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The AirPort 4.2 for Mac OS X software supports all models of Apple AirPort base stations including the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express models.

This update fixes compatibility with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) security software on AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme base stations. This update also resolves IPv6 link local configuration issues.

For the latest information on AirPort software, check Software Update in System Preferences or the following Apple
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.2






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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2005
So what's the bottom line? Incompatible with PPOE and DSL? Is this an upgrade to be skipped? Yes? No? Maybe?

On just about every one of these Apple upgraders, someone or more than one macker posts negative comments. Some qualify what they post, some just post that "it sucks and crashes."

These "it sucks, crashes, and destroyed my directory" etc. postings are taken seriously enough that I, for one, will skip the upgrade and wait on the the next. Then the next upgrader comes along and what's the first comment? "It sucks, crashes, and destroys everything." Were there no beta testers? Granted, it's useless to ask anyone from Apple.

To those heros out there who sacrifice their macs to determine that an upgrader "sucks, crashes, and erases everything", how about going to System Profiler and post everything you have on your Mac prior to performing the catastrophic upgrade. Maybe you forgot to unplug all the firewire cables, maybe you have some bizzare PCI card, maybe you're running SCSI. If a particular upgrader is going to hose every mackers directory, at least post how you configured your Mac so we'll know which Macs will be affected. Or, maybe you're 100% right and it crashes every newly bought unmodified Mac!

One more small request - then tell us why Apple's beta testers didn't do their jobs.

Am I asking too much? Look. We're Mac users, not Pee Cee users, just run Apple System Profiler before posting catastrophic comments that must be taken seriously. Negative comments must be taken seriously, at least show the courtesy of describing the circumstances in as much detail as there is.

Thank you, fellow mackers.
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Aug 2005
connection is stable with my newer pb 1.33ghz. . older pb 1ghz has connection problems with the ppoe. I have to go into network diagnostics numerous times for it to recognize the connection even though my other powerbook is sitting next to it, online, Overall signal strenght is down also- very depressing- i shouldn't have "updated"
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jul 2005
Warning! Breaks PPPOE between Airport and ADSL modem. No way to get around it. I'm using a big german ADSL provider and many others report the same problem.
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jul 2005
Same problem as reported by many others. PPoE stops working if you install this update on a Airport Extreme. I am using it with DSL in Beijing but have read similar reports from people in Singapore so looks like a bug here.

Successfully downgraded to 5.5.1 and everything works great.

Use my Extreme together with an Airport Express and WDS.
The Airport Express works well as remote station in WDS so problem seems to be only int the PPoE part.
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jul 2005
Airport 4.2 updates the base station software to 5.6. As soon as I uploaded this to my base station - it stopped communicating with my PPPoE connection.

The only way I was able to restore internet was to use my wife's PB which had not been updated to Airport 4.2 and using the Airport Admin utility, I uploaded 'default' software to my base station (which took it to 5.5.1) Now it works.

So, at least on my system, Airport 4.2 installs v5.6 of the base station software which does not communicate with my PPPoE connection.
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 2005
Hmm this is interesting.. Apparently, upon updating my airport, my signal strength (according to the very useful AP Grapher) went from a typical 30-40% to 0-10%. Somehow, I still have internet and get 2 bars in the signal strength indicator. Something's screwed up. My airport worked perfectly about three versions ago, and each successive "update" has only taken another wack at my connection strength. What to these people do when they update the software???
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jul 2005
I installed Airport 4.2 onto our iBook G4, 10.3.9 system and now cannot communicate with our Airport (Snow) Base Station: the airport icon in the status bar shows 'no bars'. And, of course, the Airport 4.1 update package will not allow me to roll back to that version since it thinks that Airport is already up to date! Sigh...
[Version 4.2]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Jul 2005
you could use e.g. Pacifist shareware tool to install Airport V4.1 over the current newer version.
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Mcphearsom commented on 15 Jul 2005
Seems to have boosted my Airport reception, good job Apple!
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jul 2005
No problems here. Also corrected an issue with airport admin not finding my airport express while it was conencted to the internet
[Version 4.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jul 2005
No problem for me with this version. But why does it try to connect to 254.2.138.11 on port 5009 ?
[Version 4.2]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Jul 2005
Looking at this page:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106439

I'd guess that Port 5009 is used by the admin software to communicate with the Airport.
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Anonymous commented on 16 Jul 2005
Are you using WDS?
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smokeonit had trouble on 05 Aug 2005
i have a powerbook and the AP extreme/express in wpa mode. the ibook of my girlfriend is not able to connect to the wpa2 encryption after the update to 10.4.2 and the 4.2 firmware update. all other hardware works fine, only the ibook g3 900mhz with old airport card bitches...
[Version 4.2]


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The AirPort 4.2 for Mac OS X software supports all models of Apple AirPort base stations including the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express models.

This update fixes compatibility with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) security software on AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme base stations. This update also resolves IPv6 link local configuration issues.

For the latest information on AirPort software, check Software Update in System Preferences or the following Apple websites:

http://www.apple.com/airportexpress

http://www.apple.com/airportextreme

http://www.apple.com/support

Internet service provider (ISP) compatibility:
Internet access requires a compatible ISP; fees may apply.

For more information on using AirPort Extreme or AirPort Express with your Internet account, contact your ISP or go to the AppleCare Knowledge Base at: http://www.apple.com/support



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