AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update
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AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.7.2 is for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. It:
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine
  • Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity
  • Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop
All about AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base station
What's New
Version 7.7.2:
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine
  • Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity
  • Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7.2 or later
  • AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule base station with 802.11ac



MacUpdate - AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update



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Libertyforall1776 commented on 22 Nov 2013
I had this loss of WAN connectivity issue and it was quite annoying. Hopefully this update fixes that! So far so good, time will tell.
[Version 7.7.2]


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Libertyforall1776 commented on 23 Jun 2013
STILL NO QoS (Quality of Service) or similar PRIORITIZATION SUPPORT! Come on Apple!
[Version 7.7.1]


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Grandpa John commented on 11 Jun 2013
There is a problem with the download link. The link here here at MUD takes you to the Apple page but clicking on the download link on the Apple support page does nothing. It is a broken link. What is going on?
[Version 7.7.1]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 11 Jun 2013
Grandpa John,

In this case, our listing is mostly informational. You can install this update through your AirPort Utility.

Sorry for any confusion. I've created an additional note at the top of the listings to alert other users of this detail.
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Grandpa John replied on 11 Jun 2013
Actually, even though it says that it will install in all Base Stations that have "n" protocol, it does not! Apple is really messed up on this one. Contrary to the info from Apple it is only for the new "ac" compatible AEBS units released yesterday.
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Dmgceo reviewed on 11 Jun 2013
It says here v 7.7.1 but the text here and picture here says firmware 7.6.3. My "extreme" is at 7.6.3 now and won't update to anything higher !!! ???
[Version 7.7.1]

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KawaiiGardiner replied on 11 Jun 2013
The person who wrote the description completely butchered it - the linked article says: "This update is for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac" meaning it is only for the new Airport Extreme Basestation and Express that has been released at WWDC. I don't know why the maintainer of the description didn't put the correct information - and there is no way to report it via an obvious link on the page.
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Schwity replied on 11 Jun 2013
But I hope they will bring the update for the existing Airport Extreme devices at all and soon as possible, because it is true that this error exists:
„Resolves a rare issue that may cause the hard drive in AirPort Time Capsule or a hard drive connected via USB to become unresponsive.“
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KawaiiGardiner replied on 11 Jun 2013
@Schwity

The error could be a bug that only effects the latest Airport Extreme but with that being said, the USB connector has never been all that good in my experience especially when transferring large amounts of data over the network.
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Dorkypants commented on 09 Feb 2013
The firmware update doesn't require 10.7. I'm on 10.6.8, launched Airport Utility and was able to download and install the firmware updates through it just fine.
[Version 7.6.3]


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Rondfranks commented on 09 Feb 2013
Fixed a bug that would allow me to access my Export Extreme external hard drive from the side bar.
[Version 7.6.3]


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Johninsapporo reviewed on 08 Feb 2013
Not only did it install smoothly and work perfectly afterwards, it enabled DiskUtility to repair a badly corrupted Time Machine backup that I hadn't been able to repair before.

This is a good upgrade.
[Version 7.6.3]


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ednl reviewed on 08 Feb 2013
Version 7.6.3 broke the IPv6 tunnel on my Airport Extreme "2nd Generation." Downgrading back to 7.6.1 fixed it.
[Version 7.6.3]


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Misha commented on 08 Feb 2013
I wonder what happened to 7.6.2 -- we skipped that version.
[Version 7.6.3]

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Timisorean replied on 09 Feb 2013
7.6.2 was for the new Airport Express only I believe.
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Harv reviewed on 31 Jan 2012
I too found the update quite straight forward and without issue. AFAIK, all is right with the world.

As a note, after installing this update, one may need to verify that his Airport Express (if applicable) is likewise updated to v7.6.1. The DL and install is the same technique as with the base station.

