Does apple have a modem/router system all in one for iMac

  • Asked by Mary L from Peabody
  • 15-Nov-2012
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    No, Apple doesn't have such a product.

    A Time Capsule (or any of the other Apple wireless access points like Airport and Airport Extreme) can act as a router. It can do many things like internet sharing, IPv6 routing, DHCP server, guest wireless network, print serving, etc.

    A Time Capsule doesn't act like a modem simply because there are so many modem technologies around like DSL modem, cable modem, satellite modem, fibre modem, etc., and each broadband vendor uses its own settings for such a modem. Building such a "one size fits all" product would be close to impossible, and at least extremely expensive.

    I would recommend to use the modem your broadband vendor supplies, and use the Time Capsule as your wireless access point -and- one click backup solution for your iMac.

    • Answered by J A K M
    • 26-Nov-2012