Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
577 Questions from the Community
How to connect usb devices?
For instance one or two external hard-drives.
- Asked by Paul O from Thornhill
- 11 27, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (How to connect usb devices?)
Can I access away from home?
For example, I want to store movies on here, since movies take up lots of space on my MacBook Pro, but I was wondering if I can access my time capsule when away from home, if Mac is connected to Wi-Fi, such as on vacation, at work, school, visiting my parents, etc. I have an older version of the Time Capsule, and I love it, but thinking about upgrading my Mac and Time Capsule soon, need to know if I need a ton of space on my Mac or can I just buy the Time Capsule. OR, could I just use an iPod to store movies on, and access movies stored on it, but watch them on my Mac? Any thoughts? Thanks!!
- Asked by Kayla H from Topeka
- 09 13, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I access away from home?)
Backing up multiple computers, does time machine need same total capacity as joint disk space? Or if not that much data is 2TB version ok?
We have a 2TB and a 1TB iMac plus a 500GB MacBook Pro that I'd like to set this up as a backup for. We don't have anywhere near that amount of data, but I know when I've had dedicated USB external hard drives for Time Machine it was supposed to have the same volume as the machine's hard drive. Trying to see if we can get away with the 2TB version for financial reasons...
- Asked by Laura B from Red Lodge
- 07 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Backing up multiple computers, does time machine need same total capacity as joint disk space? Or if not that much data is 2TB version ok?)
There is no easy answer. The short answer is, yes, it will pair with these devices for backups. However, the time range and number of backups will be limited as you accumulate more data. You will be able to use it, however, it will become unpractical as each of you computers hard drives fills up. I wouldn't recommend sharing it between more than 2 computers with large drives like yours.
- Answered by Joey P from West Lafayette
- 11 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Backing up multiple computers, does time machine need same total capacity as joint disk space? Or if not that much data is 2TB version ok?)
i backed up my moves to a hard drive can i connect that to an airport time capsule and use home sharing to watch them on my apple tv?
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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?)
If I get a 3TB TC will it work flawlessly together with my 2TB TC that is full? ie itunes feeding from both sources, 5TB available to my system?
So I have a 2TB TC working well with my iMac and Apple TV through my itunes library. Unfortunatley my 2TB is full, if I get the 3TB TC will they work together so I have a total of 5T available to my iMac / itunes / Apple TV or will I have to transfer my info to the new one only freeing me up 1TB??
- Asked by Dave K from Whitecourt
- 06 17, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (If I get a 3TB TC will it work flawlessly together with my 2TB TC that is full? ie itunes feeding from both sources, 5TB available to my system?)
Yes as long as your OS level is at the latest and greatest. In Time Machine, you can now specify multiple storage devices.
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?)
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.
Does 2013 Time Capsule support 5Ghz 802.11 'N' or is 5Ghz only for 'AC'?
I currently have no 802.11AC devices, and 2.4ghz is congested in my area.
Can I turn off 'AC' and use 5ghz frequency for 802.11N, so that my 3rd Gen iPad, iPhone 5 etc can connect on 5ghz band?
From what I've read, it looks like 2.4ghz is N and 5Ghz is AC, can this be changed?
- Asked by Isaac I from Pacific Pines
- 08 14, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does 2013 Time Capsule support 5Ghz 802.11 'N' or is 5Ghz only for 'AC'?)
All wifi clients can use the 5ghz band for .n if it has a dual band wifi adapter which it sounds like you do.
- Answered by Tyler D from Sudbury
- 03 28, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does 2013 Time Capsule support 5Ghz 802.11 'N' or is 5Ghz only for 'AC'?)
Can you use the AirPort Time Capsule whilst on a commercial flight.
That is can you watch favourite videos, view photos etc using USB cable to macbook rather than WiFi?
- Asked by Matthew B from Hurstbridge
- 09 29, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can you use the AirPort Time Capsule whilst on a commercial flight.)
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?
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
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (When this product says that it will work with '50 User's' is that actual users or devices?)
Does the AirPort Time Capsule function as an AirPort base station, in addition to wireless storage? Does Airport Extreme have additional features?
I need an AirPort base station, but I am leaning toward the Time Capsules instead of the Extreme. Is the Time Capsule missing any features that are offered with the Extreme.
- Asked by Michael M from Princeton
- 06 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the AirPort Time Capsule function as an AirPort base station, in addition to wireless storage? Does Airport Extreme have additional features?)
The simple answer is: Time Capsule can do everything a Airport Extreme can do.
But there're two more things that worth noticing:
1. AirPort Express can stream iTunes music to external speakers via AirPlay, but neither AirPort Extreme nor AirPort Time Capsule can do this.
2. Both AirPort Time Capsule and Airport Extreme support connecting to a USB hard drive, which means if you connect a hard drive to an Airport Extreme then it will work similar to AirPort Time Capsule.
What is the Temperature specs?
- Asked by Richard G from Gilbert
- 02 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the Temperature specs?)
Will AirPort Time Capsule in the US work in the UK. If it works in the UK what do i need for it to work. Can i purchase in US and have deliver UK.Answer
Check the bottom of the device to see if its voltage input states 110-240V. If so, then simply change the plug to a UK cable one you arrive and all is good. Channel allocation for the wireless side over here does not really matter if your Time Capsule is still set to automatic.
Delivery address from the Apple Store US has to be to a domestic US address as far as I know.
- Answered by Matthew P from Shrewsbury
- 12 9, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will AirPort Time Capsule in the US work in the UK. If it works in the UK what do i need for it to work. Can i purchase in US and have deliver UK.)
is the output ethernet signal from the time capsule slower than the input
The Input ethernet signal is over 50Mb/sec but the output signal from any of the three output jacks is around 10Mb/sec
- Asked by George S from Aptos
- 12 30, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (is the output ethernet signal from the time capsule slower than the input)
If I am understanding you, the question you are asking is if the signal sent out to the internet is always lower than the download signal from the internet. Short answer: YES. The upload/download speeds are determined by your internet service provider.
- Answered by Kent M from Tucson
- 01 7, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (is the output ethernet signal from the time capsule slower than the input)
I'm wondering if I can use this as a server for all my iTunes movies? I would need to be able to access the movies from Apple TV.
- Asked by Shira S from Eureka
- 09 18, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (I'm wondering if I can use this as a server for all my iTunes movies? I would need to be able to access the movies from Apple TV.)
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It backs up everything stored locally inside your computer.