• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    • Written by from Reynoldsville

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional performance, easy setup, WiFi never blazed like this before.

    • Written by from Kansas City

    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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea poorly executed

    • Written by from Beverly

    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.

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    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

    • Written by from New Westminster

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility problems with Comcast modem

    • Written by from OKEMOS

    I have all Apple equipment including a new iMac. It was very difficult to get this to work with my internet modem. I spent hours on the phone with people from my internet provider and Best Buy where I bought the product. I worked with two different people at Apple support trying to fix the problem. After almost 3 hours we finally got it to function.

    Lesson Learned: There was a compatibility issue related to our Internet provider Comcast.

    Recommendation: If possible, try to do your homework before you buy to see if there are any known issues between your provider/modem and the Apple Time Capsule. If you discover that there have been compatibility problems then plan on working with Apple to get the router to work properly.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and powerful and fast wi-fi!

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Golden

    I replaced an aging Aiport Express with this TC. Wireless backups for all...one iMac and FOUR MacBooks!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable. Slow.

    • Written by from Fort Lee

    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.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great hard drive/router

    • Written by from Brandon

    Bought the Time Capsule after returning a SeaGate hard drive. As far as back ups and storage, which is my primary reason for buying, it is awesome. No issues so far and it functions as well as the other reviews have stated. Set up took 3 minutes, created my own network that I bridged off my current cable company provided router, and it sped up my streaming a little bit. My only issue, which I knew before buying, was that you can't access it when not in range of the signal. But that was expected. Great product, worth the money.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time capsule = JUNK

    • Written by from Sacramento

    I have been a mac/apple fan boy since the late 90's and have had nothing but good things to say; repeated referrals; and constant upgrades. My time capsule is the biggest waste of money ever spent on technology; and to make it even worse no support from apple. Investing several hundred dollars on something that quits far before my cheap external hard drive is an embarrassment.

    40 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router with the bonus of wireless backup!

    • Written by from Graham

    Added this to an existing Apple Airport network... The cable modem attached to the main Airport Express is upstairs and most of our time is spent downstairs... Before adding the Time Capsule, the average speeds down stairs was about 10 Mbs.. After, they average 55 Mbs! GREAT increase!!!! VERY happy with the purchase! Plus it works as advertised for wireless back ups of both of our macbook pros!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    • Written by from Wallace

    This router/ hard drive (for backup) is awesome!!! The range on it is twice that of the net gear router that I replaced. The support from Apple is spot on and very reliable!!! Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to purchase a new router or wifi for your home network!!! A+ for Apple and their AirPort Time Capsule and Support Team!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for seamless backup, wifi signal does not improve noticeably.

    • Written by from Huddersfield

    This 2TB Time Capsule is not cheap. The reviews mention it improves the signal considerably throughout the house.
    This does not happen in my experience. If your ISP broadband download speed is poor or maximum that is achievable in your area, then Time Capsule is not going to help.

    7 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule 2TB Works Great

    • Written by from lynchburg

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Internet & Squeezebox problems

    • Written by from Emery

    Great idea to have router and backup on one place, but it unexpectedly drops internet connection. The Express side works fine until I set up a network to use Time Capsule then it will not connect with my Logitech players. Customer service could not solve problem.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really a great item!

    • Written by from Wausau

    Fastest router I have ever had...67.8Mpbs/4.2Mpbs! My wife's Air up stair at the opposite end of our home is running 34/3.
    Very easy to set up and I have all the back up space I will ever need.
    Well, maybe.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It really is Absolutely Amazing!

    • Written by from canton

    We have a very old building with 18 inch thick block walls that has been added onto 3 times. Signals from routers never made a few feet beyond the office but with airport and one extender we have WiFi in the entire building and it is amazingly faster. Cant say how pleased I am, would recommended it to anyone.

    Just wish I had bought it sooner

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fixed my range problem...

    • Written by from Washington

    I purchased this hoping it would cure my Wi-Fi access problem in the backyard. It worked!! The location of my outdoor audio equipment that I connect my iPad to is in a "Wi-Fi weak" corner. I was getting one or two signal bars on my iPad with the Airport Base Station. Now i'm getting 4 to 5 bars consistently. I was going to use the Airport Base Station as an extension, but there's no need as I have even better Wi-Fi signal coverage through out the house.

    I haven't tried the Time Machine backup app yet, but I'm sure it will exceed my expectations.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Lafayette

    As all Apple products, this one is excellent. It's lightning fast due to the latest 802.11 ac speed. I've got an IPad Air and a MacBook Air both with ac and I can tell the difference. I had a Linksys EA2700 before which was a good product too, but didn't have the range or speed. The 2TB storage is also an excellent feature to back up the 3 Macs we have in the house.

    4 of 5 people found this useful