Apple releases AirPort Express 6.1.1 and AirPort Extreme 5.5.1

Apple has released AirPort Express 6.1.1 and AirPort Extreme 5.5.1 for download:

AirPort Express Firmware 6.1.1 for Mac OS X
This update improves reliability and resolves some printer compatibility issues. This update is recommended for all AirPort Express users.
2.4MB

AirPort Express Firmware 6.1.1 for Windows
This update improves reliability and resolves some printer compatibility issues. This update is recommended for all AirPort Express users.
1.95MB

AirPort Express Firmware Update 6.1.1 – Raw firmware
This posting contains the 6.1.1.basebinary firmware file and is suitable for customers using Mac OS X 10.2.8 to update their AirPort Express
1.5MB

AirPort Extreme Firmware 5.5.1 for Mac OS X
This update improves reliability and resolves some printer compatibility issues. This update is recommended for all AirPort Express users.
1.24MB

AirPort Extreme Firmware 5.5.1 for Windows
This update improves reliability and resolves some printer compatibility issues. This update is recommended for all AirPort Express users.
1.95MB

AirPort Extreme Firmware Update 5.5.1 – Raw Firmware
This posting contains the 5.5.1.basebinary and is suitable for customers using Mac OS X 10.2.8 to update their AirPort Extreme base station.
1.7MB

More info and download links here.

7 Comments

  1. Anyone want to speculate that this update was partially released to allow compatability with an upcoming hardware announcement? I’m not speculating…just asking if anyone else wants to.

  2. The update completly re-issued a new encryption to my Airport Express so that I can not use the hack from Joergensen that allows one to send any kind of music to the Airport Express. With every iTunes, iPod,Quicktime and AirportExpress update the noose gets tighten tighter around DRM copy protection and gives us less choices as consumers.

  3. Yikkes!!! DBS is right, I can no longer rip the songs from my iPod. Very sneaky Apple. It is not only against RealNetworks, it is against other small applications that get around iTunes and the iPod. After I downgraded to my previous iPod upgrade, the ipod ripper worked again. cool

  4. RE: tighter DRM and control. Blame the music industry, not Apple.

    Apple only cares about selling iPods and Macs (the iTunes music store is in place to sell more iPods).

    Apple must walk the fine line between keeping consumers happy and the music industry happy.

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