Time Capsule: Can I access its files from a different network out of the box?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by felixen, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. felixen macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    I just bought a Time Capsule (TC). I need it for backups for my Macbook Air as well as Mac Mini. But I also want to use it as a hard drive, and I heard that the files I store on it can be accessed from anywhere. So can this be done out of the box, or do I need to make all kinds of router settings (which I don't know a lot about!)?

    So far I have powered it on, and I have connected it with my router via an Ethernet cable. On my Macbook Air the TC popped up automatically and I chose to set it up as "complementary to an existing network" (it's in Danish here, so I don't know the exact name of that setting in English, but I hope yall know what I mean), and then I had to type in my router's password. That's all I've done so far..

    Really hope someone can help me out with this

    Edit: don't know if I didn't make myself clear, but an example of what I'm asking would be when I store a video file on the Time Capsule, then how can I watch that video from a different network than my own (and maybe even using an iPhone or iPad)?
  2. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Still very interested in an answer to post one. I have a new question too, though :)

    I hear that I can set up the TC as a router. I get my internet from the phone line outlet in the wall. Can I buy these two items to connect the TC directly:

    Will this work or not? I heard somewhere that the TC doesn't have a modem so you cannot plug it into the phone outlet, but I am not sure I understood that right.. Appreciate it guys!;)
  3. felixen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 13, 2009
    Okay so now I have set up the TC as an extension to my current network. Hope that is a decent setup. Now I am running backups fine, but I wanna know where I should place any additional files I have?

    On the photo here I have marked two areas: AREA A and AREA B.
    In AREA A I need to open the "Data" folder before I can make a folder of my own.
    In AREA B I can make my folder right away (which I've done already as you can see). What is the best solution; AREA A inside the "Data" folder or AREA B?


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