Apple TV & Airport 7.4.2

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  1. macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    Curious if anyone has tried Airport 7.4.2 and streaming to their TV. I was one of many who had no luck streaming with 7.4.1 and had to revert to 7.3.2.


    Apple's description of 7.4.2 firmware:

    About Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.2
    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
  2. macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2008
    Mines doing it right now, but it was doing it ok earlier this evening, before I updated to the new firmware.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2007
    Just updated my Airport Extreme Base Station (non-gigabit) to 7.4.2. Now the waiting game to see whether my ATV will stay connected to iTunes....I'm not holding my breath.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    All is well here both with the :apple:TV and the Base Station after the 7.4.2 update.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Billy Boo Bob

    Jun 6, 2005
    Dark Side Of The Moon
    I'm not having streaming trouble with 7.4.1, but then again I stream little out of iTunes, but rather stream from AFP mounts (avi's mostly). What I do hope it will help is the long ass delays when I navigate around through the drives and folders that are mounted via AFP. If not then maybe I'll try stepping back to 7.3.2 to see if that helps.
  6. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    7.4.2 update went smoothly here. No connection problems from Macs, and Sync, streaming, and YouTube all fine on :apple:tv.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2009
    Smooth sailing here. Syncing seems to be a bit better...but maybe that is just the placebo talking.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2007
    No joy for me. Took only a little over an hour of inactivity before ATV dropped out of my iTunes devices list. I've been running ATV via ethernet since these drop-out issues started for me, and it hasn't done squat for me. [sigh]
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    I always stream from my Mini to AppleTV and even with 7.4.1, I haven't had problems.

    I think the issues are with the AppleTV, to be honest. None of my other devices have had issues but the AppleTV will on occasion.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2006
    7.4.2 Disconnects

    Having all sorts of problems with 7.4.2 and wireless disconnects. This is, of course, reeking havoc with my :apple: TVs (two) and my Mac Mini used to supply all the streaming via iTunes. Leopard and Snow Leopard wireless clients as well as :apple: TV's are getting knocked off all of the time.

    At the same time a wired connection to the Airport works perfectly (aka the built in network switch). Upgrading the Airport devices has always been a crap shoot between working better and taking your entire network down. :mad:
  11. macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2006

    After trying to reload 7.4.2 several times with no changes (wife is totally hack off about this, kids are too, dad is the bad guy) I found the 7.3.2 and re-installed that. Works great. Backups are now working again, both TV are streaming HD from the Mac Mini iTunes server, I can work from home again. Life is good.

    I have had Airports since the first silver UFO Airport. More times than I care to admit the Airport updates have been problematic. You think I would have learned my lesson.

    But the goofy thing still keeps on offering the update and I get tired of saying "shove off mate". Need to stop that offer... I am only so strong in resisting new technology stuff... have to control myself, not hit the "upgrade" button.... arggggggg
  12. macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2006
    So I had a little time over the holidays to try this again. Upgraded to 7.4.2 on both TimeCapsule (v1) and Airport Extreme N (v1). Everything went fine for about 3 hours then it started to malfunction. All devices lost contact and I had to manually kick power off then on to get reconnected to the TC to downgrade it. Devices include iPod touch, 2 iPhones, 3 MacBook Pros, 2 Mac Mini's, 2 Apple TV's and a Wii console. None could maintain connection to the floundering wireless network. Downgrading to 7.3.2 immediately fixed the connection problems. :cool: But now, no integration with :( and my backups are all failing (my TC storage is pooched?).:mad:

    Something is seriously wrong with 7.4.2 :mad: (7.4.2, "just say no" )
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Back to 7.4.1

    My airport and network has been pretty good but after the last large round of "patches" from Apple started acting very unstable, dropped connections, :apple:TV kept dropping etc. Just went back to 7.4.1 and everything seems ok.

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