Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
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how long is the warranty on Airport Time Capsule - 2T
I just purchased the new Airport Time Capsule and i was wondering what kind of warranty comes with it and can I buy a extended warranty?
- Asked by Joseph M from Cape Coral
- 07 8, 13
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The TimeCapsule is warranted for one year, unless you have an AppleCare protection plan, purchased on a qualifying Apple product, in which case the following applies: "The AirPort device or Time Capsule must be purchased up to two years before your Mac purchase or during the term of your AppleCare Protection Plan coverage." (copied from the AppleCare protection page, footnote 2)
- Answered by Gary P from Boynton Beach
- 07 21, 13
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How long is the warranty on this product?
How long is the warranty on this product?
- Asked by Preetraj S from Prospect
- 06 15, 13
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As with all Apple products 1-year. You can only extend the warranty if you purchase, at the same time, a Mac with an AppleCare Protection Plan.
'The AppleCare Protection Plan provides up to three years of additional hardware service options, both parts and labour, from Apple-authorised technicians around the world.
What’s covered — Mac
Your Mac computer
Included accessories such as the power adapter
Apple memory (RAM)
AirPort Express Base Station, AirPort Extreme Base Station and Time Capsule3
Apple USB SuperDrive (for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with Retina display, iMac and Mac mini)
Apple display purchased with your Mac'
- Answered by Andrew C
- 07 8, 13
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Android Airport time capsule compatibility
I have a macbook pro and an Android mobile devices and wanted to know if airport time capsule will work as a storage and backup solution on Android.
I know it will work as a modem for internet access but will I be able to store my data and access it from my non apple devices?
- Asked by Omar N from Dayton
- 07 25, 15
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Can I use my AirPort Time Capsule as a wireless access point?
My house is wired with ethernet jacks everywhere but my Xfinity router/cable modem combo isn't strong enough. I would like to know if I can set up the Time Capsule as a Wireless Access Point for the current network. As a separate question, I would also like to know how to set up the Time Capsule as a separate Wifi network in the house (new name/password) using the Airport Time Capsule. How do I do that as well?
- Asked by Jeffrey W from Los Altos
- 04 20, 16
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Time Machine supports backup to more than one Time Capsule. So if the disk on one Time Capsule fails you still have the backup on another Time Capsule.
If you have access to two different physical locations and put one Time Capsule in each, in case of fire in one location that destroys both the Time Capsule there and a macbook being backuped, you still have the Time Capsule backup in the second location, even if that backup may not be up to date.
- Answered by H Hugo F
- 06 14, 15
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I'm still on Snow Leopard OS on my Mac and want to use this new Time Capsule to do a full backup BEFORE upgrading to Mountain Lion OS X. Can I do it?
Snow Leopard compatibility / I have not any Mac running Mountain Lion yet
How would I go about using a Time Capsule with Time Warner Cable?
They force you to rent one of their routers. Would I just connect the two using an ethernet cable? Would this affect the speed of Internet I get? And would it be silly to pay for Time Capsule if I already have to pay for a router? I know you get the backup capabilities, but having 2 devices for Wi-Fi seems unnecessary. I have all Apple products.
- Asked by Casey G from Louisville
- 06 2, 15
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Unless Louisville has some strange setup, you can either rent or use your own router to connect to the Time Warner modem. You should be able to use your own modem also. There is a list of modems which are compatible with the cable company's system which is available on their website. Pretty much any router will work. Buying your own router and/or modem means there is an upfront cost vs paying a monthly rental fee. On the other hand if your rented equipment fails for whatever reason or Time Warner changes their cable box or DVR, they will replace it at no cost.
- Answered by David D from Milwaukee
- 07 18, 15
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Can I use this just to store photos
- Asked by Andrew W
- 01 4, 16
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yes you can!
- Answered by Marc R from Orlando
- 01 26, 16
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The AirPort Extreme and AirPort in the Time Capsule make independent wifi networks in your house or office. No monthly fee for the wifi.
If you connect either of these to an ethernet cable leading to a cable modem or a DSLR modem then you'll no doubt have a monthly fee for internet access.
- Answered by Richard W from Warren
- 11 13, 15
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How do I restrict folder access for other users in the same household?
I am using Time Capsule to back up my Mac Pro as well as share some media files with other members of the household.
However, I do not want the other users to have access to certain, specific folders. How do I restrict access at the folder level so I can share some files but not all files?
- Asked by Berkeley R from San Francisco
- 07 20, 16
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can you pair 2 computers and an iphone with this?
- Asked by Nora H from San Francisco
- 10 19, 13
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Do you mean connect all three devices to the network? If so, yes. I have my Macbook, iPhone, Apple TV, android tablet, and another Windows PC all connected to my Capsule. All my Mac devices are all able to AirPlay to each other with no issues.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
- 11 10, 13
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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.
- Asked by Rahul T from Townsville
- 06 14, 13
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Yes, when using the admin program on a Mac, you have that option to extend a wifi network.
Do I need to disable the Wi Fi signal from my existing Telstra Cable Wireless Modem to use Airport Time Capsule as my Wireless Router instead?
Set up of AirPort Time Capsule
- Asked by Dean Z from Burleigh Waters
- 11 20, 15
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Is there a way to get more than 3TB? I am backing up a lot of data (pictures, music, etc.).
I have a 3TB Time Capsule. I want to backup my Mac Pro and my MacBook Pro. Together, they have about 2TB now and it will grow. What can I do when I exceed the space on a single 3TB Time Capsule?
- Asked by Henry B from Fairmont
- 12 12, 15
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You can add an external hard drive to the Time Capsule via the USB port.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- 01 17, 16
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Does the time machine needs internet to work
- Asked by Ariel B from Lake Worth
- 03 28, 16
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What is the number of people who can use this router at once?
We have an office with about 200 devices on the router simultaneously. Part of our work involves streaming video and / or uploading and downloading really, really large graphic files. Can this handle that?
- Asked by Jonathan B from Bedford
- 03 12, 15
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This is on the product information page:
Number of Users
- Answered by Troy K from Tallahassee
- 05 2, 15
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can i use wan and lan in time capsule
can i have a new or extend my isp-router wireless network on my time capsule, and also access my time capsule disk via my wired network
- Asked by Efstathiou E
- 11 15, 15
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Can I connect more than one external hard drives to my Airport Time Capsule and access the external hard drive from 2 computers simultaneously?
I have just bought a 2TB Airport Time Capsule. I connected a USB hub to it and 2 external hard drives (Lacie). Is is possible to have more than one computer using the same external hard drive at the same time? It seems to only appear in one computer, not the other one.
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