• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For a simpler life

    I've finally been persuaded to go wireless for backup of my content. This piece of kit worked straight out of the box. It took 20 hours to back up my iMac straight via ethernet, and then I relocated it to use its connectivity to hook up other remotely located gear (TV, XBox and Apple TV) to the AirPort which is connected via ethernet to my BT Hub 4 using a TP Link powerline adapter. It's really handy to have a second wifi network and means my iPad works consistently in my bedroom, for example. Internal walls really are pesky for wifi due to inconsistent connection, whereas suspended wooden floors aren't. So I am pleased with it. I guess one day server farm capacity will mean you'll be able to back up your back up as well via the cloud at a reasonable data storage rate. In the meantime the chance of both Mac and Capsule hard drive failing at the same time should be statistically very unlikely. So all in all, for once the rule that every piece of technology designed to make life simpler actually introduces new complexity is not true, so the time capsule gets five stars for doing the job it says it'll do.

    265 of 287 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very highly recommended

    My old (version 5) Airport Time Machine has worked well, but the signal did not reach everywhere in our three-story house. I had read that the signal strength might improve with newer devices, so on a whim I decided to buy this new version. The setup could not have been easier, even by Apple standards--I moved the modem cable to the new Airport and plugged it in. Upon opening Airport Utility, the new device was identified and the new device seamlessly replaced the old. So none of my devices, including Apple TV, the kids' video game consoles, and even a Samsung Blu-ray player had to rejoin (the last one is pretty annoyingly cumbersome). Out of curiosity I clicked on my old Airport and the utility asked me if I wanted to use it to extend the network. I placed it elsewhere in the house and it works great.

    Speeds? On SpeedTest I went from (Comcast cable) 18Mb/sec to 36Mb/sec. Pretty incredible for a few minutes of setup.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and good-looking router

    It's one of the very few and robust home solutions for backing up hard drive! At the same time is a very good wi-fi router.

    Plus:
    It's silent, I have met some routers that make a lot of noise

    Very easy to setup with any apple device or windows 7.

    I simultaneously synchronize my iphone, run back up, surf the internet, stream HD content on my apple TV without a hussle and all these through my 72Mbps settled laptop speed.

    Minus are:
    It's mildly hot all the time, not extremely though

    It's formatted as FAT32 so it won't serve windows machines always at it's best. For example Windows System Image requires NTFS.

    You can plug in only FAT32 Hard Drives. If you have a disk formatted otherwise, then it will show up but it won't be usable.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    I bought this product to improve the backup speed from a 3rd party NAS device. Since this product also had wireless routing capability, I decided to also replace my Airport Express in the hopes of seeing an improvement in range.

    What really impressed me was how easy the setup was. When I plugged the device into the network it asked me if I wanted to add it the the network as a new wireless network, extend the range of an existing network, or replace existing network. I chose to replace. It imported the configuration from my airport express, set my old airport express to default settings. None of the dozen wireless products in my home even noticed the difference. Sometimes reconfiguring a wifi enabled thermostat is a pain when you change wireless routers. In this case the device never skipped a beat.

    You get what you pay for and in this case I feel this a bargain.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It is Perfect!

    I acquired a week ago my Airport Time Capsule 2 TB, perfectly packed usual in apple, easy to install, i did a backup of 300 GB in 3 hours,it is Ok, my surprise was when I connect my ASUS Router RTAC66U to the TC by a Ethernet cable, Automatically in seconds I have two high-speed Network at home!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great reputation, great performance!

    I had an Airport base station and had no complaints at all, when I saw this one coming out I told to myself, I want one! Do I need one? Maybe not... However, having the combo of an Airport station and Time Machine was the big upgrade for me.

    Totally recommend this unit, works great and performance is outstanding. Pricy, but I would say it will be years before I have to think about upgrading again!

    Thanks Apple!! Again...
    MR

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even my Garage has strong signal now!

