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I'm more interested in Time Capsule than The MacBook Air. I've been in the market for a NAS box and Apple's little device seem to do it all. It will act like a router, has 3Gb enet ports, a WAN uplink, has a 500GB or 1TB HD, has an external USB port for external HD or printer, and 802.11n.



Some questions though:


1) Will it do port forwarding for those of us with servers, etc?

2) Can you hook up a hub to the USB port and attach several external USB drives?

3) Will Time Machine only back up to Apple Networked drives or can I do wireless backups to non Apple hardware?

4) Does it have Qos for people who use VoIP?

5) Say I attach another external USB hard drive to the Time Capsule. Can I configure it to do mirroring for more data security?

6) Can I configure it to give me access to the hard drives remotely through the Internet?




Overall it looks like a really cool little device.

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Check here for the specs: http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/specs.html




Wireless protocols

Draft 802.11n4




Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g and 802.11n draft 2.0 Mac computers, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices

NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)


Frequency bands

2.4GHz or 5GHz

Radio output power

20 dBm (nominal)

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  • 1 month later...

Does any one knows which zeroconf string is used by the device for exporting it's afs service?

if any one ever put hands on one, please use a protocol analyzer to discover it.


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Does anybody know if it is possible to set it up as a UPnP media streaming device? I know by default it doesn't do it.. but are there any software etc. that you can download and install in it?


Also what about hosting webpages from this? Seems like it is virtually impossible to do this from a TC.. am I right?

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