• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent thus far.

    I bought an AirPort Extreme which I could not get to work properly, I returned it and had an Apple Store set this up for me and it has so far worked faultlessly.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    That's 2 days of my life I won't get back

    Awful product. Great idea in principal however in practice dreadful. After 3 hours struggling to get my mac to find the drive it finally started the initial back up. Next morning all appeared well however after a quick check through the back up list only 1 further successful back up had been done. Set it to back up and it started. After 10 minutes it stopped as it. "Couldn't find the disk". Tried resetting, restoring, erasing all to no joy. Airport started telling me that the drive needed repair however after not being able to find any way to do this I erased the drive and started again only then for the drive to completely disappear of my list in finder.

    There are a number of 4/5 star reviews and it appears that these things either work or they don't. Personally I'm glad it failed before I had anything important on it. I'm going back to my manual back ups with a local USB drive. Far more reliable and recoverable should the worse happen and it fail.

    Cracking Apple idea but either poor implementation or poor components. Really not worth the hassle or expense. There are far cheaper and more reliable alternatives out there.

    Mine has gone back to the shop for a refund.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow

    This thing crawls at a snails pace - internet is filled with slow comments

    38 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule great for WIFI......

    I bought this to improve my WIFI and my god its amazing............. 5 mins out the box I did a speed test and got 123mb/sec (my service is 120) so very very impressed, got 99 from iphone 5 and about 135 from my ipad air.

    In terms of a back up solution not at all what I expected but probably my own fault for not checking it out properly.

    I wanted something where I could literally just send a photo from iphone straight to the storage device so a bit like AirDrop, but sadly it doesnt do this.

    In summary I would buy just the Airport Extreme instead of the time capsule

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well so far

    Fast = yes
    Easy = yes
    Can it host files like a NAS = yes
    To set this up you just have to log onto the router from each Mac computer

    What would make this better? = convenient local sync like a personal cloud such as drop box or sugar sync

    I'm still working on how to network attach a USB printer...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Easy

    I needed a backup for my Mac and went with Time Capsule. I thought I would use my current Airport Extreme as an extender to improve signal in the farthest room in my house. The 811.ac technology was a nice-to-have for future upgrades.

    As a router, this thing really flies. Fast and strong coverage across the wide angle I need. I don't really need to use my Airport Extreme as an extender. The directional antenna feature (I think) only works with the 811.ac devices, but no worries, my current devices work great.

    As for the Time Machine, the set up was so easy I was kinda disappointed I didn't get to play with it more. The application figured everything out for me and I was up and running in no time. I added a scheduling app from the App Store for $4 so that the backups would be done at night. The default setting is pretty aggressive with hourly backups.

    All in all, couldn't ask for more.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple removed SNMP

    I recently purchased one of these to replace my Airport Extreme that finally died. I was in a rush, going on out of town the next day for two weeks, so I didn't enough time to research it. For some reason Apple chose to remove SNMP which means I can no long monitor the device. Had I known this I would have purchased something else. Everything works fine so no complaint other then I am unable to monitor the device.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple easy and fast.

    Apple household with a number of Apple products including Laptops, desktops, iPad's and iPhone. All except for one, are WiFi connected and situated/used in various locations in the dwelling. There are no solid barriers for the WiFi to (attempt) penetrate. Walls are gip rock and timber framed with solid timber doors. Outer walls are brick. Outside (dwelling) WiFi connectivity, from the AirPort, is excellent.

    The time capsule portion is used via a ethernet connection and also WiFi, sharing the backup of 2x devices using the WiFi, networked via a second Airport Time capsule, used to extend the WiFI Network (establishing a extended WiFi network is simple, using the Airport Utility APP). All works well and the drives a easily made visible on the network if desired. WiFi speeds are excellent. The desktop machine connected to the second time capsule via a ethernet connection, but using the extended WiFi network for internet connectivity, performs similarly to a laptop directly connected via ethernet, to my ISP's router. The desktop is a going on 5 year old, iMac. Other devices (iPads/iPhones) backup, using the WiFi network to iCloud (automated).

    Setting up the 5GHz network capabilities is the key. If your devices can use 5GHz make sure they log onto this. My iPhone 5 can "Speedtest" at up to 100Mbps (download) to my ISP's server and regularly tests at 50Mbps plus, down to a non iSP server (all servers are within 20klm of my location). It tests at 2/2.4 Mpbs up (that is fast for this country). I do have a "fast" HFC connection (for this country).

    Time capsule is a easy to use excellent backup system and is well complimented and supported by the AirPort. The WiFi is excellent, probably the best I have used, with the ability to combine the 5Ghz and 2.5Ghz frequencies allowing very fast network speeds, with the later model Apple WiFi capable products.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of $$$$

    Bought this to improve wifi signal throughout my 2 level home. It is physically connected to a Fritzbox 7270. Easy set up, no problems there. But resulting signal is no better than the original Fritzbox.

    Lesson learned: spend my money on a good modem, and a NAS system like Lacie 2 big.!!!

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical Apple Brilliance!

