Time Capsule and BT Home Hub

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I've just bought a Time Capsule and I'm trying to work out the best way of adding it to my wireless network. I currently have broadband through a BT Home Hub. If I have the capsule in my office I can connect it to my iMac via ethernet. However, at present it seems unable to expand my existing wireless network. Is the Home Hub set up in such a way that other routers can't expand the network or do I need to connect them together using an ethernet cable, thus backing up my system wirelessly?


  • Reply 1 of 4
    aegisdesignaegisdesign Posts: 2,914member
    Does the BT HomeHub have an option to use WDS ?

    If so, switch that on. You might then have to fiddle about with making the TC a WDS client of the Homehub or vice versa.

    I can't imagine those BT HomeHubs being much cop frankly. You'd be better off ditching it and using an ethernet ADSL modem such as a Vigor 100 - http://draytek.co.uk/products/vigor100.html - and letting the TC serve as your router.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    Yeah I've found the HomeHub pretty useless. Do I need to buy an ethernet ADSL modem then to replace it and will that then work? And if so, will I need to connect it to the TC?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Also, is there any means of using the Time Capsule to sync music and photo libraries? I have an iMac and Macbook and rather than them syncing their slightly different iTunes and iPhoto libraries to the TC I'd rather there was just one which they both updated to and from. Any means of doing this?
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    aegisdesignaegisdesign Posts: 2,914member
    Ethernet ADSL modems connect to the WAN port on the TC.

    There's multiple ways of syncing an iTunes library on a shared drive.

    I quite like this way...

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