Apple AirPort Express
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AirPort Express Firmware Updater 6.3 for Mac OS X

This update will auto launch when downloaded, and will offer the opportunity to update a number of base stations.

This new AirPort firmware update contains versions 5.7 and 6.3 for the Extreme and Express base stations, respectively.

It addresses reliability and resolves issues with AirTunes, AirPort compatibility, and issues with some third party Routers.

Fixes:

-Resolves issue with Audio dropout when playing to AirPort Express with AirTunes
-Resolves issue with Wireless Disabled mode for
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • Airport Express card.






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chuxvom commented on 22 May 2008
Beware!

If you're not having any problems with your connections/network then don't update.

I updated to 6.3 and 3 days later my Airport Express (Taiwan manufacture) was dead.

Coincidence? Perhaps, but I'm not the only person this has happened to.

chx
[Version 6.3]


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JohnnyHands commented on 18 Feb 2007
I also am getting the -8 error when attempting to install Airport Express Firmware Updater 6.3, though the Base Station is working - I am using it to write (and submit) this review.
[Version 6.3]


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gn0s1s reviewed on 05 Jan 2006
This update breaks support for the Brother HL-1440 printer. If you use that printer, beware, keep a copy of the older firmware handy or do not install this 6.3 update.
[Version 6.3]

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snuffel replied on 09 Jan 2006
brother HL-1440 seems to work here with update of airport express
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Drsfg commented on 05 Jan 2006
I kept getting a -8 error (unable to communicate with station) when trying to update the express I use to extend the range of my extreme base station. Can anyone out there explain (I'm updating from V6.0 to V6.3)
[Version 6.3]


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Tournesol reviewed on 04 Jan 2006
Seems to work just fine, and the nagging warning about people not being able to access my base because of wireless configuration is now gone. It still misses the ability in portforwarding to write ports from and to in the same field, instead of as now where each port has to be in its own field. Very time consuming!
[Version 6.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Dec 2004
Ahhh, nice, my Brother HL-1440 finally workes again with 6.1 firmware :) I had to downgrade to 6.0 because of that, and that made me lose the ability to use WPA on WDS. Great work apple!
[Version 6.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Nov 2004
Anyone know if an AirPort Express can act as a wireless bridge for connecting to a PlayStation 2? If possible, I'd like to replace a WET11 with an AE and also have added benefit of AirTunes.
[Version 6.1]

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Anonymous commented on 21 Dec 2004
Absolutely - I have mine acting as a satelite to my Airport Extreme, and it brings my Tivo and PS2 online. Thanks to the recent firmware updates, I can even use WPA security! It's quite the sweet setup.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Nov 2004
This firmware (6.1) does not support WPA with non Airport wireless routers! This forces you to use the less secure WEP. If Apple are using the WPA prototcol correctly I don't see why then can't make it work! I'm considering returning my airport express becuase of this.
[Version 6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Nov 2004
Worked great for me :) I use my AirPort Express as a wireless bridge and printerserver, network performace is better and Printing still works fine :) Using and EPSON Stylus COLOR 680
[Version 6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Nov 2004
The internet seems much faster, but it still killed my Brother HL-1440 and thats very bad!!! Please Apple or Brother - fix this!
[Version 6.1]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Nov 2004
I had the same problem! I also had my Brother HL-1440 working fine connected to my Airport Express as a print server. I updated to Airport Express 6.1 and AirPort Admin Utility 4.1 and could no longer print to said printer. I have spent several hours troubleshooting this with no success. I am glad to see that I at least have company. Is there a way to set the firmware back to what it was? I tried to reinstall the original software from the CD and it would not let me. HELP!!!
-Tom N
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Anonymous commented on 01 Dec 2004
I had the same problem. I went through all the classic steps - reset the Airport Extreme, reset the Airport Express (I tried connecting the Brother 1440 to either USB port and both failed), I loaded in the latest Brother drivers, etc.

The latest firmware does not allow the Brother HL-1440 to be a Rendevous printer. The USB driver still works (i.e. if you plug it directly to your computer).
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joshk had trouble on 04 Jan 2006
Ever since installing this update I can no longer log into iChat without it crashing immediately
[Version 6.3]


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Version Downloads:16,214
Type:Drivers : Other
License:Updater
Date:03 Jan 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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AirPort Express Firmware Updater 6.3 for Mac OS X

This update will auto launch when downloaded, and will offer the opportunity to update a number of base stations.

This new AirPort firmware update contains versions 5.7 and 6.3 for the Extreme and Express base stations, respectively.

It addresses reliability and resolves issues with AirTunes, AirPort compatibility, and issues with some third party Routers.

Fixes:

-Resolves issue with Audio dropout when playing to AirPort Express with AirTunes
-Resolves issue with Wireless Disabled mode for AirPort Express
-Resolves issue with AirPort Extreme LAN Performance
-Resolves issue when enabling AOL Parental Controls
-Resolves issue with vulnerability to Denial of Service Attacks (bonk)
-Resolves issue with wireless Internet access through AirPort via some PPPoA DSL Routers
-Improved reliability when printing through AirPort base stations
-Improved support for RADIUS servers
-Improved support for Network Time Servers (NTP) for AirPort when using an IP addresses



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