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Time Capsule without a network? Help Please!

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I am in the market for an external hard drive for my PC and macbook pro unibody. I recently found a Time capsule 500GB on local CL for a pretty good deal (I thought) $80. Where I am living right now though I don't have internet besides tethering off my Iphone, but will be moving to somewhere with internet within the next year. Just wondering if I will be able to use the Time capsule with just the USB? and whether it will also work with my PC?

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If you mean can you attach the Time Capsule to your Mac via USB and use it as a hard drive I don't think that will work but I've never tried it.You should be able to use it by connecting it to the Mac via Ethernet. I think you would need to set it in bridge mode so that it is not trying to assign your Mac an IP address.

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It will work just fine via ethernet or over WiFi. It can establish a WiFi network, it just won't be connected to the internet.
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