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Airport 5.6.1 Not Windows 8 Compatible?

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    Airport 5.6.1 Not Windows 8 Compatible?


    Does not recognize my Airport Extreme or Express even though they are working fine and recognized by my iMac in the other room. I currently stream iTunes via the iMac, but would prefer to use my Windows 8 machine. But, so far, no go with Airport and iTunes does not have a speaker selector (probably cuz Airport not working).

    Is 5.6.1 not Windows 8 compatible? If not, is there a more recent version?

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    I thought Airport was a MAC OS only application?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I thought Airport was a MAC OS only application?
    Nope, but maybe the '8' version isn't out, yet.
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    Doing a google search I saw several posts of problems with the 5.6.1 version, installing in Mountain Lion. No mention of problems with Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    Doing a google search I saw several posts of problems with the 5.6.1 version, installing in Mountain Lion. No mention of problems with Windows.
    I dunno. I just uninstalled 5.6.1 and installed this version, instead (Download AirPort Utility 5.5.3.2 for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP) but it still doesn't work and it tells me there is a newer version (5.6.1) duh?

    The website looks like it's for Windows pc'S but maybe it's just for Macs with Windows capability.
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    you are right buddy the Airport 5.6.1 is solely for the Mac and if not compatible with the Windows 8 .. the same reasons are out there...
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    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhyllisColeman View Post
    you are right buddy the Airport 5.6.1 is solely for the Mac and if not compatible with the Windows 8 .. the same reasons are out there...
    AirPort Utility does exist for Windows systems and has for many years. You can find the download for it here: AirPort Utility 5.6.1 for Windows

    HOWEVER, I have not been able to get 5.6.1 to work on my Windows 8 Lenovo Idea Pad Yoga 11s, but it does work on my Windows 7 Desktop.

    The fact that there isn't an update for Windows 8 leads me to believe that there will hopefully be an update soon.

    As to why I would have an AirPort in my house - until recently, I was a Mac user. You can read about my transition from Mac to Windows here:

    12 Month Windows
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    Highly unusual that it runs in 7 but not in 8.

    Did you try to install it in compatibility mode?

    I started to read your 12 Month Windows. Interesting.
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Airport 5.6.1 Not Windows 8 Compatible?
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