1st Gen Time Capsual

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Meinlsync, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Meinlsync macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    In a few weeks I'm about to be connected up to a very high speed fiber connection. I've check personally with my neighbour and the speeds tend to be anywhere between 100mbps and 1000mbps. With this in mind I'm keen to make sure that none of my equipment is going to cripple my speeds. My house is fairly large and an extension means that a few of the walls used to be external (and therefore thick, also in UK so generally a sturdier house). I plan to get a new Airport Extreme as the router and run a cat 6 cable upstairs to another in bridge mode. I was planning to use an old 1st gen Time Capsule for this however I've read that its not even dual band. I guess my question is will the TC be up to the tob and if its not would the new airport Express be fast enough?

  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    Get two Extremes as they have beam forming antennae array, just like modern cellular base stations. The second one extends the wifi network from the first one. I did that with a new Time Capsule and a new Extreme. Then you will also have the latest wifi spec when you have device (phone, iPad, Mac) that can use it.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Give it a try with the new AEBS. If you're getting good coverage everywhere, great. If not, don't bother with your first-gen TC - as you say, won't even do dual-band. Get an Airport Express instead, or if you want .ac everywhere a 2nd new AEBS.
  4. Meinlsync thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    Thanks for your help. I think I'm going to get 2 N or .ac class routers from somewhere else. Really looking for something that is really fast on the 2.4GHz N band.

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