• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects to all my Apple products and has NAS capability

    The Time Capsule connects to all of my Apple products including a MacBook Air (mid 2013), MacBook Pro (late 2011), iPhone5,iPod, iPad, and Apple TV without any problems.

    The setup was relatively easy with the current Airport Utility in the Finder->Utilties Folder. You only have to enter the Time Capsule name and the WIFI network a name and password. It didn't seem to work at first but when I powered down both my cable modem and Time Capsule they both came up without any problem and I could join my network. The 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz channels are chosen automatically or you can choose them yourself. (A useful tool is WiFi Explorer from the App Store which shows all the nearby network and how you compare to them).

    I'm using the Time Capsule for Time Machine backups on both my MacBook Air and Pro. Expect the initial backup to take an hour or more depending on the amount of data on your internal drive.

    Setting up an external USB drive as NAS worked. 1) format the USB drive, 2) connect it to the Time Capsule was easy. Finding the USB drive was a bit obscure:
    1 - Finder->Network
    2 - Click on the Time Capsule
    3 - Click on the USB name
    4 - the USB NAS appears on the desktop and you can drag and drop to the NAS. I find it a bit more convenient than Air Drop. Caution: do not eject NAS or Time Capsule using Disk Utility. You might have to reboot to get the drive back. Use the Finder->Eject or Applescript->Eject.

    I have read some criticism that the Time Capsule only has a USB 2.0 port but I suspect that the speed is limited by the Network speed not the drive. Also an internal drive instead of an SSD drive adds to the delay. Why waste a USB 3.0 drive when the WIFI speed is so much slower?

    13 of 13 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

    my 2008 model saved my bacon

    When my older iMac died an inglorious death, this little older Time Capsule saved my life, so to speak. When the new one arrived, the time Capsule proceeded to go to work and restore every single thing just as it was, so that using the new iMac was no different than using the prior one. It put every siingle item back where it had been and it was just like having my old computer...except in a sleek new package. I will not ever be without one of these. That one crash was enough to make me a fan for life.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This one works great!

    My first TC (purchased about 2 years ago) had some mating issues with my other equipment - likely the Comcast modem. So I returned the TC. I am still with Comcast, but have purchased my own (ZOOM) modem and decided to try another TC. Hooked it all up, and it works great! Fast wifi connections all throughout the house, whether on our MBA's, iPhones, Wii U, XBOX, TV set or DirecTv. Plus, we can now back our MBA's up wirelessly! Granted this is still a new set-up, so longevity is still TBD, but initially, it is working great!

    (Also, to note, this time I bought one from Amazon. It was used, so I returned it and bought it from Apple instead. I would not suggest buying from anyone other than Apple unless you can physically see that it is indeed a brand new unit you will be bringing home.)

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Sleek, Fast, Reception and Compatibility

    The title says it all! I am very impressed on how the Airport Time Capsule functions! The router is located in my basement of a 3 story house. The third story gets full bar reception! Haven't seen that much since I had an access point set up in the home!

    Looks simple and un-noticed as a router, blends in with it's modern design! Just have the wires well set up and clean and you're good!

    Blackberry to Windows PC to the Macbook Air, iPad and iMac (2009) all connect instantly! It is as if the internet is built in to my devices these days.

    B/G/N/AC - My cellphone alone goes 433 Mb/s (N/AC) with over 12 devices connected on the network at the same time.

    Time Capsule - 2TB, Wicked feature to have!

    Keep the competition going Apple!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst external disk I ever had

    I DO NOT RECOMMEND
    Constant connection problems with my Macbook air in any kind of OS for several months, no solution. Go buy something else, doesn't worth it.

    24 of 36 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    Wifi signal is horrible, I have 2 of them to have signal in my home.
    Performance is horrible, I tried to use it for iTunes, but due to performance issues iTunes will not download to that location.
    Backup doesn't work on the Timecapsule due to performance issues.
    I used the time capsule as router.... Well it brings back old times, just like a dial up connection..
    Apple TV streaming.... nah, forget it.
    Apple support??? HA, I would be better of asking my wife.

    This all on a stable internet connection of 200Mbits. Got my old router back and my old NAS, all problems are over.

    30 of 50 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

    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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got my new Time Capsule

    I outgrew my old Time Capsule so time for a new one. I bought the 2GB version and overall the set up was in true Apple style, dummy proof. Things were up and running in a matter of minutes. What I don't like is that it does not provide any configuration settings that will allow you to monitor internet traffic. Great router, very strong signals throughout the house. If it had some advance settings I'd be more generous with my ratings.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited feature set for router

    I have owned the time capsule for at least a couple months now. The range and signal are fantastic all over the house and out in the yard. I have one PC and one Mac backing up to it, including the use of an external USB HDD.

    The negatives are around the lack of domain and port filtering. Every router I've had previously has had some capability to white- or black-list domains or block specific ports (e.g. XBox). I've partially solved that problem with OpenDNS.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed

    Bought the new TC 2GB tonight to support 802.11AC on my new MBA when it will arrive early next week. I already have 3 routers at home, 1 from Verizon FIOS and 2 Linksys E1200 as 1 router doesn't cut it in the house.
    Setup was extremely easy, I have a MacPro with no wireless connected to one of the LAN ports, it took ~ 1 min and airport utility popped up and it took ~ 2 min to go through all menus and set the router up. It automatically set up in bridge mode which is exactly what I wanted, as I want all my computers on the same subnet.
    Performance on my MacPro (wired) appears to be slightly better.

    So far very happy with my purchase, now I can't wait to get my new MBA to have a real speedy wireless network ...

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Router

    Excellent speeds and range. I have a very tight area in same area as my AV equipment (not optimal for range) and I get full bars all over my house in N-speeds. Once new MacBook Pros come out, I will get full advantage of ac, but still with internet speeds at 55/8, I'm sure the difference will not be fully realized. The one hiccup I did have was when I had everything hardwired with a 8 port switch, I needed to renew the DHCP lease, and now everything over ethernet is working just like before. Another excellent piece of hardware from the best!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!!

    The best router I've ever owned!! Fantastic build quality! Excellent signal coverage, Throughout my apartment!

    15 of 21 people found this useful