Set Up Time Capsule as Back Up Drive, Printer, Wirelessly

rhyzome

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Apr 2, 2012
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I have a fiber-connected wifi router that beams the internet wirelessly already, but it is positioned far away from my Time Capsule which is connected to a printer. I want to connect the Time Capsule to that router’s network wirelessly (too far for ethernet cable) to use it as a backup drive and to connect the printer to the network, but not to beam internet. Is this possible?

How do I set up my Time Capsule this way?
 

satcomer

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Feb 19, 2008
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Turn off NAT but in Mac OS Apple calls no NAT “Bridged Mode” ! This way the Time capsule won’t do NAT (sense the Fiber router is in front of it) and however it still wil be an SSID! I did this for years and it still worked well!