• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't had a problem yet.

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Everything has worked great for me so far and I've had it for about a year. The backups work and the router works.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent thus far.

    • Written by from Newport

    I bought an AirPort Extreme which I could not get to work properly, I returned it and had an Apple Store set this up for me and it has so far worked faultlessly.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slower than slow

    • Written by from Rockwall

    This thing crawls at a snails pace - internet is filled with slow comments

    25 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well so far

    • Written by from Brownstown

    Fast = yes
    Easy = yes
    Can it host files like a NAS = yes
    To set this up you just have to log onto the router from each Mac computer

    What would make this better? = convenient local sync like a personal cloud such as drop box or sugar sync

    I'm still working on how to network attach a USB printer...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Easy

    • Written by from Sonoma

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple removed SNMP

    • Written by from San Jose

    I recently purchased one of these to replace my Airport Extreme that finally died. I was in a rush, going on out of town the next day for two weeks, so I didn't enough time to research it. For some reason Apple chose to remove SNMP which means I can no long monitor the device. Had I known this I would have purchased something else. Everything works fine so no complaint other then I am unable to monitor the device.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything you can ask for!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    I purchased this rougher due to the reliability issues I was having with my old one. I have had it for about a week now and am simply amazed at how much better this one is. The range coverage I am getting is almost twice as good as the old one. I also am averaging a speed thru the router 4-5mpbs faster than the old. This router is definitely worth the cost!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic...but needs QoS

    • Written by from Godmanchester

    QoS needs to be part of the next firmware update!! Please!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    • Written by from Bronx

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 11 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.

    45 of 58 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.

    17 of 17 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.

    11 of 17 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.

    44 of 74 people found this useful