do i still need a cable modem for the internet if i have a time capsule? even it's already an ethernet plug?

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  • Best Answer:

    If you do not already have internet service setup at your location, a modem or gateway device connected to Time Capsule by Ethernet cable will be necessary to access your ISP's service.

  • If you mean that there might be an Ethernet network already installed and you think it might include internet, simply plug your computer's Ethernet cable into the jack and see if you can reach an online website such as this Apple one.

    Whatever the result, there is no real risk since an Ethernet connection is simply a communication connection like a phone jack.

    If you do have an active Ethernet connection to the internet, then no, you will not need a modem.