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I think this is likely to be a simple problem (or maybe a stupid one) but I can't resolve it and its doing my nut in! So I would be most grateful if anyone on here can point me in the right direction.

I have a Macbook, I got a time machine and also updated to Leopard at the same time.

The time capsule is running as a wireless network and connected tot eh internet via my router ok and everything shows up ok under the Airport Utility, the green light is on and no problems are reported etc.

When I click on the time machine it says "no back up has been selected" when I go to the Time Machine preferences the selection list is blank. Also under Finer the time capsule is not shown as shared device which I think it should be.

I have installed all the necessary updates from the apple site and I have reset the Capsule several times but I am unable to fix the problem!

Can anyone shed some light on this.

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Well I haven't had a chance to have a look at the time capsule.

But this is what I understand from what you are saying:
You said you have connected your time capsule to your "router"...which means you will probably have two different wireless created by your old router and a new one created by your time capsule.

And your computer might be connected to the wireless network created by the router. So I'd recommend you to switch your computer to the wireless network created by the time capsule. It should work fine after that.


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HI and thanks for your response, it is much appreciated.

However, I do not have two wireless networks. I just have the one I have created using the Time Capsule. The router is a fixed unit which previously hard wired, via ethernet to my macbook. Now I have created a wireless network.

The network works fine, its just that i can't do a back up (the main reason for buying the Capsule). The menu options when backing up just say choose back up location but the drop down screen is blank! I recall when preparing the set up initially I could see the Time capsule in the finder menu, but i had not configured the internet.

Now I have configured the internet, I have lost the Capsule in the finder, therefore I am guessing the macbook can't see the disk, but it sees it in the Airport Utility.

Any other suggestions? But as far as I can see everything is working fine, no set up problems reported, so I think it is a macbook setting error, perhaps! But again I don't know where I should be looking?

Thanks again.

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Hmmmm well I know when backing up to an AirDisk, you have to mount the drive first before it will show in the Time Machine drive list.

Is the Time Capsule drive mounted in your OS first?

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