Extending Wireless Network: Time Capsule (AC version) to Extreme/Express

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jdag, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. jdag

    jdag New Member

    Mar 13, 2006


    I currently have a new Time Capsule (the AC tower version) and have it set to extend wireless networking to a couple of AirPort Express routers (1 of the older wall-plug style, and 1 of the current AppleTV sized style).

    Both Express units report "Excellent" connectivity and are running on 802.11a/n at between 216 and 275Mb/s.

    Would I benefit from upgrading 1 or both of those Express units to the new Extreme AC model? Would the Time Capsule to Extreme AC offer higher throughput?

    The reason for this question is that I just purchased a TiVo setup and am experiencing some intermittent connectivity issues. Currently I have 2 TiVos connected to 1 of the Express routers via a switch. So the TiVos are not running wirelessly per se.

    I know I can add a MoCA network to run the TiVos, but would rather accomplish via the AirPorts as I have other uses for the AirPorts anyhow.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. questors

    questors Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    I was using an Airport Express to extend my Airport Extreme to the TiVo and was getting marginal connectivity. I moved the Airport Express near the TiVo and connected its Ethernet port to the Tivo. Works great.
  3. jdag

    jdag New Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    I will try the direct connection as you've mentioned (as opposed to through a switch).
  4. flashedbios

    flashedbios Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    I Thought all time capsules were DC and ran off a AC to DC converter. are there ones now that are straight AC and have their converter internally?
  5. NJ Webel

    NJ Webel Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Richmond, VA


    I think he's talking about this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11ac

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