• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Router ok-Backup doesn't work

    • Written by from Ventura

    Since purchase in July, I have been unable to back up the "time machine" aspect as it will shut down my computer and restart with a significant error message. Have sent these to Apple without a response/fix. Have posted on tech boards without response/fix. Thought that I was making my life easier, but id doesn't work as a back up. Router works fine, so it is a very expensive router. This is from an Apple only person-extremely disappointed with this and Apple's support.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great router, cosmetically my wife approves

    • Written by from Chantilly

    I bought this to extend my network. FiOS router was in the basement and my wife was complaining about slow internet and her iPad2 dropping signal all of the time.

    I plugged in the router to the data port in a upstairs bedroom. Make sure to choose 'create network' using the same SSID, security settings, and password. It's fast. I knew it was going to be better but was surprised on the difference it made. I set up Time Machine on my MBP. It all worked seamlessly with very little set up.

    Bonus: This is cosmetically the best looking router. My wife approves and it almost could pass as some sort of white vase or canister. Now I don't have to hide in some cabinet.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed since I am a huge Apple fan

    • Written by from Old Bridge

    I was very excited and to make this purchase. I thought that this would be another perfect purchase to add to my Apple world here at home.
    I brought it home, hooked it up, set it all up, and I was excited to see how quick and easy that process was. I would say I was up and running within 20 minutes.
    I went into my family room and turned on the TV. Turned on my Apple TV and rented a movie. Too my surprise I saw major streaming issues. I thought maybe I had forgotten a step in the process, so I set it up one more time. Returned to the TV and again the streaming was less than par. I thought maybe my service provider was having an issue, but when I re-set up my old router (NetGear R6300) once again. Went to the TV room and started to watch the movie, it was perfect. I then concluded that Apple is good with the devices, but maybe needs work in the networking arena. I now have the most expensive paper weight I have ever purchased.

    Apple do yourself a favor, do not develop the Microsoft mentality, rush it to market and fix it later. There is a reason I switched from that world to yours.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect in Every Way!! Can't Say Enough!!!!

    • Written by from EVERETT

    I could honestly go on and on about this product. My internet provider had given me a wireless gateway which was supposed to be a wireless N router with all the latest features, and it was horrible - slow speeds, poor wireless signal, and constant problems with things like Air Play. So, I went back to using a four year old Time Capsule which drastically improved speeds and instantly solved the Air Play problems. Then, I decided to purchase a new Time Capsule. The positive experiences began with the physical look and design of the unit and continued from there. This Time Capsule literally doubled my internet speed, now actually giving me the speed I'm paying for - yes even wirelessly. Wi-Fi range has been improved to be even more impressive - even without any 802.11 AC devices on my network. Back-ups with Time Machine are fabulous also. I did an initial back-up of almost 400 GB in around six hours - wirelessly! Yesterday we were streaming a TV show on Apple TV while my daughter streamed a show on her iPad. At the same time, we were performing an initial wireless back-up and streaming music via Air Play in another room, and everything worked perfectly. I would have been confident to make a FaceTime call or anything else on top of that too. Now obviously as you can tell, we have a very fast internet connection - over 100 MBPS, but still we never realized those speeds over Wi-Fi until getting this new Time Capsule. This and the Airport Extreme are the only routers I ever recommend to people. I exchanged my internet provider's gateway for a non-Wi-Fi device and I couldn't be happier! Love it!:)

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Product

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I live in a building that has a lot of disturbance. Upgrading to this router solved the issues of spotty service that I was having with a Netgear router. Configuration was performed using my Phone 5S. My pings are now consistent and never get any timeouts. Love it!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd like to like it but..

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Instead of what I guess I've grown accustom to with Apple products just 'working' upon plug in, this unit was not the case. As someone that's installed many routers, setup dozens of networks, and am pretty well versed with computers, I expected setting up this device to be a breeze. My old Linksys router is shot, so I splurged $300 on this unit to contribute to my growing Apple monopoly. So far, its been somewhat of a disaster. After hours of phone calls to Apple and my ISP, I still do not have it setup. I ended up plugging my old router back in and just settled for its lagging speeds. Occasionally I will plug in the ethernet line to time capsule, only to get a blinking orange light that states I do not have an ISP address. If every other router (I tried a generic B router as well) can detect this, why can't Time Capsule? I do no know. Apple has told me I need to contact my ISP, as the issue is on their end, but its not, if I am able to plug my computer in via ethernet or use other routers. I'll give it a few days, if not, I guess I'll be returning this unit. I really had high expectations :-(

    56 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router, Love the Extra Features.

