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Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: bruceko
Date: August 27, 2018 08:34PM
My time capsule is slowly dying due to over heating tried a repair but it was no go. It operates in bridge mode behind a fios routerI really like the compactness of it and use the 4 port hub and time machine
Should I just get a new one? any suggestions for other options.
I do have a newer Lynksys 9200 but it is big and was difficult to set up. It did not like to operate in bridge mode. Took a couple of hours with tech support to get it set up.
had to put it on its own sub net so it doesn't see most items on my network
with no firmware updates on the airport will it remain secure?
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 27, 2018 08:38PM
Don’t think you can get a new one anymore.

eBay, maybe?
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 27, 2018 08:40PM
.....refurbs for Time Capsules in Apple refurb store.......



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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: sydric
Date: August 27, 2018 10:02PM
Apple has refurbs available through the online Apple Store. They come and go frequently.

[www.apple.com]



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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 28, 2018 01:23AM
You'll never do better than 802.11n with the Time Capsule. If you get the right one, it will support 450 Mbps max throughput. As time marches on, though, it's likely you will want a router with one of the newer, faster standards (802.11ac now, 802.11ax soon).

Having said that, I love my Time Capsule. As you indicate, it's unobtrusive and has worked flawlessly since I purchased it in 2011.



It is what it is.



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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 28, 2018 08:23AM
Another option is to get a Airport Extreme and plug a drive into it. The same speed limitations apply, but you can switch drives easily.

That said, I'd look for another, faster router that is Time Machine friendly.



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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: Pam
Date: August 28, 2018 08:28AM
I've been migrating over to Apple cloud services. I also have external drives for longer term storage of pictures and video. Once my time capsule gives up I'll use a plain jane router.
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: August 28, 2018 08:36AM
Both the 2T and 3T refurb Time Capsules in the Apple Refurb store show 802.11ac speeds.
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: August 28, 2018 09:12AM
802.11AC for sure with Time Capsule.

I've fixed probably 15 of them, upgraded drives, etc... not that hard. New fans readily available on eBay.

Don't want to mess with it? PM me. smiling smiley



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 28, 2018 01:21PM
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OWC Jamie
802.11AC for sure with Time Capsule.

OP specifically stated a preference for the low-profile TC, which means the older 802.11n version.



It is what it is.
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 28, 2018 01:37PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
OP specifically stated a preference for the low-profile TC, which means the older 802.11n version.

I didn't take OP's "really like the compactness of it" to mean it was the older, low-profile style.
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: bruceko
Date: August 28, 2018 02:43PM
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DeusxMac
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N-OS X-tasy!
OP specifically stated a preference for the low-profile TC, which means the older 802.11n version.

I didn't take OP's "really like the compactness of it" to mean it was the older, low-profile style.
by compactness I meant the small footprint. tower is fine for me
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Re: Apple Airport time capsule
Posted by: bruceko
Date: August 29, 2018 12:29PM
Thanks for the Links on the refurbs. Ordered a replacement yesterday
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