Airport Extreme Firmware Update

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  1. Keukasmallie macrumors regular

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    My AE version is 7.6.4. I understand there is an update out, 7.7.2 (?), but I can find no download site, nor mention of it in App Store's Update section.

    What gives?
     
  2. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

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    Airport Utility is where you can check on Firmware Updates for the Extreme/Express etc.
     
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    You should be able to update it from within the AirPort Utility app. If there is an update available for your unit, it will show up there.

    1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
    2. Open AirPort Utility. (Navigate to the /Applications/Utilities folder, to locate it.) AirPort Utility will display a badge to the right of the name of any AirPort base station in your network that has a firmware update available for it.
    3. Select the AirPort base station you want to update.
    4. Click the Update button.
     
  4. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I tried using AU, but no sign of an update tab to click....
     
  5. Htin macrumors regular

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    let it run for awhile mine had the same problem and it appeared after awhile. login to your airport and look around and go back to the main page of the app.
     
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    Which model AE do you have?
     
  7. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    That's only for the tower-style 802.11ac models.
     
  8. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    AE 802.11n is the model (?)

    So, maybe no update for my model?

    In any event, thanks for the info from all of you!!
     
  9. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    For future reference OP...

    Once you get into the Utility, click on your Airport Extreme and you will see a box pop up. In the box if there is an update, it will show it and you will just click on it for the update
     

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  11. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine was installed 1/2012, so it's a fifth generation device. Thanks for all the responses; I now have much more info than before and a higher level of comfort in terms of understanding the device.
     

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