Apple releases Time Machine and AirPort Updates v1.0

Apple today released “Time Machine and AirPort Updates v1.0” which is recommended for all users and includes compatibility improvements for using Time Machine with Time Capsule, as well as AirPort driver fixes.

[UPDATE: 8:29pm EDT: Apple firmware update enables wireless Time Machine backup via Airport Extreme Base Station]

“Time Machine and AirPort Updates v1.0” is available via Software Update and also as a standalone installer.

It requires Mac OS X 10.5.2 Client only.

More info and download link (10.4MB) here.


  1. As a piece of advice, if you have a current generation AEBS, install this and then wind up the multicast rate.

    Combined with Safari 3.1, the word ‘snappy’ barely seems adequate even in my block where I can detect between six to eight other wireless networks.

    Also, I’m running an old PowerBook that isn’t even N and I’m truly stunned.

  2. For those of you wondering, this update does NOT fix the Time Machine/AEBS bug. In my opinion, this is very poor of Apple. I have just disconnected my AEBS and put it on ebay. I don’t think Apple intends to fix it, as they have come out with TimeMachine.

    It will be a LONG time before I run out and buy the latest anything from them.

  3. This absolutely does fix the Airport Extreme to allow Time Machine backups to an Airport Disk. I am backing my iMac up over the network right now. You have to install the firmware update as well as the software. Way to go Apple!

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