Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
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I have a large old house and use several airports to cover the distances. I want to upgrade to use two airports wired together. Will this work?
I want to use a CAT5e between 2 AirPorts. The far end of the house is like a bunker and cannot get any signal to my AppleTV. It would be nice to have one AirPort Time Capsule in the mix for backing everyone up. Any thoughts?
- Asked by Michael R from Pittsburgh
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I do this in my house. I have a Time Capsule in my basement near my cable modem and an Airport Extreme on the main floor to expand WiFi coverage in my house. You can either connect them together and have one do DHCP for the house or you can plug them into a switch or a combination modem/router and allow that 3rd device to do the DHCP for your home.
The Airport Utility is pretty good at helping you get the right configuration.
- Answered by James K P from Richmond
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I have Verizon jetpack mifi 4620. It's a cellular data modem with no data ports. All connections are via WIFI. Can this Time Capsule connect via WIFI?
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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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can apple tv access movies on time capsule through i phone
Basically I do not want to go through my i pad or macbook to stream to my Apple TV. I would like to use my phone for this.
- Asked by Richard M from Charlestown
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Can I use access the files stored in AirPort Capsule from a different country?
Can I use access the files stored in AirPort Capsule from a different country or location or do I have to be within the same WiFi range?
- Asked by Rakesh K from Brampton
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Can time capsule connect with iPad air?
I wanted to by airport time capsule 2 tb but I had a query that can it connect to iPad Air?? and send data to it or from my iPad can I send data to air port.?? . If I can then how
- Asked by Darshil P
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Can I backup my Time Capsule using Time Machine with an ethernet cord or USB cord instead of backing up wirelessly?
I am buying a steel gun safe that will prevent wireless access to my time capsule for backups, but it has a USB/Ethernet cable port that I could plug into my Mac from the safe. My questions is would I still be able to do the automatic backups using the hard wire (Ethernet/USB) or will time capsule only backup wirelessly?
- Asked by Courtney H from Pike Road
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It does not matter if your connection to the Time Capsule is via ethernet or wireless. As long as the two devices are part of the same network your Mac will be able to see it and subsequently backup.
- Answered by Matthew P from Shrewsbury
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Without having more details from you, yes, you can connect to another router. You will need to setup the Time Capsule as a bridge instead of a router. This is done during normal setup.
- Answered by Jacob L from Ann Arbor
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What would happen to this in a fire or flood? Anyway to protect it? Can I upload to cloud? I ask an employee at the Apple store and he had kittle
I ask an employee at the Apple store and he had offered nothing. I thought he also said this is a cloud but you cannot upload it to an off-site cloud via internet.?
- Asked by Joshua G from Park Hills
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Generally speaking I believe it's better to have all your computer equipment plugged into a UPS. Not only will this protect you from surges and brown outs, it will also protect you from those momentary power interruptions.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
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Are Time Capsules using the latest 802.11ac2 protocol?
Do the latest (in May 2016) Time Capsules use the 802.11ac2 or wave 2 of the ac protocol? Or is it still using wave 1?
- Asked by Jim R from Los Angeles
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Have an IMac and Sky router for wifi. Also use iPad and iPhone. Can I use Time Capsule as external hard drive and wifi router?Answer
Yes you can Roger K. My set up is my TC connected by Ethernet cable to my HH4 and is set up as a second wireless network. My Mac backs up onto my TC without issues and the wireless network is more reliable than the HH. I also have a Airport Express on the same network as my TC as a extender.
Yes, I used to have the whole family's 3 MacBooks and a desktop all with automatically generated separate files. When my first Time Capsule controller died, I removed the hard disk, piggy backed it onto a new one and was able to access the separate files to either store as archive on the piggy backed device, or copy across to the new TC as required.
- Answered by Tim O
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Does this device stores movies as well?
Should I decide tp download music, movies, videos, and backup files, would this device do all of these things?
- Asked by Lapolean K from Creedmoor
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Regarding files, this device can act as two different things - a Time-Machine-enabled Backup device, or a Shared Network Hard Drive.
As a Tme-Machine-enabled backup device, it will back up everything from your Mac(s) at regular intervals. This includes all the files on your Mac - documents, movies, music etc. You can then use it to revert to previous versions of files, to restore deleted or damaged files, or to restore the entire mac from a backup. Note, if you use it in this way, don't expect to be able to browse or read your files as simple files. Time machine backs use a sparse bundle and file links. You can get to your files manually if you want, don't expect to be able to hook up a home media centre to access those files easily. They are managed by time machine, and really should only be accessed through the Time Machine software for restoration.
As a shared network hard drive, you can consider it to be a file server. You can access the hard drive, over the network (wired or wireless) from any machine on the network (Mac or Windows). As such, you could use it to store your music and movies and access them from anywhere, including from any home media centre that can access a shared network volume (i.e. not AppleTV).
You should use it for one or the other, not both. Note, you *can* do both, but you really should not. When used for Time Machine backups, it really likes to manage hard drive space itself. When the disk gets full, it deletes older backups. It works best when it is fully aware and fully in control of the drive space
- Answered by Vihung M
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what is the newer version or generation
- Asked by Ariel B from Lake Worth
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is Radio output power: 32.5 dBm safe to use in a child's bedroom. 32.5dBm is the power output of a class1 3G mobile phone.
Will my iPad work with this device
- Asked by Matthew S
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Yes. The iPad will connect to the Time Capsule just like it does with any WiFi network. You will need either:
1. Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3 or
2. iOS device with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
to control the TC.
- Answered by Gregory A from Golden
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