Apple Releases Firmware Update 7.6.7 and 7.7.7 for AirPort Base Stations

airport_utility_iconApple today released a new firmware update for all of its 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations, including the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. According to Apple's release notes, the update includes bug fixes and is designed to improve the stability and performance of the products.
This update:
- Fixes an issue which may prevent communication between clients on the same network
- Improves performance with an extended guest network
- Addresses potential naming conflicts with Bonjour Sleep Proxy
Apple has also released a 7.7.7 update for its 802.11ac Wi-Fi Base stations, including the latest AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models. It fixes the same issues.

The firmware updates can be installed through the AirPort Utility app for iOS or OS X.

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9 months ago
Gimme back a wired client table you swine
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9 months ago

Do you mean 7.7.7 ??


I feel like we're talking about airplanes not firmware updates. ^_^;
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9 months ago
Wow! An update after how long? Shocking.
Rating: 8 Votes
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9 months ago
I wish they'd bring back the ability to monitor via snmp.
Rating: 7 Votes
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9 months ago
About time! I thought Apple abandoned this product line.
Rating: 7 Votes
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9 months ago
It took years Apple to realized that Airport Extreme has some bug issues. Wow!
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9 months ago
Does this fix (for the AC BaseStations) provide any updates for IPv6 issues with cable providers? the current "fix" is to disable IPv6 and use Link-local which sort of works but I get random speed reductions.
Rating: 5 Votes
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9 months ago
I've experienced quite a few issues with these devices over the past year or so since they last updated them, but I figured I would just have to live with it. I wonder what took so long.

Does this fix (for the AC BaseStations) provide any updates for IPv6 issues with cable providers? the current "fix" is to disable IPv6 and use Link-local which sort of works but I get random speed reductions.

Hope so too. Took me awhile to figure that fix out not too long ago.

About time! I thought Apple abandoned this product line.

Me too. Nice to finally see something for the AirPort line.
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9 months ago
Back when I used to update iOS and OS X, I hoped it wouldn't break anything. But I find it entertaining that everyone, myself included, is terrified of AirPort updates and what new ways they'll find to fail. Apple should take note of that.
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9 months ago

I wish they'd bring back the ability to monitor via snmp.

Me too, but Apple insists on making toys not real networking equipment. Well, I guess I should say not real networking equipment for technical people, I guess they work fine for Moms and teenagers who don't need to know when they have problems.
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