My iMac is about 5 years old . A couple of years ago it was having trouble connecting to the web via the router-- I'd have to turn the router off and back on and then restart the computer for it to find the connection. Eventually it couldn't find it at all and I could only get online via wireless. I replaced the modem and the cable with no better luck. AppleCare was no help diagnosing this-- in fact one tech tried to tell me it was the fault of my home page. Now I am trying to hook up Time Machine but I think it wants a wired connection in order to work. Advice please?