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Can you connect 2 time capsules on the same home network?
- Asked by Larry A R from Clarksville
- Jul 23, 2013
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Can I connect the Time Capsule wirelessly to my home wifi, in place on wiring in into the modem?
Also--is it possible to use Time Capsule as a mobile wireless backup device? For instance, Time Cap connects to whatever wifi network is available along with my MacBook Air and then it backs up that way? Why must it be wired into the home network?
- Asked by Frances C from Garden City
- Aug 16, 2014
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can ipad do home sharing from AirPort Time Capsule-2TB
can ipad do the home sharing music file from AirPort Time Capsule-2TB
- Asked by Joe S
- Jun 25, 2013
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Does the AirPort Time Capsule (2013) allow USB or Ethernet-connected drive to be used as part of the Time Capsule functionality?
Would like to explore connecting a USB-drive-enclosure and/or an Ethernet-drive-enclosure to allow more backup space to be available to users on my home network. Even if this would supercede the internal drive, I would find it preferable to other options like SLUG or FreeNAS which can be cheaper but potentially less-reliable.
For example, an Ethernet-capable NAS of, say, 10TB could be connected to one of the Gigabit ports, but would the AirPort Time Capsule (2013) recognize it as an extension of the internal storage, and therefore part of the Time Capsule storage media used for native Mac backups?
If there's not a way to do that, how arduous or risky is it to move the existing backups from the Time Capsule's internal drive to an external drive (ex: Ethernet-connected NAS) to free-up space on the 2TB/3TB internal drive, without corrupting the contents of that internal drive? Is there a way to initiate the move from within the Time Capsule itself, and thereby avoiding downloading/uploading all of that content over-the-network (to/from the PC) unnecessarily?
- Asked by Harlan H from Mequon
- Jun 15, 2013
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Adding a time capsule to an existing network and configuring for the speediest backups?
I have a 27" i5 iMac on my home wireless network running off my ISP-provided wireless router. Many other devices like my TV and TIVO connect to this network so I'd like leave it as the creator of my wireless network.
I'd like to add a time capsule for backups from the iMac. I assume the time capsule can connect to my existing wireless network and I could back up that way but I was concerned that I may be sacrificing speed essential for backups compared with using the native wireless built-in to the time capsule.
Is it possible for the iMac to either:
- connect to both wireless networks at once
- connect to my existing router's wireless network but somehow switch to the time capsule's network when doing a backup.
I don't want to connect the time capsule direct via ethernet cable to my iMac as I would like to keep them separate for security purposes
- Asked by David F from Paddington
- Nov 25, 2013
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Can I add a wired network switch if I need more wired connections?
I am thinking of upgrading to a Time Capsule as my primary router and WiFi connection at home. If I needed more wired connections (say 3-5 more) can I simply add a wired network switch to one of the connections on the back of the TC?
- Asked by Gregory A from Golden
- Dec 7, 2013
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I have a few questions related to Time Capsule Security.
(1) Is the connection between the wifi router and the AirPort Utility secured, e.g. via https?
(2) What ports are open for the 2TB internal storage?
(3) What ports are opened with the attachment of USB storage?
(4) Are there any publicly available security studies on the AirPort Time Capsule?
Thank you for your time.
- Asked by Matthew James S from Alexandria
- Sep 13, 2013
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Can I connect a printer to my time capsule using WPS?
I have a Canon Pixma wireless printer that can only connect to WiFi via WPS. I have a Time Capsule 2TB router. I do not see a WPS button on it. Is there a way to trigger the WPS functionality via some other means? In other words: without using a USB cable, because that is connected to my wife's desktop PC, how can I virtually press a WPS button on my Time Capsule to connect the printer to my apple network?
- Asked by Bob R from West Valley City
- Jul 5, 2016
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Transferring existing external backup hard drives to Airport Time Capsule?
I want to backup 4 devices on a home wifi network with an Airport Time Capsule (ATC):
iPad I (iOS 5.1.1)
iMac (OS 10.5.8, connected via ethernet cable to Airport Extreme.
