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I may be missing something painfully obvious, but how do I upgrade the firmware on an Airport Express? When I visit the firmware page, I don't see a download link, but when I follow the attached instructions, the only firmware options I see in the Airport Utility are ones that I have downloaded locally. How do I go about upgrading this (either in Windows or Mac, I've got both).

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If you bought it less than one year ago, call up 1-800-APL-CARE and talk to them. –  danielcg Feb 8 '13 at 1:47

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Typically I use the AirPort Utility program to upgrade the firmware on all of my airport devices.

Here's some FAQs from Apple on the subject. To quote:

How do I obtain and install a Wi-Fi base station firmware update?

  • Open AirPort Utility (If there are no other important issues displayed, the base station in need of an update will be selected and the version information will be displayed).
  • Click Update Firmware.
  • Follow the prompts.

Important: If you are updating a Time Capsule, disconnect any clients that may be using the Time Capsule's disk before installing the firmware.

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I have the Airport Utility, but I don't see a link or button that says "Update Firmware". There's just a dropdown option for "Upload Firmware" –  Tom Jan 18 '12 at 17:40
    
Click on your device in the left size of the window. I think that on the right it will show the firmware and update will be one of the options. Sorry, I'm not on my Airport to be more specific. –  Gray Jan 18 '12 at 17:43
    
Clicking on the firmware version ("Version 6.3") leads to the same dialog as "Upload Firmware". The only options are older versions or to upload a new version if I can download it. –  Tom Jan 18 '12 at 17:49
    
Huh. And you have updated your OS software using Software Update? What OS version are you on? –  Gray Jan 18 '12 at 18:10
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How about updating your Airport Utility. I'm running Version 5.5.3 (553.20). Open up the utility and then pull down the 'Airport Utility' menu to 'Check for updates'. –  Gray Jan 18 '12 at 18:13

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