Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
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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
- Jul 21, 2014
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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
- Dec 13, 2014
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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
- Oct 10, 2015
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Yes, as long as the AirPort is on you can back up to it. It runs on an internal network, internet is only required when accessing outside of your home's internal network.
- Answered by Heriberto D from Fort Myers
- Oct 21, 2015
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Do I need an additional external hard drive if I have the AirPort Time Capsule?
I'm completely out of space on my MacBook Air, so I purchased the AirPort Time Capsule to back up my data and to function as an external hard drive. Then I could delete some of those files from the Mac. But now people are telling me that I shouldn't use it as a hard drive, that I need to purchase an additional hard drive, using the AirPort Time Capsule for backups for both. Does anyone from Apple have an answer for me?
- Asked by Melinda I from Ypsilanti
- Apr 9, 2015
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The AirPort Time Capsule can be used for both! You can use it as an external hard drive, and as a backup as well.
- Answered by Justin C from Boca Raton
- Apr 14, 2015
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do i need to use a router with airport time capsule?
- Asked by Robert F from South Boston
- Nov 6, 2014
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The airport Time Capsue is a router. You will need a modem though.
- Answered by Robert G from Anacortes
- Nov 27, 2014
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No hard drive will last for 100 years. It is probably flash memory that you are seeing that quoted on, but that will come in much smaller capacities (typically 8GB-64GB) and a much higher cost-per-gigabyte than the Time Capsule, and of course, do not include a fairly high end wireless router.
Hard drives have an average lifespan of approximately 5 years, but there are plenty of outliers, with some lasting 10 years and some only 10 minutes. And of course, the Time Capsule also contains a wireless router, which in itself will probably only last 3-5 years of continuous usage. That is why the recommendation for backups is always to have multiple backups, and preferably, to have at least one backup "offsite" (that is, not in the same physical location as your other backups), as the odds of multiple backups failing simultaneously is vanishingly small.
- Answered by Andrew R from Victoria
- Jun 18, 2013
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can you add external hard drive to airport extreme?
- Asked by Rick J from Highland
- Nov 25, 2014
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I need a device to record movies from Apple TV and Netflix
- Asked by Adao M from York
- Apr 20, 2014
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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
- Apr 29, 2014
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What Generation of AirPort Time Capsule-2TB is the latest?
- Asked by Douglas H from Oakville
- Oct 6, 2015
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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
- Nov 19, 2015
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Can I use the HDD with 2 partitions??? one for my Time Machine and the other as a regular HDD for PC and Mac files??
- Asked by Christopher M from Lima
- Jun 30, 2013
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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
- Nov 14, 2015
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will this be able to support 150 mbps download/ 150 mbps upload?
- Asked by Alejandro S from Queens
- Dec 10, 2014
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It has Gigabit ethernet (1000 Mbit/s) and IEEE 802.11ac (> 500 Mbit/s) build in, so THEORETICALLY, yes, it can support those bit rates. However, the AirPort speed HIGHLY depends on your local surroundings and distance to the device.
- Answered by Christoph R from Princeton
- Jan 17, 2015
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"It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support."
- Answered by Peter N from Germantown
- Feb 23, 2015
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Whats the difference between Airport Time Capsule and Time Capsule?
What does Airport Time Capsule 3TB have to offer over Time Capsule 3TB?
- Asked by Glen B from Calgary
- Jul 28, 2013
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All Time Capsules are Airport Time Capsules.
Airport is the generic name for all of Apple's WiFi routers. Time Capsule is an Airport Extreme with a hard drive built in. Airport Extreme is the top of Apple's line of Airports; a very nice router and wireless access point with a shared USB port, an incoming Ethernet port, and three outgoing Ethernet ports. Airport Express is a somewhat more humble Airport with less range, a shared USB port and a shared headphone jack (for playing music from any Mac or iOS device on the network), one incoming Ethernet port and one outgoing Ethernet port.
You can use any Airport to extend the wireless network. In other words, one Ethernet port from your Internet Service Provider's modem can connect to a Time Capsule. You could put an Airport Express in a different room within range of the Time Capsule, and configure it to join the Time Capsule's network. Now, you can connect a printer and some powered speakers (or your stereo) to the Airport Express, and your wireless network now reaches farther, since the Airport Express acts like a repeater, communicating between a more distant computer and the Time Machine.
The Airport Extreme has more range than the Airport Express, but it doesn't have the shared headphone jack.
And an Apple TV also can connect to your TV and/or stereo for playing content from any Mac or iOS device on the network.
- Answered by Will M from Charlottesville
- Oct 29, 2014
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Does the AirPort Time Capsule include parental controls?
Does the AirPort Time Capsule include parental controls, which allow filtering of websites and content by keywords and / or by internet rating systems? Because I will add a NAS to my network, I am considering replacing my existing wireless router with a Time Capsule but, to do so, the router function of the Time Capsule must provide parental controls.
- Asked by Greg W from New Britain
- Jun 21, 2013
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Does the AirPort Time Capsule provide a FTP server capability via a IPv4 registered public address?
My present Cisco/Belkin wireless router provides a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server using a IPv4 registered public address so I can access my stored files over the Internet. I find this service indispensable as I'm a network engineer and having my tools available without using disk space on my MBP makes more sense than a USB thumb drive
- Asked by George P from Deerfield Beach
- Nov 21, 2015
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Yes. I have my Airport Time Capsule (ATC) connected to my Time Warner provided modem via ethernet cable. Follow instructions that came with ATC. Works great. Allowed me to create and additional WI-FI network which I use exclusively for me and my ATC
- Answered by Angel G from Overland Park
- Aug 4, 2015
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how many devices does airport time capsule support
I am planning to buy a 2tb time capsule....We use 13 devices iMac iPhones iPads etc. can it support all our devices and can we stores all our photo and movie files and access them remotely. Can we stream movies from time capsule to tv.
- Asked by Bill O
- Jun 1, 2014
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It shouldn't have a problem supporting them. The only way to access and store data is through a Mac or PC running Windows 7 or later I believe. Macs use Time Machine to automatically back up all your data to the Time Capsule. I got one for Christmas for my brother and I to use and what's also nice is you can restore your Mac to any point in time since it makes separate back ups every time it backs up. What really determines the performance of your network also depends on your internet provider and loading speed. We're running a 50mb/s connection from Time Warner Cable and all our devices work just fine. We have two wireless printers, a PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, two MacBooks, three Dell laptops, an AppleTV three iPhones, and three iPads. We don't use these devices all at once but when we all use it at once, our network works just fine. You could have the world's best router, but if you have a slow connection from a bad provider, it's still going to be slow. And as far as streaming to your AppleTV, you're all set. The Time Capsule and Airport Extreme base stations are high- end wireless routers.
- Answered by Jesse H from Clarence Center
- Jul 24, 2014
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