Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
529 Questions from the Community
I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?
We just purchased a new router, so I do not need wi-fi ... I do however need extra space for dvds that I have loaded on my mac. Am I able to use the Time Capsule for storage? will my apple tv be able to play my movies?
- Asked by Brandon K from Pewaukee
- 10 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?)
Yes you can. When you go to set up AirPort Utility it will ask you whether you want to use Time Capsule as a router, it will have several options. And you can select no to the router and choose to just make it a wireless hard drive.
- Answered by Tristan T from North Port
- 11 10, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I already have a wi-fi network, can I use the Time Capsule as storage alone?)
do i need a modum if i have a time capsule
time capsule setup
- Asked by Daniel W from Uraidla
- 04 8, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (do i need a modum if i have a time capsule)
Yes the Time Capsule connects to your modem
The modem is what's creating the internet connection the Tome Capsule is taking that internet connection and broadcasting it wirelessly.
- Answered by Evelyn M from Brentwood
- 04 9, 17
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Can I backup one Macbook Pro to two Time Capsules on same WiFi network?
I use Time Machine to backup my Macbook Pro onto a Time Capsule, which is also my WiFi router.
Thinking of buying a second Time Capsule, which I would use to extend my WiFi signal in the house.
If so, could I set Time Machine to backup my MacBook Pro onto both Time Capsules (so that I have a second backup disk, in case one Time Capsule fails..)?
- Asked by Dumitru Stefan R
- 07 11, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I backup one Macbook Pro to two Time Capsules on same WiFi network?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (can I use a 3TB HDD to back up my airport time capsule 3TB?)
Will I need to keep Time Capsule hardwired to my cable modem via an ethernet cable at all times? That's going to require a very long cable.....
Why is the yellow light blinking on my time capsule?
- Asked by Linda E from Mpls
- 01 20, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Why is the yellow light blinking on my time capsule?)
Could be a few things. If you have an iPhone, you can download the Airport Utility app and it will tell you what the problem is.
If your wifi is still functioning correctly, more than likely you just need to update the firmware. So far I've encountered the blinking yellow light when there's an update, no internet connection, and the occasional random automatic reset. (Not sure if the automatic reset is an intentional thing or a glitch, but either way, the light blinks while it is resetting and then goes off once it is done.)
- Answered by Britni W from Mobile
- 01 25, 17
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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))
is airport time capsule compatible with NBN
- Asked by Marc-paul T from Tweed Heads South
- 11 6, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (is airport time capsule compatible with NBN)
Is it a hard drive? So i can save my pictures or videos?
- Asked by Mohammad S from Dubai
- 12 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it a hard drive? So i can save my pictures or videos?)
Can I use the airport time capsule to also backup my iPad and iPhone
- Asked by Michael P from Valley Park
- 07 21, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use the airport time capsule to also backup my iPad and iPhone)
Yes you can backup your iOS device, but only through your Mac. Backup your iOS device to your Mac regularly and backup your Mac to your Time Machine regularly. That is also free as opposed to buying iCloud storage for backups.
- Answered by Buford N from Renton
- 11 15, 14
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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
- 03 9, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time Capsule support link aggregation?)
Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?
- Asked by Wendy D from Woodbury
- 02 3, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?)
You can use the time capsule to broadcast a wifi signal, but you will need to maintain your internet service with your current provider. If you "cancel" your cable wifi, you will no longer have internet service to feed into your time capsule. If your internet service provider supplied a modem/wifi router with your service, and you want to replace it with the time capsule, you would need to purchase a modem that is compatible with your internet service provider, then hook your coax cable into it. Then, you would hook your time capsule to the modem via ethernet cable. So, the setup looks like this: Coax Cable > Modem > Time Capsule
- Answered by Jeremy G from Fresno
- 02 15, 17
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To see if your Mac supports 11ac, go to "about this mac" in the apple menu. Click "more info". Then click "system report". Go to "wifi". In "wifi" look at "interfaces". You should see "supported PHY modes". This will tell you whether your mac supports 802.11ac
- Answered by Jim G from Mesa
- 10 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How do I know if my 2011 purchased iMac will support 802.11 ac wireless?)
Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?
i.e. will it support two instances of Time Machine so both Macs can independently backup to the Time Capsule?
- Asked by Josh H
- 06 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?)
Yes, the Time Capsule will do this without any setup differences of any kind. Once you establish a connection by entering in the Time Capsule's drive password, then the rest is just the same as backing up the first Mac.
I have two Macs that I am backing up, and found it incredibly simple.
- Answered by Shawn F from Riverside
- 07 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I back up two separate Macs using Time Machine?)
I am not sure about android, but yes on Windows. To first access the Network attached storage from windows, you must download the airport support software from apple. You have to use the software to then login to the base station. once you have done this, the disk will appear under network devices and you can select it for backup through windows settings.
- Answered by Holly C from Corry
- 12 15, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use the AirPort Time Capsule to backup any devices (like PC Windows, smartphone Android) or just Apple devices?)
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?)
Can I back my MacBook onto two separate Airport Time Capsules via Time Machine: one TC used as wireless router, the second TC to extend the WiFi?
I already have an Airport Time Capsule, which I use as my wireless router, as well as backing my MacBook on it via Time Machine.
If I got a second Time Capsule which I would use to extend the WiFi, could I set Time Machine to back my MacBook onto both Time Capsules?