Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 2TB
579 Questions from the Community
difference between time machine and time capsule
- Asked by Natashia B from Bombala
- Feb 7, 2015
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Time Machine is a software program you can use to backup your mac to an external hard drive.
Airport Time Capsule is a physical device that you plug in at your home/office & it offers fully automated backup for computers on your Wi-FI network. The Time Capsule is also a fully featured Airport Extreme base Station that provides simultaneous dual-band wireless networking using the 802.11ac specification.
- Answered by Mike M from Towson
- May 19, 2015
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are there POE on the ethernet LAN ports ?
I want to connect a POE enabled device to one of the LAN ports.
- Asked by Steve H N C
- Dec 28, 2014
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No it does not do PoE. However you could buy a external POE inline power injector - you need it for a specific use case.
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- Jun 8, 2015
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How can I get IPv6 via SLAAC?
The tunnel service is unreliable and I have a static IPv6 pool allocated to me.
- Asked by Andrew B from Peppermint Grove
- Dec 19, 2017
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is it as fast as thunderbolt for storage ?
- Asked by Daniel H from North Wollongong
- Dec 28, 2017
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Can I use two Airport Time Capsules in the same house as access points for two different floors?
Trying to set up a wireless network in a very large house. The Verizon router is in the basement and I want to create a wireless AP on the First floor and another one on the Second Floor. I also want to be able to save stuff on the network
- Asked by Kush V P from Riverside
- Dec 13, 2014
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Yes, you can; however, you'd do best to create a single network served by both Time Capsules.
1. Assuming that you have Ethernet wiring home-run from various points in the house to the basement, configure the wiring as follows:
Cable modem --> WAN port of first Time Capsule
LAN port of first Time Capsule --> all of the Ethernet runs (you may need an additional Ethernet switch to do this)
If you do not have Ethernet running everywhere, then make sure that both Time Capsules are in range of your computer before continuing (and ignore the Ethernet instructions below).
2. Configure the first Time Capsule as though it was a stand-alone wireless network.
3. Once this is done, hold the reset button on the back of the second Time Capsule until the light blinks quickly, which will clear the current wireless information in the second TC. Hook the WAN port of the second Time Capsule to the Ethernet cable.
4. Now use Airport Utility (under "Other Wi-Fi devices") to configure the second Time Capsule to extend the network you originally set up above. If the second Time Capsule is being set up wirelessly, you can now place it where you intend it to be; make sure that it remains in wireless range of the first Time Capsule.
You can repeat steps 3 and 4 with other Time Capsules, Airport Extremes and Airport Expresses to further extend your network. Wired and wireless network extensions can coexist in the same network.
- Answered by Mark H from El Cajon
- Oct 10, 2015
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Can you set up the AirPort Time Capsule to automatically back up photos, videos, files, etc. from multiple sources, i.e. MacBook, iPhone, iPad, etc?
My family is mostly an apple family, with a few iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, plus a couple pcs, but want to be able to store everything in one local place, but not have to manually add the new items every time we want to back it up. Does the Capsule have an auto backup feature in addition to the time capsule thing for the macs that works with the iPhones and iPads?
- Asked by Andrew S from Fayetteville
- Nov 1, 2017
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No, it doesn't have apps for iPhone/Ipad.
Can I use Airport Extreme as wifi for use with xFinity Xi5 wireless tv box?
Have weak signal from xFinity supplied gateway. I already have AE latest generation. Wondering if I deactivate xfinity wifi signal and use AE instead.
- Asked by Michael S from Acworth
- Sep 15, 2017
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I have an AirPort Extreme Time Capsule and a NETGEAR Gateway C7100V cable modem. My ISP is Comcast. I use the AirPort Extreme as my Wi-Fi hot spot and it covers my entire home. Obviously I connect the AirPort Extreme directly to the C7100V modem via a CAT V cable.
When I run the Xfinity Speed test on my computer with a CAT V connection I get about 230 Mbs download. However, I get the same speed when I'm connected via Wi-Fi over my AirPort Extreme. When I connect using the Wi-Fi facility on the NETGEAR C7100V Gateway, I only get about 80 Mbs download.
Bottom line: the AirPort Extreme gives me the same speed via Wi-Fi as if I were connected via cable to the modem. I highly recommend the AirPort Extreme.
- Answered by Scott J from Vancouver
- Dec 13, 2017
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Can I use this just to store photos
- Asked by Andrew W
- Jan 3, 2016
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yes you can!
- Answered by Marc R from Orlando
- Jan 25, 2016
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How to access photo from Apple airport time capsule using iPad Air 2
Is there a way to access photos from my 3T Apple airport time capsule using my iPad Air 2?
- Asked by Ramesh P from Bartlett
- Jun 1, 2015
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Yes, I do this with my Time Capsule, just download an app onto your iPad called 'FileExplorer' and you'll be able to access and play/view save any file which is saved on your capsule. There are 2 versions of the app - i use the free one which will allow you to access most files but you may wish to go for the paid version.
hope this helps you
- Answered by Aaron B
- Jun 10, 2015
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CAN I CONNECT TWO TIME CAPSULES TO SAME WI-FI
- Asked by David K from Eldersburg
- Nov 5, 2014
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How do I know if my 2011 purchased iMac will support 802.11 ac wireless?
- Asked by John K from Lincoln
- Jun 10, 2013
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To see if your Mac supports 11ac, go to "about this mac" in the apple menu. Click "more info". Then click "system report". Go to "wifi". In "wifi" look at "interfaces". You should see "supported PHY modes". This will tell you whether your mac supports 802.11ac
- Answered by Jim G from Mesa
- Oct 23, 2013
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Can I use my AirPort Time Capsule as a wireless access point?
My house is wired with ethernet jacks everywhere but my Xfinity router/cable modem combo isn't strong enough. I would like to know if I can set up the Time Capsule as a Wireless Access Point for the current network. As a separate question, I would also like to know how to set up the Time Capsule as a separate Wifi network in the house (new name/password) using the Airport Time Capsule. How do I do that as well?
- Asked by Jeffrey W from Los Altos
- Apr 19, 2016
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Is it possible to connect directly to internet if I plug the internet cable into the LAN on AirPort Extreme? I think the only way is to use the WAN.
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Can the Time Capsule back up data stored on its own segregated drive too? I want to remove the photos from my MacBook Pro HD and store on TCapsule HD
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Yes you always need an external hard drive! iCloud/iTunes Match does NOT back up your uploaded music you've imported into iTunes (CDs...). It only backs up iTunes music that's available in the iTunes store available in your country. Be advised, your "purchased" iTunes music is NOT yours to own, but yours to manage. Back it up so you can always import it again in the future if that music has been deleted from the iTunes store. Happens too frequently. I found this out the hard way. I say have a plan, then have a back up plan.
- Answered by Graham S from Columbus
- Jan 5, 2017
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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
What is the best way to do the initial back up with these devices? What is the average time to do the first initial backup?
How do others do the initial backup? How long does it take to do it wirelessly? I would have hoped for a Thunderbolt port for this very use case.
- Asked by Christopher W from Washington
- Jun 10, 2013
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For an initial backup, the best results will come from a direct connection via Ethernet.
First turn off wifi on the computer.
Attach the computer via Ethernet to one of the free Ethernet ports.
Set up your Time Machine appropriately and set it running.
Leave it overnight to complete, best to do this end of the day.
You may have to leave it, depending on the size of the internal drive on the Mac, sometime into the next day.
"It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support."
- Answered by Peter N from Germantown
- Feb 23, 2015
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