Dead WIFI on AEBS and Time Capsule
My 100Mbit Wireless N Airport Extreme lost its' wireless today. The wired part is still running fine, but I can't get a signal out of it for wireless. Did a quick search on Apple's support forms and apparently they are still using a 'wireless card' in their base stations which have been known to fail.
It is just over 11 months old, so still under warranty I believe. I tried looking it up on their website and they couldn't locate the Serial number. I ordered it online and do have the receipt so I should be good.
Problem is, I REALLY don't want to go without my router for a while. So I got thinking about the new Time Capsule. Unfortunately Apple is not shipping them yet. They're still flagged as "February".
My warranty runs out in 3 weeks. Do I take a chance that Apple will ship, and I'll receive a 1TB Time Capsule before my warranty expires on March 7th? That way I won't be without a router. Afterwards I could look at using the repaired base station as an extension or perhaps just sell it off.
I also wonder if the Time Capsule is worth it? I've got an external drive already for backups but it's getting close to being full. Some day I'll have too much on the Mac's HD to fit on the backup. Still, it's $600 (w/taxes), which is quite a lot. I worry though that it's not real expandable and I could end up wanting to replace it later. All-in-One units like this tend to scare me.
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