Updating airport firmware
If you don’t update your firmware then you won’t be able to take advantage of any speed boosting upgrades that your router manufacturer might release in an update.Apple's firmware updates that were released yesterday have been installing properly for most people; however, a few people have run into problems when trying to apply the patch.After running Air Port Utility's firmware update option, the utility will fail and show a fairly generic-sounding error that states "An error occurred while updating the firmware." If this happens, there are several things you can try to get the firmware to update: Update Air Port Utility Installation of the latest firmware update is recommended to be done through the latest Air Port Utility release (currently version 5.5.2).Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that is specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router (unless you are using a multi-router compatible open source firmware such as DD-WRT).
Usually, your router manufacturer will provide firmware updates for your specific make and model of router, via their website, or via a tool within the administrative console of your router (typically accessible via a web browser).
So you have a wireless router that has been quietly serving Wi-Fi to your household for many years? Chances are, if you answered yes to either question, you may not have upgraded your router’s firmware in quite some time.
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