I have a Time Capsule (it's the last version, not the current one) that is connected to my FIOS modem and serves as the base station for my home wireless network in my three story house.
I have an older Time Capsule (two versions ago) that I have been using to extend the network.
The base station is on third floor. Testing near the 3rd Floor time Capsule I get download speeds of 35 - 55mb.
Near my chromecast enabled television on the first floor, with the extender Time Capsule either on the second floor or first floor, I used to get download speeds of 5 - 15 mb, good enough for Netflix.
Suddenly, I'm getting download speeds by the television of 0.02 mb.
It I turn off the extending Time Capsule, so the whole house has to rely on the one base station Time Capsule on the third floor, I get rates of .8mb - 4mb on the first floor near the TV, not usually enough to reliably use Netflix.
In the first floor kitchen, which is two floors below, but directly under, the base station Time Capsule, I get 15mb - 35mb download speed. But I don't need Netflix in the kitchen!
Is the extender Time Capsule just broken?
Can it be fixed? Is it worth fixing?
If I replace do I have to use an Apple product like the Airport Express, or will any wireless router work?