Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
309 Questions from the Community
Can i use the old airport extreme to extend the new airport extreme's network?
- Asked by Michael H from Mission
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Absolutely! The Airport Utility will helo you set it up as an extender. I currently am using a 5th Gen. Extreme with a 4th Gen. Extreme and 2nd. Gen Express as extenders.
- Answered by Christopher F from Whitney Point
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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
- Asked by Marla R from Essex
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Yes, It's perfect for that. I've used two Express units, one as the base and main wireless router and turned the second into an extender. Very easy to do, I set aside an hour for the task, I was done in about five minutes. You just have to have the two devices next to each other for pairing, then unplug your extender and move it to another location within range of the base unit. Be mindful these devices communicate with each other via radio waves, if there is a brick wall or other dense barrier (multiple walls) between, you can loose signal strength. Sometimes it takes a little time to get the best position. Hope that helps.
- Answered by Matt G from Crockett
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No. Just one of the many things some of us wish were configurable on Airports. The hardware is nice, works well, and is pretty easy to configure and maintain. But in some ways it is really lame. This is one of those ways.
- Answered by Randolph W from Roswell
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Can I access my iTunes content that is stored on the time capsule using homesharing on iPad/iphone without my mac being turned on?
I currently use home sharing to access iTunes content on my iPad/iphone when at home. My mac has to be turned on to do this. If I purchase an airport time capsule will this mean I can access the content using homesharing on ipad/iphone that is backed up on the time capsule drive without the mac being turned on?Answer
I'm using File Browser app,wich give me access from my iphone to the content on my time capsule wireless.hope to be helpfull.
Does the Time Capsule router create a physical firewall?
- Asked by Raymond A B from Myrtle Beach
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Is the AirPort Time Capsule a server also?
I saw in a review (That I now can not find) that it also doubled as a server for them. I can't find anywhere in the description it saying it doubling as a server, though. Thanks for the help!
- Asked by M G from Carlsbad
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Is the AirPort Time Capsule a server also? I now pay a monthly fee for a router and server. Can I get rid of this other company ?
- Asked by Jeffery W from Drakesboro
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Can I use the new Time Capsule on machines running 10.6.8?
Product Info says:
Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule.
But Tech Specs says this Time Capsule requires 10.7.5 and a higher Airport Utility that 10.6 supports.
- Asked by Phil C. B from Gainesville
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Yes, but only if you also have an iOS device.
I was looking at exactly the same situation, so here's what I've learned, hope it is useful.
The Mac OS X system requirements for setting the AirPort time capsule require Lion 10.7.5 for setup and administration — however if you have an iPhone/iPad device running running iOS 5 and also have AirPort Utility 1.3 (free from the App Store) it is possible to set up and administrate the unit wholely from your iOS device.
All other features should work fine, as:
- Time Machine backups are supported from 10.5.7+
- Shared printing is supported from 10.2.7+
- Sharing a connected USB hard drive is supported as of 10.4.8
Technically, any wi-fi enabled device should be able to connect to the module once set up. — The one handicap you will face is the need to set your device up from an iPhone/iPad.
Note: I hear the user interface on the iPad app is the best, as it provides the best information about your devices.
- Answered by Peter M from Armidale
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No, you can have the airports linked together by going to Airport Utility on your Mac and link it up. You don't need a cable. :)
- Answered by Michael L from Barrie
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Why isn't there a Thunderbolt port on the new Time Capsule?
It would seem the fastest way to transfer data from a Time Machine backup to a Mac would be with a Thunderbolt cable. It seems counter intuitive to move large amounts of data from a 3TB back by USB 2 when Thunderbolt technology is clearly superior
- Asked by Jack K from Las Vegas
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The WAN port is for your Wide Area Network which is just a long name for the ethernet cable port that you plug your internet modem into. The LAN port is for devices on your Local Area Network. Just remember your modem goes in the WAN port and everything else that isnt wireless goes into one of the LAN ports.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
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Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine?
Can I save content directly to the Capsule, or does it only backup what is saved on my Mac device?
I want to back up my MacBook Air via Time Machine on my Time Capsule, but I would also like to put files such as photos & music onto an external hard drive (hopefully Airport Capsule) & not leave on my computer.
- Asked by Larry P from Cedar
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In Finder there is a new list right under Devices when connected to the AirPort. It is labelled Shared and you should see your Time Capsule's name listed there. When you click it, it will go to the hard drive and you can treat it the same way you would with a USB external hard drive. Dont forget, the more data your Time Machine backup takes, the less free space you will have to use as an external hard drive.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
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How many gigabytes make a terabyte?
- Asked by Susan C. B from Scotts Valley
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1,000 gigabytes = 1 terabyte
- Answered by Spencer M from Oklahoma City
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Yes, as long as your Apple products are connected to the Airport
- Answered by Michael L from Barrie
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To my knowledge there is not a way to backup your iPhone directly to the AirPort Time Capsule. There are, however, two ways to back up your iPhone.
1) iCloud. A wireless backup that stores data (photos, docs, contacts...) in iCloud.
2) iTunes. This can be done over a cable or over your wifi network, but this option does require an Mac or Windows computer with iTunes installed.
I hope this helped answer your question...
- Answered by David E from Ypsilanti
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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
- Asked by Joe S
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can i remote access a airport time capsule???
I am thinking of purchasing the 2TB Airport Time Capsule & was wondering if I would be able to access the Airport Time Capsule remotely from anywhere via the Internet?
if yes, how???
- Asked by Darren M
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Yes, switch on Back to My Mac in the Time Capsule preferences. Make sure you have a very strong Apple ID or disk password if you do this
- Answered by Alan H
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Can the time capsule be used as a sort of media hub
I'd like to store my large collection of ripped DVD's on the time capsule. Id like to set it up so that anyone on my network can watch the movies, and also would like to be able to easily stream the movies to my tv's. I have apple tv, was wondering if this product is suitable for what I'm trying to do.
- Asked by John D from Manhasset
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Unfortunately the apple tv cannot get media data off the time capsule, instead it needs to connect to a Mac through home sharing. While it is possible to store your iTunes library on the time machine, and have your Mac access it through that, I have found this to be slow and unreliable, and the Mac must always be powered on and have iTunes open.
In terms of sharing the files with other people on your network, the time capsule would suit that perfectly. You could also still play the content on the apple tv as long as it was through a Mac first.
Hopefully that all makes sense, feel free to ask follow-ups if that doesn't make sense.
- Answered by Thomas A
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Should be. You would want an additional drive to do backups to though.
- Answered by David K from Easton
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