• 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

    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

    Great Wireless Router

    I just picked this up today as a replacement for my airport extreme gen. 5. Setup was incredibly easy, less than 15 minutes even with the firmware update. I did not even have to reset the airport express that is also on the same network. This is a noticeable improvement in speed over the airport extreme I replaced. The signal beaming seems to be very effective. Glad I purchased this.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointed in the performance.

    I purchased one of these to replace an AirPort Express when I moved into a larger apartment, as the Express was only 802.11n and was having some trouble reaching the back bedrooms. In the 2 & 1/2 years I owned the Express I never once had an issue or had to do a thing to it. I can't say the same about the Time Capsule. I keep running into issues where my devices show full Wi-Fi signal strength but webpages or whatever won't load. Once I restart the Time Capsule the issue fixes itself for a few days but then it re-appears and I have to restart again.

    In addition, the range isn't what I expected. My place is only about 1100 square feet but I'm still having trouble getting a good signal in areas furthest from the router. This may be due to the construction of my building (I'm on the 30th floor of a high-rise, so it's all steel and concrete), but like I said, my place isn't that large.

    As far as the time machine backup portion goes, that seems to work okay. I have not had any issues.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule, and Extreme-Set-Up Is Just Too Easy

    I've been sitting on an Airport Extreme for half a year not wanting to update all the devices on our system. (9-Apple TV units, 1 smart TV, 7 Airport Express units driving speakers & printers, and 4 Nest CO & Smoke detectors, and one nest Thermostat).....

    Decided to plug in the Tall extreme and do it tonight...

    Guess what? Set-up was only one step....

    1) Plug it in, and Airport Utility asked, "Do you want to replace Airport Extreme (flat) with Airport Extreme (tall).." ...... I typed "yes", and in about 3 minutes it said.... Connect cables from Air port Extreme (flat) to Airport Extreme (tall) and showed me a picture of both units onscreen...... and it said.... "transferring settings"...........

    I made the ethernet cable switch from the old extreme to the new extreme, , and I didn't have to touch another device on my network..... Easy, easy, easy........ And while my Airport Extreme (flat) would often drop devices off the network, and I had to reboot them.... The new (tall) Airport Extreme handles them all, and I am back to running sound to all the speakers in the house that are connected to Airport Express (current generation) units...

    Wow... too easy!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years later and still runs perfect

    Got this three years ago as a way for me to back up my hard drive, and to use as a router as I was going off to school. I have never had a single issue or problem with it. The router capabilities are fantastic and it significantly increases the range for the internet. Tried a WD backup but had a few issues with it, so decided to upgrade to this. Love it and still do.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    So disappointed. Yes it works great as a backup storage. Yes it has great connectivity. Wanted both backup and to be able to move files over to as well. Could have bought another brand 2T wifi hard drive for less money that would allow me to back up AND store files. Why does apple make some things so difficult? Just like you cannot move photos to iCloud. People really want to save their photos in other places beside a flash drive and or on laptops.

    19 of 31 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule 2TB Works Great

    I replaced a top of the line Netgear wireless router with the Airport Time Capsule 2TB in order provide a backup device for our family of Macbook Pros/Airs. It has worked fabulously since coming out of the box. It provides super fast streaming on multiple devices and works seamlessly with Time Machine to back everything up on our computers. The range is impressive as well. I absolutely love it!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Product

    I live in a building that has a lot of disturbance. Upgrading to this router solved the issues of spotty service that I was having with a Netgear router. Configuration was performed using my Phone 5S. My pings are now consistent and never get any timeouts. Love it!

    7 of 7 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice and good-looking router

    It's one of the very few and robust home solutions for backing up hard drive! At the same time is a very good wi-fi router.

    Plus:
    It's silent, I have met some routers that make a lot of noise

    Very easy to setup with any apple device or windows 7.

    I simultaneously synchronize my iphone, run back up, surf the internet, stream HD content on my apple TV without a hussle and all these through my 72Mbps settled laptop speed.

    Minus are:
    It's mildly hot all the time, not extremely though

    It's formatted as FAT32 so it won't serve windows machines always at it's best. For example Windows System Image requires NTFS.

    You can plug in only FAT32 Hard Drives. If you have a disk formatted otherwise, then it will show up but it won't be usable.

    8 of 9 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing device from Apple

    Constantly issuing "Backup Verification" messages and starting backups over, I can't recommend this device after a few years of use. In addition, BTM has never worked reliably, and expect a restore to take weeks over Wi-fi for a 200GB backup. But hey, it's a great router!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not functional

    As a router it is very good. As a storage device - backup for laptops, mac mini, etc. good. Not good for backups of mobile devices. Mobile devices only sync to iTunes on laptop or Mac. Process of creating shortcuts or extensions to a location on the network on the Timecapsule is futile since the links go bad and are later unrecognized. Constantly corrupts those backup files for mobile devices - iPad and iPhone. Home sharing music from here is ridiculous process: laptop must be on somewhere in the home synced to this music library. Only then can Apple TV find the music library in my computers. It can't just find the library as the Timecapsule can't complete the function of home sharing the library itself. Previous mac minis could be converted to TimeCapsules....think Apple should consider merging/consolidating the time capsule/router/apple TV all into one device with better gaming function. iTunes should sync to this again when back on your "homenetwork" on all devices. It should allow for the personal home cloud and their apple cloud to work seamlessly.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable. Slow.

    Small wired and wireless environment of 8 desktops (iMacs ands Mac Minis) and 8 laptops (MacBook Pros and Macbook Airs). Clean reliable AC power to all computers and devices backed up by a huge battery bank.
    Apple TimeCapsule requires frequent reboots. Gets warm.
    Made some improvements.
    Cooler environment.
    Used a external WiFi, turned off internal WiFi.
    Attached a external HDD. Did not use internal HDD.
    Used a external router for network and Internet traffic.
    Still required rebooting due to it not being recognized at times.
    The storage is never visible outside the local LAN. Even DMZing the device failed to make it discoverable from outside the LAN. Gave up on that feature.
    No local encryption feature.

    Conclusion:
    Not fit for a business environment, too slow, too unreliable, not secure.
    A Mac Mini server would be better at all those things, however much more expensive and the WiFi antenna is poor.
    To setup a workable Time Machine for a Apple environment is a bit messy and expensive.
    No solution for Macs yet for easy, fast and reliable backups.

    15 of 24 people found this useful