Apple has updated the Airport Utility for Mac OS X Lion to version 6.0. The Mac version looks like the iPhone and iPad version that was released earlier this year.
Airport Utility is used to manage everything from the Airport Express and Airport Extreme Wi-Fi base station routers, to the Time Capsule router + hard drive Time Machine backup companion.
This is what Apple said about Airport Utility:
“Use AirPort Utility to set up and manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, and more.”
iOS for iPad and iPhone have made all kinds of computing tasks easier and more accessible to mainstream users. The Airport app for iPhone and iPad is no exception. OS X Lion, however, has not always successfully transitioned that accessibility to the older Mac platform. Some re-interpretations worked magnificently while others felt as if they need a few more revisions worth of polish (or even a solid Snow Leopard-ing).