Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Update 2007-002

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Apple has released AirPort Base Station Update 2007-002 for Mac.

The 7.7MB download includes general fixes and compatibility updates for the following applications:

- AirPort Utility
- AirPort Disk Utility
- AirPort Base Station Agent

AirPort Utility v5.2.1 for Mac OS X 10.4.x or later software supports the AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n, AirPort Extreme Base Station and AirPort Express Base Station.

Article Link: Apple Releases AirPort Base Station Update 2007-002
 

Thanatoast

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Airport Disk Utility? I don't suppose this would do anything so cool as enabling me to plug an external hard drive into my Airport Express?

Nah...
 

minik

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includes general fixes and compatibility updates
These kind of description doesn't mean a thing to me.

Oops.. my stupidity. I moved all the AirPort-related apps to another folder.

I noticed something new, e.g. no more dialogue box for assist me or manual setup, detects which specific model of AirPort base station(s) I have.
 

sailnavy

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Software update found it for me. It didn't update the actual base stations, just the software. I was having problems with the software detecting my base stations, perhaps it's a fix for that.
 

Westside guy

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If the new Airport Utility supports the old AEBS (now?), can I install it to use instead of Airport Admin utility et al?
If you try to use the installer, it'll tell you "no". But you can open up the package and install the pieces yourself (I just did). It seems to work just fine; plus none of the pieces replace anything from the rev. 4 admin utility so you don't have to worry too much about breakage. :D
 

mkrishnan

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Ahhh, thanks! :)

But then the contents don't seem to have anything usable for me. I guess I have to backtrack to an earlier file and actually get Airport Utility 5.0 installed... not that I really need it. :)
 

Westside guy

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Ahhh, thanks! :)

But then the contents don't seem to have anything usable for me. I guess I have to backtrack to an earlier file and actually get Airport Utility 5.0 installed... not that I really need it. :)
Open the Archive.pax.gz file - it'll contain files that need to go into /System/Library and /Applications/Utilities.

Of course, if anything breaks - you get to keep both pieces. :p
 

dmied

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Still not working with my Acomdata external harddrive

I was hoping this update would finally fix my external harddrive issue, but no dice. The drive is recognized by my computer, but when I try to connect to the drive with the password, the base station goes offline and won't come back on until I physically unplug the drive from basestation. If it weren't for the speed bump from my original Airport, I'd be thinking about asking for a refund right about now. I think the base station firmware needs an update to fix this problem, and I know from Apple's support forums I'm not the only one with this issue.:mad:
 

Kaptajn Haddock

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I was hoping this update would finally fix my external harddrive issue, but no dice. The drive is recognized by my computer, but when I try to connect to the drive with the password, the base station goes offline and won't come back on until I physically unplug the drive from basestation. If it weren't for the speed bump from my original Airport, I'd be thinking about asking for a refund right about now. I think the base station firmware needs an update to fix this problem, and I know from Apple's support forums I'm not the only one with this issue.:mad:
I have the exact same problem, and so does many others when you look in Apple discussions.
 

southbark

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I have the same hard drive issues i use a venus DS3R hard drive enclosure on single settings so both hard drives can be used seperatly that holds two 750gb hard drives and the base station will see both drives in the airpot utility but i cannot access them with airport disk utility it just says bad login.If i remove a hard drive from the case it will se one drive and let me access it.Also it is said that apple did not put firewire on the AES
 

k2k koos

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Doesn't work....

i have an Airport Express, which is said to be supported in this update.
However when I down load this update, it says it can't be installed as I need version 5 of the Airport utility, which did not come with my Airport.
Searching Apple's website , I could not find a version 5 for download though.

Anyone got any suggestions?

:apple:
 

4np

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i have an Airport Express, which is said to be supported in this update.
However when I down load this update, it says it can't be installed as I need version 5 of the Airport utility, which did not come with my Airport.
Searching Apple's website , I could not find a version 5 for download though.

Anyone got any suggestions?

:apple:
I assume it's only an Airport Utility update; not an Airport Express Firmware change.

System Requirements

* Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
* AirPort Utility 5.0 or later
* AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n
I hope they'll soon upgrade the Airport Express to 802.11n (I don't need the extreme's routing functionality) or upgrade the Airport Extreme to support Airtunes as well...

It sucks having a 802.11n card in my laptop and not being able to use the 802.11n speeds just because Apple decided to leave Airtunes out of the Extreme and not to upgrade the Express...

Probably they don't want their different devices to compete with Apple TV or something... But that's just stupid as I would never buy Apple TV but I do want Airtunes...
 

maestrokev

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My Gigabit AEBS arrived today, looks just like the old one. Update didn't seem to affect my internet speeds.

Strange, again the CD does not include the Windows version of AirPort Utility v5. Anyone else have this problem? Guess I'll have to call Apple to see if they can mail me another install CD.
 

mpcoady

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Airport Express

I read some previous replies regarding Airport Express - anyone have success in installing this update for the Airport Express?