Better to run new time capsule with dual band or two routers?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Mikebuzzsaw, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I currently have the first generation 1TB Time Capsule which only supports compatibility mode for 802.11n. Using a slingcatcher, I get better speeds (way less video stuttering) running 5GHZ only mode vs compatibility mode. However, running 5ghz mode is annoying because my Eye-Fi card and iPhone aren't compatible with 802.11n.

    So I have two options.

    1) Keep current Time Capsule. Buy a used Airport Extreme for $100 or UFO one for $30-$50. Connect AirPort Extreme to Time Capsule.

    2) Selling my old Time Capsule. Buy new Time Capsule 1TB. Price for the older Time Capsule 1TB is only $20-$30 less than the new Time Capsule.
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Buy a cheap Linksys WRT54G for your non-N devices and run the TC on 5GHz.
  3. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I agree with Geo - if you didn't have a TC - I would say get a new one, but since you do, it makes the most since to just get a cheaper router.
  4. AMessy macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    I use one of the original AirPort Expresses for my "g" wireless devices to connect. I'm pretty sure they can be found used for cheap.

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