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Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2009 6:48 AM (in response to Gordon Burleigh)FW 7.4.1 make my TC wifi stop working. Only in 802.11a mode works (so slooooow).
Downgraded to 7.3.2. and everything ok.
Lots of people with same or similar issue:
http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=95995Macbook 2,1, Mac OS X (10.4.11), original Time Capsule
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 6:06 AM (in response to Gordon Burleigh)After reading some of the other threads, I found the fix for my problem.
From the Airport Utility I selected reset settings to default. (Of course before I did this I wrote all my settings down on paper)
Next I entered all my setting information again.
After doing this everything was working perfectly. Why this fixes it, I don't know.IMAC 2.8 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Aiport Extreme Base Station
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 7:26 AM (in response to Gordon Burleigh)Regarding Gordon's suggestion, since the FW upgrade, my Airport Express units have dropped off the map, and I can only benefit from wi/fi if I sit in the same room as the Extreme base station. Does the suggestion work to re-establish wi/fi connectivity with the Express units, and where is the "reset settings" button to select?
I have also read on other posts that if you revert to the previous FW version, the Express connectivity problem goes away. Has anyone done this, and does it work? (If so, I need to know how to replace 7.4.1 with the previous version.) Thanks.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2 6G Classics, Apple TV, 2 Nanos, 1 5G Ipod, Iphone, Touch, Powerbook, 2 Ibooks
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 9:01 AM (in response to Michael Kozlowski)I'm having the same issues. I need to be in the same room as my Airport Express or I get no signal.
I called Apple support and they said they're unaware of any problems. I told the rep that a lot of people are talking about this on the discussion boards and he told me to try resetting my Airport. I doubt that's going to work, so any help on how to go back to the previous firmware would be really helpful.IMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 5:06 PM (in response to Michael Kozlowski)go to airport utility and manual setup where you see version, hit version and a list of versions will show up, just click 7.3.4 and everything goes back to working, 7.4.1 *****, that is my technical term for the version:-)macbook 2gig, G5 imac, FTP imac, iphone 3G 16g, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2009 6:02 PM (in response to Gordon Burleigh)I too experienced grief after installing Apple's "AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.4.1".
My home network consists of the Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS), a DELL desktop PC (running Windows/XP), my Apple laptop (MacBookPro 15"), and my iPodTouch. The DELL PC is connected via a Ethernet cable into the AEBS. The laptop and iPod connect via wireless with the AEBS.
The DELL PC and Apple laptop were up and running. I installed the firmware update from the DELL PC. It was successful. I worked on both the PC and laptop without any problems. I shutdown both.
The troubles began the next day when I re-booted the PC and laptop. Surprisingly, the PC connected into the network. However, the laptop did not. Repeated "soft" resets of the AEBS failed to resolve the problem. The PC (Airport Utility) software could still talk to the AEBS and reliably displayed it. However, the Apple laptop (Airport Utility) software could not talk to the AEBS (wirelessly). The laptop's Airport (wireless) card appeared to connect into the wireless network but no networking functions worked. The Airport Utility software on the Apple laptop would try but fail to find any AEBS. Sporadically (very infrequently) this software would find it and display its icon but within seconds the it would vanish again.
Another curious symptom was that I noticed the hardcoded IP address for my laptop somehow got changed to a non-sense IP address (I hardcode it and don't rely on DHCP). Another curious symptom was that I noticed that the hardcoded DNS server's IP address was GONE.
After 2+ hours trying to get the new firmware's AEBS to work, I gave up and reverted back to the prior firmware (thank goodness the PC was still talking to the AEBS). After reverting to this earlier firmware, EVERYTHING immediately started working again as far as networking functions.
Does Apple really test this "crap" before they release it?MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPodTouch(1G)