Apple Updates AirPort Base Station & Time Capsule Firmware

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Apple released AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.5.2 Thursday evening, an update that includes bug fixes and other improvements for Apple’s line of 802.11n capable AirPort base stations and Time Capsules.

Apple’s patch notes:

  • General fixes to Wi-Fi base station stability
  • Fixes some issues with AirPlay streaming
  • General fixes with USB interoperability including connection to external storage devices
  • Fixes some issues with NAT port mapping settings
  • Disables TKIP security with 802.11n rates per the Wi-Fi Alliance specifications

Apple also recommended that users install AirPort Utility 5.5.2 for Mac and Windows users, which was also released Thursday, before installing this firmware update.

As of this writing, we’re not seeing a download link for the update on its KnowledgeBase entry, and it’s not yet showing up in Software Update. Give a holler in the comments below if you see otherwise.

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I opened AirPort Utility and was prompted to update to newer firmware 7.5.2 from within AirPort Utility. I had already updated the AirPort Utility via Software Update.


I was prompted to update Airport Utility, but Software Update found no updates…...  strange.  I guess I’ll just wait a few days and try again.

Lee Dronick

Same as with Arnald, I downloaded the update and then upon opening Airport Utility I was prompted to install the firmware. No problems thus far.


To clarify, it is a two step process. First update Airport Utility then update the firmware using Airport utility. Successfully updated one Extreme and two Express N’s. My Express G evidently stays on version 6.3.


Software Update just showed updates including Airport Utility 5.5.2, and when I login to Airport Utility, it shows an update.


Mine worked fine

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