Time Capsule questions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by manub, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. manub macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro and I'm thinking about Time Capsule. However, I've got some questions (I will be switching to Mac with this MBP, so maybe some of them are more MacOSX related).

    - Can I use the Time Capsule for access an Internet Connection which I access via wireless and not via LAN? I share a flat with some mates, and we've got a wi-fi DSL router. I want to use Time Capsule only for my own, fetching internet connection from that router.

    - Can I use TC for either backup and storage?

    - Is it possible to connect an external HDD to the time capsule? How can I see it in Mac OS?

    Thank you!
  2. Matt-Man-Plus macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2008
    Yes, you can use the TC to access the internet wirelessly from your existing network. Simply plug the TC into the existing Router and set up your own wirless network from the TC that only you have the password for.

    Yes you'll be able to plug in a HD to the TC and see it in the finder window. Just click on the TC and you'll see it as a share point. I use a USB hub so I have two HD's and a printer all connected to the TC and everything works fine. Yes you can use TC for both backup and storage. However, I would suggest creating a disk image on the TC for general data storage to keep it isolated from the Time Machine backups.

    I would suggest trying to keep the TC in a place thats relatively cool to prevent overheating issues. I have mine sitting on two pencils, just to get some additional ventilation underneath.
  3. borduin macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    TC backup on removable HD by Time Machine

    I am going to use the TC as a server.
    3 computers will share data on the TC.
    I would like to backup the TC with Time Machine on a removable HD which is connected by USB with the TC (or one of the other computers).
    Is this possible?

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