Time Capsule bandwidth drop during backups

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  1. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    I've read reports of the bandwidth dropping considerably on the Time Capsule while a backup is taking place (not the initial backup, I'm talking during the hourly backups).

    Has anyone experienced this? And if so, does anyone know:

    1) Does the bandwidth drop on just the computer doing the backup?
    2) Is it just the wireless bandwidth? Or does the wired bandwidth drop also?

    Thanks.

    -Kevin
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    #2
    Wireless bandwidth is shared, so any load on the wireless will obviously degrade speeds for everyone else connected. I don't have a Time Capsule myself but that's my conjecture on what people might be experiencing. Not sure if people are having these problems over wired connections.
     
  3. ljones macrumors regular

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    I've done backups while working, and most of the time I never notice any change. Although I have yet been able to connect my girlfriends laptop to the network to test multiple wireless devices, damn PCs.

    Hmmm, actually i did get booted from the internet while playing Smash Bros on my Wii last night. I never thought about a potential backup running while playing, but i think that may have been Nintendo's servers. Imight try that one day to see what happens.
     

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