Firmware update 7.8.1 improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPort Base Station updates, and look ahead to WWDC plans and coverage.
Although Apple discontinued its line of AirPort base stations (routers), it recently released a firmware update, version 7.9.1. It fixes several security issues, one of which seems especially bad.
Impact: A base station factory reset may not delete all user information
Description: The issue was addressed with improved data deletion.
CVE-2019-8575: joshua stein
If you’re using a Time Capsule or an AirPort Express or Extreme, then you should know that there’s a way to pull together all of the passwords associated with one of those devices for easy safekeeping. Screenshot this and put it in your password manager or print it out and throw it in your safe, and you’ll have all of your network info secured!
APFS support in third-party apps continues to grow, there’s now an app to search for 32-bit apps, secondary iCloud IDs might work well for you, and Apple’s official acknowledgement of the end of the AirPort router line brings up one of our favorite topics again: what Wi-Fi solution is best for your home? John and Dave talk through all of this, all for you. Just like Sister Hazel sang. Or something like that. Just press play and enjoy!
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss the T-Mobile and Sprint merger along with 5G networks, plus they respond to listener comments on Apple dropping its AirPort product line.
For two decades, Apple has been there for its customers who want a great, easy-to-understand, easy-to-set-up, Wi-Fi system. Why give that up?
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the official demise of the AirPort Base Station, plus they share some suicide and self harm prevention resources.
Apple’s AirPort Base Station product line may be dead, but that doesn’t mean Wi-Fi is a thing of the past. To that end, the iPhone and Mac maker has a Knowledge Base article with some tips on features to look for when you’re buying a new Wi-Fi router. It includes suggestions like make sure the router supports 802.11ac and WPA2 Personal encryption. You can check out the article at Apple’s website.
Apple officially killed off the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule. If you need a spare or replacement, get one now before they’re gone.
Navigating airports is a little easier because Apple’s Maps app has been adding floor plans for many terminals as part of its indoor mapping project. Right now indoors maps are available for many U.S. airports, along with a few other cities such as London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and Toronto. The maps include restaurants and shops, directs to gates, and more. It’s all just there, so you don’t need to worry about any app updates before your next trip.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple’s AirPort Base Station KRACK security flaw update along with other recent patches, plus they share their thoughts on what looks like Tidal’s impending doom.
AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.9 was released for AirPort base stations with 802.11n, while AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.9 was released for older AirPort base stations that support 802.11ac.
If you’ve given your network info to someone you wish you hadn’t (or you’re just tired of telling guests that your password is !!!!???R1CK&m0R7Y4EVA), you should know that you can change your Wi-Fi password on your AirPort device using a built-in utility on your Mac. Melissa Holt’s here to give us all the details and caveats!
The CIA’s years-old Cherry Blossom surveillance hacks target lots of WiFi routers, but not Apple’s AirPort Basestations.
Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip for today is all about some changes you could make to the way AirPort Utility works for any networks you manage. If you don’t want your users installing new firmware at random, then this article’ll show you one way you could avoid that!
If you update your Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme and your network starts having issues, then just go and roll back the version you installed! This little-known feature will let you revert the firmware on your Apple network devices in case you run into trouble, and Melissa Holt’s gonna tell us how in today’s Quick Tip.
Apple released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.8 on Tuesday. The update fixes an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations to disappear from AirPort Utility when Find My Mac is on. It’s specifically for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.