The best Wi-Fi replacements for Apple AirPort routers

Here, if your AirPort Express has a yellow dot beside it, it likely has a software update pending. Select Update and let it work its magic. Make sure you update to the latest firmware 7.8 which adds AirPlay 2 capability to the router. Step 4: Once done, reset the AirPort Express by selecting Restore Default Settings option from AirPort Utility Apple discontinues the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort The AirPort devices haven’t been updated in years. The AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule debuted in 2013, while the AirPort Express was released in 2012. AirPlay with Airport Extreme | MacRumors Forums

Even though the company hasn't updated its AirPort Express router since 2012, and even though it discontinued the entire AirPort line earlier this year, Apple isn't just letting its Wi-Fi router

Alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers - CNET Apple AirPort Base Stations Apple is discontinuing production of its Base Station Wi-Fi routers -- the AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Express and AirPort Extreme -- all of which haven't had hardware Apple's AirPort Express - What You Need To Know

Connecting AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule or Airport

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