1 Reply Latest reply: May 23, 2013 10:25 PM by LaPastenague
dks06 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am having trouble connecting my time capsule to the internet and creating an additional wifi port. The reason why I bought the capsule in the first place was to use it solely to back up my computer. Can I get around not connecting the capsule to the internet?

  • 1. Re: Do I have to connect my time capsule to the internet in order to back up my macbook to the time capsule?
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,385 points)

    Yes, if you are prepared to not connect to the internet whilst connected to the TC.

     

    Wireless card in the laptop can only connect to one WAP at a time. It can therefore not connect to the TC and the Internet modem router.. nor can the TC cannot to a non-apple router by wireless and offer a separate wireless AP.

     

    So the correct way to do this is to bridge the TC.

     

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    Then plug it into the main router by ethernet.

     

    Then you can setup wireless any way you like.. as roaming network or separate different network.. in either case you can connect and do both backup and internet at the same time.