Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
525 Questions from the Community
I am on a provider that use coaxial cables, so how do I connect them? Do I have to keep my Superhub as a mediator? Will this not affect the quality?
Virgin Broadband coaxial to Airport Time CapsuleBest Answer:
The coaxial cable is your ISP's raw data signal which must be fed through a modem first. Your ISP provided you with a "Superhub" that is basically a combination of a modem and a router. All you have to do is connect the AirPort to the Superhub using an ethernet cable and configure Airport. To avoid wireless signal confusion (since both wireless signals will be running simultaneously) run your router in Modem Mode, which basically turns off the router part of the Superhub.
Log on to Superhub through IP to change to Modem Mode:
Once you do that, you'll lose access to Superhub's router (since it's basically turned off now) but you can still have access to the Modem at the following address, and if you need to you can turn the router part back on again:
- Answered by Souheil M from Springfield
- 06 24, 13
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Can the device be laid on it's side or will that hurt the range?
- Asked by Matthew B from Arlington
- 07 19, 13
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The device is better stood up as intended.
- Answered by Peter H
- 06 6, 15
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will this work with my twc wireless router?
- Asked by Amaury R from Allen
- 07 28, 16
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How to install time capsule
Already have a wireless router supplied by Verizon how do I install time capsule?
- Asked by Margaret H from Jamaica
- 05 31, 14
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You're going to need a CAT5 ethernet cable to go from the router to the Time Capsule. To configure settings like name and password of the capsule, you're going to need either a PC, Mac, or iOS device. You download the AirPort utility for PC from Apple's website or the App store on the iOS device. The Mac has it pre-installed.
- Answered by Jesse H from Clarence Center
- 07 25, 14
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can i buy time capsule form another country (p.e USA) and use it to another (p.e Greece)?
Huge price difference. If it works in both countries, is a cost effective option.
- Asked by Pantelis V from Athens
- 10 19, 16
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Can I use two Airport Time Capsules in the same house as access points for two different floors?
Trying to set up a wireless network in a very large house. The Verizon router is in the basement and I want to create a wireless AP on the First floor and another one on the Second Floor. I also want to be able to save stuff on the network
- Asked by Kush V P from Riverside
- 12 14, 14
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Yes, you can; however, you'd do best to create a single network served by both Time Capsules.
1. Assuming that you have Ethernet wiring home-run from various points in the house to the basement, configure the wiring as follows:
Cable modem --> WAN port of first Time Capsule
LAN port of first Time Capsule --> all of the Ethernet runs (you may need an additional Ethernet switch to do this)
If you do not have Ethernet running everywhere, then make sure that both Time Capsules are in range of your computer before continuing (and ignore the Ethernet instructions below).
2. Configure the first Time Capsule as though it was a stand-alone wireless network.
3. Once this is done, hold the reset button on the back of the second Time Capsule until the light blinks quickly, which will clear the current wireless information in the second TC. Hook the WAN port of the second Time Capsule to the Ethernet cable.
4. Now use Airport Utility (under "Other Wi-Fi devices") to configure the second Time Capsule to extend the network you originally set up above. If the second Time Capsule is being set up wirelessly, you can now place it where you intend it to be; make sure that it remains in wireless range of the first Time Capsule.
You can repeat steps 3 and 4 with other Time Capsules, Airport Extremes and Airport Expresses to further extend your network. Wired and wireless network extensions can coexist in the same network.
- Answered by Mark H from El Cajon
- 10 11, 15
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I need a device to record movies from Apple TV and Netflix
- Asked by Adao M from York
- 04 21, 14
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Neither of these services allows recording of their streaming content. The only way to capture that is using a screen-capture software which will give you very low resolution and possibly be a very unsatisfying experience overall.
- Answered by Liz M
- 04 30, 14
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Do you have to use your cellular network wifi out of the house and the airport time capsule wifi in the house on an iphone5?
- Asked by Jennifer H from Onarga
- 08 22, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Do you have to use your cellular network wifi out of the house and the airport time capsule wifi in the house on an iphone5?)
You can use your cellular network while you are out and about and this will go towards your data usage ( so many MB / GB per month )
If you can connect to wifi while you are at home or out and about this does not use your cellular network and your data allowance will not be affected.
Does everyone in the house need to use the new network from the Time Capsule?
- Asked by Megen B from North Hollywood
- 03 18, 16
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Nope. In my case, I have a DSL Modem, which also is a router. Because it's a router it too is an available network that can be used. Also, I have a Network Extender in my home, giving me two additional networks. Any computer or network device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) can use any one of the networks I have. All your devices should show, and thus make available to choose, all available networks, including the Time Capsule.
- Answered by Robert G from Anacortes
- 03 19, 16
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will i face some issue using it with my MacBook pro 2011(early) airport antenna...?
- Asked by Johnny L from Rio De Janeiro
- 06 12, 13
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The new Time Capsule uses Wireless AC, while your MacBook Pro has Wireless N. The Time Capsule will be fully compatible with older wireless standards (even really old ones), however you will not see any significant improvement to your wireless connection/performance compared to a Wireless N Time Capsule unless you are also using a device that has Wireless AC.
