Questions & Answers for AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB
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Is it possible to setup a Time Capsule for wireless TimeMachine backups if I'm using a separate wifi access point for internet?
I have several Macs in a workspace that all must connect to the internet using a shared wifi access point. I can't use the Time Capsule itself as an internet access point. I'd like to use TimeMachine and an AirPort Time Capsule to back these up these Macs without running cables. Is this setup possible?
- Asked by Arthur A from Bronx
- Mar 9, 2018
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I want to buy a new AirPort Time Capsule. Can I set up the old one offsite, & backup there too, for absolute redundancy?
- Asked by Craig M from Wilston
- Nov 11, 2015
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Macs after a certain OS level (Snow Leopard?) can back up to several Time Capsules, depending on which one
they see when connected to a network. So Yes.
- Answered by Steven W from Sunnyvale
- Dec 13, 2015
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Apple time capsule - how to verify a backup.
Ive just purchased a new computer. I have an Airport timecapsule and the backup are up-to-date ready for transfer to the new computer. My question relates to verification of the back-ups. I noticed “once” that during a backup it was trying to do a verification of the backup and it got stuck at 51% for over 12 hours - I gave up and turned off the computer. Now that I’m about to transfer data over to the new computer, I’m wondering if I should do the verification again - however, I cant find any options on the backup preferences to do this. My question- is the verification essential to do prior to transferring data to the new computer and how do I do this? Many thanks
- Asked by Karina W from Kadina
- Feb 28, 2018
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It backs up everything stored locally inside your computer.
- Answered by David C
- Dec 19, 2016
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How to install time capsule
Already have a wireless router supplied by Verizon how do I install time capsule?
- Asked by Margaret H from Jamaica
- May 30, 2014
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You're going to need a CAT5 ethernet cable to go from the router to the Time Capsule. To configure settings like name and password of the capsule, you're going to need either a PC, Mac, or iOS device. You download the AirPort utility for PC from Apple's website or the App store on the iOS device. The Mac has it pre-installed.
- Answered by Jesse H from Clarence Center
- Jul 24, 2014
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How do I restore files from my AirPort Time Capsule to my MacBook? Can I restore selective files/software?
My hard drive crashed and I purchased a new MacBook Pro. I want to restore my documents from my latestAirPort Time Capsule backup and my quicken software and files but don't know how.
- Asked by H. W. A from Fairview Park
- Apr 21, 2016
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Hi Mr. H. W. A. , you can restore your files with Migration Assistant , to pen the Migration Assistant , go to Launchpad then Open the folder Other , then look for Migration Assistant and open it.
The Migration Assistant will start with a screen asking you how do you want to transfer your information from a Mac ,a Time Machine Backup or another disk(This is the default option)
Make sure that you are in the same network of the Time Capsule , then in the next screen select the Time Machine Backup disk(if you don't know , which one to choose , choose the disk with a green hard disk ,with a symbol of a arrow and in clock inside the arrow)
After you selected the time machie disk, the Migration Assistant will ask you to select witch backup you want to transfer, after the selection of the backup ,another screen will show up , asking to confirm what you would like to transfer from the backup
( The default option is everything, just a important thing , you can't select which documents&data ,you want to recover , but you can't do thus ,with apps and the Mac settings )
After you selected which information you want to recover ,select continue , and your Mac will ask if you want to encrypt your disk, this is important step ,because if you macbook is stolen ,nobody can access your information , ( i would recommend the encryption of your disk , the Mac may be slower ,but is better for security purpose)
After you select if you want FileVault or not , your information from the time capsule will began to restore
After this ,you can start using your Mac , with all your information previous from when the hard drive crashed
Sorry for the long Answer
- Answered by Stefano D from New York
- May 26, 2016
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Does everyone in the house need to use the new network from the Time Capsule?
