Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
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Can I add a USB drive to Time Capsule and use the combined capacity (of the Time Capsule drive and the attached drive) to backup with Time Machine
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No hard drive will last for 100 years. It is probably flash memory that you are seeing that quoted on, but that will come in much smaller capacities (typically 8GB-64GB) and a much higher cost-per-gigabyte than the Time Capsule, and of course, do not include a fairly high end wireless router.
Hard drives have an average lifespan of approximately 5 years, but there are plenty of outliers, with some lasting 10 years and some only 10 minutes. And of course, the Time Capsule also contains a wireless router, which in itself will probably only last 3-5 years of continuous usage. That is why the recommendation for backups is always to have multiple backups, and preferably, to have at least one backup "offsite" (that is, not in the same physical location as your other backups), as the odds of multiple backups failing simultaneously is vanishingly small.
- Answered by Andrew R from Victoria
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How quiet is the time capsule?
Is the Time Capsule quiet enough to use in a bedroom? I know the hard drive will spin if a back up is going on, which is fine. But I'm wondering how loud the fan is when the hard drive is not spinning and no backups are happening?
- Asked by Tristan T from Richmond
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You will not hear it unless you stick your ear to it when the HDD starts up.
- Answered by Frederic L
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Does the latest Airport Time Capsule support VLAN IEEE 802.1Q?
I have been looking for some time to buy one of those, but my provider requires VLAN IEEE 802.1Q support for the router to connect TO the Optical Network Terminal. I saw many people in forums having issues on this sometime ago.
I don't want to use the router supplied by the provider as a bridge, as it just adds overheads.
- Asked by Frédéric T from Barcelona
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is this a bluetooth booster?
- Asked by Dallas L from Daphne
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No. It is a wifi router that can either be chained off your current router or replace the current one. If you want one to boost your wifi network signal range, get the Express.
- Answered by Jesse H from Clarence Center
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will the time capsule allow ppoe connecting
i would like to use it in place of my router to login in to my isp
- Asked by Brian S from Vernal
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is Radio output power: 32.5 dBm safe to use in a child's bedroom. 32.5dBm is the power output of a class1 3G mobile phone.
Does the AirPort Time Capsule include parental controls?
Does the AirPort Time Capsule include parental controls, which allow filtering of websites and content by keywords and / or by internet rating systems? Because I will add a NAS to my network, I am considering replacing my existing wireless router with a Time Capsule but, to do so, the router function of the Time Capsule must provide parental controls.
- Asked by Greg W from New Britain
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Will the 2TB airport time capsule work in both he uk and us? i spend a lot of time in both and would like to muse in both locations?
Can I get Access from anywhere like the WD Cloud storage
I travel out of county and need to access things and store photos and documents can I do this remotely with the time cap like the WD cloud storage
- Asked by James C S from Clearwater
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how does it work with i tunes ? is it seamless
- Asked by Andrew W from Bonbeach
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How many watts does it use?
Looking to buy a generator for backup power in the case of outage - estimating the watts needed.
- Asked by Donald D from Spokane
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can i use this on 10.4.11 operating system
- Asked by Kenneth M from Hopewell Junction
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will this work with my FIOS wireless router?
- Asked by John M from Gloucester City
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Yes, just connect the Verizon router to the Time Capsule with an ethernet cable and it should work just fine
- Answered by Jack K from Las Vegas
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are the old airport express models compatible with the airport time capsule
- Asked by Jason L from Washington
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Windows 7 is not supported.
- Answered by Ruben G from Covina
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Extending a wifi-network with TC
Beside using for backup purposes I'd also like to use the TC for extending my existing WI-FI network. The current router is located upstairs, I'd like to have another router downstairs, this would be the TC. For this I should be able to connect the TC to the existing WI-FI network. I googled this a little bit and found that it may be problematic but not impossible. Any experience with this kind of setup?
- Asked by Janos J
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When plugging in the TC and starting the admin program on your computer, your TC is listed Top Left in the "un-configured" units. Choose it and the admin program will scan your existing network for other Airport Extreme or Express units and propose to automatically extend your network.
Takes about 1 min to do and you have nothing to configure on your new unit, as all parameters are pulled from your existing AP.
- Answered by Frederic L
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