Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
577 Questions from the Community
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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can I use a 3TB HDD to back up my airport time capsule 3TB?
- Asked by Thomas C K from Buckhannon
- 04 9, 17
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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
- 10 21, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (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?)
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
- 11 10, 14
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Is this usable with wireless broadband? Is there a wireless modem made by Apple? I'm using a Huawei wireless modem currently.
- Asked by Paul F from Melbourne
- 07 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this usable with wireless broadband? Is there a wireless modem made by Apple? I'm using a Huawei wireless modem currently.)
If hooked up at a hotel will this help wifi signal
- Asked by Colin M from Oshawa
- 11 14, 14
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Does the AirPort Time Capsule support quota management? I have run into problems with time machine where the drive fills up and users cannot backup.
- Asked by M J M from Playa Del Rey
- 10 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the AirPort Time Capsule support quota management? I have run into problems with time machine where the drive fills up and users cannot backup.)
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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
- 01 24, 17
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can airport tme capsule use lan port as input to wan port
Time Capsule input Options
- Asked by Donald P from Haledon
- 08 15, 14
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Can the hard-drive do double-duty doing TimeMachine back-ups of my computers and also store lots of files to free up hard disk space on my laptop?
I bought the 3TB model so I could wirelessly back up my computers, but I need to know if the same hard drive can do double-duty as a TimeMachine back-up system AND networkable storage for files that can be accessed by each of my computers on the network. I want to free up space on my laptop but I don't want to lose the files. I would like to know if the hard drive in the 3TB model will be usable for all the files from two notebooks and one desktop, and still store additional files that may be accessed by each of my computers from time to time?
- Asked by Barry L from Deerfield Beach
- 01 6, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can the hard-drive do double-duty doing TimeMachine back-ups of my computers and also store lots of files to free up hard disk space on my laptop?)
I do exactly that...
I have created a movies directory and copied all videos onto it. That directory is visible to all computers.
I also backup 2 macbooks to the same drive.
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
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Windows 7 laptop migration to MacBook Pro via AirPort Time Capsule
I would like to migrate my data files from a Windows 7 laptop (documents, pictures, music) to a MacBook Pro, probably using an external hard drive. Can I treat the AirPort Time Capsule as an external hard drive for both machines via the USB port?
- Asked by Wai-ming L from Detroit
- 09 27, 13
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Where should it be placed ?
- Asked by John G from Brighton
- 11 28, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Where should it be placed ?)
Yes, the Access Control / Time limit configuration does not differentiate between non-Apple and Apple hardware. It only requires a MAC address (Hardware identifier that has nothing to do with Mac OS) of the connected the device. You can find this in the settings / configurations menu of most modern hardware - often it is also written outside onto a label of the device. Keep in mind that Ethernet and Wireless MAC addresses will be different for each device - so if the Playstation can connect by WiFi and Ethernet - make sure to constrain both MAC addresses.
- Answered by Christoph R from Princeton
- 01 17, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the Airport Utility Time Limits Control also work with non-apple devices like Android-phones and Playstations?)
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
- 11 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I bought an iMac in 2009, does this computer work with the Airport Time Capsule?)
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
- 08 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I connect the Time Capsule wirelessly to my home wifi, in place on wiring in into the modem?)
Yes, as long as you are using a device that supports 802.11 a/g/n/ac.
- Answered by Eric C from San Francisco
- 09 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My comcast blast puts out download speeds of 20 to 30mbps.Will this wifi handle and support that speed)
can i use TC as external wireless media source library for two Macs, and attach the ioSafe Fire/Waterproof HD via USB to use as TM?
Hello, thinking of getting the ioSafe Fireproof/waterproof HD, and am wondering the following:
- Basic sharing: can I wirelessly connect two Macs to TC via WiFi, and point all media directories to it as my source library? I'm able to connect everything to the drive and see the file structure, but can't figure how to utilize as my source library. The TC is the primary router for the household with about 12 devices using it (not simultaneously)
- can I do the above, and attach the ioSafe via USB to the TC, and use the ioSafe as the Time Capsule?
My hunch is I can, but I seem to be hitting various issues and I simply can't coherently connect the dots, so am hoping someone can help. Thanks in advance!!
(not asking for someone to explain step-by-step: that would be AWESOME, but also would be great to get something like " 1. yes, 2. no" and I'll do the research myself)
- Asked by Tyler C from San Francisco
- 08 4, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (can i use TC as external wireless media source library for two Macs, and attach the ioSafe Fire/Waterproof HD via USB to use as TM?)
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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
- 08 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Transferring existing external backup hard drives to Airport Time Capsule?)
what is time machine in mac?
- Asked by Khoo K from Lahad Datu
- 01 4, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (what is time machine in mac?)
Time Machine is the name given to the backup software for OS-X on the Mac
- Answered by James K P from Richmond
- 03 2, 14
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