Hello all, I apologise in advance for re-hashing this -- I've seen similar threads, but not too clear on what the Forum's views are on necromancing, or piggy-backing on someone else's thread... I have the option of buying a 2TB MDO32LL/A Time Capsule for about $200. I currently have a Asus DSL-N55U router, that I purchased close-on two years ago. It works well, and has good range (we have a double storied house that is quite spread out...). In-house we have: 1x Mid-2012 MBP 1x iPhone 5S 1x iPhone 5 1x iPad Air 1 x iPad 1 2 x iPad Mini (original) 1x Dell Windows 8 laptop (the wife's).... Buying the Time Capsule will allow for seamless backups through TM, which is a nice-to-have, but not a must-have? I say that simply due to my using CCC and an 1TB external (that is plugged in regularly), together with a different 1TB external at work, using TM, that it also plugged in regularly -- surely doing as good a job of it... I gather from some of the other threads that I could plug the TC into the back of my router, and switch off its WIFI (it has a button on the back for that) - which will presumably (and hopefully, automatically) put the TC into bridge-mode(??) - and this will then have all devices connect to the TC (without my having to do too much more) - turning the Asus into a simple modem?? Is that correct - I'm not really clued up on these things... If so - would there be a benefit to some of the iOS devices, in having access to the 2TB of storage? By this I mean -- whereas my wife's iPad Mini, and my iPad Air, sync to our respective iTunes libraries on our respective laptops - my daughter's 16GB iPad Mini only relies on the Cloud... Would she be able to "back-up" to the 2TB in the TC? Is it fairly straight forward to get Windows' machines talking to the TC as well? I guess what all of the above boils down to, is that considering I already have a capable Modem/Router, and a fairly robust back-up regime - is there any real benefit to be had by throwing a TC into the mix? Would really appreciate some feedback and opinions! Many thanks!