new time capsule firmware out

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  1. easy4lif macrumors regular

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    updated airport utility and checked to see if for new firmware Yep 7.5.2
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    New update out for the Airport Extreme also! This thread made me check, just out of curiousity.
     
  3. Fafafoooey macrumors member

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    Airport Express 7.5.2???

    Any idea what changes were made?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    There's also an update for the N Express, 7.5.2.
     
  5. Nermal, Dec 16, 2010
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    I wonder whether this fixes the IPv6 DHCP bug that cropped up in the last version (it worked in the previous one). I'll have to give it a go when I get home :)

    Edit: It's fixed.
     
  6. -SD- macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thanks for the info, I've just updated my Time Capsule too.

    :apple:
     
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  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Thanks. Updated my AEBS from 7.4.1 to 7.5.2 (7.4.2 never handled ext. disks properly). No problems with 7.5.2, so far.
     
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    I'd forgotten about that external disk issue. Finally fixed? :)
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Interesting that they decided to include the older AEBS units like mine (802.11n 10/100) that previously only supported 7.4.x. Probably due to the TKIP update that is required by standards.

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  11. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I hope so. I'll see when my wife's MBA starts doing TM backups.
     
  12. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I have the original 10/100 802.11N extreme, but the 7.5.2 update doesn't show up. I verified it should be checking for updates, and that I have the 5.5.2 utility.

    I am currently on the 7.4.1 version because of the Airport disk issue mentioned above.

    Any idea how I can get the 7.5.2 update?
     
  13. balamw Moderator

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    Odd. As I mentioned above it showed up fine for me and seems to be working fine.

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  14. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I toggled the update options in preferences, and it is downloading now.

    Looking forward to have the latest firmware AND have my airport disk working...
     
  15. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    I notice that one of the changes in 7.5.2 is that TKIP is removed for n wireless. Will this affect any connecting computers that are using WPA2 Personal TKIP+AES encryption?
     
  16. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Wireless routers have been available with (in increasing security):

    WEP
    WPA (uses TKIP)
    WPA/WPA2 mixed mode (uses TKIP or AES)
    WPA2 (uses AES only)

    Since 2004, all devices support WPA2. The WiFi alliance is getting ready to not certify any equipment that supports either WEP or TKIP... leaving just WPA2 (using AES). This makes wireless networks more secure.

    It seems that Apple is getting ready for that transition.

    Since WPA2 is not compatible with older (pre-2004) equipment... I would recommend getting rid of all the old stuff so you can use WPA2 on your network... giving it higher security.

    /Jim
     

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