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Topic: AirPort

Apple issues security software update for 802.11n AirPort Base Station

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has issued a security update for the 802.11n AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule units, the first one in over a year and a half.

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Apple releases AirPort Base Station update with security fixes

05/30/2019, 09:05 pm

Apple on Thursday issued an AirPort Base Station firmware update to close a handful of security holes related to remote hacks, memory leaks and user data deletion.

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Two new iPads, batteries on planes, Swift 5 and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/01/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about rumored 2019 iPads that could come as soon as March, Victor speaks with Jason Opdyke of Bearifi about trying to make Wi-Fi more Apple-like in the absence of AirPort, and William and Victor talk a little about Swift maturing.

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Amazon buys Eero, March 25 for 'Apple News Magazines,' and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

02/15/2019, 08:02 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about digital data security and how protecting your privacy is getting harder, and whether or not it makes sense for Apple to start making their own Wi-Fi routers again.

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Amazon's eero buy is the clearest sign yet that Apple should revive the AirPort

02/13/2019, 10:02 am

Amazon's purchase of eero for its Wi-Fi router technology has put the corporation in the position of ultimately being able to see all our web traffic, should they see fit to do so. Apple should plant a flag in the ground for user privacy and return to manufacturing, designing, and securing Wi-Fi networking gear.

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Review: 802.11ac Synology RT2600ac router is the best AirPort replacement we've found yet

12/31/2018, 08:12 am

At AppleInsider, we've reviewed a number of routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems trying to find the best ones after Apple discontinued the Airport and Airport Express. Right now, the Synology RT2600ac is our favorite for a stand-alone router.

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Last remaining AirPort Wi-Fi accessories no longer on sale from Apple

11/16/2018, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped selling the last two products in its AirPort networking line, the AirPort Extreme and the Time Capsule, marking the end of an era.

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Hands on: AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

10/09/2018, 09:10 am

The AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System is designed to deliver hassle-free Wi-Fi that can be set up functioning in two minutes. But is it a worthy replacement for Apple's AirPort systems?

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How to connect Apple's AirPort Express to any router to make an AirPlay 2 streaming target

08/29/2018, 10:08 am

Dig out your old Apple Airport Express and you can reconfigure it to make it an AirPlay 2 streaming target and stream music to any speaker you can hook up to it. AppleInsider digs one out.

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Apple issues AirPort Express firmware update adding support for AirPlay 2

08/28/2018, 03:08 pm

Apple has quietly released a firmware update to the now-discontinued AirPort Express product line, introducing support for AirPlay 2 to the router ahead of the expected public release of iOS 12 this fall.

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Linksys debuts cheaper dual-band Velop Wi-Fi mesh system

05/01/2018, 12:05 am

On the heels of Apple's official discontinuation of AirPort Wi-Fi hardware, Linksys on Tuesday announced a new dual-band version of its Velop Wi-Fi mesh system that packs many of the same features as its bigger tri-band sibling into a smaller, more affordable package.

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The best alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers

04/27/2018, 10:04 am

Apple has made the long suspected demise of the AirPort line of routers official yesterday, with the remaining inventory being sold off over the next few weeks to months. If you're looking for a new router, AppleInsider has made a list for you, of ones we've used, and like.

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Apple's AirPort base stations are gone, and we wish they weren't

04/26/2018, 10:04 pm

After over a year on life support, Apple's AirPort base stations are lurching to a final end. AppleInsider is waxing nostalgic about it, and we aren't very happy.

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Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last [u]

04/26/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after the division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago.

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AirPort Express Wi-Fi router removed from Home app in iOS 11.4 beta, AirPlay 2 support in doubt

04/17/2018, 11:04 am

The AirPort Express is no longer showing up in the Home app for users on the latest iOS 11.4 beta, casting doubt that it will be updated to use as an AirPlay 2 target.

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Apple carries first-ever in-store, third-party Wi-Fi router in form of Linksys Velop

01/11/2018, 09:01 am

Apple is now selling Linksys' Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System in stores and online, signaling a break from a policy of only selling its own AirPort routers.

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Apple updates AirPort firmware with KRACK vulnerability fix

12/12/2017, 04:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple has ceased development of new Wi-Fi routers, the company on Tuesday pushed out an update for existing AirPort devices that patches a critical "KRACK Attack" vulnerability made public earlier this year.

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Apple confirms KRACK Wi-Fi WPA-2 attack vector patched in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS betas

10/16/2017, 02:10 pm

AppleInsider has learned that Apple has rectified the "KRACK Attack" Wi-Fi WPA-2 exploit in "recent" macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS betas -- but was unable to confirm that a patch is coming for the AirPort series of routers.

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Alleged 'KRACK Attack' vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

10/16/2017, 09:10 am

A set of six collegiate researchers are set to unveil details on a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK Attack) for WPA-2 Wi-Fi security, which if legitimate can allow attackers to undermine encryption on any wi-fi connection utilizing the security method -- including Apple hardware connecting to Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how to cut down on the potential for attack until patches are rolled out.

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Review: Google Wifi mesh networking solution easy to set up, configure

09/10/2017, 03:09 pm

Everyone seems to have their own way to fix poor Wi-Fi, from signal boosters to antennas, but mesh systems have risen to the top as one of the better solutions available. Google, being the internet-centric company that it is, entered the fray with a self-branded mesh product last year, and we put it to the test.

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