Apple updates AirPort Utility and Base Station Firmware

Marty CohenApple Inc., Wireless Network2 Comments

 Today, Apple posted updates to its Airport Utility Software as well as a firmware update for the Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station. AirPort Utility 5.5.1 for Mac is an easy to use, wet up and management utility for the Airport Express Base Station, the AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule. This updates includes general bug fixes and addresses sever other issues. It can be downloaded using your Mac’s Software Update or from the Apple Support Download Page.

The Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware Update 7.5.1 provides several fixes for the latest Time Capsule and Airport Extreme Base Station (Late 2009). The fixes include an issue with wireless performance on the 5GHz band and an issue with creating a Guest Network in the 5GHz band. It can be downloaded using your Mac’s Software Update or from the Apple Support Download Page.

2 Comments on “Apple updates AirPort Utility and Base Station Firmware”

  1. Speaking of time capsule, I would love to know your backup procedure. How often, what programs, off site, etc.

    1. I do two types of backup. First, I have a 1 TB LaCie hard drive attached by Firewire to my MacPro. I use Time Machine on the MacPro to do its regular backups automatically. That hard drive just stays at home, always attached to the computer. The second type of backup I do regularly (maybe every 2 -3 weeks, and always before system updates) is done to a second LaCie hard drive that I keep in the safe deposit box at the bank. I go and get it to do backups. It is partitioned into several different partitions so that I can do another back up of my MacPro, and other partitions for our laptops. I just, sequentially, hook that drive up to each computer and run a copy of SuperDuper on each computer with the drive attached. When I’m done with that group of backups, I take the drive back to the bank.

      I think it’s important to keep one backup drive at some location other than where your computer is or computers are. This way, I always have two different backups of the MacPro (has my photo library and most important stuff), and one backup (kept at the bank) of our laptops. Another way to do this with multiple computers at the same location would be to use Time Capsule to backup both of them. Then you could also have another drive and use SuperDuper, then keep that one at the bank.

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