• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product and easy to setup

    The Linksys router at home died on me. It was time to get a new router. I was happy with my old Airport so I thought getting this one with reported speed and range improvement would be good features to have. Apple didn't disappoint.

    With my iPad and with Aiport Utility, setup was easy and took a very short while. The purported speed and range improvement was evident. Worth the wait and the money spent.

    The existing Aiport Time Capsule took a few minutes to integrate and extend the wifi coverage to the 2f of the house. I recommend this product to anyone contemplating getting a new router

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    I had an older version (2012) of the 2TB Air Port Time Capsule (the square flat one) and it just failed without warning after about a year and a half. Took it to the Genius Bar for diagnosing and they asked me "you have this all backed up, right?" ha ha ha, the Time Capsule WAS the back up!!

    I could feel the unit was working (could feel heat and hum) but no light on the front. No way to recover data. It just bricked one day. Had to pay to replace the whole thing, no recovery, no apple care, no replacement.

    I'd recommend another brand based on their inability to even apologize that all my archived data just disappeared.

    92 of 146 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A real improvement

    I had the older flat version of time capsule and this is a definite improvement. Its a breeze to set up and produces a very fast WiFi connection. The automatic back up facility works really well - I found it was a bit clunky in the older model and didn't always work - but then Apple do an excellent job of continuous improvement and the new time capsule is no exception. (and I don't work for them :-) ).

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fastest Router I have found to date.

    I I was a little skeptical about this purchase at first. I have been a Netgear and Linksys user for many years. I was using a Netgear router R6300 and thought that this was the best you could buy. I plugged in the Time Capsule and apple computer found it right away. Setup was easy which took about 5 minutes and I was back online. This doubled my speed of my wireless devices and the range covered my entire 1800sqft home. I like the fact that you do not need to have a Mac to use this and can set it up using an IPhone or IPad with Airport Utility.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    crem dala crem

    this is how routers and backup should be made !
    so simple to setup !
    don't hesitate just buy it, there's nothing that comes close.

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speed and Range Increase from Netgear WNDR3700

    Replaced a year old Netgear WNDR3700 and this router is amazing! Speed is very quick compared and range has been extended too. I bought this with an Airport Express to connect a network printer and it automatically connected to it. It also extended the my network without an ethernet cord attached from the Airport Time Capsule and the Express acted as an access point as well as connecting my printer. The Time Capsule portion is also successfully backing up 3 computers as well. I wish I had bought this router earlier! Worth every penny!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 TB Review

    I purchased this product based on the reviews and the good luck I have had will all Apple products. But.....

    Maybe my unit is defective, but the signal strength is much worse than my 10 yr old Linksys, the back up takes hours (even with less than 1 TB of files) with the computer 5 feet from the TC and it will not stay connected to our iphones, Ipads, iMac or Macbooks. I checked the Support page and connection issues with Mtn Lion are well documented, but no solution from Apple. Most people have just hard wired back to the router which defeats the purpose of this purchase.
    I am bummed - this is first sub-par Apple product that I have purchased....
    The search continues...

    138 of 164 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time capsule - power off

    I have a big problem with my time capsule: randomly shuts down. I'm very dissapointed!

    78 of 101 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Replaced older 3 TB time capsule, fantastic device. It was painless to setup and configure as most things are from Apple. Since it has just been setup last night and my imac did a full backup it seems to me to be faster and stable - but only one day old.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as intuitive as it should be

    Hummm $300 is a lot of money. And the time capsule is not what its all jazzed up to be. I guess if you just want to use is for time machine it is adequate (a $100 external drive should do about the same).

    I was really disappointed by the wifi performance. It fared no better than the piece of rubbish the telco sent me to terminate my dsl connection. Throughput and range are just as mediocre.

    I thought I d be able to share my files and photos with my family (everyone uses macs). After leeching on posts and forums and the such I could not find any straight forward - easy way to do this. Everything is convoluted and counter intuitive.

    I am usually a big fan of Apple hardware, software and products in general. This did not cut the mustard. Apart from the very basic setup steps for wifi and time machine, all the rest is a bear.

    What I want is to have my photo's copied on the time machine and kept in sync while sharing the pictures with the family on the internal wlan easily and seamlessly. This is not possible with this product. (it is actually not possible with any solution provided by Apple afaik).

    This will teach me to do my research before I buy. Still disappointed however.

    I ll encourage you to shop around and do your homework before buying this product, I am sure you can get better features and performance from competing products.

    111 of 135 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best just got better

    Easily the best update to one of Apple's signature devices for me. Takes barely a minute to set up and have running, helped by the excellent Airport Utility. It is everything you want in a backup device, it really does just work.

    The footprint is smaller than the previous version although of course it's taller. The range of this device is superb, even in my 3,600 sq. ft. house. There are full bars and very quick wifi downloads - even using Time Warner - on all other devices in the house [2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 3 iMacs and a Macbook Pro].

    Excellent device. Highly recommended.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Install and No Customer Service

    Just so that it's clear...I am/was an Apple FAN.
    I own the iPhone, iPad, Mac Pro, and two iMacs at home.
    Purchased this new Airport Time Capsule to replace a failed Time Capsule after 1.5 yrs of service. Other than the premature failure, I was very happy with the Time Capsule.

    On the recommendation of the local Apple GENIUS support, I purchased this new unit only to start a wasted day of frustration. UNIT does NOT start 1, 2, 3, and it was not easy to getting support from the local store or online.

    The result is the Genius at Apple support online ended up telling me to return the unit and consider another product. What?!? Because it wasn't what he though I needed... Well, I am going to return the TC and look at buying something else.

    Make sure anyone considering buying this reads the fine print. Only works with LION or later....and the latest IOS (NOT). Proved them wrong when it would not work on a current iPad.

    Always a first time for everything. So disappointed with this product and with Apple service. Makes me think twice now about considering the new Mac Pro and a new iPhone.

    101 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as expected

    I've used my previous time capsule all day every day for the past 5 years; never a blip! Sadly it was a 500 Mb version and it filled. Having just replaced it with the 2 Tb capsule I can report that everything works perfectly, straight from the box. Better, faster communication and four times the storage. It runs cooler, is silent and set up couldn't have been easier.

    56 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this now!

    For years we suffered with a router that required daily rebooting. The Time Capsule does its job all day, every day. You do nothing.

    We have Comcast service and the measured speed on Apple devices has gone from 7 MB down to a blazing 50 Mbps. Wireless range has improved and setup is a snap.

    Yes, it's a tad pricy, but you get what you pay for. Get one and enjoy it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 100% reliable, fast, easy to set-up - perfect

    True apple simplicity and reliability. Fastest connection ever. The only thing I would have liked was an audio out option for sharing music to a device but its no biggy.

    Highly recommend this because I had one of the original 320Gb that got, this does not.

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in a month

    It's quite hard to trust this as a back up device, when it's dead within a month.
    "Internal disc needs repair".

    Reach is ok, but not fantastic.
    I so regret..........

    1 of 1 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