• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing compares

    I have tried many wireless routers and nothing compares to the time capsule. Amazingly easy setup, outstanding reliability, and if that isn't enough it also backs up you're Mac automatically everyday. Is it a little pricey? Yes. I'd pay double the price to not deal with the headache of other routers that have to be unplugged and reset constantly. Another amazing product by Apple!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection

    Unlike some reviewers, I found the box straightforward enough to open, and the kit inside did what I expected, flawlessly, rapidly, even guiding me through replacing an existing TC. Great wireless range and strength. Very impressive piece of kit.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

    This is the most FANTASTIC piece of equipment I have ever used. Automatic back-up and a very powerful router. I also use Apple Airport Express's to receive extended WiFi reception in my garden and swimming pool house. My fibre speed is 1Gb, which I can easily receive thirty plus meters from my property. Everyone should own/use an Apple AirPort Time Capsule! Thank you Apple...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More Apple magic!

    Arrived next day and took all of 20 minutes to install as the new network hub with the Airport Extreme and Express units daisy-chained.
    Did a full Time Machine backup in 8 hours - silently! (my previous ext hard-drive was very noisy). A great pice of kit.

    6 of 9 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

    Works perfectly!

    I replaced an aging Aiport Express with this TC. Wireless backups for all...one iMac and FOUR MacBooks!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really a great item!

    Fastest router I have ever had...67.8Mpbs/4.2Mpbs! My wife's Air up stair at the opposite end of our home is running 34/3.
    Very easy to set up and I have all the back up space I will ever need.
    Well, maybe.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed my range problem...

    I purchased this hoping it would cure my Wi-Fi access problem in the backyard. It worked!! The location of my outdoor audio equipment that I connect my iPad to is in a "Wi-Fi weak" corner. I was getting one or two signal bars on my iPad with the Airport Base Station. Now i'm getting 4 to 5 bars consistently. I was going to use the Airport Base Station as an extension, but there's no need as I have even better Wi-Fi signal coverage through out the house.

    I haven't tried the Time Machine backup app yet, but I'm sure it will exceed my expectations.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    As all Apple products, this one is excellent. It's lightning fast due to the latest 802.11 ac speed. I've got an IPad Air and a MacBook Air both with ac and I can tell the difference. I had a Linksys EA2700 before which was a good product too, but didn't have the range or speed. The 2TB storage is also an excellent feature to back up the 3 Macs we have in the house.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have

    What can I say. This device delivers - not surprised - I have recently become an Apple convert.

    Left the windows world behind - for good.

    Everything Apple designs is done with the user in mind.

    This device is no different. Set up was easy and backing up my computer is no longer a thought - it's automatic and flawless.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsul Quick Setup

    Just purchased the time capsul today. Took me less than 5 minutes to set up and I didn't even read the instructions! Speed seems pretty fast, definately faster than my old dlink.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router

    This is the best router I have worked with. The initial backup of my laptop took some time but that was about 495 GB of info. But the daily backups only a few min,

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing - Can't use it as an external hard disc

    Having read the reviews on this product I was led to believe that it had an inbult router - it doesn't. It has built-in wifi but no router so you still have to connect it to your current router to connect to the internet - messy! I also didn't find it hugely faster than my current router.

    Also, I was hoping to use the large amount of space on the drive to store files from my macbook that I don't care about backing up but having spent 2 hours reading articles it appears that Apple have blocked the ability for users to be able to create a disk image on the time capsule. There are lots of instructions on how to do this but I was unable to do it as the create button in Disk Utility is greyed out.

    If you want extra storage space better to go out and buy a cheaper wirless back-up drive.

    4 of 5 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

    Unexpectedly Amazed

    Noticeably faster speeds on all devices, none of which are .ac. The only surprise is the software interface needs to be rebooted to see changes such as new devices just joining the network.

    Made it hard to rejoin a speakers-enabled Express since I thought the program would update it's presence on the fly. Only when I closed the program and reopened it did it see the remote base station after painstakingly resetting it several times. Otherwise, very, very pleased. The addition of a guest network was a pleasant surprise. The packaging is the best yet from Apple, and that's saying a lot.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular Bandwidth Improvement!

    I am getting ~4x bandwidth improvement close by but we have a 100 year old house with wire mesh lath and plaster walls and this new antenna array appears significantly less able to penetrate these walls than the last generation Airport/Time Capsule.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Newer should be better, faster, stronger??

    I had the older flat square Airport Extreme w/no hard drive for storage & that was great, no issues, never a problem, great connection & reception strength always full bars on all devices. I live in a 2 story condo which isn't very large, normal size 1300 square feet & the old Extreme handled it beautifully.

    This newer version although works fine I thought I'd have this killer speed boost & performance would just be off the charts!!?? But uhh no, not any better in fact sometimes worst than the old version. Youtube videos are a great tester & on my Apple TV & MBP w/touchbar the video's load somewhat slower than I thought, still the spinning wheel??

    I was expecting much better

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorter range than previous generation

    I bought a new Airport time 2TB capsule to replace my last 2TB time capsule. After installation (thank you apple help) we noticed the retransmitted range was shorter. Don't know why, just an observation, nothing else changed in the house but the router.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Triumph of style over substance

    Attracted by the promise of wireless back-ups (as I forget to do them manually) and the ability to extend the network on 5Ghz to support a new 'smart' TV (which it turns out isn't so smart, but thats not Apple's problem).

    Out of the box, easily set-up and initial back-up completed… looking good. Hang on, not much improvement on the 5Ghz network though, maybe it'll pick up. 7hrs later and uh-oh… Time capsule is over heating, fan running full speed and hot to the touch. Un-plugged and allowed to cool, fired back up and now its cool to the touch but fan running and airport utility stating that its overheating. However I do now have a 5Ghz boost!

    Following day, plug it back in and its overheating straight away with the fan running constantly, hours later and its still the same. Firmware updated, no difference. Next day it runs fine ( must have been because I logged the call to Apple support)… until its been on for 7hrs, and again its overheating (cool to the touch). Apple tech re-sets the unit, fan running but all okay in airport utility.

    Clearly some sort of software glitch that isn't monitoring the temperature properly and switching the fan on/off accordingly. Interestingly the old version time capsule (flat square one) is hotter to the touch than this new one.

    Only advice was to 'see how it goes' for a few days… I don't think so Apple, not prepared to trust my back-ups to a device that doesn't know if its overheating or not. Replacement is now in the post, hopefully the 2nd one is better!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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