How to set up Time Capsule in Mac OS X
Backing up the important data stored on your Mac is vital, still maintaining regular backup is one of the things most Mac os x users don’t really care about. In order to secure your personal data and details of your business, backing up all your important files is necessary. Apple has provided a lot of utilities to make the backing up process go easy as a walk in the park, the Time Capsule storage service is just one of them.
You can use Time Machine, an immensely popular backup utility, to back up your imperative data. Time Machine works like a breeze with Mac Mini or an iMac. Mac Pro users can install a spare drive into one of the four internal slots to use Time Machine, while users of MacBook Pro or Mac Book Air can install Apple’s Time Capsule to secure files that matter the most to them.
Time Capsule, however, is a wireless router that comes with a hard drive installed, to wirelessly create Time Machine Backup. It features two Wi-Fi antennas, one with a 2.4 GHz network and the other with a 5 GHz network. You can also attach these antennas with the router supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider), for which you need to learn the ropes.
Follow the steps listed below to connect Time Capsule with your Mac:
- Plug one end of your Ethernet cable into Time Capsule’s WAN port and the other into an open Ethernet port on your modem
- Plug Time Capsule’s power cord into the device and other end into an open outlet
- Open Applications folder on your Mac and open Utilities
- Now, select AirPort Utility, choose the Time Capsule when the AirPort Utility opens, and selectContinue
- Use the on-screen directions to set up your wireless network with Time Capsule or add the device to an existing network
You can use/replace the current wireless network and access the Time Capsule. Moreover, if you use Time Capsule only and turn off your existing Wi-Fi network, your Mac will run smoother.
So, if you are using a MacBook Pro or the MacBook Air, then invest in Apple’s Time Capsule application to back up almost anything on your Mac OS X.