One first or both together?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by clank, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. clank macrumors newbie

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    I am going to set up a new imac today and have a new time capsule to go with it. My current wifi is ancient belkin with a PC.

    Should I set up the imac first or the time capsule first? Or can I do both together?

    Oh, and if it doesn't show already, I have no experience with macs.
     
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it matters which you do first. I would get the computer up and running them setup the TC.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Mac, then wi-fi
    You do not want to mix an unfamiliar wi-fi and an unfamiliar Mac together.
    Lion cares deeply about the state of your wi-fi; so much so that an unstable connection can cause the Mac to beachball.

    If that happens, how will you determine whether the problem is in the time-machine wi-fi or the Mac?

    One thing at a time is a good rule of thumb, unless you're already quite familiar with all the components of a system. It usually takes longer doing things step by step, but it also guards against getting into hard to diagnose problems on doubly unfamiliar territory.
     
  4. clank thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you both for the advice. I've got the imac up and updating it. I'll save tomorrow for the time capsule.
     

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