MBA (OS 10.8.4)
The iMac is backed up by 2 external hard drives, a 1 TB OWC Mercury Elite that has only TimeMachine backup of the iMac, and a 250 GB Mercury Elite that is the storage for the iPhoto library on the iMac and for some other photo backups.
Questions. 1. Can I backup the iMac, which has most data, via the ethernet cable to ATC instead of via wifi? 2. Can I transfer or move the 1TB that Time Machine has backed up on the external hard to ATC? 3. Can I manually transfer data, for example the iPhoto Library or other photo back up from the 250GB external to the Airport Time Capsule?
thanks for help,
- Asked by Armando M from Wilson
- Aug 23, 2013
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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
- Nov 27, 2013
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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
- Nov 23, 2014
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Does the Time capsule have an active PFC?
I am looking for an uninterruptible power supply to keep my network up during power outages. One of the units will not work with Active PFC's - which the author notes is the type of power supply in newer computers.
Does anyone know what type of power supply unit the Time Capsule has (I have the 2 Tb unit - it is about 1 year old). model a1470
- Asked by Phil S from Worthington
- Jan 24, 2017
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Can the AirPort Time Capsule be used to create a WLAN network by connecting it to my main router?
I have a Cisco RV042 Dual-WAN router which has only ethernet ports for LAN connections. I am planning to buy a AirPort Time Capsule.
Can I connect the Cisco RV042's LAN port to AirPort's WAN port and still let the RV042 to do load balancing simultaneously as AirPort provides internet connection to LAN through Wi-Fi. If yes, How can it be done?
Can I access away from home?
For example, I want to store movies on here, since movies take up lots of space on my MacBook Pro, but I was wondering if I can access my time capsule when away from home, if Mac is connected to Wi-Fi, such as on vacation, at work, school, visiting my parents, etc. I have an older version of the Time Capsule, and I love it, but thinking about upgrading my Mac and Time Capsule soon, need to know if I need a ton of space on my Mac or can I just buy the Time Capsule. OR, could I just use an iPod to store movies on, and access movies stored on it, but watch them on my Mac? Any thoughts? Thanks!!
- Asked by Kayla H from Topeka
- Sep 13, 2014
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can i create a home network (in order to extend by WiFi signal) by combining an airport time capsule and an airport extreme? Is it best to hardwire?
- Asked by Sahl S from Johns Creek
- Dec 22, 2014
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can i connect the Airport Extreme Time Capsule to my old Time Capsule?
I am wondering if my old 1TB Time capsule can be connected as an additional drive to the new 2TB Airport Extreme Time Capsule.
- Asked by Carlos F from Portage
- Oct 14, 2014
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Will my Mac automatically discover and disconnect from a Time Capsule as I arrive and leave from my apartment, and handle interrupted backups?
I'm hoping that the Time Capsule is a flexible backup option that doesn't require me to mount / unmount it as a drive every time I take my laptop on or off my home network. Does it work this way, or does it mount as a network drive which has to unmounted before you can depart? I'm hoping that automatic backups can be interrupted and retried the next time my computer connects to the capsule.
- Asked by Jonathan G from San Francisco
- Jun 29, 2013
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Make a WiFi Network with a Data Card and Airport Time Capsule
I am considering buying a Airport Time Capsule mainly to have a back up of my iMac. But i now read that it can also be used as a router - so i am a bit curious if i can somehow use a DataCard to create a WiFi. I have been given an extra DataCard with my iPhone that i intended to use for my iPad and it connects to a 4G network with very fast upload and download. Is this somehow doable?
- Asked by Palle Kamuk N
- Mar 4, 2014
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can i use my old time capsule on my new time capsule network as a network storage device?
I just purchased a new Time Capsule and plan to use it as my wireless router. I would like to use my old time capsule as a network storage device to archive photos, for example. How do I set it up properly?
- Asked by John C from Lake Oswego
- Apr 29, 2016
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how do I use time capsule when travelling to get free wifi?
if i check into a hotel for example that charges for wifi can I somehow use to time capsule to connect to my wifi network when I'm travelling?
- Asked by Kevin C from Summerside
- Jun 28, 2015
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