Time Capsule wired to PC with no wifi card.

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  1. cool1boy1, Jan 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014

    cool1boy1 macrumors newbie

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    So I'm a little confuzzled here, hopefully somebody can help me out.

    I have a router in the basement that all of my devices (MacBook, iMac, etc.) connect to. I have a Time Capsule (2nd generation) in my room (two stories above) that I use to backup my data. I decided to bring my (old) PC to my room and unfortunately it doesn't have a wifi card (Dell Dimension 4700 from 2005 running Windows XP).

    Question:
    I've tried connecting my Time Capsule (wirelessly connected to my router) to the Dell via ethernet but internet still doesn't seem to be working on my Dell.

    I know the Time Capsule can be used as a wifi extender but if I have a wired connection to my Dell, shouldn't this work? If not, should/would I need to enable the wifi extension feature on my Time Capsule (not sure on how to do that)?
     
  2. cool1boy1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Additional info:

    The router in the basement is not apple and I do not have ethernet running from the basement to my room.
    My mac's are wirelessly connected to the router.
     

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