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Topic: AirPort

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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Apple AirPort not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by CIA

06/15/2017, 06:06 pm

The latest dump of "leaked" documents from WikiLeaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories -- but Apple AirPort hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort.

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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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