Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
577 Questions from the Community
How long is the warranty on this product?
How long is the warranty on this product?
- Asked by Preetraj S from Prospect
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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
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To my knowledge there is not a way to backup your iPhone directly to the AirPort Time Capsule. There are, however, two ways to back up your iPhone.
1) iCloud. A wireless backup that stores data (photos, docs, contacts...) in iCloud.
2) iTunes. This can be done over a cable or over your wifi network, but this option does require an Mac or Windows computer with iTunes installed.
I hope this helped answer your question...
- Answered by David E from Ypsilanti
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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
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Yes, when using the admin program on a Mac, you have that option to extend a wifi network.
- Answered by Frederic L
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Can I use Airport Extreme as wifi for use with xFinity Xi5 wireless tv box?
Have weak signal from xFinity supplied gateway. I already have AE latest generation. Wondering if I deactivate xfinity wifi signal and use AE instead.
- Asked by Michael S from Acworth
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I have an AirPort Extreme Time Capsule and a NETGEAR Gateway C7100V cable modem. My ISP is Comcast. I use the AirPort Extreme as my Wi-Fi hot spot and it covers my entire home. Obviously I connect the AirPort Extreme directly to the C7100V modem via a CAT V cable.
When I run the Xfinity Speed test on my computer with a CAT V connection I get about 230 Mbs download. However, I get the same speed when I'm connected via Wi-Fi over my AirPort Extreme. When I connect using the Wi-Fi facility on the NETGEAR C7100V Gateway, I only get about 80 Mbs download.
Bottom line: the AirPort Extreme gives me the same speed via Wi-Fi as if I were connected via cable to the modem. I highly recommend the AirPort Extreme.
- Answered by Scott J from Vancouver
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Can I use this just to store photos
- Asked by Andrew W
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yes you can!
- Answered by Marc R from Orlando
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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
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Can i use the Time Capsule only as a backup via wifi with my present linksys router and not use the Time Capsule as a router.Best Answer:
This is an excellent question, and the prior response did not answer it. There are many good reasons why you might want to wirelessly back up one or more Macs to the Airport Time Capsule, but not be using the Time Capsule for your primary WiFi source. Yes, you can have the Time Capsule "join" an existing WiFi network. Can you then back up your Macs to it, when both the Time Capsule and the Macs are on a different WiFi source? The answer is not apparent from the setup guide or specifications.
- Answered by Gary H from Pinehurst
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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
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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
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How do I know if my 2011 purchased iMac will support 802.11 ac wireless?
- Asked by John K from Lincoln
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To see if your Mac supports 11ac, go to "about this mac" in the apple menu. Click "more info". Then click "system report". Go to "wifi". In "wifi" look at "interfaces". You should see "supported PHY modes". This will tell you whether your mac supports 802.11ac
- Answered by Jim G from Mesa
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difference between time machine and time capsule
- Asked by Natashia B from Bombala
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Time Machine is a software program you can use to backup your mac to an external hard drive.
Airport Time Capsule is a physical device that you plug in at your home/office & it offers fully automated backup for computers on your Wi-FI network. The Time Capsule is also a fully featured Airport Extreme base Station that provides simultaneous dual-band wireless networking using the 802.11ac specification.
- Answered by Mike M from Towson
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Is it possible to connect directly to internet if I plug the internet cable into the LAN on AirPort Extreme? I think the only way is to use the WAN.
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Can I Play Media VIA Time Capsule (Movies/Music) instead of storing on MacBook Pro.
Hi All ,
I own a 250gb HD Macbook Pro , Apple Airport Express & Apple TV (including iPhone 5 and 6 and iPad 2). I love the peace of mind watching my iTunes Library via apple TV.
My MacBook Pro is full and want to know if i can store files on the Time Capsule (Movies/Music) and access via apple TV... In a nutshell , can i play movie files from the Time Capsule. Because this will free up a lot of space on my hard drive.
I Also have Phillips Hue which is amazing.
- Asked by Samuel L from Clare
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I'm not sure if you can play from the Time Capsule but you can keep your iTunes library on the Time Capsule and you'll still have access to it with all you Apple IOS devices, including your AppleTV. So, if there's a movie you want to watch and don't want to stream it you can access from iTunes and download it onto your Mac/iPad/iPhone, etc and screen share it with your Apple TV. Alternatively, your iTunes library should be accessible from your Apple TV. I know all my movies show up automatically on mine. I've never checked the music library but I doubt it's a problem.
If you want to store your library on your Time Capsule, copy your iTunes folder from your Mac onto your TimeCapsule. Once you've done that you can have Time Capsule be the default home for your library by going into iTunes preferences/Advanced and change the location of your iTunes library to iTunes/iTunes Media folder on your Time Capsule.
Hope that helps
- Answered by Robert G from Anacortes
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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
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is it safe to browse with open wifi using the airport time capsule?
- Asked by Carol R from Alburgh
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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
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What is the best way to do the initial back up with these devices? What is the average time to do the first initial backup?
How do others do the initial backup? How long does it take to do it wirelessly? I would have hoped for a Thunderbolt port for this very use case.
- Asked by Christopher W from Washington
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For an initial backup, the best results will come from a direct connection via Ethernet.
First turn off wifi on the computer.
Attach the computer via Ethernet to one of the free Ethernet ports.
Set up your Time Machine appropriately and set it running.
Leave it overnight to complete, best to do this end of the day.
You may have to leave it, depending on the size of the internal drive on the Mac, sometime into the next day.
Can the Time Capsule back up data stored on its own segregated drive too? I want to remove the photos from my MacBook Pro HD and store on TCapsule HD
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I have a Telstra Wireless Modem Router,connected to the wall and that's all I need to get a functional wireless internet. Can AirPortTC replace this?
I want one device, not a bunch daisy chained to get a signal.
Is the AirPortTimeCapsule a wireless modem router, or just a wireless device? Where I still need to keep my current box?Best Answer:
Unfortunately, the Time Capsule nor the Airport Extreme has a Modem built in. You would have to connect the two of them, and unless you are unhappy with the speed of your wifi or need the Time Capsule to back up your computers, I see no reason to do this.
- Answered by Joey P from West Lafayette
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