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HT1427 ethernet cable and time machine

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Jun 21, 2013 10:37 AM

IF I do not hook up my time machine/airport to the internet, can I still use it just as a back-up system? Do I do that with an internet cable? Thanks

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 3:37 PM (in response to bzb888)

    Yes, and you can use either Ethernet or WIFI. 

     

    But since you have an iMac, it will be much faster, easier, and more reliable (not to mention $200 cheaper) to back up to a directly-connected external HD. 

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