- Asked by Megen B from North Hollywood
- Mar 17, 2016
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Nope. In my case, I have a DSL Modem, which also is a router. Because it's a router it too is an available network that can be used. Also, I have a Network Extender in my home, giving me two additional networks. Any computer or network device (smart phone, tablet, etc.) can use any one of the networks I have. All your devices should show, and thus make available to choose, all available networks, including the Time Capsule.
- Answered by Robert G from Anacortes
- Mar 19, 2016
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will i face some issue using it with my MacBook pro 2011(early) airport antenna...?
- Asked by Johnny L from Rio De Janeiro
- Jun 11, 2013
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The new Time Capsule uses Wireless AC, while your MacBook Pro has Wireless N. The Time Capsule will be fully compatible with older wireless standards (even really old ones), however you will not see any significant improvement to your wireless connection/performance compared to a Wireless N Time Capsule unless you are also using a device that has Wireless AC.
In other words, with your computer this new Time Capsule will give you no significant benefit over the old one in terms of wireless performance/reliability. You will likely find that the last-gen Time Capsules will be going for a discounted price while they are being cleared out of various resellers, so if you're in the market for one you may want to consider picking an older one up. Of course, in the next few years you may end up with a wireless device that *is* wireless AC, in which case you might benefit at that point from having the Wireless AC router, so it's up to you whether you want to "future proof" and go for the new model or save a few bucks on the old model.
- Answered by Andrew R from Victoria
- Jun 18, 2013
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Can i use the Time Capsule only as a backup via wifi with my present linksys router and not use the Time Capsule as a router.Best Answer:
This is an excellent question, and the prior response did not answer it. There are many good reasons why you might want to wirelessly back up one or more Macs to the Airport Time Capsule, but not be using the Time Capsule for your primary WiFi source. Yes, you can have the Time Capsule "join" an existing WiFi network. Can you then back up your Macs to it, when both the Time Capsule and the Macs are on a different WiFi source? The answer is not apparent from the setup guide or specifications.
- Answered by Gary H from Pinehurst
- Jun 25, 2014
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The WAN port is for your Wide Area Network which is just a long name for the ethernet cable port that you plug your internet modem into. The LAN port is for devices on your Local Area Network. Just remember your modem goes in the WAN port and everything else that isnt wireless goes into one of the LAN ports.
- Answered by Jared B from San Diego
- Nov 9, 2013
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Does early 2013 iMac support 802.11ac wifi?
i bought the new iMac back in April 2013. do they support 802.11ac wifi?
- Asked by Thuyain A from Colchester
- Jun 11, 2013
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The new macbook air and mac pro will support 802.11AC but the early 2013 does not have the new chipset for AC
- Answered by Tyler S from Boise
- Jun 12, 2013
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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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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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Can I add a wired network switch if I need more wired connections?
I am thinking of upgrading to a Time Capsule as my primary router and WiFi connection at home. If I needed more wired connections (say 3-5 more) can I simply add a wired network switch to one of the connections on the back of the TC?
- Asked by Gregory A from Golden
- Dec 6, 2013
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Yes. I have a Netgear GS108NA 8 port switch that works very well with my TC. I just plugged it into a LAN port and started plugging other devices into the switch. It works great.
- Answered by James K P from Richmond
- Mar 1, 2014
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Can an AirPort Time Capsule be used as a modem?
I'm looking to switch the network provider because of some reasons: price, performance, and device. I pay
I pay $59.47 per month get only maximum speed of downlaod up to 12 Mbps, upload 1.5 Mbps.
Wondering if I the AirPort Time Capsule can be used as a modem and wireless router and to boost up performance for my network provider?
- Asked by Serey Wathna S from Houston
- Mar 7, 2015
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negative it will not work with a direct isp connection....
- Answered by Marcus B from Chandler
- Jun 8, 2015
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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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does it work with os 10.6.8
- Asked by Robert S from Oakley
- Nov 22, 2014
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- Answered by Senor T
- Nov 24, 2014
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