Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
576 Questions from the Community
Storage help please :)
Hi I have an 11inch MacBook Air and I have run out of memory/storage space ( didn't realise it had so little upon purchasing as I received as a gift) . Is an airport time capsule something suitable for me to use as additional storage? Or is there another product?
If kind enough to give me some advice please use layman's terms as I am not techy whatsoever !
Thank you in advance.
- Asked by Esther H
- 08 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Storage help please :))
Will the new airport have settings for DDNS survive or support it ?
- Asked by Brian P from Soquel
- 06 16, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Will the new airport have settings for DDNS survive or support it ?)
Can I use a wireless WAN connection?
My primary Internet connection consists of a mobile hotspot with a five user limit. I would like to have a Time Capsule as my primary wireless router, but it would have to connect to the mobile hotspot and rebound the Internet connection through a different wifi ssid. Essentially, instead of connecting a wired WAN connection, it would connect to another network and use that as the WAN connection. Is this possible?
- Asked by Jaydon C from Meadow
- 07 2, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use a wireless WAN connection?)
How do I restrict folder access for other users in the same household?
I am using Time Capsule to back up my Mac Pro as well as share some media files with other members of the household.
However, I do not want the other users to have access to certain, specific folders. How do I restrict access at the folder level so I can share some files but not all files?
- Asked by Berkeley R from San Francisco
- 07 20, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I restrict folder access for other users in the same household?)
Can I connect a Brother printer via USB to the Airport Time Capsule?
- Asked by Ed R from Wilmington
- 08 20, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I connect a Brother printer via USB to the Airport Time Capsule?)
If I use the AirPort Time Capsules as a File Server, can I then delete the media files (pictures) that are taking up disk space on my macbook air?
My macbook air is constantly giving me prompt that my disk space is full. So that is the main reason I bought a AirPort Time Capsule 2TB to move all my old pictures to the File Server in the AirPort. That's the way it was explained to me when I bought it at the Apple Store (georgetown location in DC).
So the way I plan on managing my files is to move all the older photos to AirPort Time Capsule File Server, delete the files on my macbook so I have a lot of memory/disk space as I travel (without worrying about losing my whole life's worth of pictures) and periodically do a media "dump" when it starts to take up too much disk space on my macbook.
This way I can continue to use my macbook (without buying a new one b/c of memory - sorry Apple).
Is this a good way to manage my media files and macbook?
Can I use Airport Express as router connected to modem and Time Capsule to extend wifi? Is that a sate of Time Capsule's capabilities?
Here's my dilemma: My modem, AirPort Express, and speakers are in my living room. The speakers are plugged into AirPort Express 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 Express as the router and the Time Capsule as a means to extend signal?
And why on earth is Express 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 Express as router connected to modem and Time Capsule to extend wifi? Is that a sate of Time Capsule's capabilities?)
Is this compatible with the Arris SB6141 (SurfBoard)?
I just bought this modem, brand new, and I was told by Comcast that it isn't compatible with the AirPort Time Capsule 2TB because the time capsule is too "advanced" and / or "hi tech"....he didn't use that exact terminology but that's exactly what he was getting at.
Now, I'm not Steve Jobs or anything but I work in IT and have a masters in Information Systems. I'm just having a hard time believing this brand new, highly rated, extremely popular modem isn't compatible with such a popular Apple router.
Does anyone have a definitive answer for me? Many thanks in advance.
- Asked by Timothy M from Baltimore
- 03 18, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this compatible with the Arris SB6141 (SurfBoard)?)
I've never heard such a thing as a modem not being compatible with a router.
I have one of the newest Surfboard modems, SB6183, and it works just fine. And I'm on ComCast as well. Those guys don't know what they're talking about.
You'll be just fine.
- Answered by Jacob L from Ann Arbor
- 03 22, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this compatible with the Arris SB6141 (SurfBoard)?)
What is the number of people who can use this router at once?
We have an office with about 200 devices on the router simultaneously. Part of our work involves streaming video and / or uploading and downloading really, really large graphic files. Can this handle that?
- Asked by Jonathan B from Bedford
- 03 12, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the number of people who can use this router at once?)
can see files movies, music, pictures on apple tv
- Asked by Giovanni D from Holyoke
- 06 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can see files movies, music, pictures on apple tv)
AppleTV can only get it's sources from 2 places, iTunes or iCloud.
- Answered by Frederic L
- 10 8, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can see files movies, music, pictures on apple tv)
What is the power consumption of the device?
- Asked by Dinesh S from Ottawa
- 06 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the power consumption of the device?)
Does the Airport Time Capsule allow port forwarding? I currently do this with ZyXel VSG1432 from Telus.
I assume I would need to connect to the internet through my existing modem/router - with the latter set up in bridge mode perhaps?
- Asked by Tim D from Kamloops
- 09 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Does the Airport Time Capsule allow port forwarding? I currently do this with ZyXel VSG1432 from Telus.)
Yes, you can do port forwarding with the Time Capsule.
If you have an existing modem/router in front of the Time Capsule then yes, it should be set to bridge mode so that it is only performing modem functions.
- Answered by Colin L from Toronto
- 11 29, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the Airport Time Capsule allow port forwarding? I currently do this with ZyXel VSG1432 from Telus.)