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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
    This is the package we have for our fiber internet through a local company - https://myvalunet.com/valuplus/ Our download/upload runs about 95 on good days. We have an Apple Time Capsule 802.11ac 2 TB on our network. I've had two conversations with the service department at the company and they tell me that I am limited by our Time Capsule; we will never reach the 150 Mbps because our Time Capsule's limit is 100. Is that correct?

    Any help you can give me to understand this would be appreciated because when I read the Time Capsule's specs my interpretation is that it should handle higher than the 100 Mbps. But, I certainly may not be understanding it correctly.

    Thank you.

    (Running 2 MacBook Airs (not always concurrently), iPad Pro, iPhone x and iPhone 8).

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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
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    If you have Apple's latest model, they say:

    802.11ac. The new definition of fast.
    More than just a wireless hard drive, AirPort Time Capsule is also a full-featured Wi‑Fi base station with the latest three-stream 802.11ac technology. Now you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps3 — triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi‑Fi.4 You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz-wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Time Capsule maximizes that connection as well.
    PS: Make sure you read the footnotes, i.e.:

    3. Based on theoretical peak speeds. Actual speeds will be lower.
    https://www.apple.com/ca/airport-time-capsule/

    Your LAN/WAN speeds will depend on a lot of things like connection types, interference etc., etc…


    EDIT:
    For more info, try a web search:
    Apple Time Capsule 802.11ac maximum speed
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=...Kc7M8geatJ-oAw






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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
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    Well it is a lot better than rural Australia where our ultra right wing Federal Government will not update copper telephone wires to fibre optic outside capital cities and larger centres of +45,000.

    Have to make do with good old 6Mb/ps on a good day.
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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
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    You understand it just fine. It is unlikely you'll ever see the 150 Mbps "max" speed you're signed up for. They're using your TC as an excuse for not delivering what you thought you would be getting. If you were connecting directly to their router and getting the same 100 Mbps, they'd be telling you that 150 is best case scenario and depends on traffic.

    My Time Capsule 4th gen which is 802.11n only ever saw about 100 Mbps (on a 200 Mbps service I was paying for) which was exactly the same thing I saw connected directly to the ISPs router.

    Just moved to a fiber Gigabit service and I can hit about 110 Mbps with peaks around 220 Mbps on my 'n' TC. By passing the TC and connecting directly to AT&T's router I hit anywhere between 550 & 650 Mbps via wifi on my Mac which does have 'ac' capability.
    Ran speedtest on my AppleTV a few days ago and it gets between 940 & 980 Mbps via ethernet.

    And Harry, that's exactly why I'm having a problem trying to decide on moving to a small town or out away from the metropolitan areas. I've gottne use to having all the bandwidth I need for streaming 4k video.
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    Oh.my. So sorry. I do appreciate what we have!

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    Thank you!

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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
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    Ran speedtest on my AppleTV a few days ago and it gets between 940 & 980 Mbps via ethernet.

    Don't ya all just love all that big fast Texas talk???

    I don't know what they charge for that type of speed down there, but I feel for so many folks locally who are taking the bait and signing up for the local ISP's 150Mbps up here that they didn't even stop to consider or check if they even needed it. And most don't even understand needed bandwidth, but should check:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/217627/htg...et-connection/
    https://www.highspeedinternet.com/ho...peed-do-i-need
    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/interne...ews-24289.html
    etc. …





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    Well, I've been waiting for several years for AT&T to get their gigabit service down to a price point I was willing to pay. When they hit only $10 more than I was paying Time Warner for 200 Mbps service a month or so ago, that was close enough.
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    Is Time Capsule 802.11ac 2TB capable of more than 95 Mbps?
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    I pay $40/mo for a huge 1.7Mbps and I am pretty sure a pigeon flies the data in the last few miles. But it is better than satellite.

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    I pay $40/mo for a huge 1.7Mbps and I am pretty sure a pigeon flies the data in the last few miles. But it is better than satellite.
    And a lot faster than dialup. When you live out in the country, you have to expect some inconveniences. I remember our first DSL connection with AT&T. At the time I thought it was super fast, and it was compared to the dialup connection that I previously had.

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    My ISP is in the Bay Area North of San Francisco. To get internet to me they have to go through AT&T UVerse to my house as right now AT&T will not let them put Fiber in my city! I get 25Mbps for $40 a month but if they ever can put in their Fiber here, I will get Gigabit for the same $40 a month with no data caps or limits and great local customer service. I find 25Mbps more than fast enough for any HD movies or any software downloads but hope someday my ISP can put their own Fiber here and eliminate AT&T!

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    My ISP is in the Bay Area North of San Francisco.
    Interesting situation and setup choices you have there … at least you seem to have quite a few options compared to our limited choices…

    Modesto is the 255th most connected city in California ahead of Riverbank, Keyes, Empire, and Ceres. The average internet download speed in California is 53.77 mbps. No one in Stanislaus County has access to a fiber optic broadband connection. 88.2% of Californians have access to 100mbps or faster broadband.
    (Date not given)

    INTERNET SERVICE IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA
    https://broadbandnow.com/California/Modesto

    And yes, 25-30Mbps seems to be quite fast enough for most average users. I don't think that heavy use gamers or very large internet using families would be considered 'average' internet users.




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    That report is way out of date. I have friends with 200Mbps and higher and friends with full fiber. I can not afford the price plus they meter and throttle your connection.

    Also with my connection I have one system doing videos, another downloading streaming downloads and can still do what I want on my iPad or other systems.

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    That report is way out of date.
    That was my suspicion and why I added the "(Date not given)" note.

    BTW: how does this work when you satiated:
    To get internet to me they have to go through AT&T UVerse to my house as right now AT&T will not let them put Fiber in my city!
    Aren't they both controlled by the same "AT&T" company???




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    It's all very complicated and sometimes political Patrick. Several years ago Verizon left the markets in Texas, California, and Florida and instead sold out to another company. (Frontier Communications). I always wondered why they left the three largest markets? The other day, a Frontier tech was at my home installing a newer high speed system and I asked him that same question. (He was also a former Verizon employee) He told me it was because of the workers Union. Say what? What the heck has a Union got to do with it? Turns out it was a political decision. And a stupid one I might add.

    Anyway, luck would have it the tech that installed the new equipment was also a Mac user and knew exactlfy how to setup the new high speed router and fiber interface. Nice to have someone who knew Macs instead of the typical Windows nerd that gives you a big "duh" when you mention you're running a Mac on their system.

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