A combination hard drive and 802.11n wireless base station designed to work out-of-the-box with Time Machine in OS X. It also doubles as a standard wireless access point.

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Backup Disk Not Available - Time Capsule

After working fine for months, my wifi Time Capsule backups fail, returning a "back-up disk not available" message. Time Capsule light is green, Airport Utility reveals no problems. What do I do? ...
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Re-enable Wi-Fi on a Time Capsule

I have a Time Capsule that normally acts as a Wireless bridge to my DSL router. (All DHCP and NAT takes place on the router, not the Time Capsule.) During debugging of home networking issues, I ...
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Why can't I get my Time Capsule to connect to a new wireless network?

[Backstory for this question: I'm staying in someone else's apartment currently. All equipment mentioned in this post is being connected to their existing wireless network. That network is broadcast ...
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Time Machine on Time Capsule backup verification never seems to complete

I have a MacPro running Mac OS X 10.7.4 with a Time Capsule connected by Ethernet. When Time Machine runs a verify of the backups it seems to stall at 72%, and if I let it run a LONG time I think I ...
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What are my options for storing iPhoto libraries on an external wireless drive?

My wife and I both have Macbook Airs with relatively small internal HDs. The biggest space hog for both of us is our iPhoto libraries. What are my options for storing our libraries on an external, ...
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Time Machine says Time Capsule is full even though all backups are much smaller than HDD

I have several machines backing up via Time Machine to a 1TB Time Capsule. Lately one of my Macs said he had to delete an old backup in order to create the new backup. I was surprised about this ...
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How to port forward port 25565 on airport time capsule

I am trying to port forward port 25565 for a game server. I have tried to go into the port mapping settings, and creating one for 25565 on TCP and UDP and also reserving the ip on DHCP Reservations. ...
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How to fix Time Capsule slowdown on file dialogs?

I've got a fairly recent model Time Capsule running backup for my Macbook Pro (Late 2013). Ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've noticed an occasional slow down when bringing up a file open or save ...
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AirPrint somehow only through 5 GHz, why?

I have the strangest thing at the moment. I am virtually sure this was not the case a while back. I have a HP X476 MFP printer with AirPrint enabled. The network at my place is pretty standard. The ...
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Can I create multiple shares on a Time Capsule?

I have a Time Capsule, which by default exposes its disk through a single Share. I wonder now if it's possible to create multiple file shares without separate partitions. On a NAS, I would simply ...
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Unable to mount Time Capsule / AFP-SMB sharing keeps loading

I'm getting a strange behavior for my Time Capsule (the "tower" model) since I upgraded my home LAN. The problem is that I can no longer browse the content of my Time Capsule using AFP or SMB because ...
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use two time capsules together

I want to use the newer time capsule as my wifi. I need the second time capsule because I don't have enough wired ports. How can I connect the two of them? I don't need the wifi on the second one. ...
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Have two time capsules and use the one only as HDD and the other as router

I have two Time Capsules and I want to use both simultaneously. One as a router and the other as a HDD only. How can I do that?
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Yosemite Time Machine Backup Failed Due to Full Disk

I've run Yosemite for some time now, this issue is recent. My assumption has always been that Time Machine autonomously overwrites old backups once your time capsule is full. So my question is : ...
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

This has been asked already by someone else here, but there was no answer so I like to ask myself again. I got literally the same behavior, a slow down in read mode from initially like 50MB/s to like ...
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

I have recently bought a 3TB A1470 Time capsule (the latest, 'tall' ac model) to replace a 2TB A1409 (the 'flat' one, n model). The Airport utility was helpful in moving the network settings over ...
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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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Replacing the Internal Time Capsule Hard Drive

I'm trying to install a new hard drive in my TC after the original one died, but to no avail. I bought a 1.0TB 3.5 WesternDigital SATA disk and formatted it for OS X using a SATA-USB connector. It ...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...
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Boot MacBook to Linux/Windows from TimeCapsule.

I love to run different OSs in my 13" Retina MacBookPro. If I can install Windows/Linux/OSX on the Apple TimeCapsule and can Boot them over network wirelessly It will be awesome. If its possible ...
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Why won't Time Machine work with a drive connected to an Airport Extreme?

Is there any technical limitation or engineering reason that could possibly be behind the inability to RELIABLY use a connected USB drive with Airport Extreme for Time Machine?
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Can I Disable The Time Capsule's Wireless Radio on a Timer

I would like to disable my Time Capsule's wireless radio overnight. AirPort Utility contains some options for Timed Access (under the Network tab) but I have not been able to tell if this will ...
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How to solve continuing error “internal disk needs repair” after installing a 8 TB HDD in Airport Time Capsule (A1470)

I've replaced the failed 3 TB HDD (SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache) with a model number (ST3000DM001) in my TC (A1470) with a 8 TB HDD (from HGST model no HUH728080ALN600). I've used the Airport Utility to try ...
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Who to fix a Time Capsule disk in “Internal disk needs repair” status?

My Time Capsule disks shows "Internal disk needs repair". How can I repair the disk (without erasing it)?
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Networked Time Machine backup does not grow after switching backup disk to a larger one

My Time Machine backup on a Time Capsule (.sparsebundle) has reached the size of the disk it was stored and started cleaning up older backups after each backup session. I have switched the disk to ...
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Can I connect my time capsule wirelessly to my mobile router?

