2009 Time Capsule wireless router vs. newer model

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Bill Killer, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Bill Killer macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2011
    I have a question regarding wireless performance. I'm considering getting a new model to upgrade my nearly 4 year old router. I don't use the wireless backup feature at all anymore (use a USB 3.0 hard drive now), so I'm judging this solely on the wireless performance of the 2009 Time Capsule vs. a newer model, possibly the Linksys E1200. Any thoughts?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    The wifi is a bit faster and has greater range on the latest TC and AEBS.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Here is a good review of the newest model and it includes a comparison with the older models.

    The newer models do have better speeds. That said, are you just using wifi for Internet access, or are you using it to move large files around the network? If you are only using it for Internet, your current router is likely faster than your Internet connection anyway, so a new router may not make much difference.

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