Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032
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"Solid performer, quirky to those not familiar with OSX."
2 August 2013
Pros: Consistent performance deals with structural obstacles well provided all devices are -n spec. Reliable hard drive, easy configuration with OSX devices.
Cons: With -g wireless devices in the network the performance takes a noticeable hit, particularly in usable range. Of note the device should be on the lower level of a multi floor home. Location is challenging if you are trying to use with -g devices.
Pros: 1. Most powerful wireless connection that I ever installed. 2. Easy to configure and manage on PC. 3. MS Vista and 7 backup app works great, and other backup applications work. 4. Fastest connection that I ever had after d-link, netgear.
Cons: 1. Has some limited network configuration, but I am not running a big business (8 devices on my small business network). 2. PC users will need to purchase backup software or depend on MS apps, but they work great.
Summary: I took it out of the box, and it was as easy as just plugging it in. The initial back-up was a little timely (I just left my computer on over night), but my OS X Leopard took care of everything pretty much. I was able to plug my printer into it, and now I can print remotely from any of the computer/laptop in my house (both Macs & PCs). As long as you are willing to throw down the cash, the Time Capsule is definitely worth it.