Apple Releases Firmware Update for Time Capsule and Airport Base Station
Article by George Norman
On 25 Jun 2009
The firmware updates keep on coming from the Cupertino-based software developer; this time Apple has released a firmware update for Time Capsule and Airport Base Station to address several bugs affecting the software. The official tag attached to this release of Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.2, and it brings a total of 5 bug fixes to the table.

This firmware update comes shortly after the release of the MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7, which is meant to allow the device’s drives to use transfer speeds in excess of 1.5Gbps, and the Mac EFI Firmware Update 1.4, which is supposed to correct some improper display issues affecting iMac machines fitted with ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics as well as solve an wake-from-sleep BootCamp problem (details and download locations here).

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Here is the official description provided by Apple for this recent firmware update: “The Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n* Firmware 7.4.2 update provides several fixes, including:
Fixes some problems with extending and maintaining connectivity with extended networks
Fixes an issue with clients that enable 802.11 "Power Save"
Fixes connectivity issues with some third-party devices
Fixes an issue when the base station is configured for PPPoE
Fixes some Back To My Mac issues with connectivity and support for third-party routers”

Affected products: AirPort Extreme Base Station/802.11n, AirPort Extreme Base Station, AirPort Express Base Station, Time Capsule.

Apple recommends that you install AirPort Utility 5.4.2 (or later) before you upgrade to version 7.4.2 of Capsule and AirPort Base Station firmware. AirPort Utility 5.4.2, can be obtained either via automatic software update, or via the download link at the bottom of the article.

If you would like to get Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.2, a download location is available here.
If you would like to apply the firmware update, detailed information on how to do so is available on Apple’s Support site here.
If you would like to get Airport Utility 5.4.2, a download location is available here.
If you would like to get Airport Utility 5.4.2 for Windows, a download location is available here.



Tags: Apple, Firmware, Update, Time Capsule, AirPort Base Station
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