Time Capsule Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MysteryHat, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. MysteryHat macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    So here is my prediciment.

    I'm in college, and therefore cannot setup my own wireless network. (Stupid restrictions)

    Anyways, I bought a Time Capsule to function as a home wireless network and a backup drive, assuming that when I arrived at school, I'd be able to set up the Time Capsule to simply be a wireless backup. I've been attempting it for the past few days unsuccessfully, and any help would be appreciated.

  2. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    What exactly isn't working?

    I assume you have a Mac running Leopard. Connect the two using an ethernet cable, and you should have Leopard prompt you to use the Time Capsule as a backup drive.

    From there, you can set up the wireless network using the Airport Utility, and disconnect the ethernet cable, and reconnect using the wireless settings you just configured.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Please be more specific.Although, please note, ethernet can be slow when you're backing up alot of data, say 100 GB.

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