Otherwise, there's no need to upgrade if you already have the previous model.
Don't forget to check out the alternatives on this list for more networking options and features.
On November 21, 2016, Bloomberg News reported that Apple will no longer develop wireless routers, and has reassigned the engineers in that division to other projects.
Apple’s current wireless router line includes the Airport Express, Airport Extreme Base Station and the Time Capsule. We have always been a fan of the Airport product line and, like many users, have been loyal to the brand as it progressed from the 802.11g to 802.11n and to the current 802.11ac versions.
This has effectively caused these Apple routers to no longer support sending updates to Dyn Standard DNS.
If you are attempting to set up earlier versions of the Airport Utility and firmware, you can use these instructions, but this is an experimental feature, we cannot provide technical support for this setup.
Apple is expected to make similar announcements, including improvements to Siri that would make the virtual assistant more useful.
Note: as of version 6.1 of the Airport Utility and 7.6.1 router firmware, the Apple Airport Extreme and Time Capsule routers no longer offer the ability to configure wide-area bonjour.
At one time, features like Air Play for streaming music from your Mac or i Phone, and support for remote Time Machine backups set the Airport product line stand apart from all other competition. In recent months, companies like Netgear, D-Link, Belkin and Linksys, have introduced new hardware that includes most of the features of the current Airport product line, and in many cases, added features that Apple has failed to introduce.
Features like Beam Forming, Quality of Service and perhaps most important, remote access to an attached hard drive, are drawing customers to different brands.
First, let’s make sure you have all of the requirements for dynamic DNS in the Air Port in place: Note on Apple Bonjour: If you’re looking to make Wide Area Bonjour, DNS Service Discovery, and NAT-PMP work with Dyn, you may be interested in this article instead.
The tutorial below is only for configuring the dynamic DNS client in the Air Port devices to use Dyn.