Can the Time Capsule only be setup wirelessly?

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    No, the Time Capsule can be set up both wirelessly or connected directly to your network via a standard ethernet cable. I have mine set up connected directly to my home network, with a cable.

    Think of the Time Capsule as two devices combined, a hard drive with some backup software, and a wireless/wireline modem. Data can reach the hard drive (for backup) either way.

    Since I never move my Time Capsule I don't see any reason why not to just plug it directly into my network. This saves wireless bandwidth, and increases the speed of even incremental backups.

  • Im not 100% sure. but i THINK you can use a wire.