So ... if I buy a Time Capsule, I don't need my Airport Extreme Base Station any more, is that right?

  • Asked by Guy S from Edmonton
  • Nov 27, 2009
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QA Apple Time Capsule

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6 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    In my case, the Apple instructions worked perfectly. I first installed the Time Machine and created the home network, with all of my computers recognizing it--no problem for me at all. Then I took my old Airport Extreme and followed its instructions for creating a relay bridge to extend my wireless signal from the Time Machine to all over the house. I would go back to the start, find the user manuals--online if you don't have them printed out--and start by setting up the Time Machine to receive an input from your cable or DSL modem, and to connect wirelessly with all your equipment--or you can use ethernet cable. After the network is working, then try to set up your Airport as a wireless relay bridge to extend the wireless area of good reception.

    • Answered by David K from Houston
    • Feb 1, 2010
  • GS, if you setup your TC to operate in "802.11n only" Radio Mode, your wireless network will only be recognized, and only be usable, by 802.11n devices. To enable it to be wirelessly recognized and used by b/g devices, set it up as "802.11n (802.11b/g compatible)." If you don't see that as an option in AirPort Utility on the Wireless panel, hold down the "option" key (alt) prior to clicking the Radio Mode popup.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Apr 28, 2010
  • GS, if you just bought your TC you should call Apple Care and they will walk you through the setup process. They can probably also help you extend your network with your Airport Extreme as well. If you bought your TC within 90 days it's a free call.

    • Answered by Kevin Y from Lawrenceville
    • Jun 21, 2011
  • Yes, the time capsule takes place of that it just a hard drive and more ethernet ports

    • Answered by Sean C from Philadelphia
    • Sep 26, 2010
  • yes

    • Answered by Dorina D
    • Jan 17, 2011
  • yes

    • Answered by Eleanor R from Queensbury
    • Aug 21, 2010