Does Time Capsule traffic adds up to internet counter?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by myemaildw, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. myemaildw macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008
    Does the Time Capsule traffic adds up to your internet counter? I mean if it does then I would have a huge bill at the end of the month from my internet provider! :eek:
  2. 61132 Guest

    Oct 31, 2005
    no, time capsule backup/data traffic to the HD does not affect your ISP. Theoretically you could use the time capsule without ever hooking it up to the internet.
  3. tdgrn macrumors 6502


    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    No, it does not. There are two kinds of network traffic, intranet, which is you sending stuff on your private network, ie time machine backup data, info from computer a to computer b, and then you have internet, which is you surfing the web, and thus this is what your isp bills you by. You could actually unplug your modem and time machine would still work, it does not depend on the internet.
  4. myemaildw thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008
    Do you mean router? Is modem and router the same thing?

    You know the way you can ssh to your iphone. This is when you get access to iphone flash drive files. Does that add to my internet counter? Or when you connect two macs over router wirelessly? I looked at my internet counter while using ssh to iphone and mac to mac wireless connection and the counter is changing while not using internet at all.
    Thank you
  5. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    No, it usually looks something like this:

    >> in from Internet---wall cable---modem---WiFi router --)) device

    When two devices (i.e. Time Capsule and Mac) are connected, it looks like this:

    Mac --)) Time Capsule ((-- other device

    With nothing past the router (modem, cable, internet) involved.
  6. RinCa macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2008
    Oh yes it can! It depends on how you set the "Check for firmware updates" setting. You can have it ping the Apple servers on a daily, weekly, monthly basis or never.
  7. LordGrom macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    How to count internet traffic

    Could you please advise, how to count internet traffic on Time Capsule.
    I use Time capsule to distribute internet in my small office. I want to check if my ISP provider bills me correct amounts.
    I need to monitor traffic on time capsule. If it is possible?
    Please help.:confused:

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