Wireless back up using Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gyubok, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. gyubok macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2006
    Hi all,

    I am a university student who lives off campus with couple of friends.
    I was thinking of purchasing time capsule so that i can wirelessly backup my system. What does time capsule setup look like? Do i need to modify routers or modem or is it just simple plug and play?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. gatepc macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    I hear its pretty simple I think you just use it as the router ( it has an airport extreme built in ) and you run the software on your mac then you just go into system prefs select time machine and then select the time capsule for the drive that it uses to backup.
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  4. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    The time capsule is basically a router with a built in hard drive.

    Since you already have a router you could always get a NAS (Networked attached storage, which is a hard drive in a case that plugs in to the router via ethernet/RJ45 cable)


    A USB hard drive if your router has a USB connector and supports hard drive one it.

    I personally am getting a NAS (This one, has RAID 1 for mirroring in case one drive dies) and going to use it for time capsule and sharing media and other things between my computers.

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