Time Capsule & Virgin 50meg

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  1. MartinH32

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    I'm thinking of getting a time capsule to backup from my macbook pro. I currently have a 50meg Virgin media connection running a modem connected to a dir-615 router. I understand the time capsule can replace the router.

    Before I purchase I wonder if anyone can confirm the following:

    1. TC will work with Virgin 50meg and the Virgin router. Or is the modern even now required with TC?

    2. I understand I can plug a usb hard drive in the back of the time capsule and whilst this can't be used for backing up with time machine it can be accessed across the network. Can I plug a USB hub in the back and use multiple external hard disks? Also, can these be seen by any machine mac or pc on the network?

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    1. The TC (or AEBS, for that matter) does not include any modem hardware - ADSL or cable. Therefore, your virgin modem is still required.

    2. As per this sticky, the USB drive can be accessed via the network connections. There were a few posters who connected powered USB hubs for multiple external drives with no problems.
     
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    When you connect the TC directly to the Virgin router - you will need to go to the AirPort Utility on your Mac to set it up. The best way I have found to do this is to use the TC to extend your current network - you will see this option when setting up. So, keep the Virgin router and modem in place but use the TC to extend that network.

    I'm not sure whether question 2 would work.
     

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