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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hi,I am backing up my computer via time machine with my apple time capsule. I also use my time capsule as my router.

For some reason it is taking me way over 6hrs to backup 59GB of memory, more like almost 24hrs total to back the thing up

any idea if this is normal, or am i doing something wrong?
does the time capsule need to be configurated properly?
my internet @ home is rogers hi speed express, so it is quick and the transfer from my macbook with wireless N to the time capsule wireless N should be quicker

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Old May 7th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #2
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I don't have a time capsule but backing up 60GB could conceivably take a very long time over wireless. Though with wireless n I think you are right to expect it to be faster than 24 hours.

My best suggestion is that if you have more than one machine connected over wireless I've heard (numerous times from different sources) that the speed will drop to the lowest common protocol meaning if you are using n and someone else is using g then the transfer speed will be g. I can't confirm this though, I've never had n.

If you don't have any other computers connected, the next question is do you have a password on your wireless? Could someone be piggybacking off of your wireless signal slowing down the works?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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Turn off the Limewire or any P2P you've got going in the background (this may be happening without your knowledge). If you have other user accounts on that machine, check with them about background programs as well.

The FIRST Time Machine backup should be quite slow, but after that it should be almost unnoticeable. You may want to "wipe" the current backup and start it again, only this time with the machine hooked directly to the router via ethernet. After that first backup, it can go wireless again and should work as expected.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #4
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Yeah, I was going to say, first time hook it straight up via cat5 cable because gigabit is INFINITELY faster than wireless.

Example: Transferring files from one of my MacBooks to the other. One was plugged into my wireless router via cat5 and the others was 2 feet away from the router using wireless. It was taking awhile so I canceled it and using cable instead of wireless I was just blown away!
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