Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
550 Questions from the Community
Does the time machine needs internet to work
- Asked by Ariel B from Lake Worth
- 03 28, 16
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Am I correct to assume my 802.11n capable computers will not work any quicker on 802.11ac Airport Time capsule? Therefore wait to upgrade both...Answer
Your N devices will only talk to the AC router at N speeds, but the performance at N will likely be better than many other N routers out there due to the six-antennae design.
is this good for a late 2013 iMac 21.5 inch
- Asked by Cathy C from Southport
- 07 20, 15
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does it work with os 10.6.8
- Asked by Robert S from Oakley
- 11 23, 14
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- Answered by Senor T
- 11 25, 14
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Can I use time capsule for iTunes and iPhoto libraries
I have a macbook and macbook pro which are both used independently. I would like to use a time capsule to store files and iTunes and iPhoto libraries. What I am looking to achieve is to be able to stream wirelessly my files between either of the computers and access iTunes and iPhoto from either machine. The majority of hard drive space would then be freed up on both machines and for no loss of service. I would think that playlists and albums would be unaffected by this change. Any advice would be gratefully received. Many thanks
- Asked by Alan T
- 11 27, 15
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Will my iPad work with this device
- Asked by Matthew S
- 12 3, 13
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Yes. The iPad will connect to the Time Capsule just like it does with any WiFi network. You will need either:
1. Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3 or
2. iOS device with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
to control the TC.
- Answered by Gregory A from Golden
- 12 7, 13
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Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine?
Can AirPort Capsule be used as an external wireless hard drive separate to Time Machine? Meaning, can I save content directly to the Capsule, or does it only backup what is saved on my Mac device?
I am wanting to back up my computer via Time Machine, but there are things I would like to put onto a hard drive (hopefully Airport Capsule) but not leave on my computer.
Hope this makes sense
Yes your Time Uapsule will function as a backup drive with time machine as well as being able to save content directly to the same drive , However, you cannot include the stored information on the TC HD as part of your computer backup through time machine on your Mac.
hope this helps
- Answered by Simon C
- 01 31, 14
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Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while idle?
Does the Time Capsule spin down the hard disk while not performing a backup? During typical operating conditions, what is the duty cycle of the hard disk?
- Asked by Ben K from Vancouver
- 10 16, 15
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When this product says that it will work with '50 User's' is that actual users or devices?
We have 15 iMacs here with multiple accounts on every mac, which with a rough calculation adds up to more than 50, does this product have the capability to do this? Also these iMacs are 2010 models, they are all for video editing as well so large files etc need a solution to back these 15 macs up.Answer
50 Wired and Wireless devices combined connected simultaneously. So if you somehow had 45 devices and 5 of your friends visited and used your WiFi; then they left and 5 more friends came over and used your WiFi you would be okay. Number of accounts on each mac is a different measurement not related to this. 50 simultaneous users is industry standard for a residential/small business router. You may actually quickly run low on space even with 3TB - which is not to say this isn't a great solution. Just that you may need to attach external hard drives to it for more storage. Something to keep in mind if sleekness is a priority. To me it's a bargain over a Drobo or NAS for Time Capsule backups. Hope this helps.
- Answered by Dave O from Tallmadge
- 05 1, 14
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Is the Airport Time Capsule or Airport extreme DOCSIS 3.0 compatible?
DOCSIS 3.0 with 8 downstream channels or greater and 4 downstream channels or greater.
- Asked by Jerome K from New Bern
- 11 4, 15
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You can connect the Airport Time Capsule or Airport Extreme (or Express) to a DOCSIS 3.0 modem via the Ethernet port on the DOCSIS modem and the Ethernet WAN port on the Airport.
The Airport devices do not replace the need for a DOCSIS modem if you have a cable internet provider.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- 11 28, 15
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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
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negative it will not work with a direct isp connection....
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- 06 9, 15
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what is the model number of the latest version of 2T time capsule
- Asked by Julie C from Seattle
- 09 27, 13
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Can I access my iTunes content that is stored on the time capsule using homesharing on iPad/iphone without my mac being turned on?
I currently use home sharing to access iTunes content on my iPad/iphone when at home. My mac has to be turned on to do this. If I purchase an airport time capsule will this mean I can access the content using homesharing on ipad/iphone that is backed up on the time capsule drive without the mac being turned on?
can i use wan and lan in time capsule
can i have a new or extend my isp-router wireless network on my time capsule, and also access my time capsule disk via my wired network
- Asked by Efstathiou E
- 11 15, 15
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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
- 09 27, 13
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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
- 10 8, 13
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Squeezebox Support on Airport?
Does anyone know if an Airport Time Capsule would offer Squeezebox support? I'm considering moving from an all windows environment to an iMac with an Airport time capsule. Ideally I'd like to be able to access a music library from Squeezebox on an airport even with the iMac off. I realize there is Apple TV and the like, but I've got a good investment already in squeezebox devices and controllers I'd like to continue to use. Has anyone tried this before? Sorry, not very technical here so forgive me but from browsing the logitech site it looks like Squeezebox is incapable of connecting to N networks and we would need to change modem settings to B or G. I assume that is done at the wireless router and isn't any worse that what I have now? Any downsides here? Thanks everyone!
- Asked by Darren N from Sterling
- 03 22, 14
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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
- 11 22, 15
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Can i extend my network, with my existing one.. currently i have the at&t router 589.
i basically want to know if i can merge the two wireless routers to operate on the same network. Just to extend the range.
- Asked by Lance H from Rossford
- 11 23, 14
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