    I balked at the price and went off to find a cheaper alternative as my old back up drive had failed. The new one would work but not as stated without a complete reformat. I also had to use my Mac as the server. Having purchased the Time Capsule I Plugged the drive in and followed the simple on screen instructions. My main data is still being backed up but I can access from both the iPads and all the iPhones. That took less than ten minutes to set up without using the manual. This is excellent tech. that works out of the box.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything you can ask for!

    I purchased this rougher due to the reliability issues I was having with my old one. I have had it for about a week now and am simply amazed at how much better this one is. The range coverage I am getting is almost twice as good as the old one. I also am averaging a speed thru the router 4-5mpbs faster than the old. This router is definitely worth the cost!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic...but needs QoS

    QoS needs to be part of the next firmware update!! Please!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    I don't usually write reviews but i just purchased this and I love it. I am happy I bought it because the reviews almost deterred me. It's only the first day, but it works great. Easy set up, no problems at all.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    This is a wonderful product. It delvers incredibly fast wireless to the 15+ devices that are constantly connected to my network. I have had absolutely no connection or other issues. Well worth the cost.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional performance, easy setup, WiFi never blazed like this before.

    Always had luck with the Airport Extreme base station and wanted to get 802.11ac performance with Google Fiber and a new iMac. Once everything was in place, there is a wow factor with the numbers. Downloaded an 11.7 Gb file in 7 minutes. Sustained 680 Mbps speed on an internet speed test site with a similar upload speed. That's through a WiFi. There may be other routers out there but I'm kind of astounded at the leap forward with this particular offering over the last one. Ease of use, agree with others. After I set it up, it was like, "That's it? It's working?" I extended the network with the AirPort Extreme, again very easily.

    I'm happy with the time it took to backup 70 Gb of data as well, about 45 minutes. Pretty solid performance. The previous setup would take 20 hours to perform the same task.

    If there are any downsides I just don't see them. This one performs exactly as promised.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea poorly executed

    I had a Time Capsule for a year and a half before it died. That's not lot long after the warranty expired. It simply stopped powering on. Well, at least the hard drive itself is probably fine, so data recovery should be easy, right? Alas, retrieving the physical hard drive is not trivial (although there are sites that provide a walk-through for how to do it.)

    This was not my first trouble with the Time Capsule. Once it simply refused further backups, and had to be reformatted before it could be used for backups again.

    The idea of automatic backups without user action is great, so I think the *idea* of Time Capsule is terrific. But my experience is that it's unreliable, and there's not much point in an unreliable backup.

    61 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised

    I previously owned the Airport Extreme router from apple and had nothing but a positive experience for the years that I owned it. It was time for an upgrade for all our new IOS devices and iMacs so I took the plunge on the 2TB time capsule. After a slight roadblock with my cable companies modem everything works perfectly. The range is great for wifi as well. My apple TV is in the living room and is blocked by 5 walls and the signal is definitely stronger than the old one. The storage space is just right for my wife and I using two separate macs. All in all it was a great buy made even better with the iPhone app by purchasing the unit on the iPhone and picking it up 20 minutes later at the local apple store. Nice product, as advertised!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    I have used many different WiFi routers over the years, including custom open-source versions, but this device beats them all in terms of ease-of-use and functionality. I have installed two AirPort Time Capsules so far and they have been flawless, both as WiFi access points and TimeMachine disks, for several months of 24x7 operation. The beam steering antennas provide outstanding range with no drop-outs. They provide solid performance for several Macs, Windows laptops, Android tablets and smartphones. Excellent value.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility problems with Comcast modem

    I have all Apple equipment including a new iMac. It was very difficult to get this to work with my internet modem. I spent hours on the phone with people from my internet provider and Best Buy where I bought the product. I worked with two different people at Apple support trying to fix the problem. After almost 3 hours we finally got it to function.

    Lesson Learned: There was a compatibility issue related to our Internet provider Comcast.

    Recommendation: If possible, try to do your homework before you buy to see if there are any known issues between your provider/modem and the Apple Time Capsule. If you discover that there have been compatibility problems then plan on working with Apple to get the router to work properly.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and powerful and fast wi-fi!

    I purchased this to replace my old 1TB AirPort, the one with the low profile. This current model is exponentially better. They've added antennas, changed it to a vertical profile (with the antennas at the top - better to transmit and receive) and paired it with VERY easy network setup in the current Mavericks OS. I had it all set up and working within a couple of minutes of getting it out of the box. The frustration I had with the old model was that the wi-fi signal, although strong, seemed to choke the speed of my connection. This current model is insanely powerful - I'm loading web pages on my iOS devices without any delay. Streaming to those devices is seamless. And the range is far better than before - it covers all of my property, making repeaters unnecessary for the first time. If you're also replacing an older AirPort, you could probably use the older model as a repeater - but I didn't have to. I use the AirPort's wi-fi signal instead of my wireless router's signal, because it's far more powerful.

    And, of course, the whole Time Machine backup is seamless - as usual. I couldn't be happier.

    7 of 7 people found this useful