5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2012 3:26 PM by Bob Timmons
zudy977 Level 1 (0 points)

I have the Time Capsule that I have the WI-FI turned off and I have the New Airport Extreme that I have as my WI-Fi and it works great. I just got the express to extend the network and that is setup also and works great. My question is I am comming off my U-verse router to the TC and then from the router to the Extreme, should I just go off the TC to the Extreme or is it ok the way I have it/ I have seen some articales that have it come of the TC. Any tips on this would be great. Thanks

Time Capsule, Windows 7
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (95,500 points)

    If the TC and AirPort Extreme are close together, then it is fine to turn off the wireless on the TC and use it as a backup drive while the AirPort Extreme provides the "main" wireless network.


    If the TC is located a few rooms away, and you need more wireless signal coverage in that area, then you might consider configuring the Time Capsule to provide a wireless signal.


    No sure what you have seen in the way of articles, but the TC and the AirPort Extreme are the same router....the TC just includes a hard drive.

  • zudy977 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I know that but the TC is the first Gen and the Airport extreme is the new one with the duel band and just seems to work better. So can I go from the TC to the Extreme with the eithernet cable? Thanks

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (95,500 points)

    Please describe what your proposed network would look like.....


    Modem   >  TC  > AirPort Extreme  etc.


    Use a > for Ethernet and >>> for wireless.


    Or, just describe the proposed network, whichever is easier.

  • zudy977 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I have the TC going from the router then I have the Airport Extreme going from the router, but what I wanted to know is can I go from the router to the Tc then to the Airport Extreme. Daisechain them. Thanks

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 (95,500 points)

    You can do this if you want.  The downside is that if the TC has a problem, it will take out the AirPort Extreme and the rest of the network.


    The way you have it now, if the TC has a problem the AirPort Exteme and rest of the network will function correctly.


    I do not know what you hope to gain by setting up a daisy chain. The network performance will not improve if you do this, but you can do it if you want to.