How do I set up Time Capsule just for Time Machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chunter1001, May 27, 2016.

  1. chunter1001 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2012
    I have a current gen Time Capsule, but want to use a newer router instead that improves my WiFi coverage inside my home. However, I want to still use the Time Capsule for backups/Time Machine purposes.

    Is this possible? If anyone has done it, would you be kind enough to give me instructions on how to configure the Time Capsule. I was planning on direct wiring it to my new router.

    FWIW, I've updated my Time Capsule to the current firmware.

  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Just erase it's disk and select it as target from time machine prefernces.
    Almost forgot - turn off it's routing capabilities by switching it into bridge mode (after you've set up your new router).
    Use Time Machine to back up or restore your Mac

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