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The new Time Capsule just came out!

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abombaci Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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Jun 10, 2013 9:40 PM

The new Time Casule just came out!

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Ivan H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 10:02 PM (in response to abombaci)

    It looks good except a legacy USB 2.0.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:52 PM (in response to Ivan H)

    And even with all that space and the switch chip capable of handling 7 ports (if it has similar one to the Gen4) and we still have only 3 lan ports.. why?

     

    Where are the top cooling vents?

     

    How is it going to cool?

  • Phil the SWO Calculating status...
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:18 AM (in response to abombaci)

    Is it worth upgrading? I have the 1TB Time Capsule, mid-2009 version. Just got a MacBook Air, so it doesn't look like I'll be getting 802.11ac any time soon.

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    Jun 11, 2013 2:09 AM (in response to abombaci)

    Does somebody know an answer ?

    I'd like to switch off Airport during the night automatically. Can I do this by software on the new Time-Capsule-Airport ??  It should be possible, to define working hours and some hours without sending airport beams :-)

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:37 AM (in response to macsuperuser)

    No, there is still no power switch .. soft or hard.

     

     

    It should be possible, to define working hours and some hours without sending airport beams :-)

    Wifi does not work like that.. when no data is being transferred the airport will merely poll.. ie a beacon will say I am available for connection. It will not beam wifi into your head during the night.

  • Ivan H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:58 AM (in response to macsuperuser)

    If it's for security reason, you may add a powerline timer for $5-$20 available from a supermarket or choose an App-Enabled Accessory from the Apple Store.

  • macsuperuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to LaPastenague)

    LaPastenague wrote:

     

    No, there is still no power switch .. soft or hard.

     

     

    It should be possible, to define working hours and some hours without sending airport beams :-)

    Wifi does not work like that.. when no data is being transferred the airport will merely poll.. ie a beacon will say I am available for connection. It will not beam wifi into your head during the night.

    I think my old Airport Extreme does so - the whole night long. On a radiation measuring instrument I could see it. That's what I do not like, it's not healthy.

  • macsuperuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to Ivan H)

    Ivan H wrote:

     

    If it's for security reason, you may add a powerline timer for $5-$20 available from a supermarket or choose an App-Enabled Accessory from the Apple Store.

    It's for health reason... My old Airport Extreme is actually switched on and off by such a timer. But with the new one this may be a problem for the time-capsule.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to macsuperuser)

     

    I think my old Airport Extreme does so - the whole night long. On a radiation measuring instrument I could see it. That's what I do not like, it's not healthy.

    It is only polling.. I am not sure what sort of equipment you are using to measure radiation but the standard for wifi is very very low.. even at full transmission rate.

     

    If you have a DECT phone.. it is using 10x the power that wifi does.

     

    So if you are worried about RF signals you should turn off all wireless phones, mobiles, AVsenders, door bells or cameras, baby monitors (ironically), as all use microwave band and most have far higher output than wifi.

    Bluetooth keyboards mice any headsets are also a no no. Power is less than wifi though.

  • Ivan H Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:22 PM (in response to macsuperuser)

    We should all aware of potential but denied RF radiation.  I put plants away from the routers too, or they die. 

     

    But you're right. A power line timer may ruin the Time Machine backups if it is doing one while the power line timer switches off.  Apple had never responded to it.

     

    Go purchase one and test the scenario. If such case happens, return it within 14 days with a written report/complaint.

     

    Options:

     

    1) install a TimeMachineScheduler which turns off your Time Machine backup process before the power line timer turns off the Time Capsule.

     

    2) Write your own Apple Script to do a similar thing.

     

    Note: this new version of Airport Time Capsule (as of 2013/6/12) has a new feature "Beamforming" which will concentrate the radiation (like a laser gun) towards your receiving 802.11ac WiFi device, and thus the user.  The radiation will be focused and follows any WiFi devices even they are mobile.  If you want to avoid it, you may add a new AirPort Extreme to extend the network and thus to shift the Beamforming direction only to the AirPort Extreme, instead of you. Cons: the WiFi radiation from the AirPort Extreme will be added on the total radiation in your living/working area.

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