Airport Extreme, Time Capsule best practices configuration

I searched for articles showing exactly what are the settings that I would see in my Airport Extreme Time Capsule. I put in place of the years before, but more recently WIFI was slow or choked several times a day. Our internet service provider recently upgraded its network, even though they claim that any slowdown is not their problem. I made sure the Time Machine backups do not cause them selfs. The Capsule is connected via CAT5 to the modem. All devices can connect wirelessly to the network.

Base Station name is unique. Network is not hidden. Password is super strong. Wireless security is WPA/WPA2 Personal, just in case the older devices need to connect. In the window of the wireless Options, 5 GHz network name is disabled. 2.4 and 5 GHz channels is set to automatic. Router mode network is DHCP and NAT.

I don't know if we're even using the 5 GHz mode. I want to make sure that we are optimizing on the installer. Any help is very appreciated.

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Wireless security is WPA/WPA2 Personal

It's bad... AC is optimized to WPA2 and you will suffer significant slow down with WPA1. Even if your TC is former model Wireless N, that customers with AC wireless cards will not work as well.

Use an AP gradually charge for older clients N or G... almost nothing today will be limited to the WPA1 unless it is very old and very slow.

Name of the 5 GHz network is unchecked. 2.4 and 5 GHz channels is set to automatic. Router mode network is DHCP and NAT.

The Apple 2.4 ghz speed limit... and always have.

You will get the wrong speed on 2.4 ghz and is therefore the only way to improve the speed force customers to 5 GHz that can usefully use it.

Check the 5 GHz range and give it a different name for the principal name wireless... It's the only way you can force clients to use the 5 GHz.

How old and exactly which model is the TC? The base A1xxx please if you do not know.

Age affects things. Routers wireless for some reason any servant of quality have a service life of about 3 years... the TC is actually worse than average... being more stressed to the load of the hard drive.

I made sure the Time Machine backups do not cause them selfs.

You actually turn off TM? Sometimes the TM always works, even when people think it's the start.

more recently WIFI was slow or choked several times per day

It's what I expected with TM still working on a computer.

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