Airport Firmware 7.6.4 Released

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  1. radioactive macrumors member

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    My Airport Utility just bounced at me, and told me there's an update for my 4th Gen Time Capsule and Airport Extreme, before I was running 7.6.3 on both.
     
  2. c613m macrumors 6502

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    Same. I updated. Not sure what was fixed/changed though
     
  3. jocamero macrumors regular

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    Anyone have a link to the changes that come with this update?
     
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  5. sharbeen macrumors member

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    Usually I dont get "Excellent" signal with my device in the next room. It's ALWAYS GOOD. never went to EXCELLENT. but with 7.6.4 it shows "EXCELLENT". Coincidence due to some other reason? or It is because of the new firmware. If so.. good job in tuning it up.
     
  6. 3282868, Aug 13, 2013
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    Just got it, searched Apple re: 5th gen firmware 7.6.4, nothing posted. Saw this, didn't read yet, gonna check out what it addresses. Good thing they're supporting the 5th Gen models with the new 6th gen revamp (great update btw, no ac devices yet, plan on future buys, but definitely improved N devices).

    Would like OS X Airport app to bring back 5.6 features.

    Spot on here too. Have 2 Extremes: 6th Gen in media room (main), 5th Gen "bridge" on second floor. Haven't had WLAN speeds this fast/reliable in, well, ever. Very impressed. Got a lot on my network (not bragging, at all, listing as it's a lot and routers are handling it perfectly):

    - 6Th Gen w/ Cat 6 connections (Time Warner modem/router in bridge mode for extra RJ-45's):
    Synology Media Server (running 4.3 beta)
    Mac Mini HTPC
    Samsung BD
    Pioneer Elite VSX-33
    Wireless:
    - Samsung 55" 8800 series LED wireless
    - Harmony Link Remote
    - Nest Thermostat
    - 2011 27" iMac
    - HP Envy 110 410a
    - iPod Tough (Used for Harmony Link remote)
    - iPad Mini
    - iPad 4th Gen
    - iPhone 4S
    - iPad 2nd Gen
    - iPhone 5
    - Current Gen Mac Pro5,1 second floor
    - MacBook Air 2012 13"
    - 5th Gen Airport Extreme 2nd floor with Cat 6 connections:
    Philips Hue
    Second Synology Media Server

    Most have excellent connections. iMac on the 1st floor reports transmit rate of 400 which is impossible but it flies.

    Used to DHCP MAC/IP address reserves, w/ two routers only reserve servers for VPN access, those are plugged in via Cat 6. 6th Gen model is a solid update, sucks the 3.5" HDD space doesn't have a connection like the Time Capsule model, but no complaints.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Same thing here. WiFiSpy shows 300 on my old MBP where it used to show 270
     
  8. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Updated a 5th gen airport extreme, a 4th gen timecapsule, a 2nd gen airport express (n), and a 1st gen airport express (n). All updated remotely, without problem. I did have to reboot the Extreme to "see" it after updating the 2nd gen express. Quick and painless so far.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1673

    Here is the short story on what was updated...
     
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