Apple releases AirPort 4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3

Apple has released AirPort 4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 software which supports all models of Apple AirPort base stations including the AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express models.

Apple’s notes state: This software update provides improved AirPort wireless networking software, and is recommended for all users with an AirPort Extreme and AirPort enabled computer or an AirPort Extreme or an AirPort Express base station.

What’s new in AirPort 4.1:
– Supports Keyspan Express Remote for use with AirTunes (AirPort Express only)
– Support for WPA security on WDS networks
– Ability to rename a USB printer connected to a base station

AirPort 4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 is available via Software Update and is also available on Apple’s website.

More info and download link (12.4MB) here.

15 Comments

  1. update not recommended – installed it last night, and my network was down for two hours. Finally had to get my Linksys out, download the update again and re-install. Only after resetting and re-configuring everything did it finally come back up.

    ugly.

  2. Anon, your post makes absolutely no sense.

    Why did you wait for two hours? Why didn’t you just plug the ethernet straight into your laptop? What did you reset and reconfigure?

  3. me,

    I spent two hours trying to get the router back up – cycling power, sometimes airport admin would see the router, sometimes it wouldn’t, sometimes it would let me update the config, sometimes it wouldn’t.

    finally I reset the whole thing back to factory settings. I then put in ISP username & password, setup security, network name etc. Only after the second reset did it finally all work.

    piss me off.

  4. This update was an unmitigated disaster for me. It took my 14″ iBook down. After going through all the usual rescue tactics, I finallly gave up and reinstalled OS X 10.3 and then updated everything except this one. For now I wouldn’t touch it.

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    Works, eh?

  6. Already installed in two comps without any issues that weren’t there before. The iMac can see the PowerMac, the PowerMac can’t see the iMac. Both can go online but only one can mount the other despite my best mouse-clicking efforts.

    Message to Steve Jobs: After Tiger, please consider a more user-friendly multi-user family network. Even installing games for the family to share is such a hassle that I’m almost tempted to dispense with multiple accounts.

    Anyway … the update was fine for 10.3.6 and Airport Express.

  7. Correction: Both can now mount each other too. But what a hassle it was to figure out because of the obscure language used in Apple Help and the various control panels.

    In fact, I think I notice an increase in local network speed.

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