Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1

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    Apple today released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac support.

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    According to a support document, the update addresses a number of security issues on the affected models.

    The models covered by the update are the last generations of the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule, which were discontinued by Apple just over a year ago, although Apple continued to sell through its remaining stock for several more months.

    Article Link: Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1
     
  2. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

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    Um Apple? I love you for supporting this wifi router for so long.
     
  3. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    Too bad iOS devices can't directly backup to an airport time capsule. What a failure of an ecosystem.
     
  4. Pepe4life, May 30, 2019
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    One of the best routers I’ve ever owned. Too bad Tim discontinued it because it wasn’t making enough profits for him.
     
  5. liberte1776 macrumors regular

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    Surprised this did not add WPA3 support...
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    Agree! Not to mention, WHY CAN THE IOS FILES APP NOT ACCESS TIME CAPSULE?!
     
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  7. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    The router or time capsule?
     
  8. AxiomaticRubric macrumors 6502

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    I wonder what’s next in line to get axed? Let’s start a countdown to non-ecosystem status for the Apple product line. :(
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Install Documents by Readdle, it can access the Time Capsule (and any other SMB share) just fine. :)
     
  10. 370zulu macrumors regular

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    Anyone know of any other company that discontinues a product and then releases a firmware or software update for that product 6 months or more later? Hats off to Apple! Many thanks!
     
  11. rgranger macrumors newbie

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    It would be nice if they fixed it so that I could starting using my 3 has backups again with Mojave.
     
  12. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502

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    That's super cheap.
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    I loved these routers. They always worked great except up until late. We ended up having issues with them overheating and turning themselves off :( Decided to move out from Apple's Wi-Fi systems but have still yet to find something as reliable.
    I would buy a new Wi-Fi system straight away if they decide to get back into them
     
  13. iLilana macrumors 6502a

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    router. works great
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    to be fair this is more exception than the rule.
     
  14. duervo macrumors 68020

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    Lenovo. I have a Thinkpad T420 and a T430 that are still receiving firmware and driver updates. This isn’t a “thing” that Apple has a monopoly on.
     
  15. ISprainedMyUvula macrumors newbie

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    Sir, I owe you a beer!!!!
     
  16. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    Microsoft released a security patch for Windows XP just a few weeks ago...
     
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    One of the best products Apple has ever made, and Tim Cook's decision to drop it, is one of the dumbest decisions he has ever made; but it's early in the week.
     
  18. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

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    What is a Airport Express or Extreme? Oh wait a discontinued router that no longer gets a hardware update but some reason out no where a firmware update. Tim Apple do you care about your customers?
     
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    does this update fix the bug that Time Machine stop after few minutes starting
     
  20. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    I wonder what is the feeling of working in the software for an abandoned product line.
     
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    I think my AirPort Extreme is starting to die. It seems like my internet freezes up completely and randomly somewhere between 20-60 minutes apart, but only for around 20-30 seconds. I don't think it's my ISP either because they have been pretty solid for years, but maybe it's the modem. They gave me a new one though last year when I upgraded to 500Mbps. Still waiting for mesh WiFi 6 before I upgrade.
     
  23. Vjosullivan macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft release updates for their OS for years after their discontinued.
     
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    iCloud is safer than a local backup
     

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