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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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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