Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
576 Questions from the Community
Does the Time Capsule support link aggregation?
Is it possible to bond or link two or three of the Ethernet (not WAN) ports into a single link for increased bandwidth and access speed?
- Asked by Jordan H from Edmonton
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Does slow sped from the modem mean slow output by the Time Capsule?
If my modem is only supposed to 'bring in' 18Mbps, does that mean that the Time Capsule can only send out 18Mbps?
- Asked by Tom E from Saint John
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A) 18mbps is not in anyway slow, I'm in a small town and my download speed never goes over 750 Kbps.
B) If you mean streaming video from the capsule then you won't have any issues at all. I stream files on my terrible network with no buffing at all.
If you mean file transfer from the capsule to the mac or visa-versa then you still shouldn't have any issue, it won't be instantaneous but it shouldn't take very long. I don't have a capsule, doing the research and not even sure that you can send to and from wirelessly, if you can't or you find it slow you can always connect it to your USB port and transfer that way
- Answered by Dave L from Orleans
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Yes, as long as you are using a device that supports 802.11 a/g/n/ac.
- Answered by Eric C from San Francisco
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Does the new Airport time capsule work with the xbox 360?
- Asked by David K from Flushing
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Does the latest Airport Time Capsule support VLAN IEEE 802.1Q?
I have been looking for some time to buy one of those, but my provider requires VLAN IEEE 802.1Q support for the router to connect TO the Optical Network Terminal. I saw many people in forums having issues on this sometime ago.
I don't want to use the router supplied by the provider as a bridge, as it just adds overheads.
- Asked by Frédéric T from Barcelona
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Is the TC MIMO compatible?
Have new iPad Air. Have read reviews that say it would benefit from MIMO-compatible router. Don't know what that is, but is the Time Capsule one of them? :-). Thanks!
- Asked by Lawrence S from Vestal
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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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Is the router in the Time Capsule the same router used in the Airport Extreme? Or is it not as efficient?
I need a new router. For the extra money the Time Machine seems a good buy. However is the wireless router the same identical router used in the Apple Extreme?
- Asked by Gary H from Belle River
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Yes. It's the exact same. The only difference is the Time Capsule has an onboard HDD build in.
- Answered by Cory F from Apo
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Will The Time Capsule drop connection to my external drive?
Currently my Airport Extreme drops it all the time, apparently when the drive doesn't spin after time. Anyone experience any issues with this?
- Asked by Troy S from Seattle
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Is airport time capsule UPnP capable?
- Asked by George S from Vancouver
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Does the Time Capsule router create a physical firewall?
- Asked by Raymond A B from Myrtle Beach
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Would i be able to move my iTunes library on to this and have a wired connection between this and my iMac then also have it wirelessly to my macbook?
Would i be able to move my iTunes library on to this and have a wired connection between this and my iMac then also have a wireless connection to my macbook. In theory i would be able to import a CD to my iMac (the master for iTunes) and then have it also on my macbook in iTunes.
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Can I add a USB drive to Time Capsule and use the combined capacity (of the Time Capsule drive and the attached drive) to backup with Time Machine
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Yes. This device supports all the current Wifi protocols so any device that is wifi enabled will be able to connect.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
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will time capsule work if i have a dsl network
- Asked by Robert J from Rochester
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Does the time machine needs internet to work
- Asked by Ariel B from Lake Worth
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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
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