AirPort Location
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Airport Location ... Wouldn't it be great to have 10-15 computers? One setup perfectly for home leisure use, one setup perfectly for work, one setup perfectly for coffee shops…

The problem is, most of us only have 1-2 computers. This is where Airport Location comes in: it makes your computer feel like dozens of computers all in one convenient package.

Airport Location is a small menubar app for Snow Leopard laptops and desktops. When you ask it to it records dozens of settings by taking a Snapshot of your computer just the way it is setup at that time. You can
What's New
Version 0.60230:
  • Fixed a large error with maps/address; now additional network traffic should stop for all machines
  • Re-added keyboard backlight to the snapshot list...
  • Added time been at a particular location
  • Fixed a bug that didn't allow for time machine backups on hardware sets
  • Cleaned up some verbose logs
  • Various other bugfixes...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Awado commented on 23 Aug 2012
I've been using it for a long time under 10.6. With Lion you have to start it as a 32 bit application. This did the trick for me, using OS X 10.7.4.
[Version 0.60230]

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Awado replied on 23 Aug 2012
Well, unfortunately it does not. I figured out. Sorry for the false alarm.
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bbitg reviewed on 21 Aug 2012
Sadly, the last supported OS X is Snow Leopard, a LION Version is not comming in the next time...
[Version 0.60230]


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Firefish reviewed on 01 Aug 2012
Crashed and burned upon initial launch attempts. Reinstalled twice; no-go.
[Version 0.60230]

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olderman replied on 01 Aug 2012
Yes, it doesn't work properly since Lion was released. No changes have been made for Mountain Lion support.
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qwerty06 reviewed on 11 Jul 2012
Doesn't appear to be working on Lion. Anyone else having the same problem?
[Version 0.60230]


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Libertyforall1776 commented on 30 Jan 2012
Does not launch on 10.7.2, website appears MIA...
[Version 0.60230]


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Quadari commented on 31 Jul 2011
Would there be anyway to compile this for PPC/10.5 systems? It looks perfect for what I want to do, but I'm still unfortunately stuck in the non-Intel dark ages.

Thanks!
[Version 0.60230]


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offcs reviewed on 12 May 2011
I can not delete any locations. MacBook 10.6.7 2.16GHz 2GB
[Version 0.60212]

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Airport Location (developer) replied on 13 May 2011
Can you send me a bug report from the AL menu? Are there any other strange behaviors that AL is exhibiting?

Thanks for the report.
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Airport Location (developer) replied on 15 May 2011
I have updated to 0.60221 which address a problem that I found with the deleting function. If this does not address your issue, please send me a bug report.

Thanks again for the report!
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Kankei71 reviewed on 30 Jan 2011
Since the last 3 version, AL shows "Undeterminable". Why is that?
[Version 0.60207]

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Airport Location (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2011
Make sure that you have "Wi-Fi" detection enabled. As a new feature, it needs to be re-enabled after updating to 0.60200 and above. For all users thus far who have emailed me with the "Undeterminable" problem, this is the solution.

To exactly duplicate AL's behavior before 0.60200, enable "Distinct Wifi Connections" under the "Enable Wi-Fi Detection" menu in the "Detection Settings" menu.

If that does not solve the issue, please shoot me an email at airportlocation@gmail.com

Thanks for the report.
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Awado reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
This is a great little piece of software. I use it on my MacBook when i'm on the road, in WIFIs of my clients and at hotels.

The only thing i miss is a way to switch settings of third party applications, especially firewall/security software. Just to switch the corresponding plist files and a relaunch of the applications would be enough. Maybe this could be a simple way to integrate almost any application?
[Version 0.60194]

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Airport Location (developer) replied on 18 Jan 2011
it's a very possible feature that I have been considering, but I've hesitated because there are literally thousands of applications individuals might wish to control. Many users who'd enjoy changing options via plist/restart wouldn't know how accomplish the same via shell scripts or applescript.

In short, I've been trying to find a quick and simple way to add more customized functionality without requiring sophisticated end-user programming knowledge.

Until I come up with a solution (perhaps a plugin API?), we can do two things:

(1) Write an applescript to quit / change plist / restart for your individual snapshots. Similar to this:

tell application "myApp" to quit
do shell script "defaults write com.companyname.myApp thePreference 1"
tell application "myApp" to run

(2) On the other hand, you can shoot me an email with the particular application that you'd like to control and I'll make a judgement call as to whether it is viable to include support in AL itself.

