Updating older airport extremme

According to the denizens of the Internet, the Airport Extreme you have sitting in your hallway or – nerd! According to Marco “I just sold [x]” Arment of Instapaper fame, this problem might have something to do with the latest 7.6.3 firmware. The most noticeable is that Air Play speakers drop out regularly whereas in the past I never had any problem.

I have been having some weird issues with the network in my apartment since the update.

If you see a numbered red badge next to the name of your base station, hit it for details.

On Mac, the details view shows an Update button when a new firmware is available.

Until you update, a security vulnerability could leave your network open to attack—and, trust us, that's not something you want.

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Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing Air Port devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.I also share Marco’s problem of connectivity just dropping off – the signal is still full strength, but the internet just disappears.To downgrade (assuming this is what actually fixes the problem), just fire up Air Port Utility on your Mac or i OS device (yup – Marco used his Mac but the i Pad works too), click the troublesome router (mine’s a Time Capsule) and option-click the version number.For detailed information on Air Port base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, check out the support article on Apple’s website.If you use one (or more) of Apple's Air Port Wi-Fi routers you'll want to drop what you're doing and update their firmware immediately.You can update your Air Port via Apple’s Air Port Utility app for i Phone, i Pad and Mac.

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