As grgarside mentioned above, when you launch Airport and connect to a Airport Extreme, Airport Express, or Time Capsule, it automatically checks to see if it is running the latest firmware.
Based on your screenshot, you have an Airport Time Capsule with 802.11n.
Specifically, the update:● Fixes an issue which may prevent communication between clients on the same network● Improves performance with an extended guest network● Addresses potential naming conflicts with Bonjour Sleep Proxy Apple also released firmware update 7.7.7 for 802.11ac Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with the same fixes.
You can update the firmware of your base station using the Airport Utility app on i OS or OS X.
“‘The hard drive i Pod people were gone for a long time, when we issued the last update for the i Pod classic firmware,’ we were told by our contacts within Apple. As with displays, there’s one less thing binding users to / reminding users of Apple.
‘Just because the hardware guys have moved on to other things, doesn’t mean we won’t support the software.'” Read more in the full article here. If Apple management thinks that’s a good thing, they’ve got a collective pentalobe screw loose.
For the Open Air Port Utility on Mac Display badge for connected Air Port device in your network if firmware available for update. Note: Downloaded Air Port Firmware saved on Mac, ~/library/Application Support/Apple/Airport/Firmware.Apple has released their Air Port Wi-Fi base stations couple of years ago.They may not be as popular as other Apple products like the i Phone, i Pad or even the Macintosh but a lot of Apple Air Port are in use till today.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. Apple periodically sends update for Airport Base Station: Air Port Extreme, Air Port Time Capsule, Airport Express, Air Port base stations.