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Now available via Software Update:This update fixes reliability and resolves AirPort compatibility issues with certain third party 802.11 cards and access points for Mac OS X v10.4.3 and later.

Apple also recently released the Mac OS X 10.4.3 update.

The previous Airport update was in July 14, 2005.

Update: One user reports that Motion 2.0.1 has also recently been updated.

Article Link: AirPort Update 2005-001
 

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The update is 1.4 MB and requires a restart. Apple's being cryptic (as usual) when it comes to determining what this update actually does. I haven't even figured out whether it's an update for software, AirPort card firmware, or base station firmware!
 
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JDOG_

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Cool...

Maybe this will fix my dodgy airport connection with my iBook. It's been super buddy since 10.4.3
 
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TheMonarch

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Should I update if everything works? I'm afraid to screw it up... My lynksys & Airport express are working in perfect harmony right now (I'm browsing the web and streaming music as I type)...
 
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denial

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Be careful with this update. It took an inordinate amount of time to reboot.
 
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dombi

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No problems here (with the update). I am not sure, but it seems that the signal strength improved... maybe someone else can confirm this.
 
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MikeGA

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karellen said:
ARGHH

My airport card in my Powerbook is now not working.

It says I have no Airport card at all!!

Help!!??

Exactly, I'm slightly worried that this update could mess things up for me.

I suggest you maybe try a restart. If that doesn't fix the issue, then I don't really know what to suggest. Maybe re-install 10.4.3 using the combo updater?
 
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mistabaka

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Updated about 30 Mins ago and all is well. Haven't really noticed any difference yet.
Edit: My Airport Is And Has Worked Well Before And After This Update
 
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mfacey

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My reboot didn't run smoothly.

After waiting quite a few minutes on the Apple logo screen it went to blue and just stayed there. I waited a few minutes, didn't hear any disk activity and then opted for a manual shutdown using the power bottom. Seems to work fine now though.

If you're not having any problems with airport, stay away!:confused:
 
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aricher

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hmmm - installed rebooted - took awhile. Airport running smoothly but Bluetooth isn't recognized. Uh Oh.
 
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rosalindavenue

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The bluetooth icon on my menubar disappeared on Monday when I installed the 10.4.3. update-- haven't seen it since, even when I adjusted system prefs. I dont use bluetooth now, do I guess its no big deal.:confused:
 
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Montserrat

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karellen said:
Already done a restart and reset the PMU thing.

It says: "No Airport Hardware found"


Ok here's a few things to try - they may or may not work, and some of them may have already been suggested (my (wired!) network is sooooo slow today)

1. Switch off computer.
2. REmove and reinsert Airport Card (Clean connection).
3. Try Restart.

4. Zap NVRAM (Restart and hold option-command-O-F then type reset-nvram (enter) Then type reset-all)

Hope that has some effect

btw. Also try a permissions repair...
 
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mad jew

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As others have said, it took ages to reboot afterwards, I thought something was wrong. Meh, it's working now. I haven't noticed any benefits yet, it's very subtle of Apple.
 
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0098386

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Whoa this all sounds very dangerous!

I've had terrible problems with Airport since 10.4.3. the reception seems lower than normal. oh well, the update icon is bouncing so it must have downloaded. here i go!
 
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Toe

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Judging by the picture on the description page, it sure looks like this is a basestation update. however, under system requirements, it lists "Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later and AirPort Extreme Card" which implies that it is an airport card update.

I just ran it on my iMac G5 (which has no Airport), and it did install... but it didn't change the Airport Admin Utility, nor does that utility offer any updates to my basestations.

So I guess it is a card update. As best as I can tell, it is for compatibility with AP cards under 10.4.3 and some 3rd party wifi stuff.
 
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Toe

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Btw

While we're on the subject of airports... if you're using one, be sure to use WPA.

WEP can be broken in THREE MINUTES. Not kidding. WPA, on the other hand, is secure.
 
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