. With the checkbox selected, AirPort Utility opens if a problem is detected, and then provides instructions to help resolve the problem. This option monitors all of the base stations on the network.

    • Select “Only monitor AirPort base stations that I have configured” to limit the number of base stations monitored to those set up from the computer you’re using.

    • Select “Monitor AirPort base stations over the Internet using Bonjour” if you want to monitor your wireless devices remotely.

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015