Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
577 Questions from the Community
what is the difference between LAN and WAN
- Asked by Stephen S from Middleburg
- 11 28, 15
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can i remote access a airport time capsule???
I am thinking of purchasing the 2TB Airport Time Capsule & was wondering if I would be able to access the Airport Time Capsule remotely from anywhere via the Internet?
if yes, how???
- Asked by Darren M
- 06 12, 13
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Yes, switch on Back to My Mac in the Time Capsule preferences. Make sure you have a very strong Apple ID or disk password if you do this
- Answered by Alan H
- 06 14, 13
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how many TB do I need to buy in my new time capsule
- Asked by Mario L from New York
- 11 26, 13
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1. Look on your computer what you want to backup and how many GB that makes alltogether
2. Be sure on other computers how many GB you want toi backup from those
3. Mutiply this by 2 or 3 to allow a number of backup changes to remain on your TC.
I took no risks, we have 5 MacBooks at home, so went for the 3 TB TC.
- Answered by Johan R from Shelley
- 11 27, 13
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Do I need to connect the AirPort TC to the DSL or cable modem or can I just connect it to the wifi network? I only need it as an ext. hard drive atm.
- Asked by Bryony D from New Norfolk
- 06 23, 13
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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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Yes. But you have two different series of backups. We do exactly this. Obviously, while you are not there, it can't add to that backup, but it will backup to the one you are near. Then when you are near the other, ti backups to that one. So each backup has time gaps for when you are not there, but each has a complete backup of the most recent visit there.
- Answered by Reinhardt H from Dawson Creek
- 06 18, 15
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How would I go about using a Time Capsule with Time Warner Cable?
They force you to rent one of their routers. Would I just connect the two using an ethernet cable? Would this affect the speed of Internet I get? And would it be silly to pay for Time Capsule if I already have to pay for a router? I know you get the backup capabilities, but having 2 devices for Wi-Fi seems unnecessary. I have all Apple products.
- Asked by Casey G from Louisville
- 06 2, 15
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Unless Louisville has some strange setup, you can either rent or use your own router to connect to the Time Warner modem. You should be able to use your own modem also. There is a list of modems which are compatible with the cable company's system which is available on their website. Pretty much any router will work. Buying your own router and/or modem means there is an upfront cost vs paying a monthly rental fee. On the other hand if your rented equipment fails for whatever reason or Time Warner changes their cable box or DVR, they will replace it at no cost.
- Answered by David D from Milwaukee
- 07 18, 15
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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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Absolutely! The Airport Utility will helo you set it up as an extender. I currently am using a 5th Gen. Extreme with a 4th Gen. Extreme and 2nd. Gen Express as extenders.
- Answered by Christopher F from Whitney Point
- 06 12, 13
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No, use a separate power injector.
- Answered by Frederic L
- 10 8, 13
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Does AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB back up iPhoto
I have a macbook pro which I travel with and an iMac at home. So i end up with lots of photographs on both. Would be great if they were synced. I have had lots of trouble with iCloud and iphoto on both devices but no such issues with ipad and iphone.
Hopefully AirPort Time Capsule is the answer to my problems.
- Asked by Mark R
- 07 1, 13
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Yes, but not manually merging the contents.
Apple Time Capsule (ATC) will back up files on a MacOSX system. I point that out because it only works with files, not making choices as to their contents. If those files include a user's "Pictures" directory (or wherever the user may have reconfigured the iPhoto folder(s)) then TimeMachine as a service will back up those iPhoto files to a TimeCapsule, but it doesn't do anything different with Photos than with Movies, Word Documents, or Garageband songs.
In your example, ATC would backup separate isolated backups of both Macs; this wouldn't give you the result of a single combined library, it would only give you the really great feeling of knowing your photos are securely preserved.
I think your best solution is a 3rd-party tool called "iPhoto Library Manager" by Fat Cat Software. This is a not-free product, and not supported by Apple of course, but I've used it very successfully to split libraries, and it offers the ability to merge content as well. This would be a manual action, but it has done a very good job of maintaining meta-data for me while it does its work.
- Answered by Allan C from White Rock
- 12 2, 14
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Can I use the AirPort Time Capsule to back up multiple Macintosh computers in my house wirelessly? How do I set it up?
- Asked by Norman W from Chicago
- 06 12, 13
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Yes. Time Capsule is set up in Airport Utility. Then in Preferences>Time Machine you can select the Time Capsule as your target drive. It is all very simple. I have 2 iMacs and 1 MacBook backing up to my previous generation Time Capsule.
- Answered by Harold B from Mill Valley
- 06 13, 13
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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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What are my options to have an online backup for the airport time capsule
I am planning to purchase an AirPort Time Capsule to act as a NAS, so my iPhoto and iTunes folders will be located on it.
I hope this plan makes sense and other people are doing the same.
There shouldn't be any problem with this, but I would like to have it backed up online, in case it fails.
Do I have to run backup software such as CrashPlan from my macbook in order to have that, or does this device supports any type of online backup out of the box?
- Asked by Uzi K from Albany
- 07 19, 13
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What is the power consumption of the device?
- Asked by Dinesh S from Ottawa
- 06 13, 13
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Will I need to keep Time Capsule hardwired to my cable modem via an ethernet cable at all times? That's going to require a very long cable.....