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Can you connect 2 time capsules on the same home network?
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can ipad do home sharing from AirPort Time Capsule-2TB
can ipad do the home sharing music file from AirPort Time Capsule-2TB
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Does the AirPort Time Capsule (2013) allow USB or Ethernet-connected drive to be used as part of the Time Capsule functionality?
Would like to explore connecting a USB-drive-enclosure and/or an Ethernet-drive-enclosure to allow more backup space to be available to users on my home network. Even if this would supercede the internal drive, I would find it preferable to other options like SLUG or FreeNAS which can be cheaper but potentially less-reliable.
For example, an Ethernet-capable NAS of, say, 10TB could be connected to one of the Gigabit ports, but would the AirPort Time Capsule (2013) recognize it as an extension of the internal storage, and therefore part of the Time Capsule storage media used for native Mac backups?
If there's not a way to do that, how arduous or risky is it to move the existing backups from the Time Capsule's internal drive to an external drive (ex: Ethernet-connected NAS) to free-up space on the 2TB/3TB internal drive, without corrupting the contents of that internal drive? Is there a way to initiate the move from within the Time Capsule itself, and thereby avoiding downloading/uploading all of that content over-the-network (to/from the PC) unnecessarily?
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Can I add a wired network switch if I need more wired connections?
I am thinking of upgrading to a Time Capsule as my primary router and WiFi connection at home. If I needed more wired connections (say 3-5 more) can I simply add a wired network switch to one of the connections on the back of the TC?
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Adding a time capsule to an existing network and configuring for the speediest backups?
I have a 27" i5 iMac on my home wireless network running off my ISP-provided wireless router. Many other devices like my TV and TIVO connect to this network so I'd like leave it as the creator of my wireless network.
I'd like to add a time capsule for backups from the iMac. I assume the time capsule can connect to my existing wireless network and I could back up that way but I was concerned that I may be sacrificing speed essential for backups compared with using the native wireless built-in to the time capsule.
Is it possible for the iMac to either:
- connect to both wireless networks at once
- connect to my existing router's wireless network but somehow switch to the time capsule's network when doing a backup.
I don't want to connect the time capsule direct via ethernet cable to my iMac as I would like to keep them separate for security purposes
- Asked by David F from Paddington
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I have a few questions related to Time Capsule Security.
(1) Is the connection between the wifi router and the AirPort Utility secured, e.g. via https?
(2) What ports are open for the 2TB internal storage?
(3) What ports are opened with the attachment of USB storage?
(4) Are there any publicly available security studies on the AirPort Time Capsule?
Thank you for your time.
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Transferring existing external backup hard drives to Airport Time Capsule?
I want to backup 4 devices on a home wifi network with an Airport Time Capsule (ATC):
iPad I (iOS 5.1.1)
iMac (OS 10.5.8, connected via ethernet cable to Airport Extreme.
MBA (OS 10.8.4)
The iMac is backed up by 2 external hard drives, a 1 TB OWC Mercury Elite that has only TimeMachine backup of the iMac, and a 250 GB Mercury Elite that is the storage for the iPhoto library on the iMac and for some other photo backups.
Questions. 1. Can I backup the iMac, which has most data, via the ethernet cable to ATC instead of via wifi? 2. Can I transfer or move the 1TB that Time Machine has backed up on the external hard to ATC? 3. Can I manually transfer data, for example the iPhoto Library or other photo back up from the 250GB external to the Airport Time Capsule?
thanks for help,
- Asked by Armando M from Wilson
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Extending a wifi-network with TC
I have an Airport Express and am buying an Airport Time Capsule, can I connect the Time Capsule to the modem as my main router, and then put the Express upstairs to extend the WiFi range and not have it physically connected to the modem or the Airport Time Capsule - just plugged in somewhere? Thanks
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Will my Mac automatically discover and disconnect from a Time Capsule as I arrive and leave from my apartment, and handle interrupted backups?
