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Apple releases a bevy of Software Updates

Apparently, to go along with today's hardware updates, Apple has also pushed down a number of updates via both Software Update and at Apple's Support Download site. The updates include: iPhoto 8.0.1 which "improves overall stability and addresses...

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Apple updates Time Capsule and Airport Extreme with internet sharing

A closer look at the gaggle of Apple hardware updates today shows a rather useful change to both Time Capsule and the Airport Extreme base station. MobileMe members can access any file on a hard drive connected to either product via the internet. The...

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The inevitable return of AirPort Extreme Update 2008-004

Now you see it, now you don't -- and now it's back. The very brief tenure of AirPort Extreme Update 2008-003 (it was available on Tuesday for a while, but then withdrawn) has given way to the shining reign of update 004. The update is a 2.2 MB patch...

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Apple pulls Software Update for AirPort Extreme

Apple released AirPort Extreme Update 2008-003, but then pulled it several minutes later. The update now no longer shows up in Software Update, and the page it was on is missing from Apple's site. The update was originally recommended for all...

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GoBoingo! launches for Mac

Boingo Wireless, the global market leader in Wi-Fi hotspots, has just released a new version of its GoBoingo! client for Intel-based Macs running Tiger or Leopard (Powerbook users can use the client in Tiger). The GoBoingo! client makes it super easy...

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Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station (802.11n) Firmware 7.3.2

Along with the Mac OS X 10.5.4 update tonight, Apple also released firmware 7.3.2 for Time Capsules and AirPort Base Stations. Apple states that it "includes general fixes and compatibility updates" for both Time Capsule and AirPorts with 802.11n. ...

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Linksys offers Mac router setup tool

Linksys is offering their Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) Setup Wizard as a native Mac application for managing some of their more recent router models. Similar to the Airport Setup Utility the EasyLink Advisor allows users to setup and manage their...

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AirPort Utility 5.3.2 available for Leopard

Apple has released AirPort Utility 5.3.2 for Leopard. According to the release notes, the package includes AirPort Base Station Update 2008-002, and applies general fixes and compatibility updates for AirPort Utility and AirPort Base Station Agent. ...

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Airfoil 3.2 adds basic remote support

Rogue Amoeba has announced Airfoil 3.2, the latest release of their audio utility which allows you to play any Mac audio over your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or other Macs. In addition to improving support for the latest generation Expresses...

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Power over Ethernet kit for Airport Extreme Base Station

Back in the day, the white dome Airport Base Station supported Power over Ethernet, which allowed the station to be mounted far away from an outlet (e.g. on a ceiling) powered by just the ethernet data cable, great for preexisting buildings where...

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Time Machine via Airport Extreme not officially supported

As we noted when the latest Airport Extreme Base Station firmware shipped, Time Machine now seems to recognize USB hard drives connected to the AEBS as valid backup locations. Was this feature added deliberately? Well, Glenn Fleishman over at TidBITS...

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802.11n upgrade to Airport Express makes WDS a whole lot simpler

If I had to pick one feature of the Airport base station that makes me absolutely tear my hair out every time, that feature would be WDS. Getting a wireless network extended across multiple base stations with no wired interconnect is dark magic, and...

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AirPort Admin Utility for Graphite and Snow 4.2.5

Along with the Keynote update, today Apple posted an update for the Graphite and Snow AirPort Admin utility. You can read more information about this Admin Utility update on the Apple support website; in a nutshell, it adds Leopard compatibility -- a...

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TriBand antenna for Time Capsule

Quickertek has produced an antenna for the Time Capsule which, according to them, increases the device's range by 50%. It's compatible with 802.11 A, B, and G, and comes either as a self install kit or an installation service. Or, if you don't have...

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Is your Airport Extreme suddenly Time Machine-happy?

Update 9 pm ET: Our comrade David Chartier from Ars Technica points out that the 7.1.3 firmware itself may not be necessary for the new functionality to work; he says he tested a 7.1 AEBS with a machine running Time Capsule & Airport 1.0, and...

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AirPort Flow 1.2

AirPort Flow is a way to see all of your traffic flowing to and from your AirPort base station in graph form. The bit rates are retrieved by using SNMP (which means you must have an AirPort router that supports this and have it enabled). The user...

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