In other words, with your computer this new Time Capsule will give you no significant benefit over the old one in terms of wireless performance/reliability. You will likely find that the last-gen Time Capsules will be going for a discounted price while they are being cleared out of various resellers, so if you're in the market for one you may want to consider picking an older one up. Of course, in the next few years you may end up with a wireless device that *is* wireless AC, in which case you might benefit at that point from having the Wireless AC router, so it's up to you whether you want to "future proof" and go for the new model or save a few bucks on the old model.
- Answered by Andrew R from Victoria
- 06 19, 13
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Does an external hard drive plugged into the AirPort Time Capsule shut off when not being accessed?
I would like to plug a 2 drive RAID enclosure into the USB port on the back of the Airport Time Capsule. I use the Time Capsule hard drive for backup, but would like a 2 drive RAID enclosure so I can store files shared by the computers on my network. In the past I have had external drives plugged into my desktop macs, and when the computer turns of the hard drive also turns off. I am curious because the router is always on, if no computers on the network are actively asking the drive I wonder if it goes into a sleep mode. I would like to leave the drive on at all times which is why I am asking about this.
- Asked by Galen H from New York
- 01 13, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does an external hard drive plugged into the AirPort Time Capsule shut off when not being accessed?)
I have an older dual band wireless N airport extreme and it does spin down the single USB drive I have connected when it's not in use, so I would assume that the newer airports and time capsules would do the same.
That being said, depending on the RAID controller in the enclosure this auto spin down maybe overwritten or ignored by the raid controller.
Note: you will need it to be a hardware RAID, you cannot build a software raid on your computer and then reattach the drives to the airport/time capsule. It doesn't work, I tried.
- Answered by Austin P from Medford
- 01 24, 14
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Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while idle?
Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while not performing a backup? During typical operating conditions, what is the duty cycle of the hard disk?
- Asked by Ben K from Vancouver
- 10 16, 15
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Does the Time Capsule only work when plugged into a modem or does it work plugged into a router/Ethernet plug on the wall?
I'm a college student and there's campus Wi-Fi all over and in my building. I was considering Time Capsule to improve my Wi-Fi capability and to have a place to back up my MacBook Pro via Time Machine. There's no router or modem in my dorm room but there is an Ethernet port in the wall that I can plug an Ethernet cord into. Can I use Time Capsule by plugging it into the Ethernet plugin on the wall? Or does it not work like that. Also, even if that does work, because we're all on the same Wi-Fi network with different usernames and passwords to log us into the Wi-Fi, could someone else potentially have access to my Time Capsule and could they access the things on my Time Capsule or backup their own computer? Thanks!
- Asked by Michael K from Pacific Palisades
- 06 1, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time Capsule only work when plugged into a modem or does it work plugged into a router/Ethernet plug on the wall?)
You can use the time capsule by plugging it into the ethernet jack in the wall, thats the kind of set up I've got. This will create your own WIFI network which you can password protect, and you'll probably find this to be faster than campus WIFI.
With regards to accessing files stored on the Time Capsule, you can password protect the disk within the capsule itself, this means that for anyone to access your files, they would need both your WIFI password and your disk password.
Hope this helps you
No, use a separate power injector.
- Answered by Frederic L
- 10 8, 13
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Is this compatible with the Arris SB6141 (SurfBoard)?
I just bought this modem, brand new, and I was told by Comcast that it isn't compatible with the AirPort Time Capsule 2TB because the time capsule is too "advanced" and / or "hi tech"....he didn't use that exact terminology but that's exactly what he was getting at.
Now, I'm not Steve Jobs or anything but I work in IT and have a masters in Information Systems. I'm just having a hard time believing this brand new, highly rated, extremely popular modem isn't compatible with such a popular Apple router.
Does anyone have a definitive answer for me? Many thanks in advance.
- Asked by Timothy M from Baltimore
- 03 18, 16
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What voltage does the Airport Time Capsule power supply support? I.e. Can a time capsule bought in the US (110V) support europeans votages?Best Answer:
100-240V AC, 50-60Hz; input current: 1.5 amp
It is good worldwide you just need an adapter for the plug.
Is airport time capsule UPnP capable?
- Asked by George S from Vancouver
- 03 28, 16
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Can AirPort Time Capsule be used as an external hard drive?
Can i save my data on it? Because i don't have enough space on Macbook.
- Asked by Benjamin O
- 08 14, 13
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You can but you have to partition the drive. Once done you can mount the partitioned section.
- Answered by Kenneth C from Corpus Christi
- 08 18, 13
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are there POE on the ethernet LAN ports ?
I want to connect a POE enabled device to one of the LAN ports.
- Asked by Steve H N C
- 12 29, 14
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No it does not do PoE. However you could buy a external POE inline power injector - you need it for a specific use case.
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- 06 9, 15
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