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

    Feb 18, 2013
    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).

    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

    Feb 18, 2013
    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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