    • Written by from Pflugerville

    I actually purchased both an Airport Express, and the Airport time Capsule, and couldn't be happier. I put the Express down stairs and the Time Capsule in my room to extend the Wi-fi network upstairs. It has worked flawlessly so far, and the speed upstairs is a big plus. Time Machine works great on my new Macbook Pro, but the biggest selling point for me was the USB port on the back of the Time Capsule. I reformated an old WD 1 Tb drive I had for my old PC and plugged it into the back of the Time Capsule. I love being able to upload files from my two Macs or my Moms PC to the drive over my Wi-fi network, It's like my households own personal Cloud. Would highly recomnmend to anyone on the market. Thumbs up Apple.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't BUY this product.

    • Written by from Doral

    I love Apple products but I had to come to check the review to see if I was the only one with problems. I'm tired of having my backup fail to run because it is inaccessible. Even the Airport Utility can't find it at time and I need to constatly reboot it. It doesn't matter if it's ping-able or it's wifi is on, it's own Airport Utility can't find it and the Time Machine backup utilities fails.

    It boggles my mind that they have yet to get an update to fix this after over a year that this product has been out.

    55 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing range and speed increase over old Airport X

    • Written by from Clackamas

    I purchased the 3TB version ahead of purchasing my new Mac Pro this month. I wasn't expecting such a range and speed boost as I'm still only using the "n" technology in my devices. The third story of my home was always a slow connection and was an issue with streaming TV content through my Apple TV. Now I get full strength and over 20 Meg's per second instead of 3-4. Great Job Jony and team ID!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB 3.0

    • Written by from toledo

    Given the current state of technology and the price of this device, to not include a USB 3.0 port is absurd.

    30 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH-MAY-ZING!!!!!

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    I honestly couldn't believe how fast my internet became after purchasing the Airport Time Capsule and then it looks so sleek and beautiful in design sitting in my living room waiting for me to store data. I absolutely love it.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything gone

    • Written by from Picton

    Do NOT trust this product with your files.

    My Time Capsule has been generating error messages for the past week. This weekend, I followed its suggestion to rebuild due to some sort of corrupted directory.

    One hour later, every single file is gone.

    82 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance

    • Written by from Jersey City

    I have purchased about a month ago to sync all of my apple products at Home. Wifi speed went up almost 10 times faster than regular router from cable company. Moreover, I have been using time capsule not only back up drive, but also home files sharing for all of music, movies, and doc. Time capsule brought much more options than what I expected. Strongly recommend.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from JORVAS

    I have an iMac from 2006, a Mac mini and ipads. By adding this one i could backup the old machine, got a better looking faster acces point and it even shares files. I do not need to get a separate server. Incredibly easy to install, but still includes the important safety features. Great product - thank you Apple

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but not a home run!

    • Written by from Louisville

    The Time Capsule is a great router and an excellent backup device. It would be perfect if Apple simply made it support DLNA like every other router on the face of the earth! This way you could stream to your Apple TV / Smart TV device from its file share.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    very disappointed

    • Written by from dvdv

    i have bought the air port time capsule to replace seagate media center.
    the seagate was a loot better.
    i was able to access it from tv without computer and able to do east tm backup.

    really bad that its not accessible from tv-dlna or iPhone app.
    cant access to my go pro video easily like the seagate.

    apple should add dlna support and iOS app to make this killer

    36 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement on coverage

    • Written by from Portland

    Have owned the TC for about 6 months now and loving it. Wireless range is significantly improved as well as slight increase in download speed. Our unit supports 2 apple Tv's, 2 iPads and 2 MB Pro's without a hiccup, most times streaming simultaneously. Can't wait to try the MIMO architecture once we updated some devices. Well done Apple.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsul Quick Setup

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Just purchased the time capsul today. Took me less than 5 minutes to set up and I didn't even read the instructions! Speed seems pretty fast, definately faster than my old dlink.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from Redlands

    I had an older version (2012) of the 2TB Air Port Time Capsule (the square flat one) and it just failed without warning after about a year and a half. Took it to the Genius Bar for diagnosing and they asked me "you have this all backed up, right?" ha ha ha, the Time Capsule WAS the back up!!

    I could feel the unit was working (could feel heat and hum) but no light on the front. No way to recover data. It just bricked one day. Had to pay to replace the whole thing, no recovery, no apple care, no replacement.

    I'd recommend another brand based on their inability to even apologize that all my archived data just disappeared.

    73 of 124 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging Stinks

    • Written by from Mechanicsville

    I haven't used the product as designed but I wil say the design of the package is conducive to dropping the unit when opening. Even after i knew the limitations, I still had issues and almost dropped it after placing it back in the package until i was ready to use the product.

    6 of 54 people found this useful