Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
525 Questions from the Community
I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?
We just purchased a new router, so I do not need wi-fi ... I do however need extra space for dvds that I have loaded on my mac. Am I able to use the Time Capsule for storage? will my apple tv be able to play my movies?
- Asked by Brandon K from Pewaukee
- 10 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?)
Yes you can. When you go to set up AirPort Utility it will ask you whether you want to use Time Capsule as a router, it will have several options. And you can select no to the router and choose to just make it a wireless hard drive.
- Answered by Tristan T from North Port
- 11 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?)
Why is the yellow light blinking on my time capsule?
- Asked by Linda E from Mpls
- 01 20, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Why is the yellow light blinking on my time capsule?)
Could be a few things. If you have an iPhone, you can download the Airport Utility app and it will tell you what the problem is.
If your wifi is still functioning correctly, more than likely you just need to update the firmware. So far I've encountered the blinking yellow light when there's an update, no internet connection, and the occasional random automatic reset. (Not sure if the automatic reset is an intentional thing or a glitch, but either way, the light blinks while it is resetting and then goes off once it is done.)
- Answered by Britni W from Mobile
- 01 25, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Why is the yellow light blinking on my time capsule?)
Does the Time Capsule support link aggregation?
Is it possible to bond or link two or three of the Ethernet (not WAN) ports into a single link for increased bandwidth and access speed?
- Asked by Jordan H from Edmonton
- 03 9, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time Capsule support link aggregation?)
New TC support multicast ? (not in bridged mode)
I have a TC from 2 years ago and was working wonderfully as a replacement plugged into my OpenReach Fibre Modem.
However I picked up YoviewTV recently and the TC I have does not support Multicast (only in bridge mode), so had to revert to my basic PlusNet provided router, subsequently losing up to 10mb on speed.
Does this new TC support multicast ?
- Asked by Roly A from Thatcham
- 10 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (New TC support multicast ? (not in bridged mode))
Is it a hard drive? So i can save my pictures or videos?
- Asked by Mohammad S from Dubai
- 12 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it a hard drive? So i can save my pictures or videos?)
is airport time capsule compatible with NBN
- Asked by Marc-paul T from Tweed Heads South
- 11 6, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (is airport time capsule compatible with NBN)
is this good for a late 2013 iMac 21.5 inch
- Asked by Cathy C from Southport
- 07 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (is this good for a late 2013 iMac 21.5 inch)
Will I need to keep Time Capsule hardwired to my cable modem via an ethernet cable at all times? That's going to require a very long cable.....
Does the Time capsule have an active PFC?
I am looking for an uninterruptible power supply to keep my network up during power outages. One of the units will not work with Active PFC's - which the author notes is the type of power supply in newer computers.
Does anyone know what type of power supply unit the Time Capsule has (I have the 2 Tb unit - it is about 1 year old). model a1470
- Asked by Phil S from Worthington
- 01 24, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time capsule have an active PFC?)
You could but unless you need some feature in the newer Time Capsule then that's probably not the most economical solution. You can add an external hard drive to your 1TB Time Capsule via the USB port.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- 01 17, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I own a 1TB time capsule and need more capacity. Do I buy the airport time capsule?)
I would like to use two time capsules as wireless hard drives only. Can I transfer the same data to two time capsules at the same time? (Raid System)?
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Can I back my MacBook onto two separate Airport Time Capsules via Time Machine: one TC used as wireless router, the second TC to extend the WiFi?
I already have an Airport Time Capsule, which I use as my wireless router, as well as backing my MacBook on it via Time Machine.
If I got a second Time Capsule which I would use to extend the WiFi, could I set Time Machine to back my MacBook onto both Time Capsules?
Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?
- Asked by Wendy D from Woodbury
- 02 3, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?)
You can use the time capsule to broadcast a wifi signal, but you will need to maintain your internet service with your current provider. If you "cancel" your cable wifi, you will no longer have internet service to feed into your time capsule. If your internet service provider supplied a modem/wifi router with your service, and you want to replace it with the time capsule, you would need to purchase a modem that is compatible with your internet service provider, then hook your coax cable into it. Then, you would hook your time capsule to the modem via ethernet cable. So, the setup looks like this: Coax Cable > Modem > Time Capsule
- Answered by Jeremy G from Fresno
- 02 15, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?)
Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?
i.e. will it support two instances of Time Machine so both Macs can independently backup to the Time Capsule?
- Asked by Josh H
- 06 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?)
Yes, the Time Capsule will do this without any setup differences of any kind. Once you establish a connection by entering in the Time Capsule's drive password, then the rest is just the same as backing up the first Mac.
I have two Macs that I am backing up, and found it incredibly simple.
- Answered by Shawn F from Riverside
- 07 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?)
can I use this to backup my MacBook Pro and iPad and store my 24000 photos that are currently in iPhoto and are syncing on both my phone and computer?
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I have a PC. Will this backup Quicken
- Asked by Sue C from Peoria
- 12 3, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a PC. Will this backup Quicken)