Updating airport express software
A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.” The thing is, the company publishes Air Port updates so rarely it is very possible some Mac users have not installed an upgrade to their device since before Apple shipped Mojave.In some cases, Mac users in that situation may find the update fails and they will be given a weird Apple ID error.Apple’s Air Port line may be discontinued, but Air Port Express got one heck of an update today.Firmware update 7.8 for the latest Air Port Express hardware (2012 2nd-gen model, no longer sold) adds support for Air Play 2 and Apple’s Home app.Similar error while attempting to update the Airport Extreme (model A1521) firmware to version 7.7.7. Removed all connections to APE, repeated above steps with identical outcome.After clicking "update" for the APE in Air Port Utility app on my MBP, it looked like it was downloading and then restarting, but then the "error occurred while updating the firmware" message popped up. Checking out the physical APE, it's got a fast flashing amber light on. Attempted to connect ethernet cable to all ports, one at a time, to MBP and then into a port in another router. Removed rubber base from bottom of APE to inspect physical reset button connection with ohmmeter.Perform a "soft" reset per directions on apple support. Button contacts are open when not depressed, shorted when depressed.APE does not show up at all in Air Port Utility (not in "Other Wi Fi devices" either).
Air Play 2 and Home support for Air Port Express works on both i OS 11.4.1 and i OS 12.When assigned to a room through the Home app using Home Kit, you can also play music in a specific room using Siri.The firmware update needed is available through the Air Port Utility app on i OS and mac OS (although the i OS version remains letterboxed on i Phone X).The teaser for support has been present since i OS 11.4 beta, but support hasn’t been live before today’s version 7.8 firmware update.Air Port Express features a built-in AUX port that lets you wireless stream music to a connected speaker over line-out.