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anewfoundsin
12-17-2008, 03:20 AM
I dont have wifi in my house. If i purchase time capsule, will it not work because I dont have wifi? Reason why I dont have wifi, routers are too expensive and I only 1 laptop/macbook . no desktop.

thank you

Eric559
12-17-2008, 03:53 AM
You can connect via ethernet cable. Also Time Capsule doubles as a base station so you can now have WiFi.

podraig
12-17-2008, 06:05 AM
as long as you have an airport card in your laptop

Kash
12-17-2008, 06:33 AM
As Eric mentioned, Time Capsule IS a wireless router. So you'll get access to the backup options along with wireless access for your Macbook.

celica73
12-17-2008, 07:53 AM
If you don't want/need wifi, why spend the extra $$$ on a Time Capsule? Time Machine will work with any external drive and a 1TB can be found for about $100 if you shop around. A 1TB Time Capsule is $500. Since you say routers ($50) are too expensive, why pay the inflated price of a Time Capsule?

Scott

anewfoundsin
12-18-2008, 01:13 AM
If you don't want/need wifi, why spend the extra $$$ on a Time Capsule? Time Machine will work with any external drive and a 1TB can be found for about $100 if you shop around. A 1TB Time Capsule is $500. Since you say routers ($50) are too expensive, why pay the inflated price of a Time Capsule?

Scott

where are there 1TB hard drives for $100?

since time capsule doubles as a wifi and router, id rather buy that. how much is it $300?

Kash
12-18-2008, 01:19 AM
Time Capsule - $499 (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB277LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA0Mg&mco=MjE0NDc1NA)

1TB External Hard Drive - $109.99 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822101135)

You could buy a decent wireless router for less than a hundred dollars and that external hard drive and still save a lot of money over buying a Time Capsule.

I personally think the Time Capsule is insanely overpriced.

JGruber
12-18-2008, 02:12 AM
I dont have wifi in my house. If i purchase time capsule, will it not work because I dont have wifi? Reason why I dont have wifi, routers are too expensive and I only 1 laptop/macbook . no desktop.

thank you
You bought a Macbook, and think a wireless router is too expensive? A basic one can be had for around $50 all day long.

But Time Capsule's are way over priced, for $500 I can get a router that is equal or better to it, and about 3TB of external space.