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HT1175 Time Capsule backup over Ethernet

1126 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 12:13 PM by Bob Timmons RSS
jlidholm Calculating status...
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Aug 4, 2012 11:31 PM

When connecting the Ethernet cable as suggested above the TC still seems to use the wireless option which simply times-out after a while given the size of my initial backup.  Do I need to change anything to allow for the initial backup to be over cable?

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,735 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 12:33 AM (in response to jlidholm)

    Turn off wireless in the computer.

  • Sciuriware Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to LaPastenague)

    Also turn off wireless in the Time Capsule.

    Avoids alien access to it.

    ;JOOP!

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,570 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to jlidholm)

    When connecting the Ethernet cable as suggested above the TC still seems to use the wireless option which simply times-out after a while given the size of my initial backup.  Do I need to change anything to allow for the initial backup to be over cable?

    Hopefully, you have not configured your TC to "join" your wireless network using a wireless connection. If you have, the Ethernet ports on the TC are not enabled, so backups are going to occur over wireless no matter what.

     

    Please detail how you have the TC connected to your network. There should be an Ethernet cable from your modem or modem/router connected to the WAN "O" port on the TC for starters.

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