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Afbar1114

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1. If i have back to my mac set up on TC and MBP. Can I print from another WI-FI location?

2. The HDD that came out of my MBP can I use it as an external HDD?

I thought it would be easier to make on thread insted of two....
 
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1. If you mean "USB port" with WI-FI port, than yes, unless another device is already connected to that one USB port, then you need a USB hub (non-powered is okay in this case).

2. Yes, if you get a 2.5" S-ATA enclosure (USB costs from 10 € upwards, Firewire 800 can cost 50 €).
 

Afbar1114

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ok thanks i ment to say another wifi location and all. i got a USB 2.0 for $30 where can i get firewire? is it faster then USB 2.0 and where can i get a Fire wire HDD
 
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ok thanks i ment to say another wifi location and all.
I still don't know what you mean by that. Do you have a printer with wireless capabilities? If so, you can add to your network without problems, the TC can have up to 20 wireless clients connected to it, as far as I can remember.
i got a USB 2.0 for $30 where can i get firewire? is it faster then USB 2.0 and where can i get a Fire wire HDD
I don't know, where you reside (country), thus I can not give you any specifics. If you are bound to the the North American continent, try OWC/MacSales or Newegg, they sell Firewire 800 enclosures.

And Firewire 800 is faster than USB 2.0 (60 to 70 MB/s via Firewire 800 vs. 30 to 35 MB/s via USB 2.0), but depending on your data usage*, USB 2.0 might more than suffice.

* Do you copy loads of data (10 to 100s of GB) on a regular basis?
 

Afbar1114

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no i dont just to take back and forth between school and home to store items just incase the HDD hooked up to my TC cant get accessed. i mean that the printer hooked up to my wifi can i print outside of the wifi network if its Back to my mac is enabled?
 

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ok thanks i ment to say another wifi location and all. i got a USB 2.0 for $30 where can i get firewire? is it faster then USB 2.0 and where can i get a Fire wire HDD
No that won't work. You need to be on the same network (router) or print directly to the wi-fi printer. Back to My Mac won't allow you to print to your printer from other networks.
 

geoffreak

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LogMeIn Hamachi allows me to do remote printing. Just put your computer and a computer with access to the printer in the same virtual network, share the printer over the network, and print! ;)