2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2008 2:21 AM by Christopher John Hunter
Christopher John Hunter Level 1 Level 1
Our 'modem' connection to the Internet is a 3G USB stick ... currently we have it plugged into the MBP and share it via Wi-fi with the iMac & MBA ... I guess it could be plugged into any one of the three & still provide connection OK ... but if we get the TC promoted from doorstop to hub for the network (Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet), how should we use the stick ?

Most convenient would be to have it plugged into the USB port of the TC (which could sit on the window-ledge, for good 3G reception) and link the TC to the computers by Wi-Fi, for minimum wires - no speed reduction 'cos 3G not that fast (?) - but I'm not sure that would be OK ?

3G reception deteriorates quite quickly away from the window, and having one of the computers by the window would not be easy / convenient

Anybody have a solution, please ?

Message was edited by: Christopher John Hunter

24" Alu iMac / HiRes17" MBP + 'Air / PPC G4 desk + laptop / unplugged 1Tb TC /, Mac OS X (10.5.4), / 'G4s use 10.4.0 + 8.6 + 9.2 / iPhone 3Gs + iPod Touch 2.1
Solved by Duane on Sep 20, 2008 9:17 PM Solved
The 3G USB stick will not work attached to a USB port on the Time Capsule. The Time Capsule's USB port only supports USB hard drives and USB printers.