Airport updates address AirPlay issues

Late this week, hot on the heels of several other updates, Apple released fixes for its Airport Utility software as well as new firmware for several models of Time Capsule, Airport Extreme and Airport Express devices.

Airport Utility’s update brings the app to version 5.2.2 and:

  • Resolves an issue that caused the DHCP settings tab to display incorrectly
  • Resolves an issue that caused the application to quit unexpectedly when automatically launched
  • Resolves an issue that prevented the network password from being stored in the Keychain when the network on the 5GHz band was named differently

As always, Airport Utility runs not only on OS X, but Windows as well.

On the device end of things, allĀ 802.11n-capabale AirPort base stations and Time Capsules got updated to firmware version 7.5.2. Fixes include:

  • General fixes to Wi-Fi base station stability
  • Fixes some issues with AirPlay streaming
  • General fixes with USB interoperability including connection to external storage devices
  • Fixes some issues with NAT port mapping settings
  • Disables TKIP security with 802.11n rates per the Wi-Fi Alliance specifications

To run these updates, launch Software Update on your Mac to update the Airport Utility. Windows users can download the update from Apple’s website here.

Launching the utility itself will prompt you to update the firmware on any compatible Airport devices on your network. Note that firmware updates require the Airport device to restart, which will interrupt network traffic for a few minutes.

Happy surfing, and be sure to let us know if you see any issues (fixed or created) with these updates!

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