Apple releases AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware 5.0.4

AirPort Extreme Base Station Firmware 5.0.4 is an upgrade for the AirPort Extreme Base Station. This firmware revision is not for use with the original (Graphite) or the dual-Ethernet (Snow) base stations.

This update is recommended if your AirPort Extreme Base Station stops responding after being on a busy Ethernet Network and for all customers with French AirPort Extreme Base Stations.

This firmware update fixes an issue where an AirPort Extreme network appears to be unavailable as displayed by the AirPort Menu Extra or the Internet Connection application. This behavior may result from excessive 2.4 GHz radio interference which causes the wireless network to disappear. The update allows the base station to more gracefully recover when exposed to sources of interference. For additional information on reducing the effects of interference, see the Apple Knowledge Base document “AirPort: Potential Sources of Interference” here.

The AirPort Extreme Base Station will no longer spontaneously restart itself. There is now no known limit to the number of FTP connections that can be initiated through the base station.

System Requirements:
– AirPort Extreme Base Station
– AirPort Software 3.0 or greater
– Mac OS X 10.2 or 10.1.5 (with the Networking Update)

More information and download (1 MB) link here.

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