can i use time capsule stricktely as a wireless external hard drive without connect TC to the modem? i already have a wireless internet network

  • Asked by Adil S from Montréal
  • Dec 3, 2011
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    Yes, you can configure it to join an existing network as a client. However, it doesn't work (or least not for all intents and purposes). I bought it for the same purpose, but got shocking performance (< 1MB/sec). I called Apple support and was told that "a TC is not meant to be used in client mode". (If you configure the TC as the base station that provides the network, you get normal performance (better than 15MB/sec).) The recent firmware update (7.6) did not fix the problem.

    • Answered by Michael H from Holland Park
    • Dec 4, 2011