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Firmware update for Airport Extreme router

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by transmaster, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. transmaster

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    I was surprised this morning to have a notice from Apple of a firmware update for their Airport routers. I have an Airport Extreme. 7.7.8 to 7.7.9. As usual Apple is sotto voce about what is in it.

    Posting it here as routers are part of home entertainment systems.
     

     

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  2. awillia6

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    Long time coming security fix according to the usual Apple scuttlebutt sources. No ill effects here due to the upgrade on 5 units of various models, generations, configurations, and uses.
     
  3. transmaster

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    Looked it up and it prevents a KRACK attack.
     
  4. transmaster

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    It was actually released on the 12th. I check periodically but my Extreme in it’s periodic checks caught it. The fact it was updated means I keep the Airport Extreme awhile longer. As usual there are rumors that Apple might incorporate the Airport router into a future Apple TV.
     
  5. awillia6

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    Update available SHOULD have appeared for all relevant devices on your AirPort Utility display (runs on Macs, IOS, or Windows).
     
  6. CKDC

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    I had been having issues with my Apple WiFi system over the past couple of weeks. I finally looked into it and sure enough: an update was required.

    Why does this gear start going nutso when a new update rolls out?
     

     

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  7. awillia6

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    Ask any Borg a long way away from the Collective...
     
  8. uofmtiger

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    I posted this in another thread, but it is worth mentioning again that the Airport Express was also updated.
     
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  9. simm

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    Got the notice for my airport express today.
     
  10. transmaster

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    it did this morning.
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