Can Apple Time Capsule be used as a WiFi extender?

Can Apple Time Capsule be used as a WiFi extender?

Yes, if the Time Capsule will be connecting to a network that is provided by another Apple wireless router.

How do I connect my AirPort Time Capsule to an existing wireless network?

1 Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder. 2 Select your Time Capsule and click Continue. available wireless devices, and then select your Time Capsule from the list. 3 Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Time Capsule and your wireless network.

Can Time Capsule be used as a router?

The AirPort Time Capsule (originally named Time Capsule) is a wireless router which was sold by Apple Inc., featuring network-attached storage (NAS) and a residential gateway router, and is one of Apple’s AirPort products. They are, essentially, versions of the AirPort Extreme with an internal hard drive.

Can you use AirPort Express with another router?

Yes, if you can connect the AirPort Express to the non-Apple router using a permanent, wired Ethernet cable connection.

Can you connect Time Capsule directly to Mac?

Connect one Ethernet cable from the wall to your Time Capsule and a second Ethernet cable from your Time Capsule to your Mac. This is the fastest, most convenient, and most secure method for those with desktop Macs.

How do I setup a Time Capsule to extend my wireless network?


  1. Reset your Time Capsule if needed to start from scratch.
  2. Power up the Time Capsule.
  3. Plug an Ethernet cable from your switch into one of the many Ethernet ports on the Time Capsule.
  4. Open AirPort Utility and set up a standard WiFi Network.
  5. Update and let the Time Capsule restart.

Can Time Capsule be used as an external hard drive?

Yes, it is possible to just use the Time Capsule as a network drive to store files. You don’t have to use it for Time Machine backups.

Can I connect my AirPort Express wirelessly?

Apple’s AirPort Express Wi-Fi base station lets you wirelessly share devices like speakers or printers with other computers. Using the AirPort Express, you can connect any home speaker to a single iTunes library, effectively creating a wireless home music network.