Airport Utility not working in El Capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by WilliamG, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Hey all,

    Running 10.11 public beta, and I've noticed that my Airport Utility looks like this (version 6.3.6) and I can't make any changes.

    Is this a known issue?

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  2. Lowe Lilliehorn macrumors regular

    Lowe Lilliehorn

    Apr 30, 2015
    Well no, I am running 10.11 public beta and it's working.... Try to reinstall the OS....

    Boot up and hold down CMD + R and then select reinstall OS X... Hope it works out for ya'! :)
  3. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Perhaps a little drastic. Not sure why I didn't try it first (it was late, I was tired!), but I turned off my WiFi and turned it back on and all is well now. :D Probably a 10.11 bug.
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    My AirPort Express sometimes disappears from that list as well for a short time. Your screenshot merely shows that the Internet connection is working and that it simply couldn’t find any of your AirPort devices yet.
  5. WilliamG thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Well my Time Capsule and Airport Express both disappeared there, until I just turned wifi off and on. No big deal.
  6. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
  7. ssaylor macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
    Since updating to OS X 10.11, I am unable to consistently access my Airport Extreme. When I enter the password, I get the "Base Station not found.. not part of this network and the icon turns to the caution symbol. The odd thing is that if I then try to connect to one of my Airport Express', I can get in just fine, and they still display GREEN like everything fat & happy. I have rebooted several times and restarted the AE but it persists. Anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas out there?
  8. steve23094 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2013
    Where is your wallpaper from?
  9. ssaylor macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2015
  10. Rub3n NL macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2015
    Yep. Same issue here.
    If you have a device using iOS you can access your routers through them.
    Another work around: you can turn Wifi on and off on OSX.
  11. SarahCatt macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2008
    I am having difficulties with Airport Utility 6.3.6, as well, however, when trying to restore 6.3.5 from a Time Machine backup, I get an error message that says something to the effect of: 'Airport Utility cannot be deleted because it is required by OSX.'

    How did you restore Airport Utility 6.3.5 in El Capitan?
  12. throwaway20155512 macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2015
    I found that I have to connect via Wi-Fi to see my Airpot Extreme in AirPort Utility.

    If I just use Ethernet, it doesn't show up (or has problems connecting).

    So basically I have to connect via Wi-Fi every time I want to edit my Airport Extreme.

    Hope this helps someone out there!

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