• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!!!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Absolutely love it!! WiFi range is insane! Data rates are incredible! Super easy setup and I love the AirPort app on iOS devices in addition to the AirPort Utility app on my iMac. Wireless Time Machine backups!! No more plugging in an external hard drive every few weeks.

    One tip: I suggest manually setuping a 5GHz network, because more often than not, the AirPort Time Capsule will default you to 2.4GHz which is much slower, though has a broader range (good for large houses). I live in a railroad apt in Brooklyn, and the 5GHz is full bars throughout.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product from Apple

    • Written by from Deira

    I am using Airport Time Capsule 3 TB, I don't have any issues...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it's weight in gold

    • Written by from London

    I've just lost a computer, the one I do my full time work on, which was a disaster. I have a Time Capsule, which has been ticking over in the corner of the room for the last year or so. When the new machine arrived, I plugged it into the Time Capsule and did a full restore, and it was as if I had never been without a computer, it had every single file, setting, application from the moment I lost my old computer.

    Anyone who values the content of their computers needs to have something like this, as the moment when your computer is gone is an awful feeling unless you have it backed up completely. The Time Capsule has worked faultlessly and when the absolute worst happened, it's saved the day. Great product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Range

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    We live in a large multi story older house with internal masonry walls. WiFi very difficult to reach all parts of house so we have Netgear powerline devices which are not 100% reliable.

    We installed the Airport 3TB in a home office at the far end of our home about 150 feet from a back enclosed brick-walled porch where we have a smart TV.

    The device is a giant improvement and now we can get uninterrupted hi-def service in all parts of the house. No fades or drops.

    It took about 20 minutes for the setup to complete and the indicator light to turn green. So be patient.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Orland

    My Time Capsule arrived in the afternoon just before I left for work. The next morning I hooked up all the cables and started it and my iMac. Set up took only a few minutes. I waited until after supper to start the back ups. My iMac backed up, via Ethernet, 101 GB in just over an hour. The MBP ( my 3 year old developer machine ), via WiFi, backed up 194 GB in just under 7 hours. I checked WiFi range with my wife's iPhone 5s and it's about 50% more coverage.
    I am a little disappointed, I expected to set up seperate passwords for main network & Time Capsule settings but see no place for that. Also for some reason my sister's Kindle Fire will not connect to my guest network but will to the main.
    Over all, so far, very pleased.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Twice the Internet Speed!

    • Written by from North Hills

    We just installed our Time Capsule last night and I used it to create a new wireless network. I checked the speed of our old wi-fi modem (Motorola Surfboard) and we were getting 52.34Mbps download speeds. Checked the new Time Capsule network and got a whopping 106.52Mbps! We're finally getting the speed we're paying for.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!!!

    • Written by from Jesowka

    I had a router and the range was good, but i had problems of stability. i purchased Airport Time capsule 3TB, without knowing all the details and full potential…. I am amazed on the speedy and ease of set-up. the back of my daughter mac book air is so intuitive. just had to activate the back up option on her mac book… should have purchased it long ago.
    i love it… Well done Apple!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab to have it!!

    • Written by from north shields

    Time capsule is really easy to set up just put poe on and can connect any router use ether wire, and Time capsule is boot up internet make the internet really quick just also 1 sec also use Time machine on mac back up anytime time self also easy access on pc can back up from pc or any devices, any great idea have own USB mean can back up all work from USB to time capsule without computer can on smart phone to control Time Capsule

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Time Capsule

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    This is a great product and easy to install. I was using in 20 minutes. I think setup is easier with a Mac computer.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10/10

    • Written by from witham

    No problems ,pluged into bt hub followed airport utility instructions on mac , took max 10 mins ,,signal to all devices is much better and faster much faster wifi had 2mbps, now 11mbps very happy

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful under the hood

    • Written by from Lafayette

    Being a wireless & security tech, I chose to test this device before making it the heart of my home network. What I discovered is that not only is the wireless rock solid when the device is placed properly in the premises (which many people neglect), but the easy-as-pie administration via AirPort Utility is surprisingly flexible and powerful. I was able to set up a very secure network with a hidden BSSID, a fairly secure guest network that broadcasts (think honeypot), and easily added extenders (Extreme and Extreme+) that allow me full streaming signal strength across 1 acre of property and anywhere in the house. The networking is in bridged mode so I get DHCP IPs from the cable modem, thus avoiding dual-NAT. Despite all the fiddling I do with my Macs, they all get backed up automatically and the drive and printer sharing has worked as well. I always take the time to make sure I'm spending my money smartly, but there simply wasn't any other product on the market as solid as this that could perform all of these functions, reliably and without a ton of drivers and setup time.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best wireless ROUTER/BACKUP solution out there!

    • Written by from Juneau

    This is by far the most functional and most controllable (with app) router via any iDevice/Mac! I love how it stable and quickly it backs up my MacBook Pro and other household Mac devices. It is possible to use it as a stand alone 'network drive' but that's not what this device is designed to be. Like I said, it is possible, you just have to search the 'net for the "how-to".

    The internet connection is solid. Initially, it wasn't, but after updating the firmware, it runs like a champ. I have never had to reset this router at all since then (it's been at least 6 months or maybe even longer).

