Time Capsule and FiOS

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ellen, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Ellen macrumors regular

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    Hi, I own a Time Capsule (which after 18 months is still working fine - knock on wood). I am considering switching my Internet service to Verizon FIOS. The Verizon rep told I would probably receive an Actiontec modem/router, but I could disable the router function and continue to use the router function of the Time Capsule. If anyone here has a similar setup, would you be able to answer these questions for me?

    1. Is Verizon right - will my Time Capsule work with FIOS?

    2. The Time Capsule is n and I think the Actiontec is g - is that going to limit my speed? (I was hoping the opposite would be true.) I am probably signing up for the FIOS 25/25 plan.

    3. There's a USB port on the Actiontec modem but I haven't found confirmation about attaching a hard drive. If I ever stopped using the Time Capsule and decided to use the router function of the Actiontec modem, could I attach a hard drive for Time Machine backups?

    4. I also plan to buy the Sonos ZonePlayer wireless music system and would have to connect to one of the Ethernet ports on my router a Sonos "bridge" device - if I continue to use the Time Capsule as the router will I still be to be able to attach other devices to it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. nickcliborne macrumors regular

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    1. Sure does but not as your router.

    2. You don't have to use the wireless of the actiontec. I have no problems maxing out my wifi on my FIOS.

    3. Mine doesn't have a usb port but I doubt its use is for connecting a hard drive.

    4. Sure you can connect the sonos to your time capsule or the actiontec. I sold mine because I think it's crap.

    My FIOS actiontec terminates the internet and I use one of the ethernet ports to connect to my time capsule. I turned off the wifi on my actiontec and only use wifi from my time capsule.
     
  3. Ellen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks - Just curious, what were your Sonos problems?
     

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