Asus AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Apple Time Machine

I have bought this router and am looking to wirelessly back up my Mac using an external hard drive.  Is this possible with this router?  If it is, can someone give me a noobs guide in how to do it please?


  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Forumite Posts: 8,550
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    The router is just a networking device, it doesn't do backup on its own, it just connects a whole bunch of devices together by cable or wireless.

    I believe Apple no longer sell Time Machine hardware (which would have done what you wanted with the router), and having had a quick look they haven't done these since 2018.

    You should be able to use any external drive connected to USB to make use of the Time Machine software built into MacOS; apparently it may be possible to use a USB port on the router as well.
  • Mightywhites1971
    Mightywhites1971 Forumite Posts: 2
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    Thanks for the update, but I am sure there are routers that give the facility of wirelessly backing up using an external hard drive.  I have looked online, but can't seem to find a guide for my model of router.  I have contacted Asus, but have not received a response yet.
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