Airport Location Alternatives

    Airport Location is described as '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'. There are eight alternatives to Airport Location for Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is ControlPlane, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Airport Location are Airport Utility (Free), Quick Config (Free), Smart IP Profiler (Free Personal) and Sidekick (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2018

    1. ControlPlane, a fork of MarcoPolo , brings context-sensitive awareness to OS X.

      Discontinued

      crashes out on the latest MacOS and no longer actively maintained
      See https://www.controlplaneapp.com/2017/11/the-state-of-controlplane/

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices.
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    2. Profile configuration tool for XP and Vista for users, who travel with netbooks from one location to another. Dont waste your time changing network, system, Proxy for the web browser - settings every time you change your location.

      Discontinued

      Last version was released about 2010 according to About window. Some links on program web site are 404.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Smart IP Profiler is a FREE lightweight application that makes it easy and intuitive to manage your TCP/IP settings. Smart IP Profiler let’s you create custom profiles with individual TCP/IP settings for all your TCP/IP based network adapters.

      Discontinued

      Download links on Official Website are broken.

      • Mac
      Sidekick is an application that automatically updates your laptop settings based on where you are. Just install the app, configure the places that you frequent, (home, work, a coffee shop, etc.) and never fuss with your settings again!

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.8, released in August 2015, can be still bought from the official website.

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    3. Net Profile Switch is a network configuration switcher for notebook users:29.95$. It switches between network settings (profiles) on the fly, keeping notebook users from having to reconfigure their network settings every time (browser settings, printer settings etc).

      Discontinued

      Discontinued notice on the listed homepage;
      "Network Switcher has been discontinued and is no longer sold by Jitbit Software. Please return to our homepage"

    4. Mobile Net Switch allows you to automatically switch network related settings on the fly based on location profiles. With the click of a single button you can set Drive mappings, Internet connection settings, Printer settings, IP settings, Wi-Fi settings and much more!
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    5. If you take your laptop back and forth to work (or anywhere else), you may find that, depending where you are, you want certain volumes to mount and certain applications to launch. Home and Away can automate this task for you by allowing you to set up different networks.

      Discontinued

      Website and app unavailable.

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