Current situation: - 802.11n Router with gigabit wired ports in the basement - Router is connected to 8-port gigabit switches throughout the house - two PCs, one laptop and numerous other devices included A/V receivers, gaming units, tvs etc connected to the network via lan - other devices utilizing wireless - my wife and I use iPads and iPhones around the house. - we have a new Apple TV3 wired to one of the 8-port switches - older printer, not airprint - connected to the lan. - older HP Mediasmart server connected to the lan and handling backup duties My plan is to make a whole house move to Apple following release of the next iMacs. Here's what a like to do: - iMac in my office for myself. Essentially my base station. - iMac in my family room for the family. Essentially the base station for my family (wife and kids) - My wife and I would continue to use our iPads and iPhones as we do now. Each utilize iCloud and the same Apple id for store purchase but my wife utilizes another (sub?) id for iCloud so that we do not share pix, contacts etc. - My router is due for an upgrade and I would like a user friendly backup solution. Thinking Time Capsule would do the trick. May I assume I can swap in the Time Capsule for the current router and it will continue to perform as the previous (connected via lan to various switches etc) and remove the mediasmart server because the TC will handle the backup? - printer upgrade to airprint capable - I'd like a media server that will handle itunes serving, photo, video and media mgt. I'd also like it to be able to perform as a surveillance / security station and possibly as an ftp server when needed. Does Apple offer a friendly solution for this? - I'd like to move to a digital office. Thinking Evernote + a SnapScan scanner will get me there. - I'd like the whole shebang to be user friendly. Syncing between iMacs, iPads and iPhones. Security cameras viewable on any of the Apple devices and on the phones when out of the home. I know I rambled a bit. Any advice?