can time capsule backup my Mac using a WiFi signal rather than a hard cable?

I want to do away with cable internet. I will use my iPhone as a WiFi hotspot allowing the Mac access to the internet. Can the Time capsule still back up my Mac?

  • Asked by Victor A from Chula Vista
  • Oct 29, 2011
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes but - you would only do one thing at once:

    1. Mac -> Wifi -> iPhone -> Internet
    or
    2. Mac -> Wifi -> TC

    You can't link the TC to your Mac at the same time as the iPhone and Internet.

    • Answered by Bill H
    • Nov 7, 2011
  • why would you want to get rid of cable you don't have unlimited data on a iPhone and even then its 3g, not the same speed you can get with cable, but if you wanted to you could back up and get online by connecting to the iPhone via bluetooth not wifi so you could back up while using the internet

    • Answered by Jack E from Sierra Madre
    • Nov 12, 2011