• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Issues with Time Capsule

    • Written by from Toronto

    Actually, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 UNDID my wireless access to backup - I now have to be connected to my Airport Time Capsule (an older version) via ethernet. So backups are not happening automatically (my only cable is old, broken tab, needs to be carefully set up) my data is at risk. Looked for help on forum, just found others with same issue. Also - have not understood how the wi-fi router in Time Capsule is supposed to work with the wireless router that brings internet into my house: my ISP people tell me that the two routers will simply "fight with each other", undermining my internet delivery. Wish I could find answers more easily about this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great as a wireless router!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    I have bought the AirPort Time Capsule 6 months ago and don't get me wrong it's a great solution to back up your mac but it has really weak wifi network. I have tried so many things (changing channels, moving it to another location) but it constantly fails to deliver. It doesn't really matter if it works on 2.4Ghz or 5GHz. Before I was using Sky Router and Talktalk Router and both of them was much more powerful in delivering wireless internet. Sometimes I can't get a wifi while in another room or bedroom. Standing outside just by my lounge windows where AirPort Time Capsule is located and neither iPhone or iPad can't find the wifi. Big fail for Apple.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from New York

    This is the best router + NAS + backup storage. Works great with any USB Printer, USB Hub, External HDD and very easy to setup.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years later and still runs perfect

    • Written by from Kanata

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Recommend

    • Written by from Apo

    Well, I'll keep this short and professional. I have owned my Time Capsule for one year and eight months. Last month it started haveing a error code saying it was overheating, I took it into Apple they looked at it told me the fan was out and can't be fixed. Of course it is past the one year; I do not feel this product is a wise investment. I would also say I am a huge Apple fan but haveing some bad luck with their products lately losing faith in Apple.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This packaging is an embarassment

    • Written by from Salem

    Isn't apple a company that prides itself on the presentation of a product? There is way too long of a track record reporting issues with the packaging. Unfortunately I didn't see them before I opened mine. I've converted basically 100% to apple products in the last 2 years and have been generally happy with quality.

    This story sounds like a joke but I promise it's not.

    I, like the hoards of others, opened the product 'wrong'. Due to the resistance created by designing the base of the package and the cover in such a way that little to no air can escape as the two pieces are being separated, it takes an extra bit of force remove the cover. Certainly not a lot but enough that I realized (after the fact) that I had put in a little more effort than I would have otherwise had to.

    Combine that with the fact that the recess at the base of the packaging is WAY too shallow. I measured it as an inch. The thing is holding a $300 brick with a hard drive and sharper edges. What moron thought it was a good idea to design the packaging for that piece of equipment like that? Please for the love of all that is holy make sure that guy does not ever get a chance to design a bridge. "Yeah that holes plenty deep enough, just throw the beam in. Foundations? Who needs em!"

    Anyways I opened the package and needless to say the thing tipped right off the base. My unfortunate split second reaction to seeing my brand new $300 toy brick plummeting towards a tile floor was to stick my foot out. In a 'kicking' motion if you will. Like when one is juggling a soccer ball and it takes a bad bounce. You know it's going to the ground but you make a flailing effort to revive it anyways. Maybe 1 in 5 times you make sufficient contact and the ball pops back up. I made sufficient contact alright, but my iBrick did not pop back up. I struck it flush with my bare foot, shin. It was honestly the most painful experience I've had in the last several years. It is a distinct possibility I have multiple broken bones.

    Other than that, I'm loving my time capsule so far!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USELESS DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from beaconsfield

    2nd capsule and same intermittent problem powering down no back up no internet.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect backup system

    • Written by from Dublin

    My wireless network is 3-4 times faster and extremely easy to configure and upgrade

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing difference with Apple Engineering

    • Written by from East Leroy

    I just recently purchased a Western Digital "My Cloud" to use with the family of Macintosh products that I have at my house. I was intrigued by it's low price point, Macintosh compatibility, and variety of access features that it advertised. It did not take long to see, and I'm technologically proficient, how terrible not only the setup was, but also it's performance. It was slow, multiplied by a labyrinth of different setup procedures that left you guessing if you were taking full advantage of it's functionality or not. Needless to say I took the Western Digital back to the store.

    I then purchased this Airport Extreme with 2TB time capsule and took it home with me. Within 10-15 minutes, I had disabled my current wireless gateway, configured the airport, and it was immediately backing up all of my devices. Incredible! I love the simplicity that comes with well engineered Apple products. Also, even though I didn't need a new wireless router, I am appreciating the AC technology as it backs up incredibly fast!!!!

