Using Time Capsule with D-Link Wireless N450

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by southerndoc, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I was thinking of getting a D-Link wireless N450 router/bridge and using it instead of my Time Capsule for WiFi (faster 802.11ac) as well as primary router (more configurable with QoS, probably faster by a few milliseconds, etc.). Honestly, I doubt I will notice a speed improvement with the router itself, but I do want to upgrade for the faster WiFi for home media streaming. Plus, the additional ports are a nice addition as I currently am using a switch with my TC to accommodate all the ethernet peripherals.

    Can I hook my TC to the D-Link router and use it for my Time Machine backups? I'm assuming it's as simple as turning off DHCP/NAT on the TC and using a CAT-6 crossover cable to connect the devices?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It will work fine. Just run a regular ethernet cable (not a crossover cable) from a LAN port on the D-Link to the WAN port on the TC, then put the TC in bridge mode (screen below).


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