Use for an original issue Time Capsule?

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

  1. drummer5645 macrumors member

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    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

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

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    - 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

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    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

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    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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