Current 3G TC , another TC or Extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MrMister111, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. MrMister111, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015

    MrMister111 macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    I have a 3rd gen (flat type) TC 1Tb. I use it connected to my ISP modem and for TM backups for my iMac. I think it may be time to upgrade.

    I can't just use the Sky modem as it only allows a certain number of access if using the access list which I use, so I have to have another TC or Airport Extreme I think.

    So I have iPhone 6, iPad Air, Apple TV2/3, numerous other WiFI devices. Will the newer A1521 6th Gen Airport Extreme be good enough, and then I'll use a USB HDD connected to either the AE or direct to my iMac for TM backups?

    Will the range improve at all? I have an older direct plug in Airport express WiFi N (A1264), will this be "pulling" down my WiFi as its a slower speed? I use it to extend the WiFi?

    Or should I buy another TC? I see Apple UK selling refurb AE for £145, or I can get a 2nd hand from a local shop for £95, or buy new?
  2. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    No networking gurus about that can help please?

    I'm still wondering wether to go for the Time Capsule or AE and a USB HDD route? I've read a bit about TC overheating problems, are these still happening on the latest models? Also the newest AE model now allows the USB port to be used as a Time Machine backup officially, so thats good..

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