Ethernet is rated at 1 Gb/s. Fast wireless is rated at 0.330 Gb/s. Ethernet is at least three times faster.
For further comparison:
Ethernet is almost as fast as USB 2.0.
Firewire 400 is about 20% faster than USB 2.0
Firewire 800 is about twice as fast as Firewire 400.
Suffice to say that backups over wireless to a Time Capsule is slow as molasses.
I imagined that. :/
It's too bad 'cause I find it so comfortable in wifi (not in a speed way, at this point, more like less cables and all).
I had tried (my purpouse was different, but endend up doing that) to connect it to my modem via Ethernet and use it in bridge mode to backup not via wifi anymore, but it didn't work, the disk was always not available, despite it being all green lights and ok according to AirPort Utility.
I wouldn't know where to begin to go to Ethernet for good, but I'm starting to think wifi backups are kind of a waste. ://
Would it be different if I connected the TC to my Mac instead of my router/modem? D:
Is it better to connect the Ethernet cable from my TC to my modem or to my Mac?
I can't understand the difference I'm reading way too many posts on here and it's confusing me a lot...
I should first go to the settings and turn the Network tab to Off, to shut the wifi off, right?
Then connect the cable and update?
The "normal" setup is:
- Ethernet cable connects the Time Capsule to your cable/DSL modem.
- Ethernet devices should be connected to the Time Capsule via Ethernet cable.
- Wireless devices will connect to the Time Capsule wirelessly.
Your cable/DSL device should be only a modem. Not a modem/gateway-router device.
Ok so TC to modem (guess it's a simple ADSL modem nothing tricky I don't use routers and stuff) via Ethernet cable, then what do I do to "update" the TC from wifi to Ethernet connection? I've decided to go ETH I'm abandoning wifi backups. I'm on ML and 4th gen TC if it helps. AirPort is the latest version I suppose...
Wireless and wired work simultaneously if both are turned on. You will find a user manual to download at support.apple.com/manuals/. The simplest thing to do is probably just reset your Time Capsule to factory defaults. As the router you configure the computer via Network preferences.