• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have known better

    After trying to purchase a couple of lowered priced devices (router and extender), I decided that I would buy a time capsule and give it a shot after reading a lot of positive reviews. Let's just say that not only I am happy but my daughters are happy too. We have great coverage and speed throughout the house. Devices include iMac, Macbook, two iPod touches, three iPads and two Apple TV's. Great product and I highly recommend, next step is set up time machine,

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after a year, just after warranty expired

    I should have learnt my lesson with my first time capsule in grad school which was finicky and crashed once every 4-5 months. It lasted me through 4 years before dying, so when I got a new job, I conveniently forgot how terrible the device was in light of automatic backups.

    However I'm really annoyed that just shy of 12 months, the device crashed and no matter how much I reset it, it won't even show up on my computer. $300 wasted!

    52 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    This is a great product. The ad wireless is faster, but my network provider is slow so I can't fully enjoy it. N wifi is also noticbly faster though. It is good for backing up your mac but I wish you could handle the backups easier because time machine sometimes gets confusing. Otherwise, I would recommend this product highly.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Guy, but Forced to Return it

    I love Apple products but I was forced to return it. I honestly rather have the Time Capsule than what I was forced to get because in theory it should work better like most of my experience with Apple. I started with the Time Capsule. It was great initially then the internet crawls after about a day of use. I reset it and within minutes it crawls again. Netflix streaming is impossible. Time Machine backups are painfully slow but my main problem was unreliability. I have 105mps internet with comcast. I could do a speed test and pull in 120mps but yet if I try to load apple.com it lags for literally minutes. I use to work in the Apple store in college and I know my way around osx so I went to the wifi diagnostics tool. The Time Capsule was set to automatic with the same SSID for the 2.4 and 5ghz band but the firmware chose a crowded channel, channel 6 on the 2.4ghz band. I chose channel 3 even though my MacBook Pro was still connecting to 5ghz to see if that would help. It did but only temporarily. At 1st I thought it was my ISP but then I tried my old Netgear router and walla my Apple TV could stream Netflix again. I must have got a lemon I thought so I returned it and got the AirPort Extreme instead. The Time Machine backups were just too slow for me to justify staying with it when I could just connect an external drive to the extreme. So brand new Extreme, guess what happens? Same exact experience! I get on the Apple forums and numerous people are complaining of the same issues. I go to the Apple Genius Bar and they've seen this before but suggest I try another one. After 2 I give up! I ended up getting the Netgear Nighthawk router. It isn't as elegant as Apple's but it's fast and reliable. Also it has USB 3 unlike the USB 2 on Apple's so I actually have faster Time Machine backups. It's been a month and internet hasn't dropped speed once so I know it's not the ISP. Apple please let me know when this is fixed. One of your most loyal fans!

    182 of 188 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've ever owned!

    After owning several Linksys routers over the last 15 years and seeing the reliability get worse, I decided to change directions and purchased the AirPort Time Capsule 2TB. Not only was I surprised to experience completely smooth Time Machine backups, but the strength of the the Wi-Fi signal was absolutely amazing! I couldn't recommend this product more highly.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of set up

    After plugging in the cables the Amber light flashed and the book instruction said go to page 18. I followed the instruction and in a minute it was working. Then the utility lead me through setting a password and I was done except for installing the password in my iphone and iPad. I had envisioned an afternoon of frustration. Even Time Machine started working after I designated Time Capsule as the disk to use. It hadn't worked for three weeks.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router in general but with the extra storage, Backup savior.

    Title says it all. When I first purchased it it came with a dead Ethernet port on the back. Didn't really need it but I wanted to get it fixed. Months went by and scheduled an appointment at an Apple store near by and they gave me a whole new one. Was out in 5 minuets. Couldn't of had better service.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've ever had.

    Works perfectly.
    Great signal range and quality.
    I no longer had to worry about backups...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line!

    Went into my local electronics store looking for a new router. I went over to the shelf and picked up a high-end wireless router ($300) Walked over to look at the apple stuff. Started talking to the Apple attended on staff at the store. He informed me that Apple also has a wireless router that is easier to set up And very user-friendly with AC technology ( The latest Wireless Technology) . I certainly did not know this! ( Apple needs to advertise this more) I also was informed for the same manufacturers price of other high-end wireless router! Apple offers a high-end wireless router with a 2 TB hard drive for back ups. I was very interested in this because we own two MacBook Pros with retina display. I purchased the Apple airport time capsule took it home to set it up. The set up was so very easy! From unboxing the airport Time capsule to completion was only 7 minutes! I was totally blown away with the AC Wi-Fi range! I'm getting double the wi-Fi distance that I was used to!! Thank You Apple for simplifying our lives! Keep up the great work!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had a problem yet.

    Everything has worked great for me so far and I've had it for about a year. The backups work and the router works.

    5 of 5 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow

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

    39 of 73 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    62 of 77 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