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Is my network setup right?


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Hey gang,

Newbie here so please pardon my ignorance...

I wanted to get your input on my home network setup. I recently bought a 3Tb Time Capsule to I guess be the center of my home network. It's currently hooked up to my Brother 2140 Printer through a USB and hardwired to my cable.

Devices that I use in the house include:
- 1 iPad 2
- 2 iPhone 4S
- 1 samsung galaxy tab
- 1 iMac
- laptop PC
- 1 Roku 3
- 1 PS3

Let me say that everything does works. All devices have internet access. However, I don't feel like I'm completed connected or integrated. When I look at AirPort Utility network map I only see "Internet" and "Time Capsule" connected. Shouldn't I see the other devices somewhere on this map?

Current expectations include:
- print from any device listed above (at the present time, I can only print wireless from the iMac)
- share files
- stream movies from any of these devices

Any thoughts?
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you won't see other devices on the airport utility "network map".

to view the devices connected to your TC just click on it and you'll get a mix of device names and IP addresses.

i had a bit of a job enabling wireless printing from my daughter's windows laptop but found the solution here:

Windows Printing For Apple AirPort Extreme without Bonjour Wireless wifi - YouTube

I haven't set up file sharing so can't help there I'm afraid sorry.

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