• 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.

    7 of 12 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.

    31 of 54 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.

    4 of 14 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.

    26 of 29 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must have

    • Written by from POUGHQUAG

    What can I say. This device delivers - not surprised - I have recently become an Apple convert.

    Left the windows world behind - for good.

    Everything Apple designs is done with the user in mind.

    This device is no different. Set up was easy and backing up my computer is no longer a thought - it's automatic and flawless.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Product

    • Written by from PICKERING

    Replaced an earlier model which needed 2 Airport Expresses to extend the signal. With the new device I do not need the Expresses as the Time Machine covers a much, much bigger area with it's signal. Set up was very easy.

    Also bought a Extreme for the house with the same result. Apple always do things well and I would advise that it is always worth taking out AppleCare. The devices are normally covered if your Mac is under Apple Care. These warranties and support agreements are worth every penny.

    Sold the old systems on eBay which almost paid for one of the new routers.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best money spent

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I wanted to have an automated backup system for both my Mac and my brother's Mac. And I also wanted something that will help our internet as we are going to have our internet re-done in my home. I needed something to handle a lot of devices and this will do the trick. I absolutely love Apple and their products. I hear a lot of people say, "Once you go Mac, you never go back," and I absolutely DO NOT want to go back to Microsoft. It would be nice if Microsoft had something like this, oh wait, they probably don't have the power to make one since all their products catch viruses.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    • Written by from Clearwater

    I received the 2TB Airport Time capsule for a Christmas gift. Setup was very easy, but it would not read an external hard drive. I tried three different hard drives, the unit would not detect them. When I left the range of the wifi with my iPhone or iPad, I could not reconnect without restarting the Airport. I was very disappointed with the unit. I had it for four days and had to restart it over ten times.

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    This product lasted just over a year. It does not work anymore and warranty is up.

    47 of 73 people found this useful

  • 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.

    39 of 52 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