Will the Time Capsule allow multiple wireless devices to connect to my Macbook Pro at once?

For example, I currently have wireless internet, a wireless printer (that I am not using) and if i back up thats is potentially three types of wireless running. Will I have to swap between wireless devices?

  • Asked by Phillip M from Sydney
  • Jun 10, 2010
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    No swapping of devices should ever be necessary, unless they are limited by their type of connection. For additional connections beyond the three Ethernet ports and the single USB port, you can connect an Ethernet switch and/or a self-powered USB hub.

    Your MBP can be wirelessly connected to multiple devices simultaneously - that's the point of a router. I routinely print with two HP printers (Ethernet connections, which are better than USB) while scanning with a Canon USB flat-bed scanner. And, that's using just a wireless 2-year old MacBook, so I would expect you can do even more with the MBP.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Jun 15, 2010