2 Time Capsule Setup Idea

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PTVMan, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    I just bought a new 2TB Time Capsule to use as my main unit but wondering if I can use my older Time Capsule to place in my AV equipment cabinet to run Ethernet to my receiver, Blu Ray player, and Apple TV? My thinking is that the Ethernet connections from the older Time Capsule will be faster/more reliable than the built in wifi of the receiver, Blu Ray, and Apple TV.
  2. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    You can setup the older TC as extension of your network. You can even turn wifi off and it will basically act as a switch only.

    You will want to setup as extension of existing, turn off dhcp.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    The Time Capsule lacks a "join a network" mode like its sister, the AirPort Express. If set to extend a network, it will do what you state but at the risk of causing interference.

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