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Automatic backup for your Mac.
More than just a wireless hard drive , Time Capsule is also a full-featured AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n technology. Experience a high-speed wireless network and a breakthrough way to back up all the Mac computers on your network. All in one device.
Fits your Wi-Fi lifestyle.
You can rest assured that Time Capsule works with other certified 802.11n devices. And it's compatible with Mac computers and PCs that use 802.11a, b, or g technologies, as well as wireless devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
Faster simultaneous dual-band operation.
Some Wi-Fi devices use the 2.4GHz wireless band, including iPhone, iPod touch, and devices using 802.11b/g. Others can use either 2.4GHz or the higher-speed 5GHz band, such as the latest 802.11n-based Mac computers and Apple TV. Instead of choosing one of the bands, Time Capsule operates simultaneously on both bands, and your multiband devices automatically use the best available band. In addition, improvements in antenna design give you up to 50 percent better Wi-Fi performance and up to 25 percent better range than with the previous-generation Time Capsule.1
Share the Internet securely with guest networking .
It's easy to allow guests to use your Internet connection without sharing your password or giving them access to the rest of your network. Simply enable the guest networking feature using the AirPort Utility application and create a separate Wi-Fi network just for your friends. You can set up this guest network with a different password or with none at all. Your primary network — including your printer, attached drives, or other devices — remains secure.
Access your drive over the Internet.
Say you're traveling and you need a file on your Time Capsule back at home. If you're a MobileMe member using a Mac with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, no problem.2 You can access all the files on your Time Capsule drive over the Internet. Simply register your Time Capsule with your MobileMe account, and its drive appears in the Finder sidebar of your Mac just like any other attached drive. It's like having your own personal file server wherever you go.
Print command central.
The included USB port is great for sharing a printer throughout your wireless network. Time Capsule and the Bonjour networking technology let everyone in the house or office — Mac and PC users alike — take advantage of one centrally located printer. And if you want to share both a printer and an additional hard drive, you can. Just connect a USB hub to Time Capsule. Whatever the combination, Time Capsule divides and conquers.
Works with Mac and PC .
Time Capsule with Time Machine in Leopard or Snow Leopard is the ideal backup solution. But that doesn't mean Mac OS X Tiger, Windows XP, and Windows Vista users can't enjoy the benefits of Time Capsule, too. Because Time Capsule mounts as a wireless hard drive, Tiger and Windows users simply access Time Capsule directly from the wireless network for exchanging and storing files quickly and easily.
Get Time Capsule (backing) up and running quickly and easily.
Using Time Capsule with Time Machine.
Time Machine detects Time Capsule on the network. Setting it as your backup drive is a matter of a few clicks.
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu, and then click Time Machine.
- Slide the switch to ON.
- Choose your Time Capsule and click “Use for Backup.”
- Give your Mac several hours or overnight to complete the initial backup.
Do even more with Time Capsule.
Creating a wireless network.
- Connect your DSL or cable modem to the Ethernet WAN port on your Time Capsule.
- Open AirPort Utility, select Time Capsule, and click Continue.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to create your new network.
Sharing a printer.
Connect a printer to the USB port on Time Capsule for everyone on your wireless network to use.*
Mac OS X Windows
To print using Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.6
- Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu and click Print & Fax.
- Click Add (+) and select your printer from the list.
- Click the Add button.
To print using Mac OS X v10.3 or v10.4
- Open Printer Setup Utility (located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder).
- Select the printer from the list.