Improve your Wi-Fi router, Airport Extreme’s performance, Connectivity by updating firmware manually on Mac OS X. Before that you need basic understating about how to check installed software version and Update WiFi router Airport firmware using Mac. If you don’t know, Please make your Airport firmware up to date all time, by periodically check available update for Airport base station from apple.
Based on Airport Router/Base station’s generation, your firmware must be different version and Compatible OS X then other. See the full list for Airport router’s required OS X and Software requirements. Check full list in detail.
Step by Step instruction on Update WiFi Router Airport firmware on Mac OS X
Check out your Mac’s app store app, if any update available then update is first under Update tab. Make your system upgraded with latest OS X.
Apple periodically sends update for Airport Base Station: AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule, Airport Express, AirPort base stations.
How to check update automatically?
Yes, you can check or manage airport firmware update on Airport Utility. It will check once in a week. If any update is available then it will be shown in notification center. For the Open AirPort Utility on Mac > Display badge for connected AirPort device in your network if firmware available for update.
Manage/ Enable Airport software update on Airport utility
Update Airport Utility on Mac OS X EI Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks
When you open Airport Utility on Mac from Applications/Utilities folder, Airport utility will display badge to the right. Select Airport base station.
Shown Available Update
Click on Update button.
Note: Downloaded AirPort Firmware saved on Mac, ~/library/Application Support/Apple/Airport/Firmware.
Update Airport Utility on iOS
Sure about you are connected with internet, Open Airport Utility App from iPhone/ iPad.
App will be show badge with name of connected Airport station in network. Tap on Airport Base station to update.
Enter Password, Choose version and Tap on Download and Install.
Keep your Airport WiFi router and Base station up to date through above two alternate methods of Update WiFi Router Airport firmware for all OS X and iOS.