5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2010 9:53 AM by Chenks
JDB38 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
I am trying to upgrade my ATV firmware from 7.3.2 to 7.4.2 and it requires a password. I have no idea what password is required or what it is as I never had to use a password to set up the ATV. Any ideas how to find out what password is required?
Thanks.
JDB

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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    JDB38 wrote:
    I am trying to upgrade my ATV firmware from 7.3.2 to 7.4.2 and it requires a password. I have no idea what password is required or what it is as I never had to use a password to set up the ATV. Any ideas how to find out what password is required?


    i suspect you have posted this in the wrong forum for 2 reasons.

    1) there is no 7.3.2 or 7.4.2 firmware for appletv
    2) you don't need a password to update appletv firmware.

    it sounds like you are trying to update the firmware on your Airport Express or Airport Extreme Base Station.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    JDB38 wrote:
    Any ideas how to find out what password is required?


    would agree with Chenks in which case you might want to try the admin password for your machine.

    JGG



    edited by the Jolly Green Giant (where Green stands for environmentally friendly)
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Jolly Giant wrote:
    would agree with Chenks in which case you might want to try the admin password for your machine.


    nah it won't be that. you set an admin password on the airport itself. if you've forgotten that then you're screwed and will most likely need to do a hard reset.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Chenks wrote:
    nah it won't be that.


    i wouldn't be too sure. i haven't updated airport firmware in some time but IIRC it is similar to when you install software on your Mac - you're being asked for your admin password.

    you set an admin password on the airport itself.


    not an admin password, but a base station password (which allows the user to access and admin the BS).

    in any event, the OP may find clues as to the password in keychain access ...

    JGG

  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    Jolly Giant wrote:
    Chenks wrote:
    nah it won't be that.


    i wouldn't be too sure. i haven't updated airport firmware in some time but IIRC it is similar to when you install software on your Mac - you're being asked for your admin password.

    you set an admin password on the airport itself.


    not an admin password, but a base station password (which allows the user to access and admin the BS).

    in any event, the OP may find clues as to the password in keychain access ...


    yes i know, i have an AEBS myself and am fully aware of what passwords are required.