So while I'm surfing the internet, and backing up my data via wireless connection does that interfere with my connection speed by causing lag?

QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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    Yes, slightly. Usually though the backups are so short that you don't encounter this issue or don't encounter it for long. Sometimes the internet will stall for a few seconds (no more than 5), but soon after the internet is back to as though the backup had never happened.

  • Generally you will not notice. There may be times that you will, say, if you're torrenting/streaming video/backing up possibly, but the usual backup time for Time Machine is going to be less than a few minutes every hour.