Use for an original issue Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by drummer5645, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. drummer5645 macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Have a new TC 2TB on the way. Are there any viable uses for the old time Capsule [ first week issue of original TC]? Have two Imac's only. Thanks
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I'd assume you could wire it to your network for some more ethernet ports and network storage.
  3. marzer macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    - extend or improve coverage of an existing Wifi network
    - with or without wifi enabled, it can provide additional NAS storage for shared files, archive data, media files or network backups
    - upgrade the HD to 3TB drive for much more storage than originally provided
    - provide Ethernet ports in a location of the house too far to be serviced by an existing router

    To name a few ideas...
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    If you are running mavericks, you could set the iMac TimeMachines up to alternate between the new TC and old TC. That provides you a TimeMachine backup.

    Otherwise its just a NAS, ethernet switch, or another wireless access point, perhaps a guest network.
  5. drummer5645 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Great suggestions. The alternating TC's is interesting. Not sure of the life left but back to back is nice.

    Concern about wifi extension is defeats the purpose of a 802.11ac capability ??

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