• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    • Written by from Brighton

    Works well as a router but hopelessly slow as a backup. 6 hours for 2GB. It's a bug but I'm not prepared to wait for a fix. This has to go back. far too expensive just for an Airport Extreme with an unusable hard drive. Meant to give zero stars but that's not an option.

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously unhappy

    • Written by from Ainsdale

    I bought the 3TB Time Capsule to extend my current WIFI network, act as a wireless access point for a printer and to enable wireless Time-Machine back-ups from our home network of 4 Mac computers. I have previously used an old Airport Extreme with hard-drive plugged in, which worked perfectly (until software updates to the Airport Utility made it defunct). However, please be aware: the new Time Capsule will not extend a WIFI network as suggested in the product literature, unless this is initiated from an Apple router. The only way satisfactory way to use this device is to hardwire it in to your DLNA router via ethernet. As far as I can see, the only reason to go for a Time Capsule in the first place, is so that it can be used as a wireless access point - which means it is not really fit for purpose!!! Since my DLNA router needs to be in our living room, near our Sky box, this is never going to work....

    I advise everyone to read the support threads regarding WIFI set-up of this device, before even considering buying.

    Mine will be going back to the local Apple Store tomorrow. What a waste of an evening trying to get it to work (not happy)....

    163 of 266 people found this useful