• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from SILVERTON

    So disappointed. Yes it works great as a backup storage. Yes it has great connectivity. Wanted both backup and to be able to move files over to as well. Could have bought another brand 2T wifi hard drive for less money that would allow me to back up AND store files. Why does apple make some things so difficult? Just like you cannot move photos to iCloud. People really want to save their photos in other places beside a flash drive and or on laptops.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Digital Saver!!

    • Written by from GATINEAU

    I love this router. My signal has become more stable and stronger. I now have access to my Wi-Fi everywhere in the house. The time capsule is working seamlessly and I couldn't be happier. Is it expensive? Yes however the payoff has been well worth it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Glorified Hard Drive

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    I bought one last week was a hassle to setup, after resetting it about 5 times, powering router on and off and Macbook air as well as searching forums and emailing Apple... it finally worked. I really bought it to store masses of Films and music mostly bought from iTunes so that could stream them rather than relying on my Broadband and iCloud. However it cannot stream easily to Apple TV and every time I restart / power up iTunes changes the location of my library back to the defult it then asks do I want to reorganise etc.. and takes a further two of three minutes to update my library ... this is every time I restart or power up even though the device is constantly on. Kind of defeats the whole purpose I bought it for making it a glorified over priced hard drive.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible, I don't get the bad reviews at all!

    • Written by from Troy

    I was surprised to see so many people writing bad reviews about things as silly as not liking the packaging! I bought one anyway trusting apple like I have been for the last 10 years, and I have not been let down! My previous router was putting out 35-40mbs when I was supposed to be getting 100. After only 5 minutes of setting up (literally) I was running at 115 mbs right away. Other people have complained that it took hours for their backup...The setup manual specifically states that due to the very large amount of data being backed up during the first initial backup you should connect via ethernet. I was going to sleep anyways so I didn't bother, but for those of you who don't want to wait 6-8 hours for your first backup (mine was 1/2 a terabit) then you should plug it in. All backups since have only taken a few minutes and I don't even notice they are happening.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product! We have several in the family

    • Written by from Clifton Park

    We have 3 time capsules and an airport extreme in the family. We are very pleased. They are easy to set up, the mac & iPhone interface is great, and it's a seamless backup solution. We use the usb port to share our printer on the network as well as occasionally archive our time capsule drive. Our oldest time capsule suffered a drive failure and replacing the drive was easy. The kids' time capsules are set up as network extenders at home and routers when they go away. We wouldn't hesitate to buy it again- great product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Automated Backups

    • Written by from Beverly Hills

    Few people back up their precious data, but with an Airport Time Capsule my Mac backs itself up wirelessly and automatically every hour. Once I set up the Time Machine software it's just set and forget. Worth every dollar. Would be more valuable with USB 3 (for external drives) and Solid State Drive. Would give it 5 starts with USB 3 and SSD.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome time capsule

    • Written by from Orlando

    I was scared to death when my iMac was stolen (house break-in) and it was time to see if the Airport Time Capsule had indeed captured all my data. It worked!!!! even my desktop information was there. The folks at Applecare guided me through the restoration (which was simple) I would recommend this product without a doubt. It is also your wi-fi. To connect the wi-fi, they had me disconnect from my cable provider and the wi-fi comes through the capsule. (I simply called the cable company and they were familiar with the process and disconnected it).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the router. 4.75 rating.

    • Written by from ALISO VIEJO

    Router works well, stores and backs up automatically, signal is strong upstairs and down, easy set up and good connection.

    Love the Extreme Airport Time Capsule. My only wish is there was a way to store all my CD's to it and playback over AirPlay without going through iTunes Match. May have to break down on that one though. Storing and playback would have given it a full 5 stars in my book, but its about 4.75 without it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Support for setup issues is outstanding

    • Written by from Coto de Caza

    I bought the 2TB Time Capsule to replace an original Time Capsule that was maxed out. Plugged everything in and could not get the internet to come back up. I called our ISP (Cox Cable) and they were able to get my internet back up going directly from the cable modem to my iMac. But that bypassed the Time Capsule and therefore no WIFI. When I then routed the cable modem back to the Time Capsule, again no internet. I messed around with it a while and finally asked for support from Apple on the web site. Got a call back from them in half a minute, and within 5 minutes they walked me through the DHCP settings on the Time Machine to get it right. It's been great since then. Kudos to Apple for outstanding customer support and a great product!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I should have known better

    • Written by from Youngsville

    After trying to purchase a couple of lowered priced devices (router and extender), I decided that I would buy a time capsule and give it a shot after reading a lot of positive reviews. Let's just say that not only I am happy but my daughters are happy too. We have great coverage and speed throughout the house. Devices include iMac, Macbook, two iPod touches, three iPads and two Apple TV's. Great product and I highly recommend, next step is set up time machine,

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after a year, just after warranty expired

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I should have learnt my lesson with my first time capsule in grad school which was finicky and crashed once every 4-5 months. It lasted me through 4 years before dying, so when I got a new job, I conveniently forgot how terrible the device was in light of automatic backups.

