Time Capsule Goes Dual Band

Apple released a new version of its Time Capsule network backup appliance on Tuesday that now supports dual-band Wi-Fi access.

Dual-band Wi-Fi lets the Time Capsule support up to 50 users on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz radio bands at the same time, which should offer better range and data transfer speeds. It also supports guest networking so that you can allow people to use your Internet connection without giving them access to the rest of your network, USB printer and hard drive sharing, and WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit WEP security.

The dual-band Time Capsule is available now in a 500GB capacity for US$299, and 1TB for $499.