Time Capsule Query.

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  1. AGamble, Oct 28, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 29, 2013

    AGamble macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2013

    I'm hoping someone may be able to help me out.

    My new 2TB TC was delivered yesterday. I wanted to put it out of sight in the office, enabling me to use the USB to connect my printer but the main router is downstairs in the lounge (Cisco WRT160N).

    I'm of the opinion that I can connect the TC wirelessly to my network without the need to connect it to the main router via ethernet?


    Any ideas?

    I'm guessing this isn't possible?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I had a similar setup for many years with an Airport Extreme connected to the wired network and a TC connected only by wireless and extending the wireless network with several clients wired to it and a printer.

    I'm just not sure how to set it up when both routers aren't Apple routers. YMMV

  3. AGamble thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2013
    I'm guessing to accomplish what I'm attempting I'd need to connect a AirPort Extreme to my non apple modem (via Ethernet) which will then enable me to wirelessly connect my TC.

    Unless anyone has any other ideas?
  4. he717 macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    I don't known what you say. you connect printer with USB and connect TC with wireless. why about main router?

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