Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
572 Questions from the Community
The product description indicates that it is a USB 2 port.
- Answered by Stewart L from Kanturk
- 06 29, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (is the usb port 3.0?)
Only benefit I would see would be the ability to extend your wireless network range. The Airport Time Capsule includes an internal hard drive that you can use to back up your mac computers.
- Answered by Abdul W from Sugar Land
- 08 12, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Are there benefits to having both an AirPort Extreme and an Airport Time Capsule?)
- Answered by Erik J from Cape Elizabeth
- 05 9, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (do I need to turn on and off went not in use)
Can I use the new Time Capsule on machines running 10.6.8?
Product Info says:
Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule.
But Tech Specs says this Time Capsule requires 10.7.5 and a higher Airport Utility that 10.6 supports.
- Asked by Phil C. B from Gainesville
- 06 28, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use the new Time Capsule on machines running 10.6.8?)
Yes, but only if you also have an iOS device.
I was looking at exactly the same situation, so here's what I've learned, hope it is useful.
The Mac OS X system requirements for setting the AirPort time capsule require Lion 10.7.5 for setup and administration — however if you have an iPhone/iPad device running running iOS 5 and also have AirPort Utility 1.3 (free from the App Store) it is possible to set up and administrate the unit wholely from your iOS device.
All other features should work fine, as:
- Time Machine backups are supported from 10.5.7+
- Shared printing is supported from 10.2.7+
- Sharing a connected USB hard drive is supported as of 10.4.8
Technically, any wi-fi enabled device should be able to connect to the module once set up. — The one handicap you will face is the need to set your device up from an iPhone/iPad.
Note: I hear the user interface on the iPad app is the best, as it provides the best information about your devices.
- Answered by Peter M from Armidale
- 08 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use the new Time Capsule on machines running 10.6.8?)
Can i easily back up multiple devices (iMac and MacBook) wirelessly, and access the separate back-ups, without having to create partitions?Answer
Yes, no problem. The Time Capsule will create a separate folder for each device. Just bear in mind that later down the road, those devices will likely be fighting for space as the Time Capsule fills up!
Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?
I'm looking to switch the network provider because of some reasons: price, performance, and device. I pay
I pay $59.47 per month get only maximum speed of downlaod up to 12 Mbps, upload 1.5 Mbps.
Wondering if I the AirPort Time Capsule can be used as a modem and wireless router and to boost up performance for my network provider?
- Asked by Serey Wathna S from Houston
- 03 8, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?)
negative it will not work with a direct isp connection....
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- 06 9, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?)
Can I partition The Airport Time Capsule? I was thinking 1 for my backup, 1 for my wife's, and a third for streaming media. Suggestions?
- Asked by Claus R from New York
- 06 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I partition The Airport Time Capsule? I was thinking 1 for my backup, 1 for my wife's, and a third for streaming media. Suggestions?)
What modem recommended for ADSL 2 ?
I have an ADSL 2 line. This device is a router, right? Any recommended modem that does the Time Capsule justice ?
- Asked by Johan R from Auckland
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What modem recommended for ADSL 2 ?)
Apple doesn't recommend specific ADSL modems for use with the base station. Any standard ADSL modem with an Ethernet port should be compatible (you cannot connect the modem to the base station via USB). If you're not able to use the AirPort with a particular ADSL modem/configuration, it is unlikely that you would be able to use any other wireless base station with that modem and configuration.
I personally use an ASUS DSL-N55U-B.
- Answered by Tristan B from Cranbourne East
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What modem recommended for ADSL 2 ?)
If my Wifi interface lists 802.11 a/b/g/n as what I have, will this AirPort Time Capsule work with my Mac? I am running on OS El Capitan 10.11.6.
- Asked by Kimberly S from Waukesha
- 05 19, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (If my Wifi interface lists 802.11 a/b/g/n as what I have, will this AirPort Time Capsule work with my Mac? I am running on OS El Capitan 10.11.6.)
Hi, I would like to know if the new airport Time Capsule (2TB) can be used as a network/wireless repeater?
My room is a bit far from my wireless router and I don't get the best signal. I was hoping to use the time capsule as a network/wireless repeater in my room if possible.
- Asked by Rahul T from Townsville
- 06 14, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Hi, I would like to know if the new airport Time Capsule (2TB) can be used as a network/wireless repeater?)
Yes, when using the admin program on a Mac, you have that option to extend a wifi network.
the new airport time capsule, is it as well an external hard drive?
- Asked by Angela H from Glastonbury
- 06 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (the new airport time capsule, is it as well an external hard drive?)
Yes, I will even say better. The actual hardware its self is the same thing your normal external seagate or western digital would have without the wifi of course. Hard drives companies like Seagate and WD make their versions of Network Attached Storage (NAS) but aren't as user friendly as most would like. I have owned a Apple 2TB Time Capsule for quiet some time and wouldn't ever go back to anything else. I still use regular external hard drives for odd and end things but mainly use my Time Capsule. Being able to wireless transfer data and storage option for multiple devices is the amazing thing about it.
Hope this helps!
- Answered by Tyler H from Mayfield
- 06 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (the new airport time capsule, is it as well an external hard drive?)
No. Just one of the many things some of us wish were configurable on Airports. The hardware is nice, works well, and is pretty easy to configure and maintain. But in some ways it is really lame. This is one of those ways.
- Answered by Randolph W from Roswell
- 07 22, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does it have QoS?)
difference between time machine and time capsule
- Asked by Natashia B from Bombala
- 02 8, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (difference between time machine and time capsule)
Time Machine is a software program you can use to backup your mac to an external hard drive.
Airport Time Capsule is a physical device that you plug in at your home/office & it offers fully automated backup for computers on your Wi-FI network. The Time Capsule is also a fully featured Airport Extreme base Station that provides simultaneous dual-band wireless networking using the 802.11ac specification.
- Answered by Mike M from Towson
- 05 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (difference between time machine and time capsule)
can you back up your iphones and ipads?
- Asked by Mike S from Ringgold
- 03 24, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (can you back up your iphones and ipads?)
If you have a Mac computer set up to serve to back up your iPhone and iPad then you can use the Time Capsule to back up your Mac computer (with the iPhone and iPad files on it) so that will keep track of your data on your devices. It can be set to either save your iPad, iPhone data wirelessly whenever they are plugged in to charge or to save when they are attached to your Mac computer.
The Airport Time Capsule saves your Mac computer data at whatever interval you set it for so you have multiple sets of your files that you can restore back to.
- Answered by James M from Jackson
- 03 29, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can you back up your iphones and ipads?)
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
- 07 5, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I connect a printer to my time capsule using WPS?)
New TC support multicast ? (not in bridged mode)
I have a TC from 2 years ago and was working wonderfully as a replacement plugged into my OpenReach Fibre Modem.
However I picked up YoviewTV recently and the TC I have does not support Multicast (only in bridge mode), so had to revert to my basic PlusNet provided router, subsequently losing up to 10mb on speed.
Does this new TC support multicast ?
- Asked by Roly A from Thatcham
- 10 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (New TC support multicast ? (not in bridged mode))
can you pair 2 computers and an iphone with this?
- Asked by Nora H from San Francisco
- 10 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can you pair 2 computers and an iphone with this?)
Do you mean connect all three devices to the network? If so, yes. I have my Macbook, iPhone, Apple TV, android tablet, and another Windows PC all connected to my Capsule. All my Mac devices are all able to AirPlay to each other with no issues.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
- 11 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can you pair 2 computers and an iphone with this?)