Advice on Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by czhaa3664933, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. czhaa3664933 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Hi all, if I have a macbook air and a PC, which of the following makes more sense to you guys?

    1. Getting time capsule and backing up my macbook wirelessly using time machine, and using the time capsule to transfer files wirelessly (periodically) between my macbook and PC, or

    2. Getting an external hdd and backing up my mac using time machine (wired using USB)?

    Besides cost which is not really a primary issue, my concern is that though option 1 is theoretically much more hassle free, the transfer rate over my wireless network might be much slower than if it were connected using USB2.0 yes?

    Also I already have a router from my ISP and the time capsule wont really be able to "unleash its full potential" since I dont use its airport capabilities?

    Please correct my misunderstandings if I have any. Thanks
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Just setup the Apple router into Bridge mode or MDS setting so it will rebroadcast the ISP wireless router's signal.

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