Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
577 Questions from the Community
Can I use this with a BT Home Hub 5?
Can I use this with a BT Home Hub 5 to backup my computers?
- Asked by Warren R
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Can I connect my Airport Time Capsule to my WD media player
I already have a large collection of movies in mainly avi format, and I would like to store my movies on my Airport Time Capsule. I don't really want to go through the arduous task of converting ALL my movies to apple format, Can I connect my WD Media Player to the Time capsule via USB cable, and play my movies through that (ie media player accesses the Time capsule like an external hard drive)?
- Asked by Jo-ann F from Salisbury
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I am wondering if I were to purchase the 'Airport time capsule' would it work like dropbox where I can access it from multiple devices even under data
I recently purchased a Ipad Mini 16gb Iphone 6 plus 16GB and a Macbook pro 128gb, I am wondering if I purchased a airport time capsule and connected it to the internet would I be able to access my files if I were to save them onto it from college but access them from anywhere or have I to be near my airport time capsule. Basically I am wondering is it like dropbox where I could have 4 devices connected to it security protected from anyone else while uploading all my files onto it ??
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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
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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
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do i need a modum if i have a time capsule
time capsule setup
- Asked by Daniel W from Uraidla
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Yes the Time Capsule connects to your modem
The modem is what's creating the internet connection the Tome Capsule is taking that internet connection and broadcasting it wirelessly.
- Answered by Evelyn M from Brentwood
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Multiple WAN addresses
My ISP allowed me a /30 subnet, so I can use multiple static IPs.
Is it possible to configure the WAN interface on this Airport capsule with multiple IP adresses ?
- Asked by Thierry M from Longueuill
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Is a 4th generation airport time capsule compatible for backing up a 2010 Macbook pro running el capitan
I am looking for a airport time capsule to back up my 2010 macbook pro running el capitan 10.11.2 with but i don't know that much about them and want to know if a Apple Airport Time Capsule 2TB (4th Generation Model A1409) is compatible. Thanks
- Asked by Eric W from Colorado Springs
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Yes, it's compatible.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
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Can I use the new Time Capsule on machines running 10.6.8?
Product Info says:
Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule.
But Tech Specs says this Time Capsule requires 10.7.5 and a higher Airport Utility that 10.6 supports.
- Asked by Phil C. B from Gainesville
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Yes, but only if you also have an iOS device.
I was looking at exactly the same situation, so here's what I've learned, hope it is useful.
The Mac OS X system requirements for setting the AirPort time capsule require Lion 10.7.5 for setup and administration — however if you have an iPhone/iPad device running running iOS 5 and also have AirPort Utility 1.3 (free from the App Store) it is possible to set up and administrate the unit wholely from your iOS device.
All other features should work fine, as:
- Time Machine backups are supported from 10.5.7+
- Shared printing is supported from 10.2.7+
- Sharing a connected USB hard drive is supported as of 10.4.8
Technically, any wi-fi enabled device should be able to connect to the module once set up. — The one handicap you will face is the need to set your device up from an iPhone/iPad.
Note: I hear the user interface on the iPad app is the best, as it provides the best information about your devices.
- Answered by Peter M from Armidale
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what is the newer version or generation
- Asked by Ariel B from Lake Worth
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Is airport time capsule UPnP capable?
- Asked by George S from Vancouver
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Can I partition a time capsule so that some is simply an external hard drive to expand the hard drive on my laptop?
My Air has only 60G of storage. I have maxed it out and want to add external storage. Can I use this hardware to accomplish that, plus to back-up the drive on my laptop and provide wireless routing?
- Asked by Barbara I from Cornish
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Can I backup one Macbook Pro to two Time Capsules on same WiFi network?
I use Time Machine to backup my Macbook Pro onto a Time Capsule, which is also my WiFi router.
Thinking of buying a second Time Capsule, which I would use to extend my WiFi signal in the house.
If so, could I set Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro onto both Time Capsules (so that I have a second backup disk, in case one Time Capsule fails..)?
- Asked by Dumitru Stefan R
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Can I move my current Timemachine files from my full external hard drive to a new Airport Time Capsule?
The current hard drive I backup to using Timemachine is full. I would like to get a newer Airport as my current Macbook supports Wifi-ac, so I was thinking of buying an Airport Time Capsule. Is there a way to move the existing Timemachine backup files from the full hard drive to the new Airport Time Capsule? This would free up the old hard drive for other use and consolidate my backups to one place.
- Asked by Dan L from Lake Forest Park
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Does the Time Capsule router create a physical firewall?
- Asked by Raymond A B from Myrtle Beach
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Does it have parental settings ?
My current ADSL modem/router allows me to get the kids of Facebook any time I think they should. Does the Time Capsule have advanced parental settings ?
- Asked by Johan R from Auckland
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In previous models the broadcast power level can be changed. Can the power level be changed to a lower level on This model (10% - 100%)?
I live in an area w/ a large number of units. The power level variance is valuable as it will limit the reception area and potential interference and my maximum exposure.
- Asked by Adric M from Fairfax
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Yes, look into the settings of the device via the admin program. You can also cheat by selecting another country which limits levels. All documented on the Net and not Apple's site.
Does it support DHCP reservation?
DHCP reservation is a feature commonly found on DLINK routers. It means that your router is still assigning the IP addresses dynamically, but you can tell the router to assign certain IP address to certain clients as they join the network. Therefore if you have a shared Network Attached Storage (NAS) and you want to ensure the same IP address every-time it comes up from a reboot, DHCP reservation takes care of this IP "affinity".
I am asking the question because I found this feature to be fairly obscure to the general public, and Router manufacturers rarely tout it as a feature. However, I ended up with a Belkin router that was pretty high-end and did not have DHCP reservation.
- Asked by Alexandru R from Seattle
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Just received the 2TB Airport Time Capsule (ME177LL/A) and yes, it does support DHCP reservation (via MAC address - not sure there's any other technique).
- Answered by John B from Bullard
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Speed concern when connecting Airport Time Capsule to a wireless N router
I have a 2wire 5012NV (wireless N) as main router. I would like to wirelessly bridge a 2TB Airport Time Capsule (wireless AC) to it.
Can I get AC speed when running time machine backup for my rMBP (wireless AC)?
How about attaching a NAS to the Time Capsule via Ethernet? What speed can I get if I want to access the NAS wirelessly? Does the transmission pass through the wirelss N main router?
- Asked by Fay Hong L from Singapore
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I have a laptop running Windows 8. It connects wirelessly so easily to Time Capsule. I can find the Time Capsule Data drive via windows explorer and drag and drop files into it wirelessly.
I use it as a back up data drive. I have not tried to do it automatically but I see no reason why it cannot if I set up Windows to do this.
- Answered by Laurie P
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