• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    easy set up but not perfect

    i had netgear extreme router before and decided to switch to airport as i'm slowing moving from pc to mac. set up was easy and worked within minutes. the range of wifi, however, is the about same as my previous netgear. i noticed wifi signal strength varies even when i stay at one spot.
    i was hoping for better range and stronger signals but that didn't happen.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OMG! I love this thing!

    I bought the time capsule expecting maybe a slight increase in my wifi speeds and range. After the quick setup with my Verizon fios modem, I noticed that I was consistently getting twice the speeds on wifi through out my home.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Upgrade!

    Had an old timecapsule and it worked pretty well for 5 years or so... This new one has nearly double the speed and range. Highly recommend! Definitely worth the money... pending it lasts for a long time of course.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, No need to extend anymore

    Setup & Enjoy :)

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost, but not quite.

    Don't get me wrong this is a great Time Capsule, however I think Apple has let us down. Wireless is great for day to day backing up, though initial backups and full restores tend to be so much quicker using a cable. Sometimes we just don't have hours to leave a MacBook at home doing a full restore or back up using wireless. Every new Mac comes with Apple's own Thunderbolt drive; infact there is now Thunderbolt 2. So why would they not include it in their new Time Capsule for those occasions when we want to do it a little faster?
    What a let down that there is no Thunder Bold.

    36 of 60 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

    Best Time Capsule and Air Port Base

    The main purpose for this purchase was the better distance antenna. It impressed me, I'm so happy Apple makes great products that just work. The migration from my old Time Capsule was seamless and fast and intuitive. Definitely recommend, I can be out at pool in the back yard with great connection and speed.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better range, but drops clients

    This new TC definitely has better range and wifi performance, even in the 2.4GHz band.

    However, it drops inactive clients after some time period. If I don't use my iPad overnight, in the morning it shows a strong wifi signal, but the TC doesn't show it as a client (verified by checking with Airport Utility on Mac).

    I have to cycle the wifi on/off on the iPad to reestablish a connection.

    75 of 87 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router even for my kids Dell

    Best Signal i have had in my house so far even at my kids Dell tried all other routers trust me ( purchased a new MacAir reason i got this router since supports this new wifi band ... ohh and it flies with this router ) best $299 spent

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the one to get.

    Replaced previous (too small) external hard drive and Airport Extreme with this unit.

    Airport (WiFi) function superior to previous Airport Extreme...which is saying a lot because the Airport Extreme is a REALLY good router. Had to mess a bit with Airport Express device used for network extender but actually easy once I resolved my ignorance via Apple phone support...took minutes.

    Hard drives in the Time Capsule are neither fast nor slow...about average. However, the actual function is totally smooth, noiseless, brainless, and automatic. Thing just sits there and works. Excellent product. Would have given five stars if faster drives....small deal given the intended function.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I ever had

    It took 10 minutes to make it work (including unpacking, plugging and typing in passwords for new network from my iPad). Network speed is amazing: both on WiFi and gigabit LAN ports. Internal disks are mapped as network shares so you can easily access from any mac/*nix/windows machines.
    The only minor issue I've met: plastic legs at the bottom are sliding on my table so I have to place the device in secured position to avoid accidental drop.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent but not perfect

    the device is excellent, i have tested with my new macbook air with ac wifi. the back up speed is amazingly fast, even faster than USB external drives.
    the issue is that you can not access the file from the net. so i need to buy another WD book live duo only for the net access to the photo and movie files that i have.
    apple should really consider the net access to the files

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful when you open the box

    The unit is sitting on a very shallow base. When I slide the top off, it fell off from the base because there is nothing to hold it. Testing the HDD now.

    This has to be the worst designed packaging from apple.

    Other than that, it works fine.

    47 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade!

    Originally I had the older model of time capsule. This upgrade was certainly satisfying! Set-up is easy, automatically backs up my computer and the internet is much faster!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule is Great!

    Install was a breeze, set up in less than 5 mins. Absolutely flawless. Great value for the money.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shared USB external Hard Drive can't be backed up using Time machine

    Disappointed that the Shared external USB Hard Drive can't be backed up using Time machine, little backwards here i think especially at this price point, this was one of the main reasons i bought the Capsule, i foolishly expected this facility. Don't expect Guest network to work in all cases. Appart from that it's ok.

    239 of 335 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade over prior models, flawed product packaging

    This is a very well-designed Wi-Fi router and backup device that is extremely easy to set up and to configure both on Macs and Windows. Via the included app, it basically sets itself up automatically after you input your desired Wi-Fi network name and password. There are of course also advanced options which you may set manually if you desire to.

    This Time Capsule performs better than the prior version, even without 801.11ac devices in the network. With 802.11ac devices, it will be even faster.

    This contains more antennas inside the device than prior versions and also incorporates beamforming for faster wifi. The antennas sit higher and off the table top in the device which aids performance as well. When using my wifi network, things are noticeably more speedy than before.

    The design and foot print is also an improvement. It takes up less space on your desk or shelf since it has a smaller footprint, even though it's taller. And, I like the look of it better than prior versions as well.

    I also really like the fact that the built in hard drive can backup more than one computer on the Wi-Fi network, and it does this wirelessly (or wired). Now all the computers in my household can always be backed up with ease!

    A note about the product box: be careful opening the box, if you have it at an angle while pulling the lid off, the device will fall out and could be damaged. Also, after unboxing it, you cannot replace the base of the box because it will get stuck inside the box and be very difficult to remove after that. I recommend you put the base in sideways if you want to store the box. You will see what I mean after you get this item.

    In summary, Apple has another winner in this latest version of the Time Capsule! This is a worthy upgrade from prior versions, even if you don't yet have any 802.11ac devices since it also works with 802.11a/b/g and n devices, and you will be ready for any future 802.11ac device that you may get, which is the new standard.

    54 of 62 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    All in One

    I am very happy that Apple developed a unit that is both a router and external storage device. This serves two purposes. The familiar "Time Machine" is now harmoniously united with this new "Time Capsule" syncing and backup is seamless and practical.

    Speed is only enhanced by a device that supports the new "AC" bandwidth. Either way, even with b/g/n you will notice an improvement.

    The only critique I must include is the inability to remotely access files or media from storage. There are currently no method to stream and access such data via IOS AP or any third party portal.

    In conclusion, if you like a device that is both storage and router, in one. This is the best product available.

    66 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I had a top of the line Linksys router before I upgraded. It would get chocked up, and it would reduce my bandwidth to a crawl if I had more than a few devices on the network. The Airport Time Capsule gives me amazing speed, even with over 20 devices connected!

    6 of 7 people found this useful