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


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 2, 2012
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?


macrumors 603
Feb 19, 2008
The Finger Lakes Region
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!