Time Capsule Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OrangeSoda, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. OrangeSoda macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Hi Everyone,

    I am trying to stream movies off of a WD My Passport 1TB drive connected to the Time Capsule USB port. Every time I try to stream a movie or use the port to copy a file to Time Capsule (TC), it bombs out Time Capsule - i.e. Time Capsule loses all internet connections, freezes and is un reachable via Airport Utility. Also seems like anytime TC is busy doing something like backing up when Time Machine is running the WIFI connection suffers.

    Can someone help me out with this? Is it because the USB port on TC is meant for printers only? What is a better way to use TC as a media server? Also is it better to lay off of internet usage when Time Machine is doing a backup to TC?

    Any help is appreciated Thanks !
  2. rpg51 macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2012
    I have the exact same set up

    and it is working pefectly for me.
  3. OrangeSoda thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    so you have this?

    WD My Passport ---USB--> Time Capsule ---WiFi---> MacBook Pro?

    and this works perfectly fine for you?
  4. rpg51, Jul 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012

    rpg51 macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2012

    Yes except it is a MBA not Pro. Also, I have not tried streaming. But i copy big files back and forth between usb drive and mba using wireless connection via time capsule with aplomb.

    EDIT - yesterday I put a DVD instructional video on the external drive attached to my TC. I am able to access and play the DVD from my MBA wirelessly. Works very well. In fact, I am considering putting all my instructional DVD's on that drive for safekeeping and easy access when I am home. So it appears that streaming a DVD movie works very well.

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