    The tech specs and description speaks for itself, but if you use this as it is intended to be used (a backup source, hence 'time capsule' not 'network drive'); you will be more than pleased with it's speed, range and durability.

    I'm so tired of these 1 star reviews tainting the final overall score of this exceptional product. Use it for what it is and rate it for what it's supposed to do, not what you were hoping it would or wouldn't be!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this thing!

    • Written by from Moorhead

    It's too bad about the experience the negative reviewers have had... Here's how my experience started:
    1) Receive the device a day sooner than expected
    2) Took it home over lunch break, opened the package, verified it was in perfect shape (it was)
    3) Removed my Netgear NightHawk router from my LAN
    4) Plugged necessary data cables into the device, then powered it up
    5) Made a trip to the next room to my iMac
    6) Spent PRECISELY three (3) minutes turning on Time Capsule and configuring the device via the Airport app in "Utilities"
    7) Started the first backup of my iMac (588 Gigs)
    8) Made and devoured a party pizza (15 minutes)
    9) Went to check, and discovered that everything was already done!

    Fast, easy and, considering the backup potential with 3 TB, not terribly expensive. For real-world testing, I ran five speed tests using www.speedtest.net, and my 50/5MB connection tested at 48.6/4.73 via wireless.

    HAPPY CUSTOMER!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This!!

    • Written by from miami

    Is it expensive? yes... is it worth it? yes, at least for me... I have no idea why people say they had problem with the setup cause I did it all in my old iphone with absolutely no problems in less than 3 minutes. Love the design, is heavy but it needs to be is a back up plus you don't want it to easily knocked to the floor. I bought 3TB not that I needed it but why not?

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great; Now!!

    • Written by from Desert Hot Springs

    Had problems with the 2.4GHz band quitting intermittently. Called support and they replaced. Same thing with the replacement. So after much troubleshooting and head scratching; had an "ah ha" moment and moved the device a couple of feet away. It is now "rock solid". Still don't know why but it works; that's all that matters!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy install

    • Written by from Valencia

    Easiest install ever. Had Time Capsule up and running in under 5 minutes. Had a 5th Gen Time Capsule and left it powered so the new one asked to copy settings and that was it. Done! Added an Airport Extreme to expand network and then finally re-added back in the original time machine to not only expand the network with 3 devices now have 2 time machines. The Time Machine asks which disks to back up to and since there are 2 is asks if I want to alternate backups on each one. Great Idea! Yes I do for redundancy.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    • Written by from Lakeland

    After having a bad experience with another (different brand) back-up drive, I decided to give the Time Capsule a try. While expensive, I have found it is worth every penny. It serves as a 3TB back-up drive AND a 802.11ac router. AC wireless routers are expensive, so considering this gives you a cutting edge WiFi router in addition to 3TB of back-up storage, you really do get a lot of bang for your buck. Besides, it has been very reliable and is quite nice looking to boot. I would highly recommend this product!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from SOUTH EUCLID

    A few weeks ago, I ordered this to replace my first or second gen (don't recall, it's been a while) Time Capsule. The old one was a refurb, and had seen better days. Signal strength was weakening, backup had stopped, it was refreshing IP and dropping connections. There are at least 10 devices in my house connecting all at the same time. I work from home. I was hesitant to order this one based on some of the reviews. If you're like me, don't hesitate. It's great.

    Setup was a breeze. Did it from my iPhone. Backups from my Apple laptop started immediately. All devices connected seamlessly; no need to go through the password routine. Xbox, iPhones, Android phones, printers, Kindles, two work laptops, one personal laptop and more --- lots going on.

    Signal strength is outstanding. I get 5 bars on my Windows laptop (my main work device) consistently, dropping to 4 at the lowest. I do a lot of VOIP talking through this laptop and voice quality in and out is good. Page loading is fast. Document uploads and downloads are great. I have good cable speed and could never understand why my uploads/downloads were so slow. This device has addressed that.

    And lastly, the design is typically Apple genius. The vertical presence is much more friendly to being put on your desk top. Instead of hiding under some shelf and collecting months' worth of dust, it sits there like it's supposed to be there.

    If it starts to fizzle out, I'll be sure to post another review, but so far -- Fantastic.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I've had the 3TB TC for about six months or so. It has been excellent. I connect my three Macs, MP 5,1 (just sold), 2012 mini and 2012 MBP by Ethernet when on my desk. The MBP and iPhone 5c frequently use WiFi. I've had no configuration or connection issues at all.

    The poor thing has even been tortured a little bit by having the reconfigured mini and sold Mac Pro sparsebundles deleted. On another occasion I deleted the TC just to start out fresh with TM backups from the mini and MBP.

    For awhile the TC was holding backups from all three Macs. Could I be happier? Sure, another couple of Ethernet ports and a 4TB or 5TB option.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant stuff...with potentials for improvement

    • Written by from Aylesbury

    What an "Apple night". Now Airport Time Capsule and Apple TV are happily running together. I've never experienced an easier network setup. With Airport I've plugged it into the network and it did everything automatically. All I have to do was to provide my ISP username and password. No need to web browser access to 192.etc addresses. The interface was very intuitive and I'm now running two WiFi networks, at 2.4 and 5 GHz so there is a better WiFi traffic distribution at home and the signal is stronger. Highly recommended. One suggestion: allow disk partitioning

    12 of 15 people found this useful