Possible ? : Time Capsule for backup connected to other router for Wifi?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by whitedragon101, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    I have a time capsule that uses 802.11n but I also have an 802.11ac router that is much faster gathering dust. I want to have 802.11ac wifi speeds while still being able to backup to the Time Capsule automatically. Is this possible to connect the routers by ethernet in some configuration to achieve this?

    Many thanks
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Yes. Simply put...you'd set up the ac router as main router, connect the TC via ethernet, put it in bridge mode and turn off its wifi.
  3. jbromer macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    MD, USA
    Yep, exactly the setup I have been using for over a year, flawless. You even get to use the additional Ethernet ports on the Time Capsule as additional wired access.
  4. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008

    Thanks. Worked like a charm :)

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