Apple releases AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002

Apple StoreApple today released AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 which is recommended for all Intel-based Macintosh computers and improves compatibility with AirPort Extreme base stations and networks.

This update includes the content from the AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001, and addresses a security issue as described in:

This update also improves compatibility for the MacBook Core 2 Duo and the MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo when using certain third-party access points configured to use WEP Open System security.

AirPort Extreme Update 2007-002 is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer (6.5MB) here.

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Apple’s Airport Extreme sets Wi-Fi on fire for Macs and PCs – March 03, 2007
Apple’s AirPort Extreme vs. Microsoft’s Windows Home Server – February 23, 2007
Hands-on with Apple’s superspeedy 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station – February 19, 2007
Apple’s new AirPort Extreme offers increased speed and range – February 18, 2007
High-quality Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n unboxing photos – February 04, 2007
Apple ships new Airport Extreme Base Stations two weeks early – February 01, 2007
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Apple releases AirPort Extreme Update 2007-001 – January 26, 2007
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Apple’s new AirPort Extreme supports 802.11n, enables wireless streaming of HD media – January 10, 2007
Apple introduces new AirPort Extreme with 802.11n – January 09, 2007


  1. Maybe I’ll be able to turn WEP on again after this update. The last update broke that functionality from my MacBook to my Linksys, but all my other Macs and PCs work just find (so only my Intel Mac). Off I go to find out.

  2. “NO, it won’t help you.
    Learning how to setup your Mac will.”

    asshole. we do know. is it our fault that the last update screwed wep up and we either had to turn off the password or switch to wpa? nope, don’t think so.

  3. I just installed this on my “upgraded” MacBook CoreDuo with the MacPro “n” card. It did not take away this new functionality and everything is running smoothly for those worried about installing this patch.

  4. This update fried the wireless connection on my MB. But after getting rid of my piece of sh*t D-Link router and switching to a new one from Belkin, everything is now working perfectly again. So if you’ve been having problems with wireless dropouts and failure to connect using WPA with a D-Link router, try a Belkin and it’ll likely solve your problems.

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