Apple releases AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1

Apple today released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.9.1 which improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.

For more information on the security content of this update see:

For detailed information on AirPort base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, please visit:

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


  1. Anyone else having issues (before firmware update) with throughput using two AirPort Extreme A/C?

    I had better luck repeating with a fifth gen Extreme.

    1. The update doesn’t show anywhere for me. iPhone XS Max; MacBookPro 2015. My Airports are pretty old but functioning perfectly. I also have a Time Capsule that is a few years old. Anybody else had any luck ?

      1. EDIT: I found it. It worked for my Time Capsule but I guess the other AirPorts are too old so they didn’t show any updates available. It’s working fine.

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