9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2012 10:09 AM by Matt NewBones
fmpasia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

where can i find the features on this new firmware, am interested to know the bugfix.

 

Thanks,

FMP


Airport Extreme
  • 1. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5 (5,755 points)

    Some of the fixes include the following:

    • 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

    For detailed information on Firmware Updates 7.5.2, including how to install the update, please visit:

    All about Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base station firmware update.

  • 2. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    fmpasia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    let me give this a shot. I'll update this ticket with the result

  • 3. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    bondskin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Has 7.6.2 been released already? My Airport devices (Germany) don't find any update.

    Thanks

    Mike

  • 4. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 Level 3 (940 points)

    7.6.2 seems to ship with the "new" Airport Express.

     

     

    Regards,

    Shawn

  • 5. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    Afbar1114 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I think apple skipped the .2 and went to .3... i just got an update the other day ill check when i get home

  • 6. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    c.hack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just purchased an AE with 7.6.1 from an Apple Store on 7/9. When using a USB-attached Air Disk (multi GB transfers), the AE drops all wifi connections very hour or two. Hopefully 7.6.2 will address this. Maybe a beta would be available?

     

    I had no such problems when using a Netgear N600 router in the same location for 2 years.

  • 7. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    Matt NewBones Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I've got problems described in my post https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4231009

     

    I did have a USB disc attached to the Extreme for a long time. I disconnected to see if it would help but no joy.

     

    Anyone know when 7.6.2 is to be released in Europe? My new Air is getting neglected because I don't want to turn it on and have everyone lose connectivity...

  • 8. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,550 points)
    Anyone know when 7.6.2 is to be released in Europe?

     

    7.6.2 will only run on the "new" AirPort Express at this time. 

     

    We are all users, just like you. Unfortunately, no one on a user-to-user support forum will know anything in advance about what a secretive company like Apple might do....until Apple officially announces it.

     

    Anything that you might "hear" otherwise is going to be a rumor or speculation.

  • 9. Re: Airport Extreme Firmware 7.6.2
    Matt NewBones Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Thanks. I actually just made some progress...

     

    I had previously added a syslog server on my network in an attempt to capture what might be happening when my network was dropping.

     

    I hadnt had much luck pin-pointing anything of interest until today. I found this happening right when all my devices were losing connecting to my network -

     

    2012-10-3115:45:52noticeairport-extremelocal080211Switching to channel 60
    2012-10-3115:45:52noticeairport-extremelocal080211Radar detected on channel 132
    2012-10-3115:45:52notice-airport-extremelocal080211Switching to channel 60
    2012-10-3115:45:52noticeairport-extremelocal080211Radar detected on channel 132

     

    It appears that the required DFS controls for these upper channels (in UK at least) are controlling things on their own (as designed to).

     

    I have turned my 5Ghz network to a fixed lower channel so I shouldn't get these network drops.

     

    If you don't hear from me, all went well!