Will an Airport Time Capsule purchased in the US work Europe? Is there an issue with approved channels or does the Time Capsule automatically change?

  • Asked by fn from Lincoln
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The Time Capsule should work fine in Europe. The radio frequency has not changed from previous generation WiFi transceivers. The new 802.11ac uses "beamforming" to try to vector the wireless signal directionally toward the clients (laptops, iPads, iPhones, etc.)

    Apple products have power supplies that work everywhere. You will need the appropriate plug to fit your European type electrical outlet.

    • Answered by Mark H from Santa Cruz
  • Not sure if you are asking about the 2.4ghz channel 13 for example? This channel is approved in some countries but not in the United States. What happens is when you select your location with AirPort utility the Airport will allow you to use channel 13 for example in South America, et all.
    So its the same hardware but the channels allowed per location are set by software settings.

    • Answered by Mike G from San Francisco