Synching iPad 2 to time capsule

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  1. Francis Xavier macrumors newbie

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    Ive got a time capsule situated at home - and I'm wondering if there is a specific way to access the files on it through the iPad 2 remotely?

    Will probably be messing around with settings in the mean time, but I figured I would ask in case anyone had an immediate answer.
     
  2. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    I recommend FileBrowser.
     
  3. Tedddman macrumors member

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    FileBrowser is what you need. Will make your Time Capsule into a wireless file server for the iPad.
     
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  5. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    how would you go about setting it up. i bought it after reading your comment but my airport extreme is shared over afp and the app is only smb.
     
  6. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Filebrowser doesn't do afp, you need to configure your airport extreme to share using SMB. I thought it did by default, but it looks like early Airport Extremes (that didn't support 802.11n) don't support SMB. Which Airport Extreme do you have?
     
  7. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    its the one that has 802.11n. the one with gigabit ethernet
     
  8. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Then it should do smb by default if you have filesharing turned on.
     
  9. Amazing Iceman, Apr 26, 2011
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    There are apps available that would allow you to mirror to WebDAV, DropBox or similar services. I use ReaddleDocs for this purpose. I have considered mirroring to a TimeCapsule drive, which it makes sense when accessing it locally, but for remote access it will be limited by your Internet upload speed and availability.

    I understand your point. I have 5 drives being shared by my AirPort Extreme, and I mainly need to access videos. For that purpose I use AirVideo.
    For the rest of the files, I would connect to my MBP using LogMe In, and using the new File Browsing feature, I could transfer files from/to my iPad, or simply remotely working on my MBP.
    You could also setup an FTP or WebDAV server on your MAC, or use an App like FileBrowser. There's a free version available, you could test it to make sure it works for you.
     

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