My friend has the following kit in the house (although not all at the same time):
- His MacBook Pro 15" with 500gb HD
- Her MacBook Air 13" with 256gb SSD
- Daughter's MacBook white with 500gb HD
- His and Hers iPad 3
- His and Hers iPhone 5
- Son's iPod Mini
- Nanny's iPhone 4S
- Grandpa has an iPhone 3GS
- AirportExpress for the bathroom speakers (niiiice)
- Apple TV in the lounge
- XBox 360 in the lounge
- Samsung Smart TV in the lounge
- TimeCapsule 1TB
- Western Digital dual-drive 4TB USB drive (formatted as mirrored 2TB), connected to the TimeCapsule.
The Apple TimeCapsule has recently become unreliable either failing to do TimeMachine backups or losing it's internet connection (even though it is wired to the broadband modem). Even before this, the performance of wifi TimeMachine backups was poor - 300MB of changes would not complete backup before battery ran out. I have to admit, mine is exhibiting the same behaviour.
So, he'd probably like to move away from a TimeCapsule network.
What's an alternative setup to allow all the same (or similar enough) features and functions? Does he have to buy a Mac Mini Server?
The internet connection works fine when we plug a Mac into the modem directly, but the TimeCapsule would not allow WiFi clients to connect, so pretty sure the TimeCapsule is at fault.