Apple Updates AirPort Express, Extreme Firmware

Apple Computer on Monday released firmware updates for AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme base stations.

The AirPort Express Firmware 6.1.1 update improves hard reset behavior, improved reliability of Wireless Distribution System (WDS) networks when using Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security, resolves an issue with inbound passive File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to a port-mapped computer on the network, and fixes an issue with certain printers which were no longer recognized by the base station after the 6.1 firmware update was installed.

The AirPort Extreme Firmware 5.1.1 update resolves many of the same issues fixed with the Airport Express update as well as fixing a potential problem with Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) configurations when updating from version 5.4 or earlier.