Time Capsule - Using It As A Wireless Backup Only

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by EYESPORTS, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. EYESPORTS macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2007
    My home is setup as a wired/wireless network. I have a Linksys router in the basement. Most desktops are wired and the notebooks are wireless.

    Question: I would like to use Time Capsule as a wireless backup for my MacBook Pro. I do not intend to use it as a router - only for backup purposes. I would have the Time Capsule wired into the network (thru a CAT5 jack) - but would like to know if this would allow it to work as a wireless backup only - not using it as a router. The location of the Time Capsule would be in the same room where my wireless notebook (Mac) is - - - all on the same network.

    Thanks for your reply.
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    It is possible, but a waste of money. If all you want is a NAS drive, there are less expensive ways to do this than to buy a Time Capsule; you just end up also paying for a wifi router that you don't need.
  3. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2008
    London City
    i agree. just look around the net for NAS (network attached storage) routers, such a drobbo or western digital models
  4. EYESPORTS thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2007
    I have a NAS (Buffalo 1TB TeraStation) already. I thought that it would make things alot easier for my wife and I who have separate Mac's to be able to backup *automatically and wireless*.

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