6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2007 8:34 PM by Duane
BravoGolf Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hi all, as part of a seperate issue am experiencing with network transmission speeds I'm checking to see if I can update my Airport Extreme firmware.

Currently, the Software Updates section doesn't find any updates and the current firmware I'm using is 4.80.46.0 yet there appears to be a new version at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/airportextremefwupdate.html

Is that Firmware applicable? Is there a resident page that shows all of the Airport Extreme wireless cards firmware versions and updates?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,050 points)
    Bravo,

    Your link to the firmware update is the newest released version for the Airport Extreme Base Station.

    Most firmware updates for the Base Stations will not show up on the Computers "Software Update" Control Panel.
  • BravoGolf Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ah, I see. Thank you.

    I'm referring to the Aiport Extreme wireless adapters inside my iMac. How can I check for firmware updates for that at?
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10 (117,955 points)
    Any and all firmware updates for the internal Apple wireless cards have been inside "AirPort software updates" and not visible to the user. If you have all the latest AirPort software updates, you have the latest firmware for our Mac's AirPort Extreme card.
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,050 points)
    Bravo,

    OK... I see....

    Then the Software Update would the in fact show you the latest updates for the Airport Extreme Card.... I have never seen a firmware update for the card but then it could be contained within the update itself.

    The latest Airport software is 4.2...
    My firmware version on the G5 iMac is 405.1 (3.90.34.0.p18)
    Nothing we can do about that, that know of.

    Whiskey Tango... Out
  • BravoGolf Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ah ok, thank you both for clarifying. One last thing, the airport admin utility, is that specifically for Airport Base Stations (i.e. Mac routers?)?

    I can't do any configurations for my wireless Airport Extreme card from there, can I?

    iMac   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10 (117,955 points)
    ...the airport admin utility, is that specifically for Airport Base Stations (i.e. Mac routers?)?


    Yes it is only for Apple's base stations. No it has nothing to do with the AirPort Extreme card in your Mac.