TC performance on an existing network?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Odok, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Odok macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    I'm interested in buying a Time Capsule, but due to the layout of my house I'd like it to join my existing network.

    Is this going to seriously compromise wireless backup speed?
    ie. connecting via my existing wireless n router

    Basically I'd like to bypass my very buggy old airport express using the TC's ethernet port > airport express > airplay. This means that the TC would have to be next to my stereo and not my internet jack.
  2. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    If your concern is backup speeds, make the TC the primary wireless access point. Connect your internet router to the TC via ethernet cable, config the TC as primary network (or bridged if your internet router provides that function) and have clients connect wirelessly through the TC. This will give you optimum performance for backups and multi-client throughput.

    I've used an Express for years to send music to my home stereo system. The bandwidth needed to stream even high-quality music is easily handled over a wireless connection. So that may give you some flexibility in placing the TC.

Share This Page