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How to Set Time Limit on Wi-Fi Network Using Airport Utility

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AirPort Utility is one of the built-in Mac applications that are used to configure and control Wi-Fi networks using Apple’s AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule. The AirPort Extreme is a base station router like you would use when setting up your Wi-Fi network.

It is used to widen a Wi-Fi network to a larger part, or can be used to stream audio using Airplay. On the other hand, a Time Capsule is a combination of an AirPort Extreme and an external hard drive, which automatically backs up all Macs on your network. Some of the times when you are not able to use the AirPort Utility feature on your Apple device it may cause little bit frustrating. Luckily, there is an easy solution to the problem.

You can simply use System Preferences to set a new Network Location or renew your DHCP lease to fix the trouble. Below is given a solution to the problem follow the steps carefully:

Useful for: slow wireless throughput

If you are facing inordinately slow transfer speeds in your Apple device through your AirPort Base station, you should disable remote configuration on AirPort Base Stations upgraded with the firmware included in the AirPort 4.2 update package to resolve this issue. You can also take tech support for Apple airport for the same and relevant solutions instantly.

This workaround is accomplished via the following process:

  • First of all, open the AirPort Admin Utility (located in Applications/Utilities)
  • Choose the desired Base Station from the availability list
  • Go to the "Base Station Options" tab
  • Tap son "WAN Ethernet Port"
  • Uncheck the box next to "Enable Remote Configuration."
  • Save your AirPort Base Station settings


In case AirPort Base stations fix an issue of inability due to preferred networks, then re-establishing the connection is the right choice. If still, you are confronting issue in accomplishing the connection, then taking the technical support for Apple services is the right option.

Here's the process:

  • Open System Preferences and choose the "Network" pane
  • Choose "AirPort" and tap "Configure"
  • In the "By default, join:" pull-down menu, choose "Preferred networks"
  • Delete the network(s) you frequently use from the list
  • After this launch the "Keychain Access" application located in Applications/Utilities.
  • Tap on the "Kind" filter at the top, and look for "AirPort network password" entries.
  • Log out and then again back in.
  • Repeat first three steps, this time re-adding your regularly used AirPort networks to the list using button.
  • Restart the device.


If the above-mentioned steps do not help you in resolving the issue, then you can establish a secondary Wi-Fi access point over Ethernet. But always set up the new connection at a location far enough away from the primary base station to shun each network from interfering with one another.

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