WiFi intermittent

For the past two weeks, our Time Capsule wireless connection (2015) (Version 7.7.7) was extremely intermittent. He goes out for a short period and then turns back on. Our ISP told us to recycle and get a new modem cable. We did it and the same thing still happens at least 4 or 5 times a day. Failures range from 2 to 3 minutes to 20 minutes. During outages of the time Capsule has a light amber, and then the light flashes green and then go back to the fixed Orange until it returns the signal and light turns solid green. When activated, the signal is always strong. Does anyone have an idea what is the cause?

MacBook Pro

MacBook air


everything works Sierra


Unfortunately, a constant amber status light seems to indicate a potential failure of the time Capsule. It seems, from your description, that the complete failure has not occurred but has been intermittent.

If you bought the time Capsule in the year, you can return it for a replacement; otherwise, if you have si vous avez achete bought with another Apple product calling and have AppleCare with this product, you would potentially have three years warranty.

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