I've just received a router with my new internet. This router is wireless and therefor has no ports except power. How can I connect my time capsule to this router now that I can no longer connect it ...
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Black screen when open Time Machine on Yosemite

I use a 13 Macbook with a thunderbolt display on Yosemite. Since the installation of last osx version, if I try to open Time Machine I can only see a completely black screen on laptop screen. The ...
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How to access time capsule's usb hard drive from windows 7/8?

I have formatted usb drive to MacOS extended journaled partition. Attached it via usb with time capsule. Now i can access it from Finder on my mac. But from a windows laptop (windows 7) i cannot see ...
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Offsite backup of Time Capsule

I use the CrashPlan software to run backups of my NAS to an offsite machine. I'd also like to use it for backing up a Time Capsule to the remote machine. How do I do this so I don't impede Time ...
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Backup Time Capsule to 'cloud' / online backup provider

Ive got a 3tb Time Capsule that stores a range of files and time machine backups. Id like to be able to back the whole Time Capsule up offsite, ideally using a 'cloud' backup provider. The Time ...
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Is there any way to disable/turn off the hard drive inside an Apple Time Capsule?

I have an old Time Capsule wireless router, 1st generation (MB277LL/A), and whenever I apply changes to it or have to restart it, I have to wait for the hard drive disk inside it to spin up, every ...
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Setup: AirPort Express as Bridge between Building WiFi and Time Capsule in Building w/o Ethernet Jacks

I've recently moved into a new building that has wifi included for its tenants. I have no access to the modem, router, or any ethernet jacks. I have an AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac that I would like ...
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Why is Time Machine (in 10.10.4) waiting for Spotlight to finish indexing?

I upgraded to 10.10.4 (from 10.10.3) yesterday … I've noticed since then that the hourly backups to my Time Capsule (4th gen, 2 TB) seem to take forever to get started ("Preparing …"). I took a look ...
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Is there a way to power down an AirPort Time Capsule gracefully?

There is no obvious way to power down an AirPort Time Capsule in a graceful way. Naturally, you typically won't be powering the thing on and off on a regular basis, but I'm surprised there doesn't ...
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Time Machine on Time Capsule over the internet

I have a Time Capsule (the Apple hardware) at home that I use for Time Machine (the OSX software) backups. It's configured with my Apple ID and I am able to access the disk with the backups over the ...
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Connect to OSX via AFP over WAN with a Time Capsule on network?

I have a Time Capsule set up on my LAN to handle backups between my mom's computer and my computer. Before we had the Time Capsule, I could connect remotely to a MacBook Pro that I set up as a server ...
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Time Capsule Connection Failed after update to Mavericks

After I updating OS X to Mavericks, Time Machine backup stopped to work on Time Capsule. I am connected on internet through Time Capsule without problems AirPort Utility indicators are green with ...
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Time Capsule's Drive accessible via Ethernet but not WiFi

My home network setup might be a little complicated. -My modem and router is in the basement. -My Time Capsule (newer "tower" version) is on the upper floor connected to the router via MoCa adapters ...
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Time Capsule shows up as (null) when used with OS X Server

So I have a Time Capsule here, and an OS X Server. I enabled the Time Capsule service, and added my Time Capsule as a backup destination. I can see the following showing up on a client machine in the ...
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backup failed: problem connecting to server

My problem appears identical to that described here: airport utility shows green for time capsule and internet, but backup fails with "there was a problem connecting to the server NameOfServer". The ...
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time machine refuses to backup to time capsule

I'm trying to backup my hard drive to the time capsule, but it gives me the following error: Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “aaragon's Time Capsule”. The backup disk is not available. ...
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AirPort Time Capsule wifi is suddenly very slow: Boom network load

Background I have a 5th generation AirPort Time Capsule, bought refurbished from Apple about 6 months ago. It is on software version 7.7.3 and has worked without issue until recently. Problem Two ...
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Remote access to a time capsule in Yosemite

Just bought the time capsule: http://store.apple.com/us/product/ME177LL/A/airport-time-capsule-2tb It's working as a main router (DHCP, NAT) I have turned on "Back to my Mac" option with file ...
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Why is this AirPort+TimeCapsule disappearing from the network?

All was well for months, then suddenly Time Machine reported it hadn't backed up for 20 days because the disk was unavailable. When I cycle the power the Time Capsule is green in AirPort Utility, for ...
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Can an Apple Time Capsule be used to store/watch movies on iPads in a car?

I have a 2TB time capsule. I am driving from PA to FL with 3 kids. I have a hundred of so movies/TV shows stored on a 2TB Time Capsule. Can I use a power converter in my minivan to power and use ...
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Time capsule with Samsung Galaxy Note 8

I just bought a Galaxy note 8 and I am trying to access my files on my apple time capsule. I just got my macbook air last christmas so I am not to familiar with how to use everything just yet. I can ...
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Time Capsule on Public Network

I have an Apple Airport Time Capsule 3 TB that I want to connect to the ethernet network (not wi-fi) at my university so that several of my Macs can use it to backup to via Time Machine. I am ...
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Time Capsule ME177LL/A IPOE setup

I have GPON internet at home and for now i am using ASUS RT n56u router with IPOE setup. It is possible to setup Time Capsule the same way? I am going to plug ethernet cable from GPON modem directly ...
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OS X 10.10.. . backup program does not recognize/read prior backups

The backup program does not recognize data I copied to a new 3T TimeCapsule disk. When I select the folder containing the data, the program tells me there are no prior backups, but there are over ...
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All my Time Machine windows are black

That was supposed to be my finder window with my backups over time but I only see black screens. :(