Update the firmware on your AirPort base station

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Again, first try a soft reset and then apply the firmware update, followed by a hard reset if it still is not working. Your base station automatically restarts after the update is installed.

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The base station will factory default reset. Connect to the internet first. This facility is called the AirPlay and the AirPort base stations can very well execute this feature. Few known issues while communicating between devices connected under the same network has been resolved. If you have more than one base station, start with the one farthest from your primary base station.

If you are looking for a router or base station, you could still consider the AirPort. They may not be as popular as other Apple products like the iPhone, iPad or even the Macintosh but a lot of Apple AirPort are in use till today. Unplug all connections and power from the base station.

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There should not be any interference from other applications, but the possibility is always there. Here's how to make sure that your base station is up to date. Repeat these steps for any other base stations you're using. You might also reboot your Mac and run AirPort Utility with no other applications running. Removing this file will not harm anything, and its removal will result in AirPort Utility using default settings, which may help fix the problem.

If you want to hang on to older firmware updates, you can just move them out of this folder, but the other option is to just delete them. Update your primary base station last. However, the updates on Apple AirPort devices were not making a sight for quite a long period of time. Once the utility opens, you will find badge s next to the names of available AirPort base stations that have a firmware upgrade available. Release the button, and the base station will soft reset.

Apple periodically offers software updates called firmware updates that improve AirPort performance, security, and functionality. If your base station is performing a Time Machine backup or sharing a hard drive on your network, make sure that none of your devices are currently using that drive.

Update your primaryOnce the utility opens

This step will ensure AirPort utility can properly access the library. If you have more than one base station, restart your primary base station last. Connect the base station to power. The primary base station Home, in this example is connected to the Internet via your modem or router. If you can't restart using AirPort Utility, just unplug the base station for a few seconds, then plug it back in.