Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
561 Questions from the Community
I am on a provider that use coaxial cables, so how do I connect them? Do I have to keep my Superhub as a mediator? Will this not affect the quality?
Virgin Broadband coaxial to Airport Time CapsuleBest Answer:
The coaxial cable is your ISP's raw data signal which must be fed through a modem first. Your ISP provided you with a "Superhub" that is basically a combination of a modem and a router. All you have to do is connect the AirPort to the Superhub using an ethernet cable and configure Airport. To avoid wireless signal confusion (since both wireless signals will be running simultaneously) run your router in Modem Mode, which basically turns off the router part of the Superhub.
Log on to Superhub through IP to change to Modem Mode:
Once you do that, you'll lose access to Superhub's router (since it's basically turned off now) but you can still have access to the Modem at the following address, and if you need to you can turn the router part back on again:
- Answered by Souheil M from Springfield
- 06 24, 13
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I'm still on Snow Leopard OS on my Mac and want to use this new Time Capsule to do a full backup BEFORE upgrading to Mountain Lion OS X. Can I do it?
Snow Leopard compatibility / I have not any Mac running Mountain Lion yet
Can I use my time capsule for wifi and cancel my cable wifi?
- Asked by Wendy D from Woodbury
- 02 3, 17
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Can the device be laid on it's side or will that hurt the range?
- Asked by Matthew B from Arlington
- 07 19, 13
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The device is better stood up as intended.
- Answered by Peter H
- 06 6, 15
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Adding a time capsule to an existing network and configuring for the speediest backups?
I have a 27" i5 iMac on my home wireless network running off my ISP-provided wireless router. Many other devices like my TV and TIVO connect to this network so I'd like leave it as the creator of my wireless network.
I'd like to add a time capsule for backups from the iMac. I assume the time capsule can connect to my existing wireless network and I could back up that way but I was concerned that I may be sacrificing speed essential for backups compared with using the native wireless built-in to the time capsule.
Is it possible for the iMac to either:
- connect to both wireless networks at once
- connect to my existing router's wireless network but somehow switch to the time capsule's network when doing a backup.
I don't want to connect the time capsule direct via ethernet cable to my iMac as I would like to keep them separate for security purposes
- Asked by David F from Paddington
- 11 25, 13
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You can put the time capsule network configuration into "Bridge" mode, instead of "NAT DHCP", and then cable it to your ISP router.
The time capsule will be a more reliable wireless and wired router, and with the airport utility, it will remind you to do updates to the firmware when needed.
Your ISP will never update the firmware in your ISP provided router, and Wireless standards change, and bugs happen and that can make your wireless experiences very poor with unsupported routers.
If your ISP router can be placed in bridge mode, then I would put your time capsule in "NAT DHCP" mode, and use it as your primary router.
- Answered by Gregg W from Tulsa
- 12 26, 13
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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
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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
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I have a roommate and we each have several devices we'd like to network but keep separate from each other. Can two networks be created?
- Asked by Kenneth D from Covington
- 11 23, 14
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Can I share an Apple SuperDrive using the new Airport Time Capsule?
I'm looking at upgrading my fiancee's macbook to a macbook air, but we would loose our last CD/DVD drive. I'd love to be able to just plug an Apple SuperDrive into the time capsule and share it to both my Macbook Pro Retina and her new Air. Is that possible? Otherwise I'll probably just get her a Macbook Pro non-Retina so we still have a CD/DVD player.
- Asked by Benjamin M from Arlington
- 06 15, 13
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The Superdrive itself would be the first limiting factor. Since the external Superdrive does not support connection through a NAS device, then it follows that it would not be recognized by the Airport. However, I don't know if an aftermarket CD/DVD device would be supported by the Airport. Apple does indicate that the USB connection only supports a) External Hard drives, b) USB Printers, and c) a hub. This would leave out other USB devices, such as a CD/DVD drive.
- Answered by Shawn F from Riverside
- 07 23, 13
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will this connect to smart tv?
Will I be able to stream movie files from the Time Capsule to my Samsung Smart TV?
- Asked by Nicholas W from Sydney
- 05 21, 14
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As a PC user wanting this is a router and an external hard drive. Is there any difference between this and the previous 2011 Time Capsule model?
I.e. will the differences in wireless speed be apparent on a PC.
Can a Time Capsule, take a backup of both, MacBook Pro and Windows PC 8.1?
- Asked by Rohant K from Abu Dhabi
- 12 31, 14
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How do I create my own network with time capsule
How do I create a guest network
- Asked by Mario G from Beaverton
- 10 20, 14
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Can I connect to a wifi broadband device
- Asked by Leah K from Heathcote
- 07 18, 15
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Can I connect my Airport Time Capsule to my WD media player
I already have a large collection of movies in mainly avi format, and I would like to store my movies on my Airport Time Capsule. I don't really want to go through the arduous task of converting ALL my movies to apple format, Can I connect my WD Media Player to the Time capsule via USB cable, and play my movies through that (ie media player accesses the Time capsule like an external hard drive)?
- Asked by Jo-ann F from Salisbury
- 12 25, 13
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