Airport Extreme and Time Machine

Two questions:

I have a 2nd generation (I think) Time machine. Network performance is slow throughout the House. MacBook Air, iPad, iPhone, etc. In addition, we have internet high speed ugly (country life). The new Airport Extreme upgrade will speed up my network? Also if I buy AE without Time Machine can I use always current Time Machine for backups and not as a router? Running Mac Mini end of 2014.

If the seed is limited by your internet provider then a new router will not help.

Try to connect to a Mac via a cable (Ethernet). That will help determine if update will help your wifi router with internet high speed.

An Airport Extreme includes NO storage. Apple's time Capsule incorporates an Airport Extreme and a hard drive for storage in a single package/case.

Even if you bought a time Capsule you sill use your existing storage unit for your Time Machine backup

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