Can I use and Airport and Time Capsule at the same time?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PaulexPC, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. PaulexPC macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have a time capsule coming on Monday. I currently have an old airport extreme connected to my DSL.

    Can I keep accessing the internet through the old Airport Extreme and use the Time Capsule just for Time Machine backup?

    This is the type of Airport I have right now.
  2. kmaute macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2008
    The question is why? Your time capsule will be 802.11n. Assuming you have a newer mac, what purpose does the old one have?
  3. iCantwait macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    hide it in a cupboard or something similar in case of theft - no point backing up if you lose the back up aswell
  4. guydude193 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    Seconded. It will be completely useless once you see the speed of the Time Capsule's 802.11 Draft N. You could keep it as an artistic statement, though. :)
  5. PaulexPC thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    The reason why is that in order to connect my DSL to the new router, I"d have to know my sbcglobal password, which I wrote down somewhere but can't find it.

    So I'd like to get the darn time machine setup tomorrow.
    Fiddle with the internet settings in a couple of days.
    Not a permanent solution of course.

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