By Richard Mallion
Apple has just released two AirPort software updates.
The first is an update to their Mac OS X administration application, AirPort Utility 6.0. This new version is for Lion only. Its used to set up and configure Apple’s base stations
AirPort Utility 6.0 has the same look and feel as the iOS version of AirPort Utility. Your AirPort base stations are listed in a graphical hierarchy, with a dot signaling if the device is working (green) or not (yellow or red). A badge indicates if there are warning or error messages. Clicking a device in the setup brings up a pop-over tab with information about the device, as well as buttons to edit the settings. When applicable, It will also allow you to install firmware updates or configure a new device.
Apple also released an updated AirPort firmware that adds compatibility with iCloud-based accounts for connecting to home computers using Back to My Mac.
AirPort Utility 6.0 is available via software update for Lion users running 10.7.2. Your AirPort base station’s firmware can still be updated with AirPort Utility 5.5.3 or later running on Snow Leopard or Lion, or AirPort Utility on iOS.