Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
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Apple time capsule - how to verify a backup.
Ive just purchased a new computer. I have an Airport timecapsule and the backup are up-to-date ready for transfer to the new computer. My question relates to verification of the back-ups. I noticed “once” that during a backup it was trying to do a verification of the backup and it got stuck at 51% for over 12 hours - I gave up and turned off the computer. Now that I’m about to transfer data over to the new computer, I’m wondering if I should do the verification again - however, I cant find any options on the backup preferences to do this. My question- is the verification essential to do prior to transferring data to the new computer and how do I do this? Many thanks
- Asked by Karina W from Kadina
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Extending a wifi-network with TC
I have an Airport Express and am buying an Airport Time Capsule, can I connect the Time Capsule to the modem as my main router, and then put the Express upstairs to extend the WiFi range and not have it physically connected to the modem or the Airport Time Capsule - just plugged in somewhere? Thanks
- Asked by Marla R from Essex
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Yes, It's perfect for that. I've used two Express units, one as the base and main wireless router and turned the second into an extender. Very easy to do, I set aside an hour for the task, I was done in about five minutes. You just have to have the two devices next to each other for pairing, then unplug your extender and move it to another location within range of the base unit. Be mindful these devices communicate with each other via radio waves, if there is a brick wall or other dense barrier (multiple walls) between, you can loose signal strength. Sometimes it takes a little time to get the best position. Hope that helps.
- Answered by Matt G from Crockett
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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.
How to access photo from Apple airport time capsule using iPad Air 2
Is there a way to access photos from my 3T Apple airport time capsule using my iPad Air 2?
- Asked by Ramesh P from Bartlett
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Yes, I do this with my Time Capsule, just download an app onto your iPad called 'FileExplorer' and you'll be able to access and play/view save any file which is saved on your capsule. There are 2 versions of the app - i use the free one which will allow you to access most files but you may wish to go for the paid version.
hope this helps you
- Answered by Aaron B
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The AirPort Extreme and AirPort in the Time Capsule make independent wifi networks in your house or office. No monthly fee for the wifi.
If you connect either of these to an ethernet cable leading to a cable modem or a DSLR modem then you'll no doubt have a monthly fee for internet access.
- Answered by Richard W from Warren
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Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine?
Can I save content directly to the Capsule, or does it only backup what is saved on my Mac device?
I want to back up my MacBook Air via Time Machine on my Time Capsule, but I would also like to put files such as photos & music onto an external hard drive (hopefully Airport Capsule) & not leave on my computer.
- Asked by Larry P from Cedar
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In Finder there is a new list right under Devices when connected to the AirPort. It is labelled Shared and you should see your Time Capsule's name listed there. When you click it, it will go to the hard drive and you can treat it the same way you would with a USB external hard drive. Dont forget, the more data your Time Machine backup takes, the less free space you will have to use as an external hard drive.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
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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'
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Can i use an external hard drive with the Time Capsule as a separate time machine?
I have an iMac with a 1TB fusion Drive and a Macbook Air with a 128GB SSD. I want to use the Time Capsule to back up my iMac and i want to use an external drive connected to the time capsule to back up my macbook air using time machine.
- Asked by Corin G
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Yes, Time Machine now allows multiple hard drives and time capsules.
- Answered by Frederic L
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Can the Airport Time Capsule help me keep the same information, mirrored, continuously updated in real time, synchronised across two devices + airport
I would like to connect an Airport Time Capsule to maintain a backup and synchronise to two other devices; MacbookPro and IMac. I would like the same data maintained (mirrored) across the three locations; allowing me to use any device and then be able to access and update files easily from any other device: e.g. work on IMac and walk out of the door with my Macbook and for the same files to be ready. I do not want partitioned drives or any hassles moving files around between drives. There is sufficient space on all devices. I prefer to transfer files through hardwires and/or the wifi network, rather than any cloud device to avoid subscription costs.
Will this work, or will I risk adding more complexity to my life needing to manage my files across multiple devices? (someone mentioned the airport might need two partitioned areas of the drive: one for each device, which would be a hassle and not manageable).
Is there a better solution? To achieve easy access across all devices to same files, as well as maintain a backup.
Thank you in advance!Answer
It goes way beyond that. I have 4 macs connected to it and I can roll this system back almost 2 years backward on each one. It's a lot of memory. You won't see other files from other computers unless you search the drive directly it shows up like an accordion with a date bar to the right and you can scroll through the dates. its awesome.
- Answered by Bert D from Fort Myers
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Can I plug my computer directly into the Time Capsule
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- Asked by Tod I from San Jose
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Yes. In fact the initial backup you need to do to start using Time Machine to back your Apple computer up to a TC, needs to be done via a wired connection due to the volume of data involved. As you see on the photos, it has multiple ethernet ports at the rear just like any wireless router.
- Answered by Liz M
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Can you set up the AirPort Time Capsule to automatically back up photos, videos, files, etc. from multiple sources, i.e. MacBook, iPhone, iPad, etc?
My family is mostly an apple family, with a few iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, plus a couple pcs, but want to be able to store everything in one local place, but not have to manually add the new items every time we want to back it up. Does the Capsule have an auto backup feature in addition to the time capsule thing for the macs that works with the iPhones and iPads?
- Asked by Andrew S from Fayetteville
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No, it doesn't have apps for iPhone/Ipad.
Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?
I'm looking to switch the network provider because of some reasons: price, performance, and device. I pay
I pay $59.47 per month get only maximum speed of downlaod up to 12 Mbps, upload 1.5 Mbps.
Wondering if I the AirPort Time Capsule can be used as a modem and wireless router and to boost up performance for my network provider?
- Asked by Serey Wathna S from Houston
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negative it will not work with a direct isp connection....
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
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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
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Apple Time Capsule access controls are limited to time-based access controls (activated in the "Network" tab)
Traditionally, Apple Time Capsule (ATC) doesn't get into the business of Deep-Packet Inspection that would be required for "internet keywords". My 4th Gen does not have this feature (only has timed-access restrictions), and I don't see it mentioned in the firmware for the newer ME182LL. I do find it much more stable and performant than DPI-featuring routers.
- Answered by Allan C from White Rock
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does it work with os 10.6.8
- Asked by Robert S from Oakley
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- Answered by Senor T
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No, use a separate power injector.
- Answered by Frederic L
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- Answered by Christopher B from San Antonio
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- Answered by Frederic L
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I am not sure about android, but yes on Windows. To first access the Network attached storage from windows, you must download the airport support software from apple. You have to use the software to then login to the base station. once you have done this, the disk will appear under network devices and you can select it for backup through windows settings.
- Answered by Holly C from Corry
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do i need to use a router with airport time capsule?
- Asked by Robert F from South Boston
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The airport Time Capsue is a router. You will need a modem though.
- Answered by Robert G from Anacortes
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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
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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
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