    However I'm really annoyed that just shy of 12 months, the device crashed and no matter how much I reset it, it won't even show up on my computer. $300 wasted!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Statesboro

    This is a great product. The ad wireless is faster, but my network provider is slow so I can't fully enjoy it. N wifi is also noticbly faster though. It is good for backing up your mac but I wish you could handle the backups easier because time machine sometimes gets confusing. Otherwise, I would recommend this product highly.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Guy, but Forced to Return it

    • Written by from Henrico

    I love Apple products but I was forced to return it. I honestly rather have the Time Capsule than what I was forced to get because in theory it should work better like most of my experience with Apple. I started with the Time Capsule. It was great initially then the internet crawls after about a day of use. I reset it and within minutes it crawls again. Netflix streaming is impossible. Time Machine backups are painfully slow but my main problem was unreliability. I have 105mps internet with comcast. I could do a speed test and pull in 120mps but yet if I try to load apple.com it lags for literally minutes. I use to work in the Apple store in college and I know my way around osx so I went to the wifi diagnostics tool. The Time Capsule was set to automatic with the same SSID for the 2.4 and 5ghz band but the firmware chose a crowded channel, channel 6 on the 2.4ghz band. I chose channel 3 even though my MacBook Pro was still connecting to 5ghz to see if that would help. It did but only temporarily. At 1st I thought it was my ISP but then I tried my old Netgear router and walla my Apple TV could stream Netflix again. I must have got a lemon I thought so I returned it and got the AirPort Extreme instead. The Time Machine backups were just too slow for me to justify staying with it when I could just connect an external drive to the extreme. So brand new Extreme, guess what happens? Same exact experience! I get on the Apple forums and numerous people are complaining of the same issues. I go to the Apple Genius Bar and they've seen this before but suggest I try another one. After 2 I give up! I ended up getting the Netgear Nighthawk router. It isn't as elegant as Apple's but it's fast and reliable. Also it has USB 3 unlike the USB 2 on Apple's so I actually have faster Time Machine backups. It's been a month and internet hasn't dropped speed once so I know it's not the ISP. Apple please let me know when this is fixed. One of your most loyal fans!

    54 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router I've ever owned!

    • Written by from Edwardsburg

    After owning several Linksys routers over the last 15 years and seeing the reliability get worse, I decided to change directions and purchased the AirPort Time Capsule 2TB. Not only was I surprised to experience completely smooth Time Machine backups, but the strength of the the Wi-Fi signal was absolutely amazing! I couldn't recommend this product more highly.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ease of set up

    • Written by from NEVADA CITY

    After plugging in the cables the Amber light flashed and the book instruction said go to page 18. I followed the instruction and in a minute it was working. Then the utility lead me through setting a password and I was done except for installing the password in my iphone and iPad. I had envisioned an afternoon of frustration. Even Time Machine started working after I designated Time Capsule as the disk to use. It hadn't worked for three weeks.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router in general but with the extra storage, Backup savior.

    • Written by from Shelter Island

    Title says it all. When I first purchased it it came with a dead Ethernet port on the back. Didn't really need it but I wanted to get it fixed. Months went by and scheduled an appointment at an Apple store near by and they gave me a whole new one. Was out in 5 minuets. Couldn't of had better service.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best I've ever had.

    • Written by from kansas city

    Works perfectly.
    Great signal range and quality.
    I no longer had to worry about backups...

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line!

    • Written by from Bridgeview

    Went into my local electronics store looking for a new router. I went over to the shelf and picked up a high-end wireless router ($300) Walked over to look at the apple stuff. Started talking to the Apple attended on staff at the store. He informed me that Apple also has a wireless router that is easier to set up And very user-friendly with AC technology ( The latest Wireless Technology) . I certainly did not know this! ( Apple needs to advertise this more) I also was informed for the same manufacturers price of other high-end wireless router! Apple offers a high-end wireless router with a 2 TB hard drive for back ups. I was very interested in this because we own two MacBook Pros with retina display. I purchased the Apple airport time capsule took it home to set it up. The set up was so very easy! From unboxing the airport Time capsule to completion was only 7 minutes! I was totally blown away with the AC Wi-Fi range! I'm getting double the wi-Fi distance that I was used to!! Thank You Apple for simplifying our lives! Keep up the great work!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule Crash

    • Written by from Mount Pleasant

    I've had my Time Capsule for a little over three years now, and although it was relatively easy to set up and performed well for a while, it just crashed without warning. It has not been overworked as it just sat in the same location in my house for the entire time I've had it, but it has completely crashed. The amber light now shows constantly and it cannot be rebooted (soft or hard). I went on the forums and see that others have had the same problem and indicated that the hard drive on it is fried. So any of the data that I had backed up on the machine is also now lost forever. Given how ridiculously expensive the extended warranties are from apple (might as well just buy two units), I didn't opt for one at purchase. I would have expected better from an Apple product.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speed and functionality however decreased range

    • Written by from North Adelaide

    I bought the ATC mainly for the additional backup and was pleased to see that it boasts good range, speed along with the 2tb of available backup. Works great have been able to access TC with all machines and the wireless speed is up on my previous router however we live in a double brick apartment and the range compared to my old Dlink DIR618 is questionable. I have needed to add an AP Express as an extender so we are able to get access in the bedrooms of the apartment.

    Overall great product but disappointed that the range is not up to what is advertised.

    6 of 7 people found this useful