The entire process takes about 5 minutes, during which your heart may stop beating. But just be patient and allow the install and update process to complete without interruption.
[Version 7.6.1]


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Drsfg had trouble on 08 Feb 2013
Has this version been withdrawn?? When you go to Apple's website there is no way to download the file.
[Version 7.6.3]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 08 Feb 2013
Update via Airport Utility.
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Culture Of One had trouble on 08 Jan 2011
22 days and no fix for the connection timer problem mentioned earlier. I've also encountered another problem since the firmware update: every few days the Airport Extreme loses its connection somehow, and I have to reset my ADSL modem. It doesn't seem to matter if I am wirelessly connected at the time or not, so the problem isn't related to the AirPort Utility update. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be welcome.
[Version 7.5.2]

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Culture Of One replied on 10 Jan 2011
It's worse than I suspected; I've gone into the logs for the AirPort Extreme, and discovered that it is sporadically disconnecting and reconnecting - refreshing the IP at random - without any direction from me. According to the log, it has disconnected 16 times in the past 43 hours, and failed to reconnect three of those times, leaving me with a dead modem that must be reset. I never experienced this behaviour before the firmware update/AirPort Utility update. Given that some of these instances occur when I am not wirelessly connected to the network ie when the AirPort Utility cannot possibly be interacting with the Base Station - I am inclined to believe the problem is the firmware update. Although the problem is more likely to occur when I am not actively using the network, it has occurred in the middle of a download at least once already, and may explain why some downloads behave strangely despite the continuous green light on the base station.

I must also note: now 50% of jobs sent to the printer I have connected to the base station never print; I end up having to cancel the print job and try again. This isn't even a wireless problem, per se; it happens with jobs sent from an ethernet connected iMac. Once more, never had a problem before the firmware update.

So, how do I reliably downgrade?
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Culture Of One had trouble on 19 Dec 2010
I posted this under the AirPort Utility update as well. Anybody else notice that after the updates the "Time Connected" no longer displays correctly? Not sure if this is a result of the AirPort Utility update or the latest AirPort Extreme firmware update, but since the updates, the timer no longer resets when I disconnect and reconnect. I have a dynamic IP, and I like to know how long I've been connected via a given IP. Instead, now I can tell exactly how much time has passed since I made the software/firmware update ;) Any suggestions on how to correct this would be appreciated.
[Version 7.5.2]


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SlyDogOz had trouble on 11 Mar 2009
I recently updated the firmware in my time machine (to 7.4.1 I think), and now I can't connect. The airport on my MacBook spends all its time scanning but doesn't find my network; I can't even connect to the time machine by ethernet (I simply can't find a disk!) And now, I can't reset to factory (every time I start, the time machine tells me that there is a problem with the ethernet), and the ethernet link to the modem is now not operating.

Usually I am the biggest Mac fan, but this incident has really annoyed me. I may have to go out tomorrow, and get a basic airport express to act as a proxy until i can get the time machine issue addressed.

Has anyone else encountered anything like this?
[Version 7.4.1]

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bigBOON replied on 12 Mar 2009
EUREKA!!!! To downgrade away from the cursed 7.4.1 firmware, go to this link for instruction video.

http://mefeedia.com/entry/airport-extreme-and-time-capsule-firmware-downgrading/11537477
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psychos had trouble on 29 Aug 2007
Upgraded from 7.1.1 to 7.2.1. All of a sudden, I couldn't connect to my wireless network. Checked config, did a hardware reset, no go. I get that "Try Again" message from my MBP.

I normally use 5GHz N-only mode. However, 2.4GHz mixed mode and 5GHz A/N mixed mode work fine!

I tried turning off authentication, with no help. I even reverted back to 7.1.1, and the same problems continued. Right now I'm running with A+N support to get the damned thing working at all.
[Version 7.2.1]

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nickd87 replied on 17 Sep 2007
did you ever get this sorted out? I've got exactly the same problem..
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psychos commented on 17 Sep 2007
It turned out to be my own stupidity. I reinstalled my OS and didn't realize I had to re-run the Airport Extreme enabler as well, so I had no 802.11n support. Now if I could only get these throughput problems sorted out...
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nickd87 replied on 17 Sep 2007
Damnit.. I was hoping it would be something different. I definitely have 802.11n enabled but I'm seeing exactly the same behaviour as you were.. not sure what to do next.

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[Version 7.7.2]



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Cyannah rated on 10 Feb 2013

[Version 7.6.3]



Tot54 rated on 10 Dec 2011

[Version 7.6]



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Ikir rated on 11 Nov 2011

[Version 7.6]



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Jef4 rated on 11 Nov 2011

[Version 7.6]


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AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.7.2 is for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. It:
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine
  • Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity
  • Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop
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