Updating airport express firmware
Unfortunately, the trick is in locating appropriate firmware updates.You can usually find the different firmware editions on a router manufacturer's Web site, but some vendors fail to offer the updates or old versions in Mac-based installer packages.Reverting (or updating to) this edition of the firmware has eliminated dropouts for a surprisingly high number users.In order to install firmware version 5.5.1, simply download the package, launch the updater application and follow the on-screen instructions, selecting your afflicted Base station.We've gathered some of the most common workarounds, listed below, along with indications for when they are most likely applicable.
Toggle firmware [Useful for: repeated dropouts, poor wireless throughput] Toggling of firmware versions (the edition of controller software stored on your wireless router) is perhaps the most successful fix for dropouts from virtually all wireless router models.
By "toggling firmware," we mean trying different versions available from your manufacturer until one provides a more stable connection.
In other words, a user's first attempt should always be use of the latest firmware version, but sometimes older versions provide better stability.
If you’ve tried the new firmware and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.
Troubleshooting issues with wireless connectivity can be tricky.