I'm hoping that the Time Capsule is a flexible backup option that doesn't require me to mount / unmount it as a drive every time I take my laptop on or off my home network. Does it work this way, or does it mount as a network drive which has to unmounted before you can depart? I'm hoping that automatic backups can be interrupted and retried the next time my computer connects to the capsule.
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Make a WiFi Network with a Data Card and Airport Time Capsule
I am considering buying a Airport Time Capsule mainly to have a back up of my iMac. But i now read that it can also be used as a router - so i am a bit curious if i can somehow use a DataCard to create a WiFi. I have been given an extra DataCard with my iPhone that i intended to use for my iPad and it connects to a 4G network with very fast upload and download. Is this somehow doable?
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In addition to Time Machine from networked Macs, can I use this to back up an external drive connected to the Time Capsule via USB?
I currently use a Seagate hard drive to store all my family photos and videos and am concerned with a drive failure occurring. I would like to attach this Seagate drive to the new AirPort Time Capsure and have the Seagate backed up to the TIme Capsule. Is this possible? My goal is redundancy. Thanks!
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will time capsule work if i have a dsl network
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Does AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB back up iPhoto
I have a macbook pro which I travel with and an iMac at home. So i end up with lots of photographs on both. Would be great if they were synced. I have had lots of trouble with iCloud and iphoto on both devices but no such issues with ipad and iphone.
Hopefully AirPort Time Capsule is the answer to my problems.
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Hi, I would like to know if the new airport Time Capsule (2TB) can be used as a network/wireless repeater?
My room is a bit far from my wireless router and I don't get the best signal. I was hoping to use the time capsule as a network/wireless repeater in my room if possible.
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Can Time Capsule backup an external drive connected to the USB port?
I would like to connect a hard drive to the USB port of my AirPort Time Capsule for the purpose of providing a universal drive for movies and files shared by all computers on my wireless network. I am curious - can you select the drive plugged into the Time Capsule USB port to also be backed up by the Time Capsule itself? The reason I would want to do this is in the event that the external drive breaks, a copy of the files are on the Time Capsule itself.
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do I need internet connection to backup my mac to airport time capsule?
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Can I connect my 1st gen time capsule via Ethernet to a 3rd gen time capsule as well as a WD MyBook via USB to the 3rd gen time capsule?
I am thinking about getting the newest ATC 2 or 3 TB. I was hoping I could connect two older drives to the new device. 1. a 500 GB ATC via Ethernet and 2. a 250 GB WD My Book via USB. Or should I daisy chain the WD drive to the old ATC? If I can do this, should I turn off the WiFi signal in the old ATC?
- Asked by Ernest M from Lilburn
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Does an external hard drive plugged into the AirPort Time Capsule shut off when not being accessed?
I would like to plug a 2 drive RAID enclosure into the USB port on the back of the Airport Time Capsule. I use the Time Capsule hard drive for backup, but would like a 2 drive RAID enclosure so I can store files shared by the computers on my network. In the past I have had external drives plugged into my desktop macs, and when the computer turns of the hard drive also turns off. I am curious because the router is always on, if no computers on the network are actively asking the drive I wonder if it goes into a sleep mode. I would like to leave the drive on at all times which is why I am asking about this.
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Can I back up my PC to Time Capsule
I am slowly converting the house to Apple. I still have my last PC as my main home computer. It has the bulk of all my files, pictures, etc. Can I back it up to Time Capsule? I eventually will break that computer down as the kids get older and everyone ends up with laptops. Thanks for the help.
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Does the AirPort TC support having an ethernet connected network printer that is accessible to both MacBookAir and PC laptops?
I am currently using my printer's USB connection and ethernet connection quasi-simultaneously (both physically connected, but only print from one connection at a time). The ethernet connection goes to my LinkSys home router. The printer's USB port is connected to a work Windows7 PC laptop directly for corporate VPN security reasons and so cannot be connected to the AirPort TC USB port. I am wanting to replace my LinkSys router with the AirPort TC so that I can also set up Time Machine backups on my MacBookAir. Secondly, can I have my Windows Vista PC do backups to the AirPort TC (as a network drive)?
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