mercoledì 5 ottobre 2016

Apple AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on macOS Sierra - Update

I'm testing the latest Apple OS, macOS Sierra. I did a clean install of the new operating system onto an external USB3 SSD, just to see if all the programs and peripherals I use are compatible.

I also tried the old AirPort Utility 5.6.1 combined with AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher, by Corey J. Mahler, and for me, it works just fine as you can see on the picture below

lunedì 11 luglio 2016

Gmail and POP3

In my experience the optimal way to manage a Gmail account, is either using an Android device and setting the Gmail app appropriately, or through a browser getting to the Gmail site page.

Trying to get to work Gmail with a different email client is leading to mixed result. In this case if you are still relying on the old POP3 protocol and using different devices to manage your electronic messages, I recommend reading the following Gmail help page

Using POP on multiple clients or mobile devices

giovedì 24 marzo 2016

Apple AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on El Capitan - Update

Thanks to Cucho Olivares that commented my previous post, here's an update.

It is an update note that comes from Corey J. Mahler, the guy who wrote the AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher.

Here's the note

"It would appear that Apple has changed something in the network stack in a recent update to Yosemite. This update has resulted in AirPort Utility v5.6.1 not being able to find some AirPort Units some of the time. While this is annoying, there is a simple fix: Connect the AirPort Unit you wish to view in AirPort Utility v5.6.1 to the Mac running the utility via a wired (i.e., Ethernet) connection. I have yet to hear of any case where this has not solved the connectivity issue."

This is the link, the note is taken from

AirPort Utility v5.6.1

Scroll down to Old Content and expand.

10 May 2015: AirPort Units Not Showing in AirPort Utility 5.6.1 under OS X 10.10 Yosemite (Likely Limited to 10.10.3 and Later)

domenica 31 gennaio 2016

Apple AirPort Utility 5.6.1 on El Capitan

I have an "ancient" :-) but still working AirPort Extreme (mod. A1034).
The latest AirPort Utility included with El Capitan, can see my AirPort Extreme base station but cannot manage it.
The latest version of AirPort Utility be able to configure the A1034 model is 5.6.1 still available on Apple Support site at this link but, is not working on El Capitan (or is it?).

Well, it turned out that AirPort Utility 5.6.1 can also run on El Capitan despite its icon's prohibition sign

Follow along this guide to know how.

First of all, you need to download the Apple AirPort Utility from the link above, plus this little Apple Script utility, AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher, by Corey J. Mahler from his site here.

  • Create a new folder on the desktop. For this example I'll name it Foo.
  • Double click AirPortUtility.dmg downloaded from Apple support site
  • Open Terminal and issue the following commands

cd ~/Desktop/Foo
xar -xf /Volumes/AirPortUtility/AirPortUtility.pkg
cat AirPortUtility.pkg/Payload | gunzip -dc | cpio -i

Open the Foo folder and rename Utility AirPort as AirPort Utility 5.6.1

The last step is very important, otherwise Mahler's Script does not work.

  • Create another folder on the desktop, in my example AirPortUtil561
  • Move AirPort Utility 5.6.1 and inside AirPortUtil561
  • Open folder AirPortUtil561
  • Double click
  • Trash
  • Trash the desktop Foo folder

The final result in AirPortUtil561 folder is

Double click AirPort Utility 5.6.1 Launcher to start the old AirPort Utility 5.6.1

*** Enjoy

You can put AirPortUtil561 wherever you want as long as you include the two items above.
I tested this on El Capitan but should also work on Yosemite and Mavericks.

*** Dismiss the warning about a new AirPort Utility version when the program launches.