Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
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airport time capsule 3T warranty period
- Asked by James R from Cumming
- Jul 18, 2015
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Can the time capsule be used as a sort of media hub
I'd like to store my large collection of ripped DVD's on the time capsule. Id like to set it up so that anyone on my network can watch the movies, and also would like to be able to easily stream the movies to my tv's. I have apple tv, was wondering if this product is suitable for what I'm trying to do.
- Asked by John D from Manhasset
- Sep 17, 2013
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If you can change the media format to be compatible with iTunes, you can set up your iTunes media folder to be located on your time capsule and then you can use it as a media hub. I do with mine, as long as my mac air is open, it homeshares to my Apple TV. Really fast too!
- Answered by Sharene M from South Toowoomba
- Sep 25, 2013
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I share a wireless internet signal with my upstair neighbors. Can I backup my devises to an Airport Time Capsule wirelessly if I don't have router?Answer
You will need the Time Capsule installed onto the network for it to work, so attached to your neighbors network. You could set up up in a stand alone configuration, but you would no internet access while you were backing up.
- Answered by Steven W from Sunnyvale
- Dec 14, 2015
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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
- Jul 29, 2013
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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
- Oct 30, 2014
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will the time capsule allow ppoe connecting
i would like to use it in place of my router to login in to my isp
- Asked by Brian S from Vernal
- Sep 7, 2014
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Yes, as long as the AirPort is on you can back up to it. It runs on an internal network, internet is only required when accessing outside of your home's internal network.
- Answered by Heriberto D from Fort Myers
- Oct 22, 2015
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Am I able to back up entire PC running Windows Professional 7 using Acronis true image 2015 to Airport Time capsule - 2TB?.
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
- Jun 2, 2014
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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
- Jul 25, 2014
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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
- May 3, 2016
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What Generation of AirPort Time Capsule-2TB is the latest?
- Asked by Douglas H from Oakville
- Oct 7, 2015
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You could but unless you need some feature in the newer Time Capsule then that's probably not the most economical solution. You can add an external hard drive to your 1TB Time Capsule via the USB port.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- Jan 17, 2016
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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.
Can I hookup a 2nd USB drive to act as a 2nd backup (that would be manually controlled)?
I've had a time machine in the past (well back when it was called that) - I know how these work....but we're dealing with 3-5 macs of data (which will quickly exceed the 3tb, despite all you naysayers - unless we spend far too much time cleaning it out) - and a toddler...point being I want an additional *wireless* hard drive that has the shock proof capacity that my USB one currently has...so could I hook up an additional USB one to this & use it wirelessly (I hope this made sense...I feel like I've confused myself). Seeing as the cost to restore these starts around $800-1000....it's worth it for me.
- Asked by Ria O from Atlantic Beach
- Sep 6, 2014
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Yes, you can hookup a USB hub to AirPort's USB port and connect more devices.
- Answered by Souheil M from Springfield
- Jun 24, 2013
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Can I use AirPort Extreme as router to connect to modem, and Time Capsule in different room for back-up and to extend wifi signal?
Here's my dilemma: My modem, AirPort Extreme, and speakers are in my living room. The speakers are plugged into AirPort Extreme so I can play my music from any device. At the other end of the house is my study where I'd like to place the Time Capsule so that I can backup my laptop and so that I can extend the wifi signal in my house. Is that possible? And even if it is, am I wasting the Time Capsule's router capabilities by using the Extreme as the router and the Time Capsule as a means to extend signal?
And why on earth is Extreme the only router capable of connecting to speakers??
- Asked by Raul C from San Francisco
- Oct 21, 2014
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Did exactly this recently and was blown away by speed of connection, and double the signal strength. However I had an old Airport express which i connected to speakers and gave me more sound in second room while Apple TV connected to a Bose unit in lounge. Drive the lot off Remote App anywhere in the house
- Answered by David R from Allambie Heights
- Nov 10, 2014
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Will Time Capsule back up data contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro
Will a Time Capsule back up data that is contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro?
If so, is it necessary to change any default settings when setting up the Time Machine Preferences?
- Asked by Michael R from Rancho Palos Verdes
- Oct 3, 2014
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Do I need an additional external hard drive if I have the AirPort Time Capsule?
I'm completely out of space on my MacBook Air, so I purchased the AirPort Time Capsule to back up my data and to function as an external hard drive. Then I could delete some of those files from the Mac. But now people are telling me that I shouldn't use it as a hard drive, that I need to purchase an additional hard drive, using the AirPort Time Capsule for backups for both. Does anyone from Apple have an answer for me?
- Asked by Melinda I from Ypsilanti
- Apr 10, 2015
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The AirPort Time Capsule can be used for both! You can use it as an external hard drive, and as a backup as well.
- Answered by Justin C from Boca Raton
- Apr 15, 2015
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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?Answer
On the internet tab, select bridge mode, and that will turn off DHCP server, and cause it to "get an address" via DHCP or manual depending on your desires. It will then appear on your network and all Apple devices will be able to find it.
- Answered by Gregg W from Tulsa
- Jan 5, 2016
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