Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
571 Questions from the Community
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.
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.)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Time capsule have an active PFC?)
If hooked up at a hotel will this help wifi signal
- Asked by Colin M from Oshawa
- 11 14, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (If hooked up at a hotel will this help wifi signal)
You need to test coverage as the TC unit has 6 antennas inside designed to work upright. Putting it on it's side might limit your coverage.
- Answered by Frederic L
- 10 8, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can you lay the time capsule on its side on top of a unit?)
how many mac can i back up
- Asked by Helen C
- 03 24, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (how many mac can i back up)
Can we use it with a printer that doesn't have wifi or Bluetoot?
My printer is hp laserjet m 1132
- Asked by Mahdi H from Ny
- 07 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can we use it with a printer that doesn't have wifi or Bluetoot?)
Yes you can, as long as your printer has USB connectivity. Any USB Printer will work. ATC gives wireless capability to your USB printer. using since 2009 with previous versions. Very useful.
- Answered by Emrah A
- 09 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can we use it with a printer that doesn't have wifi or Bluetoot?)
Where should it be placed ?
- Asked by John G from Brighton
- 11 28, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Where should it be placed ?)
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
- 06 23, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does slow sped from the modem mean slow output by the Time Capsule?)
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
- 06 25, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does slow sped from the modem mean slow output by the Time Capsule?)
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)
Is there a AppleCare protection plan for the Time Capsule?
I've had an airport express which I loved but died an early death. One and a half years old... No noise, no warnings, no warranty, no fix. Just, gone.
Since this time capsule is way more expensive, I thought I should buy an extended warranty but... can't find one. Is there a way to peace of mind?
- Asked by Bruce S from Cedar Rapids
- 10 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a AppleCare protection plan for the Time Capsule?)
There is no AppleCare for a Time Capsule, however AppleCare can protect your Time Capsule if you bought it at the same time as you purchased a Mac with AppleCare.
- Answered by Jennifer J from Wilmington
- 10 26, 13
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Does the new Airport time capsule work with the xbox 360?
- Asked by David K from Flushing
- 11 1, 13
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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
- 09 3, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the latest Airport Time Capsule support VLAN IEEE 802.1Q?)
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 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
- 11 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is the TC MIMO compatible?)
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
- 07 28, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this device stores movies as well?)
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
- 08 19, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this device stores movies as well?)