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?

  • Asked by David K from Centralia
  • Oct 15, 2009
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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.

    • Answered by Michael O from Oakland
    • Oct 19, 2009
  • 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.

    • Answered by David C from Elk Grove
    • Oct 19, 2009