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mkaiser1
Jan 17, 2008, 08:29 AM
Can the :apple:TV be used as a basestation/wireless router in the same way as my Aiport Express can? If so, I think I'm gonna have to get one.



aristobrat
Jan 17, 2008, 08:42 AM
No.

If you plug your DSL/cable modem directly into the AppleTV's ethernet port, it will not be able to share the connection with other computers in your house.

mkaiser1
Jan 17, 2008, 08:51 AM
oh bugger. Well then, since my current wireless router is useless (came free from our ISP) which of the following should I do:
Use my Airport Express as my router
sell my aiport express and buy an Aiport Extreme so I can use 802.11n
Sell my aiport express and buy a Time Capsule so I can use 802.11n AND have a back up hard drive


:) Decisions, decisions...

aristobrat
Jan 17, 2008, 09:04 AM
Personally, I'm waiting for Time Capsule. :)

I'm doing OK with manually plugging a USB drive into my MBP once or twice a month for Time Machine to do its thing, but if it did it automatically via wireless, that'd be awesome.