Apple released a minor (yet significant) update today for their latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule network base stations. The update includes several fixes, including one that affects the ability to use USB hard drives that are connected to the device. Other fixes include patching a bug that could affect wireless connectivity, and an issue known to cause network loops when accessing network content.
From the release notes:
Firmware update 7.7.2 is for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.
- Addresses an issue that prevents a USB hard drive connected to an AirPort Extreme from appearing as an available disk in Time Machine
- Resolves an issue that may intermittently cause a loss in WAN connectivity
- Resolves an issue that may result in a network loop
All about AirPort Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Express base station firmware updates http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1218
For more information on using AirPort products, go to the Product Support Page at: http://www.apple.com/support/airport/
The update can be installed by launching AirPort Utility on your Mac (found in the Utilities folder within your Applications directory). AirPort Utility will then automatically detect the update and allow users to install it on eligible devices.