Thanks for the input!
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Airport Location (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2011
I have an alpha version of @awado's suggested feature available for any alpha tester who emails me: airportlocation at gmail dot com.

Essentially, I've added an "App Preferences" action for snapshots which records every application preference for a particular application's preference file. Not all applications store their preferences in the same way, but this should work for most applications.

It is a highly interesting feature that I'll need to test further before a release. Alpha testers welcome.
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Gibsonm replied on 23 Jan 2011
Sorry to ask but why does this exist?

I use OS X’s built in location and it stores network setting for both cable and wireless connections quite happily.

I have some 60 locations defined (one per client).
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Airport Location (developer) replied on 23 Jan 2011
@Gibsonm - I created AirPort Location for two reasons: (1) because OSX locations do not include many options beyond basic network settings and (2) because OSX locations are not automatic.

AirPort Location can toggle more than 50 OS settings automatically. When you open your laptop at Work, AL adjusts your setting automatically to suit your work environment. When you open your laptop at home, different settings can be applied.

AirPort Location picks up where OSX Locations (and other software) leaves off and automates the settings adjustment process. Visit the website or email me at airportlocation@gmail.com for more information or for answers to more specific questions.
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Ionos reviewed on 16 Dec 2010
Simply fantastic. Small, unobstrusive, and does a great job. Let's me automatically turn off all sharing when I'm on public wireless networks, and turn them back on when I get home. Among many things.

It did take me a while to figure out how to make use of its full potential, though.
[Version 0.60170]


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Castle Rose had trouble on 16 Jan 2012
Is this updated for Lion?
[Version 0.60230]


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Kankei71 had trouble on 23 Nov 2010
I like this application, but this version doesn't work well for me. It seems to take much more time than previous version to load a snapshot and I often got a spinning ball. Any attempt to change the settings of a location will result in having the spinnig ball OD for at least 1-2 minutes.
[Version 0.60157]

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Airport Location (developer) replied on 23 Nov 2010
If you are experiencing trouble with this version from an automatic update, please re-launch the application. If this still does not address the issue, please let me know so that I can try and figure out what is causing the trouble on your machine.

I tested this version for four days before release and did not notice any slowdowns. I also did not change the existing detection algorithms or menu display, but with adding new features, there is always a small risk that bugs will occur.

Thanks for the report.
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Airport Location (developer) replied on 24 Nov 2010
I have found this cited bug and will be releasing a new version soon. It is only evident on managed DNS networks, but the issue causes 60-120 second delays.

Thanks for reporting, I'm not sure that I would have found this without your report!
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Kankei71 replied on 24 Nov 2010
Thank you very much for your supper-fast support :)
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Frankns had trouble on 27 Sep 2010
Alas ... the SBOD.

Was very interested in managing my airport locations and did a quick download, but all I get is the spinning ball of death each time I I click on the menubar icon ...
[Version 0.60116]

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Airport Location (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2010
Can you shoot me an email? I'l like the opportunity to debug this issue with you further. There are several possibilities (I suppose) for a hangup on initial download, but they would all depend on your unique setup.

It would also be helpful if you could open the Console (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app), search for "airportlocation" and copy all the entries to the email.

I'm available at airportlocation at gmail dot com.
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Airport Location (developer) replied on 27 Sep 2010
Also, I might add, that when AL downloads for the first time, it takes upwards of 30 seconds to 1 minute for it to be completely installed. It has several preference files to create, it has to scan your local networks and hardware, and it has to check 50+ OS settings. Does the SBBOD continue if you have the application open for any length of time?

-Andrew
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Frankns replied on 27 Sep 2010
Excellent response from the developer: timely and thorough. The working theory is that something blocked network traffic. Perhaps Little Snitch. I cannot replicate so the problem is open, I suppose. But the Dev gets "high marks." AL now working at home and work.

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Tommy.andersson rated on 26 Jan 2011

[Version 0.60201]



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John_chan rated on 17 Jan 2011

[Version 0.60193]


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Date:31 Jul 2012
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Airport Location ... Wouldn't it be great to have 10-15 computers? One setup perfectly for home leisure use, one setup perfectly for work, one setup perfectly for coffee shops…

The problem is, most of us only have 1-2 computers. This is where Airport Location comes in: it makes your computer feel like dozens of computers all in one convenient package.

Airport Location is a small menubar app for Snow Leopard laptops and desktops. When you ask it to it records dozens of settings by taking a Snapshot of your computer just the way it is setup at that time. You can have as many Snapshots as you want - one for Travel, one for Office, one for Home, one for watching Movies etc.


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