Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
577 Questions from the Community
Does the AirPort Time Capsule provide a FTP server capability via a IPv4 registered public address?
My present Cisco/Belkin wireless router provides a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server using a IPv4 registered public address so I can access my stored files over the Internet. I find this service indispensable as I'm a network engineer and having my tools available without using disk space on my MBP makes more sense than a USB thumb drive
- Asked by George P from Deerfield Beach
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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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Extending a wifi-network with TC
Beside using for backup purposes I'd also like to use the TC for extending my existing WI-FI network. The current router is located upstairs, I'd like to have another router downstairs, this would be the TC. For this I should be able to connect the TC to the existing WI-FI network. I googled this a little bit and found that it may be problematic but not impossible. Any experience with this kind of setup?
- Asked by Janos J
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When plugging in the TC and starting the admin program on your computer, your TC is listed Top Left in the "un-configured" units. Choose it and the admin program will scan your existing network for other Airport Extreme or Express units and propose to automatically extend your network.
Takes about 1 min to do and you have nothing to configure on your new unit, as all parameters are pulled from your existing AP.
- Answered by Frederic L
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Does 2013 Time Capsule support 5Ghz 802.11 'N' or is 5Ghz only for 'AC'?
I currently have no 802.11AC devices, and 2.4ghz is congested in my area.
Can I turn off 'AC' and use 5ghz frequency for 802.11N, so that my 3rd Gen iPad, iPhone 5 etc can connect on 5ghz band?
From what I've read, it looks like 2.4ghz is N and 5Ghz is AC, can this be changed?
- Asked by Isaac I from Pacific Pines
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All wifi clients can use the 5ghz band for .n if it has a dual band wifi adapter which it sounds like you do.
- Answered by Tyler D from Sudbury
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is the output ethernet signal from the time capsule slower than the input
The Input ethernet signal is over 50Mb/sec but the output signal from any of the three output jacks is around 10Mb/sec
- Asked by George S from Aptos
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If I am understanding you, the question you are asking is if the signal sent out to the internet is always lower than the download signal from the internet. Short answer: YES. The upload/download speeds are determined by your internet service provider.
- Answered by Kent M from Tucson
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Am I able to connect an Airport Time Capsule to my Telstra wireless broadband? Do I need a USB to ethernet adaptor?
Airport Time Capsule & Wireless 3G/4G broadband
- Asked by Christopher H from Golden Bay
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i have a uverse router. After disabling wireless on the uverse, can I continue to use the ethernet ports on the uverse in addition to the TC ports?
The TC only has 3 ethernet ports, while I am using all 4 ports on the uverse router.Answer
Yes you can but they will be on separate subnets, meaning whatever is plugged into your Uverse router will have access your Uverse wired network (including your TC) while objects Time Capsule's WiFi will only be available on the TC's subnet. Clients of your Time Capsule will be able to access resources of your Uverse network but not the other way around.
Can you view the files stored remotely?
If I store pictures off my phone and iPad can I view them when away from the wifi range.
- Asked by Kenny W from Mansfield
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i already have the older 4th gen version of the time capsule. Can i transfer from the older version to the new version without losing any data ?
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Questions before purchase
I have a imac and a pc. With the imac will not have problems, but I can replace my old router the AirPort Time Capsule, my pc can get connected to internet using ethernet cable? another question, can I use the 2TB storage to share documents and music between all my computers and mobile devices? thank you very much
- Asked by Fabiano S from Rio De Janeiro
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Can I use AirPort Time Capsule as a WiFi booster over my TM Unifi with an ASUS RT-N18U Wi-Fi router.
I am using TM Unifi with an ASUS RT-N18U Wi-Fi router. I would like to know could I use Apple AirPort Time Capsule to extend (repeater, booster) my Wi-Fi to a part of the house where the Wi-Fi signal is poor. Wile use the existing Wi-Fi network to access the internet. Hence I would like to connect the Airport Time Capsule to Asus over Wi-Fi. Or does it have to be by cable.
I am using MacBook Pro and also Windows Laptop in my home. But I will use the Airport Storage only for my mac media/photos. And use the Wi-Fi signal for both.
Please let me know the details and how to setup so I can decide should I buy the time capsule or not.
- Asked by Mohd O from Ampang
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How can I delete past backups to make more room for new backups. Can I delete all past backups?
I have a13" Mac Pro 2012 late fall model.I keep getting not enough space to complete backup.
When entering TIME CAPSULE, I am given option to choose 1 of 2 disks.
- Asked by Sheila H from Winnipeg
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Will it work with windows 7 and samsung
- Asked by Brian H from Keighley
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does it work only on apple products
- Asked by Douglas B from Decatur
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The back function via Time Machine, is only Apple. The disk is shared and should be accessible form a Windows machine for storage.
- Answered by Frederic L
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Can a time capsule be used as a boot drive, if the drive in the MacPro fails?
I need to know if Time Machine used in conjunction with a time capsule can be used as a boot drive if the mac pro it is being used to backup has a drive failure?
Or do I need to have a bootable backup on an external drive (besides the Time Capsule)?
- Asked by John H from Juneau
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Backing up multiple computers, does time machine need same total capacity as joint disk space? Or if not that much data is 2TB version ok?
We have a 2TB and a 1TB iMac plus a 500GB MacBook Pro that I'd like to set this up as a backup for. We don't have anywhere near that amount of data, but I know when I've had dedicated USB external hard drives for Time Machine it was supposed to have the same volume as the machine's hard drive. Trying to see if we can get away with the 2TB version for financial reasons...
- Asked by Laura B from Red Lodge
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There is no easy answer. The short answer is, yes, it will pair with these devices for backups. However, the time range and number of backups will be limited as you accumulate more data. You will be able to use it, however, it will become unpractical as each of you computers hard drives fills up. I wouldn't recommend sharing it between more than 2 computers with large drives like yours.
- Answered by Joey P from West Lafayette
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It backs up everything stored locally inside your computer.