    I have owned an Apple Time Capsule since 2008. I appreciate the tight integration with Mac's Time Machine backups. This is my 3rd Time Capsule from Apple. It works flawlessly. But what is really amazing with the latest iteration is the strength of the wi-fi signal throughout my 1800 square foot, three level town home. It sits on the top floor. It covers every square inch of my town home with strong signals. But the "coup de gras" was my realization that my iPhone had full wi-fi strength in my garage (even outside of it)! I never had connections in the garage. Overall, this is another great time machine.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've Had

    Replaced an ageing modem/router with AirPort Extreme 2TB. Had to buy a new Modem for ADSL connection but so far everything is working better than before. Easy set up. Backups for two MacBook Pros are seamless. I added an additional Airport the next week and it extended my network to the back of the house giving me full signal throughout. Set up was complete in less than 10 minutes. All my IOS devises automatically switch to the strongest device under the same SSID. Achieving external download rates just under 1mb per sec. Internally I am sending files to Boxee Box at 3-4mb per sec. Brilliant, simple, No hassle.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!!!

    The best ever!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good...

    I wasn't sure if it was going to make much of a difference from my 1st gen time capsule because i have no devices that utilize the newer 802.11ac wifi connections, however I already feel a speed difference and stability increase by quite a bit. I'd say 15% faster on a normal 802.11n.

    So for those looking to simply update there Time capsules, or airport system. I would say yes!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule be a WIFI network Extender of AirPort Extreme?

    Will the new Time Capsule extend the WIFI network of an Airport Extreme as it did in the past.
    In an 8000 SQ ft home, II needed 3 routers in the past. Time Capsule was like a middle man with multiple functions. Will this still be true with the newer versions?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic!

    Let me make a long story short - I've owned pretty much every brand of wireless router including D-Link, Netgear, and Motorola routers. My latest mistake was opting for a Motorola combo cable modem/WiFi router because it was about $100 cheaper than the AirPort Extreme and included the required cable modem. Boy was that a mistake. I live in a studio apt. with a small concrete wall dividing my bedroom from the living room, and I couldn't get a signal in bed. I resorted to buying a Netgear range extender, but it cut my speeds by about 90% so I finally gave up and just bought the AirPort. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I now get 5 bars in my room with nearly 60 Mbps speed (on a 60 Mbps connection), and I couldn't be happier. This router is worth it's weight in gold. Save yourself a LOT of headaches with the other brands and get yourself one of these bad-boys now!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router. The Best Yet!

    I can't tell you how many high end routers I have had over the years (including other Airport models). This one I just tested and love it. It took only 2 minutes to set up. The key though is the range and throughput which are both better than any other router I have tried. Look, there are some people that say the wireless backup and access is a tad slow. That is true but it is wireless folks. If you are looking for the quickest speed for a extra drive go buy a WD raptor and plug it in to your computer via USB. I find the access time acceptable. If you are using it for Time Machine backups like me, it works in the background so you don't even know if it is fast or slow. Finally Apple designed and created a AirPort product up to the high build quality and performance of all their other products!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router and Backup Device

    I got this to go along with my Mid-2013 Macbook Air, and coming from using a Linksys E3000 router, this thing works great! Setup is super super easy using the airport utility, and its really nice to be able to set up a guest network. The speed and range is a lot better than my previous router and it is also easy to get to the storage device and my usb attached drive as well! I think the design is well put together as well. My time machine backups through wifi didnt take that long to back up 32 GB of space i was using in the air.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very good

    Has the second generation time capsule before and upgraded to this as my network was getting weaker and weaker.
    I had about 3.5 mbits speed in my office before and I have an airport express to help me with that. After this upgrade I still have to use the airport express but speed incased to 12 mbits.. An amazing improvement.
    In the rest of my apartment I get speeds between 30 to 80 mbits. Great improvement.
    The backups are much more stable and very much faster ( guess due to increased speed).
    Can recommend anyone to upgrade or buy it for the first time.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup, works perfectly, nice design

    Great value for money, very easy setup, works well with Time Machine, wifi seems very fast despite not having any 802.11ac devices yet. Superb design, doesn't look out of place in media room compared to previous 3 antenna router. 3rd party external hard disk connected via Ethernet and visible with no other work required.
    Couldn't recommend more highly.