Moving from Airport Extreme to Time Capsule (any tricks?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sal Collaziano, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Sal Collaziano macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Hey guys,

    Are there any specific steps I need to take in order to make the switch? I just tried setting up a 3TB time capsule with no luck. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you...
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: AEB to TC...

    Hi Sal,

    You probably don't want to hear this, but if you are just switching from an AEB to a TC, then it should be a piece of pie, easy as cake...

    The TC should be configured exactly the same way using Airport Utility as your older AEB was configured, with the exception that you now have a 3TB NAS that you can use for storage or TM backups.

    Good luck,
  3. Mac Write macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Vancouver British Columbia
    You can download the configuration from your old AEBS and upload it to your TC.
    1. Open Airport Utility
    2. Select your AEBS
    3. Click Edit
    4. From the menu bar select File > Export Configuration File
    5. Save it to your Desktop
    6. Select your new TC
    7. Click Edit
    8. From the Menu Bar select Import Configuraiton
    9. Navigate to your Desktop and select the configuration file you saved from your AEBS
    I hope this helps. If you need anymore help please don't hesitate to ask.
  4. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    Just make sure that when you do your first backup you connect the computer directly via an ethernet cable or IT WILL TAKE FOREVER.

  5. Sal Collaziano thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Thanks, everyone. I'm all set. I did what "Mac Write" suggested and that seemed to be the simplest route. :) I never fail to get the help I need here at

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