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time capsule as hard drive

131 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 20, 2012 12:05 PM by LaPastenague RSS
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I've just bought a new time capsule and want to use it as a wireless hard drive for all my macs to access. I already have 1 capsule as a router and for back ups so this is to be a seperate one. Do I need a new network or to extend the existing one. I did it as an extension but cannot save anything to it.


Any help appreciated.

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,795 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to MissGC)

    The TC is in the wrong mode at a guess..


    This is really not going to work well over wireless .. you should just bridge the new TC.. and plug it by ethernet into the original one. If you are trying to reinforce bad wireless areas then you can use the apple extend wireless.. but then it is slow.


    Also note the TC is not designed for this role.. any files you move (rather than copy) to the TC.. will have no backup.. and frankly the TC is not that reliable.. but no single disk should be trusted.. there is no backup mechanism in the TC (other than extremely slow full disk archive manually controlled). IF the TC dies.. so do all your files.


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