Does the initial first back-up performed on Time Capsule have to be wireless or is there a way to do so hard-wired?

I've used Airport Extreme with a 1TB drive connected via USB. Performing the initial backup wirelessly takes an extraordinary long time.

Is there a way to perform the first back up "hard-wired" to the Time Capsule and then allow subsequent backups to occur wirelessly?

  • Asked by Edward C from Washington
  • Jul 7, 2011
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  • Answer

    Yes, Chapter 1 of your Time Capsule Setup Guide suggests: "use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the LAN port on your Time Capsule."

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Jul 9, 2011