Starting this morning, Apple began releasing apps and features designed to work with iOS 5, such as iCloud and the new Find my Friends app. One of those new apps is the AirPort Utility app, which allows you to manage your AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express and Time Capsule base station from your iOS devices.
The AirPort Utility app is similar to the desktop version, and offers much of the same functionality. The app opens with a slick looking graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and all devices. From there you can change base station and network settings, and access more advanced features like security modes and wireless channels.
Here’s a full rundown of the available features:
- Graphical overview of Wi-Fi networks
- Information about connected devices
- View and change network and Wi-Fi settings
- Restart/Restore/Update a base station
- View and update passwords for network, base station, and disks
- Access network information: IP address, DNS servers, router addresses
- Manage DHCP reservations and port mappings
- View status and error messages
The AirPort Utility app won’t be available for use until the release of iOS 5, which should be available within the next few hours. The app can be installed through the App Store or by tapping “Manage This Network” in your iOS device’s WiFi settings. You can currently check out the app on your iDevice or computer with this direct link to the app in the App Store.