iOS 5 Allows Initial Setup for Airport Extreme/Express & Time Capsuleby Saumitra Bhagwat on August 6, 2011 12:07 AM EST
While iOS 5 seems to be a groundbreaking release on several fronts, one of it’s lesser documented features is the ability to configure new Airport Extreme/Express and Time Capsule devices right from your iPhone or iPod touch.
The process is mostly automated and leaves very little room for human error. While it doesn’t let you mess around with the plethora of settings normally available on the Airport Utility, it’s a no-nonsense way to quickly get access to the Internet without having to use a computer.
I tested this on my iPhone running iOS 5 Beta 4 and a 5th Generation Airport Extreme (MD0311LL/A). If you’re running a beta version of iOS 5 and have any luck setting up an older Airport Extreme, Airport Express or Time Capusule, do let us know in the comments!
For more information on what's changed, be sure to check out Brian’s review of the new Airport Extremes and Time Capsules here!