Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
539 Questions from the Community
You could but unless you need some feature in the newer Time Capsule then that's probably not the most economical solution. You can add an external hard drive to your 1TB Time Capsule via the USB port.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- 01 17, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I own a 1TB time capsule and need more capacity. Do I buy the airport time capsule?)
Can I hookup a 2nd USB drive to act as a 2nd backup (that would be manually controlled)?
I've had a time machine in the past (well back when it was called that) - I know how these work....but we're dealing with 3-5 macs of data (which will quickly exceed the 3tb, despite all you naysayers - unless we spend far too much time cleaning it out) - and a toddler...point being I want an additional *wireless* hard drive that has the shock proof capacity that my USB one currently has...so could I hook up an additional USB one to this & use it wirelessly (I hope this made sense...I feel like I've confused myself). Seeing as the cost to restore these starts around $800-1000....it's worth it for me.
- Asked by Ria O from Atlantic Beach
- 09 6, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I hookup a 2nd USB drive to act as a 2nd backup (that would be manually controlled)?)
Yes, you can hookup a USB hub to AirPort's USB port and connect more devices.
- Answered by Souheil M from Springfield
- 06 24, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I connect a 4-port USB hub to the newest (ac) time capsule to access my 4 USB drives?)
Windows 7 is not supported.
- Answered by Ruben G from Covina
- 06 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use this time capsule as a backup for both my Imac and PC running Windows 7? They are both on the same wifi network)
Will Time Capsule back up data contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro
Will a Time Capsule back up data that is contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro?
If so, is it necessary to change any default settings when setting up the Time Machine Preferences?
- Asked by Michael R from Rancho Palos Verdes
- 10 3, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Will Time Capsule back up data contained on an external drive connected to a MacPro)
Do I need an additional external hard drive if I have the AirPort Time Capsule?
I'm completely out of space on my MacBook Air, so I purchased the AirPort Time Capsule to back up my data and to function as an external hard drive. Then I could delete some of those files from the Mac. But now people are telling me that I shouldn't use it as a hard drive, that I need to purchase an additional hard drive, using the AirPort Time Capsule for backups for both. Does anyone from Apple have an answer for me?
- Asked by Melinda I from Ypsilanti
- 04 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I need an additional external hard drive if I have the AirPort Time Capsule?)
The AirPort Time Capsule can be used for both! You can use it as an external hard drive, and as a backup as well.
- Answered by Justin C from Boca Raton
- 04 15, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need an additional external hard drive if I have the AirPort Time Capsule?)
Can the AirPort Time Capsule be used to create a WLAN network by connecting it to my main router?
I have a Cisco RV042 Dual-WAN router which has only ethernet ports for LAN connections. I am planning to buy a AirPort Time Capsule.
Can I connect the Cisco RV042's LAN port to AirPort's WAN port and still let the RV042 to do load balancing simultaneously as AirPort provides internet connection to LAN through Wi-Fi. If yes, How can it be done?Answer
On the internet tab, select bridge mode, and that will turn off DHCP server, and cause it to "get an address" via DHCP or manual depending on your desires. It will then appear on your network and all Apple devices will be able to find it.
- Answered by Gregg W from Tulsa
- 01 5, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can the AirPort Time Capsule be used to create a WLAN network by connecting it to my main router?)
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.
Can I move my current Timemachine files from my full external hard drive to a new Airport Time Capsule?
The current hard drive I backup to using Timemachine is full. I would like to get a newer Airport as my current Macbook supports Wifi-ac, so I was thinking of buying an Airport Time Capsule. Is there a way to move the existing Timemachine backup files from the full hard drive to the new Airport Time Capsule? This would free up the old hard drive for other use and consolidate my backups to one place.
- Asked by Dan L from Lake Forest Park
- 12 12, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I move my current Timemachine files from my full external hard drive to a new Airport Time Capsule?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the AirPort Time Capsule provide a FTP server capability via a IPv4 registered public address?)
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
- Flag as inappropriate (If hooked up at a hotel will this help wifi signal)
how many mac can i back up
- Asked by Helen C
- 03 24, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (how many mac can i back up)
what is the difference between LAN and WAN
- Asked by Stephen S from Middleburg
- 11 28, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (what is the difference between LAN and WAN)
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?)
Assuming I set my iPad to back up to my Mac (using iTunes) and then the Airport Express backs up my Mac then I should be covered ? Does this work ?Answer
Yes, as long as you are backing up you entire mac hard drive. If not, then just make sure that you're backing up the location where your iPad backups reside. By default this folder is - /Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ (where USERNAME is your specified login name).
- Answered by Jorge L from San Francisco
- 08 27, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Assuming I set my iPad to back up to my Mac (using iTunes) and then the Airport Express backs up my Mac then I should be covered ? Does this work ?)