For those who have been using Apple Router, i.e., AirPort is facing a major glitch. The reason why this glitch has been highlighted so much is simply due to the fact that it has ceased the working of the internet. Apple Router experts have identified the problem and they believe that the problem has occurred due to a flaw in the WPA2 protocol of the Wi-Fi networks.
In order to resolve the problem, you will have to update the firmware of the Apple Router, which you can do without much of an issue. To know how you just have to go through the information given in the next section.
Apple has released a major firmware update for its AirPort routers. Although the manufacturer does not disclose details of the update, it may correct a critical flaw in the Wi-Fi WPA2 protocol.
The vulnerability, known as KRACK, would allow theft of sensitive information such as passwords and card numbers credit. In addition, the company also reported that it has addressed other security breaches, without specifying which ones.
The update has number 7.6.9 or 7.7.9. The first version is available for AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, while the second version is for devices with 802.11n connectivity. Check out, in the following tutorial, the step by step how to download and install the update. The procedure is the same in both cases.
Step 1: Open the “AirPort Utility”. To do this, in macOS, press “command + spacebar” to open the Spotlight search and type “AirPort” (without the quotation marks).
Step 2: Next, click on the name of your AirPort and in the popup that appears, click on “Update”.
Step 3. A message informs you that the router will restart and the Internet will be temporarily unavailable. Click “Continue” to restart and install the update.
Step 4: When finished, click on the name of your router again. Now, look at the version number, which should be either 7.6.9 or 7.7.9, depending on your AirPort model.
With that, your Apple Router will return to its normal functioning state. The whole problem is related to using the device with old firmware, so you need to make sure that the firmware version is fully up-to-date.
When you have fully upgraded your AirPort, then you will be able to protect yourself from the latest security threats that lurk around the internet 24/7. If you need the assistance of experts, then that is also available. For that, you need to get in touch with Apple Router Setup and Support facility because they can guide you in the best possible way.