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Topic: AirPort

Review: eero Wi-Fi is a solid option for Apple's outgoing AirPort

02/26/2017, 12:02 am

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products, it leaves some users looking for new solutions. One new option might be Eero, one of the latest entrants in the field.

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New vulnerability exploits password recovery system on Netgear routers & modems

01/31/2017, 12:01 pm

Most of Netgear's home and small business router and modem models are affected by a vulnerability in their password recovery system, which could potentially let a hacker assume control or install a botnet, according to a security firm.

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Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches to whole-home Wi-Fi

01/04/2017, 11:01 am

Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

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Apple AirPort firmware update fixes 'Back to my Mac' bug, but hardware's destiny still in doubt

12/21/2016, 10:12 am

Apple updated its AirPort router software with a patch to fix a "Back to my Mac" problem in conjunction with the AirPort Utility, but the update portends nothing for the future of the hardware.

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As ax awaits Apple's AirPort, wide swath of Netgear routers found subject to serious vulnerability

12/14/2016, 09:12 am

Nearly all recent Netgear home routers have a serious flaw, allowing nefarious hackers to take control of a router and use it for denial of service attacks after the router's owner simply visits a malicious website.

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Apple AirPort Extreme claims top marks in consumer-grade wireless router survey

11/30/2016, 11:11 am

A recent customer satisfaction survey of home router technologies places Apple comfortably on top of the heap, despite recent reports of the division closing down, and engineers re-assigned to other projects.

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With Apple abandoning AirPort, here are the best alternative Wi-Fi routers for Mac users

11/21/2016, 12:11 pm

Some fear has erupted at the news that Apple may be shutting down development of its own AirPort wireless routers. However, picking a router isn't as complicated as it used to be, and AppleInsider has some suggestions that work well with other Apple hardware.

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Apple axes Wi-Fi router division, apparently signaling the end of AirPort

11/21/2016, 08:11 am

Apple has apparently disbanded its internal wireless router development team, assigning engineers to other, more lucrative projects within the company, and bringing to an end the development of Apple-branded routers, a new report has revealed.

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AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule pulled from U.S. Apple Stores

05/27/2016, 12:05 pm

Although the products are still available online, Apple no longer appears to be selling the AirPort Extreme or Time Capsule in its U.S. retail stores, according to a Friday report and checks by AppleInsider.

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Enjoy starts sales, white-glove delivery of AirPort routers & fourth-gen Apple TV

12/15/2015, 01:12 pm

Enjoy -- the white-glove delivery service launched by former Apple retail head Ron Johnson -- on Tuesday began sales of two more Apple products, including AirPort routers and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

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Apple patches Heartbleed vulnerability in latest AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule update

04/22/2014, 06:04 pm

In response to the Heartbleed kerfuffle, Apple on Tuesday rolled out a firmware update for all 2013 AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models that protects affected units from the OpenSSL vulnerability.

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Apple fixes USB HDD issues with AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule firmware update

11/21/2013, 07:11 pm

In a firmware update issued on Thursday, Apple addressed a few minor problems with its newest 802.11ac AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations, including a problem with USB hard drive connectivity.

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Apple releases AirPort firmware update to resolve iOS connectivity issues

08/13/2013, 06:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a firmware update for all 802.11n-capable AirPort base stations, fixing a number of problems including an issue that prompted some iOS device users to see intermittent Wi-Fi dropouts.

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Apple releases AirPort Utility 6.3.1 for Mac

07/11/2013, 04:07 pm

Apple has released a new update for the AirPort Utility for Macs, fixing an issue that occurred with 802.11n and 802.11ac-capable Macs.

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Apple's latest AirPort Time Capsule expectedly similar to redesigned AirPort Extreme

06/12/2013, 09:06 pm

Coming hours after Apple's AirPort Extreme received the teardown treatment, the same was done to the 802.11ac Wi-Fi router's HDD-packing sibling Time Capsule, with results expectedly showing no difference between the two aside from the hard drive and corresponding port.

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Teardown of Apple's new AirPort Extreme finds enough empty space for a hard drive

06/12/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's new tower-shaped AirPort Extreme is simple to take apart, and utilizes the same design layout as the company's new Time Capsule, including space for a 3.5-inch hard drive.

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Apple's redesigned AirPort Extreme with 802.11ac support gets first unboxing

06/11/2013, 04:06 am

While Apple's latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi router isn't scheduled to hit store shelves for at least another day, an unboxing and first test has already been performed in Australia.

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Apple's redesigned AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models debut with 802.11ac support

06/10/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced immediate availability of its next-generation AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models, each of which feature an all-new "mini tower" design and support for fast 802.11ac wireless.

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Apple releases AirPort Utility 6.2 for Mac with expanded guest Wi-Fi support [u]

02/07/2013, 02:02 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update to its AirPort Utility software for Mac, giving users the ability to extend guest Wi-Fi to multiple AirPort Base Stations.

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802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi experts sought by Apple

01/07/2013, 11:01 am

With Apple rumored to be interested in releasing new Macs with superfast 802.11ac wireless connectivity this year, a new job listing by the company advertises a position for engineers experienced with Gigabit Wi-Fi.

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