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    More Time Capsule set up problems
    Hiya,
    I've just bought a time capsule to use as purely an external hard drive and wireless router. I am running 10.4.11
    I am running it through an exisiting cable modem which I must use and for some reason just cannot get an internet connection. It's constantly flashing amber.
    I have a macbook pro which I want to connect wirelessly and an imac which I want to connect via ethernet.
    Question is, which one do I use to set it up, and which options do I choose? I currently don't have wireless at all but the options confuse me. From the Imac I want to connect via ethernet but I also want to set up a wireless network. I tried setting up the wireless network but then I lost all my options and all airport utility would let me do was keep rescanning for one. In the end I had to reset the Time Capsule to get the set up options back.

    Help!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolineH View Post
    Hiya,
    I've just bought a time capsule to use as purely an external hard drive and wireless router. I am running 10.4.11
    I am running it through an exisiting cable modem which I must use and for some reason just cannot get an internet connection. It's constantly flashing amber.
    I have a macbook pro which I want to connect wirelessly and an imac which I want to connect via ethernet.
    Question is, which one do I use to set it up, and which options do I choose? I currently don't have wireless at all but the options confuse me. From the Imac I want to connect via ethernet but I also want to set up a wireless network. I tried setting up the wireless network but then I lost all my options and all airport utility would let me do was keep rescanning for one. In the end I had to reset the Time Capsule to get the set up options back.

    Help!

    Reset the Time Capsule by pressing that little recessed button at the back of the TC.

    First connect the ethernet cable from the LAN port of your cable modem to the WAN port in the time capsule.

    Secondly Connect the ethernet cable from the LAN port of the Time capsule to your Macbook.

    Then follow the instructions i have posted in this thread
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=104695

    When you come to step 8, select SHARE A SINGLE IP ADDRESS USING DHCP AND NAT
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    It's ok all sorted. I reset the modem and the time capsule at the same time and everything seems to be working ok. Thanks!!!

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    CarolineH,
    I have recently bought a TC and am keen for it to appear in finder as an external device that i can simply drag files in so that i can store them there without having them on my laptop.
    Since you sorted yours out does it appear as a hard drive or is it only there for time machine?
    If you think you can help can you let me know how you set up the TC?

    Thank you

    Molls

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojonandha View Post
    Reset the Time Capsule by pressing that little recessed button at the back of the TC.

    First connect the ethernet cable from the LAN port of your cable modem to the WAN port in the time capsule.

    Secondly Connect the ethernet cable from the LAN port of the Time capsule to your Macbook.

    Then follow the instructions i have posted in this thread
    Setting Up Time Capsule - Problems - Mac-Forums.com

    When you come to step 8, select SHARE A SINGLE IP ADDRESS USING DHCP AND NAT
    Hi mojonandha!
    I followed your step by step procedure from the other thread until the part where you say unplug the ethernet cable from your Mac. I did that but then I couldn't connect wirelessly to my TC. My Network doesn't show anything at all. Though I can connect to the internet using the Ethernet cable connected to the TC & my TC has a steady green light.

    I can also connect my iPhone wirelessly to the TC.

    I want to connect my Macbook wirelessly as well. Any help please...

    Thanks

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    when i couldnt see the TC i had shared devices hidden on the left bar of finder. if you have it visible, from preferences, can you hit connect in there?

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    I finally identified my problem!
    My system detects interference from other wireless networks. That's the reason why I can't connect.

    Now everything's working fine after I reset my TC & setup manually and changed the channel.

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