    Nice job Apple!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Sleek, Fast, Reception and Compatibility

    • Written by from Markham

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it died 4 months later

    • Written by from MOSS BEACH

    Best router and backup - couldn't have been happier! Then, it died in just 4 months. Power light went out and that was it... Not sure what is going on with apple quality, but I also bought a mac book pro that had to be returned due to a known video card issue... :(
    I'll get another most likely, but not counting on this for my only backup!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it!

    • Written by from Recife

    I bought mine 9 months ago and now it has so much problem that I don't know what to do anymore. The wi-fi works fine, but the back up just give headache.

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi is great, time capsule is flaky

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought the time capsule for the convenience of wireless backups, but instead ended up with a very cumbersome device.

    Backups frequently stall and end up incomplete, going unnoticed for days. The only solution I've found is to reboot my Macbook Air, which isn't really a solution at all, and is only effective for a day or two.

    Save your money and get an Airport express and stick to a USB backup. A very poor experience.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from Norfolk

    Does not do what it is supposed to. If you want to enter a world of slow back ups and be unable to access the data you have saved on the time capsule then go ahead and waste £249. It is so slow you cannot access anything on it. Enable as router - not possible unless you are a trained Internet programmer and understand double nat and dhcp. Don't waste your money...

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It keeps shutting off

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    It was very easy to set up and connect with the cable modem. I love how quiet it is, and of course the fact that I can back up wirelessly. However, I've had it for about a week and it has shut itself off about seven different times on different days, leaving the internet out for the entire house. I have to unplug it each time and power it up again. It's sitting on clean ceramic tile floor next to a table so I doubt it's overheating. I'm going to take it back tomorrow. Big waste of time since I backed up my 2TB iMac with Time Machine. and I will now have to set up the old router and re-pair my family's 30 or so devices to the network and extenders, etc.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its ok but beware of surprises

    • Written by from Kitchener

    I have had my time capsule for almost 8 months now. Normally when the time capsule doesn't connect properly I can just turn it off and turn it back on and everything works fine, but tonight it forced me to delete my old backup and start from scratch. There were no other options, I couldn't even put my old backups in another location on the time capsule and start a new backup. I have lost total faith in this product not to mention access to 8 months of backups which was the primary reason I bought this. Really disappointed.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Trowbridge

    Have to say that I'm more than a little disappointed with Apple. The expected "plug it in and it just works" was just as expected . . . at first.

    My first Time Capsule was plagued with errors and I kept having trouble connecting to the drive until, after a few months, it just died.

    I'll not go into the annoyance I had trying to get someone at the Apple Store to just replace the darn thing, or at least send it off for repair - Apple's insistence in booking an appointment (next week) with someone at at the Genius Bar was just going to be a waste of my time. I had to insist on seeing the manager to just get a retail replacement i.e. my consumer rights regarding faulty products. (they wouldn't send it for repair).

    So, had the new one for a few months and, whilst time machine does indeed seem to be backing up both of our laptops, I still have great trouble being able to connect to the drive through Finder. Surely this should "just work" like most other Apple product, but it doesn't. I've tried all of the FAQs and Forums without results - therefore I remain disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB Fantastic!

    • Written by from Faringdon

    Living in a new build three floored house it was hit and miss at times when i would have a wifi signal on the top floor of my house, having tried all sorts of bits and bobs to improve the signal i finally dig deep and got one of these. The setup was super quick but had to work out how to turn off the wifi signal from my sky hub took a bit of time.
    I decided to try a Airport Extreme to boost it even better and i can now say there is fantastic wifi all over the house.
    My biggest criticism would be the price and the 6 hours it took to do a back up but apart from that its all good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule (replaced 3 times)

    • Written by from Lorraine

    The Time Capsule (2T) has been nothing but a nightmare. You just need to negative reviews to understand why I am rating it as a lemon (disconnecting, slow to backup, unreliable, unaccessible etc.) As for the people that are finding it a true miracle, it would be interesting to know how long these people have had their unit and to which product they are comparing it to. I have two other different hard disks and they work much better than this! I should have known better that to buy something that does wi-fi and backup. I am finding that it just doesn't work!

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Lelystad

    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.

    14 of 29 people found this useful