time machine ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by stevie2x, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. stevie2x macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    thinking of getting a time machine,does it replace my virgin superhub completely or does it just plug in.
    I have 1 other pc and 2 laptops running off my superhub already?
    Also is it hard to configure the time machine or do i need to contact virgin to get it up and running?
    im clueless :eek:
    thx steve.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Do you mean a Time Capsule?
    Time Machine is the backup software
    This is the Time Capsule
  3. mannyo1221 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Blandford, UK.
    Time capsule does not have a modem, so you'll still need the superhub. Effectively you plug the superhub into the time capsule and disable the wireless on the superhub.
  4. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If you are talking about a Time Capsule then it depends if you have a modem and the Superhub is just acting as a router or it does both.
  5. mannyo1221 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Blandford, UK.
    Superhub is cablemodem and wireless router in a single unit with a number of wired ethernet ports.
  6. stevie2x thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2011
    Yes sorry im on about the Time Capsule,
    Because its wireless does it act as a router as well?
    Do i have to use it instead of my superhub?

    My virgin superhub is a modem and router built into one.
    I dont want to buy one if it conflicts with my other router.

    All i want to do is back up my photos mainly cos i havent got a lot on my imac.
    the time capsule does look nice and would rather have that beside my imac than a scruffy old black thing :)
  7. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Yes, you'd have to disable the wireless on your "superhub". You would have to use the Time Capsule for your wireless connection to back up to it using Time Machine.

    It's very easy to setup. Almost automatic.

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