running a wireless connection and time capsule connection simultaneously

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sambarry, Jan 2, 2009.

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    sambarry

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    Right...is there any way to connect to both a wireless connection and a time capsule wireless connection simultaneously?

    I really want to be on the net and be able to back up/use stuff on my time capsule at the same time wirelessly. Because i use a MacBook i don't want to/can't connect to my time capsule with an ethernet cable.

    If this is actually possible that would be great, any tips?
     
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    jonbravo77

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    The Time Capsule is also an Airport Extreme bas station. You can hook your modem directly into the WAN port of the Time Capsule and use it as a wireless router. Or you can tell the Time Capsule to join a wireless network. Either way, the TC can be used as a internet access point that will also give you the Time Machine access you need for the backups with one wireless connection.
     
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    petermcphee

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    Or you can connect the Time Capsule to an existing network to extend its range and provide backup service. That's what we have in my house, and I am quite pleased with the result.
     
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    sambarry

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    That's great, i just connected it to the network. Cheers guys!
     

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