Apple Time Capsule plus Actiontec Fios Router???

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by CrAkD, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    Ok so I have 1 ethernet cable going from the actiontec router to the time capsule. I then have all my computers plugged into the time capsule. Backups have been pretty slow. I read online that if you disable the wireless on the time capsule it defaults to wired and the backups speed up. Well when I disabled wireless, it actually SLOWED down even tho my computer is hooked to it directly via ethernet. its backing up less then 1mb/s. So now im thinking there has to be a better way to set this network up so I can atleast get like 10-15mbps. Any help guys?
  2. iMule macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    It shouldn't be that slow, but you should do like me: call up Verizon and have them move you from coax to Ethernet, so you can get rid of your action tech router. I'm going directly to the ONT box.
  3. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 30, 2008
    USA (Virginia)
    Your setup sounds similar to mine. I wouldn't characterize my backup speeds as slow, although I've never timed them (how are you measuring the backup speed?).

    I've got coax from the ONT to my Actiontec (Gen2, rev. F, I believe), then a single ethernet cable to my 1st-gen Time Capsule. I have the wireless in the Actiontec disabled, and enabled on the Time Capsule. I use TM/TC to back up my iMac (wired to the TC) and my new MBP (wirelessly). Works great. Backups seem fast to me.

    Guess that's the long way of saying I don't know why you're getting such odd results, but it should be possible to get it working!
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005

    This is what I did.

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