Time Capsule + iCloud

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by unobtainium, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68020

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    News reports on various sites have stated that Apple's updated AirPort firmware and AirPort Utility include not only a new UI and bug fixes, but also "iCloud support for Time Capsule"? But from browsing through Apple's support site and looking into it here and elsewhere, I can't figure out exactly what they mean. Can I access my TC disk from anywhere through iCloud? And if so, how do I do it? Any clarification/help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    You can enter your iCloud account information on your Time Capsule (or airport extreme) and then access the shared resources on a Mac running Lion that has you logged into iCloud.

    You can access printers as well as shared files this way.

    Unfortunately, right now you can only access these on a Mac using 10.7. There is no iCloud web interface (like dropbox) that I know of.

    Documentation about how this works would be nice (hint, Apple).
     
  3. unobtainium thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the info! Yes, a web interface would be extremely handy...hopefully some day soon.
     
  4. cplush macrumors member

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    can you access a shared printer that isn't directly connected to the TC? for example, i recently ordered an airport express for a printer to link it to my TC and thus my MBA...Im guessing i would be able to get to it through the TC.....
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    Yep, if it's AirPrint capable, my new Epson ( SX535DW ) is visible to all my devices.

    My AE is acting as an extender, but it too can see the printer.
     
  6. kas23 macrumors 603

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    This may be nice if iCloud actually did something. As far as I know, iCloud is functionless on all devices except for iOS devices (iPods, iPhones, and iPads). It would be nice if it at least allowed you to store actual files.
     

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