Apple updating airport extreme
Apple also said there are security holes patched in the update, but the security document for this release has not been published as of this writing.
Firmware update 7.7.8 is recommended for all Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.
The update fixes an issue that caused some Air Port Base Stations to disappear from Air Port Utility when Find My Mac is on.
The $130 Zyxel AC2200, for example, offers 2.2Gbps.
Google’s $200 On Hub devices, which rival Apple’s routers for ease of use, offer 1.9Gbps.
The current $200 Airport Extreme was introduced in 2013, and offers 1.3 gigabits per second of bandwidth spread across two bands.
That was great when the router was released, but is far behind similarly priced competition today.
The new “KRACK Attack” hack that completely opens up some routers and all Android 6.0 and later devices while impacting i OS and mac OS has been patched in the developer and public betas for i OS, watch OS, mac OS and tv OS, Apple has confirmed to i More’s Rene Ritchie.
As soon as Apple’s updates leave beta, the security fixes will be pushed out to everyone.
Version 7.6.9 is for Air Port Express, Air Port Extreme, and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11n.
Version 7.7.9 is for Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.
And if you’re willing to spend 0 on a router, you can get a lot more power than that.
The Linksys EA9500, for example, offers 5.3Gbps spread across three bands.
Air Port Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update is for Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.