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Airport Extreme or Time Capsule


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I recently purchased a MacBook Pro and decided it's time to upgrade my router. I've been running a Arris Cable Modem/Router, leased from Time Warner Cable for over a year and have had intermittent wi-fi issues for the entire time. Now with the Mac the problem seems to be more persistent. I am ready to spend $$ for a good or even the best router I can find that will accomplish this and put the modem into bridge mode, where it belongs.

In my home network we have the following devices:
MacBook Pro Mid 2012
Phones running IOS
Android Phone
PC laptop Win 7
Desktops Win 7
Canon MX 700 all in one printer
WD My Book Ext. HD, 1TB
Playstation 3 (Wi-fi)
Kindle Fire
Google Chromecast
LG Smart TV

I want all devices to play nice (of course) but that seems easier said then done.
My goal is to connect the printer to the router but since it has only one USB port I can't do that and still use the WD External drive. So the other option is to get the Time Capsule and eliminate the WD. It could remain connected to one of the desktops as it is now. These are my options as I see them but I was hoping to hear from you guys (and gals) as to some other options I'm not aware of. Since I have more Windows based devices should I be looking at other, non Apple routers as well?

Thanks much for any and all feedback!
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I recently bought a Apple Extreme router 802.11AC. Could not be happier. Has worked very good rock solid. I see the biggest improvement with my smart tv. I had a Cisco router before and netflex would freeze or drop the net work connection from time to time. Since using the Apple this has been rock solid have yet to drop a connection. It's a bit pricy but well worth the money glad I bought it.
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That printer is supposed to be Network compatible and has an Ethernet port (according to specs I just looked at). Have you tried plugging it direct to the router and setting it up as a Network device?

If that works you can use the USB port on the AEBS and keep your WD external.

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That printer is supposed to be Network compatible and has an Ethernet port (according to specs I just looked at). Have you tried plugging it direct to the router and setting it up as a Network device?

If that works you can use the USB port on the AEBS and keep your WD external.
Well I went ahead and got the Time Capsule (2TB). I still have some network issues to workout but the printer is online and visible to all the computers using a USB hub. I also have the WD hard drive connected to the hub and that seems to be working well also. As far as the router, it is exceeding my expectations at least so far.
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