Apple Unleashes EFI Firmware, Airport Client Updates
Posted 12/08/2009 at 4:03pm | by J.R. Bookwalter
Gentlemen (and ladies!), fire up your Software Update -- Apple’s elves may have something special for you on this Tuesday in early December.
On deck for today’s installation is an AirPort Client update, matching EFI firmware updates for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, respectively, and a SuperDrive firmware update.
AirPort Client Update 2009-002 is a 12.95 MB download recommended for all Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2. The list of fixes include an inability to turn AirPort on or off in some cases after upgrading from Mac OS X Leopard, an occasional loss of network connection when using the Wake on Demand feature, and the inability to create a computer-to-computer network or share the Internet connection on some MacBooks, MacBook Pros and Mac mini computers.
After installing the EFI Firmware Update, you should run Software Update one more time, because Apple also has the 18.35 MB SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 available for you, which works in tandem with the EFI Firmware Update to reduce noise from the optical disk drive. iMac and Mac mini owners are also welcome to join the party as long as their EFI Firmware is up to date.
All three firmware updates require Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later and plan time for a few system restarts, too. You can download the updates at Apple’s Support Downloads site or through Software Update.