Apple releases AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.7.2

Apple today released AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations Firmware 7.7.2 which is intended for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.

This update:
• Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine
• Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity
• Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop

All about AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base station firmware updates:

For more information on using AirPort products, go to the Product Support Page at:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Sarah” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]


  1. So when is Apple going to ship an 802.11ac compliant Airport Express.

    I live in an old house where the walls are quite thick (some of the interior walls are even brick) and the floors are heavy planking on top of subfloor planking.

    Typical 802.11ac signals from an Airport Extreme (and, for that matter, any normal 802.11ac compliant wireless router) do not propagate from one end of my house to the other across multiple floors. Thus I need to use either an Extreme or Express as a wireless bridge all connected with Cat6a gigabit Ethernet.

    I don’t want to have to buy three Extremes when I can buy one Extreme and two Expresses as bridges (like my current configuration with 802.11n boxes). I’m hoping I can do this within the next few months. Either that or I’m going to have to go with a non Apple solution.

    Apple, bring on the 802.11ac compliant Airport Express now!

  2. Might give this a try, I ditched my (admittedly ageing) airport extreme and get a generic router. The performance is very good (in part because it’s newer) but I do miss some of the simplicity of airport, and being able to configure it from my phone. Hopefully this will fix WAN issues I was having, needing to restart my modem and airport every 20 minutes was not fun.

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