Can I use time capsule to back up my Mac w/o being on a network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jasonsowers, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. jasonsowers macrumors member

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    I just purchased a time capsule. I have wireless for free in my building which I do not have to pay for.

    Can I just plug the time capsule into the wall and use it as a time machine?

    How do I go about this and am I clear on what is going on.

    Thanks for the help and it is much appreciated.

    I just bought a new mac and I want to back up my old one via time capsule and time machine. But I am not on a network on my time capusle.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. AppleCode macrumors regular

    AppleCode

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    It should just work like a router without internet. You have to connected to the wireless or wired network that the TC makes to be able to use the internal hard drive though .
     
  3. jasonsowers thread starter macrumors member

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    That is what I thought. However, it isn't letting me. I must be doing something wrong.
     
  4. AppleCode macrumors regular

    AppleCode

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    Somewhat related
     

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