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macbook reads connection timeout

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I have just set up my internet connection through my time capsule to my imac via ethernet. I cannot get my macbook to join the network. It keeps saying connection timeout. What am I doing wrong?
Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • William Boyd, Jr. Level 6 Level 6 (10,475 points)
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    Oct 3, 2009 7:18 AM (in response to ljl2967)
    ljl2967 wrote:
    I have just set up my internet connection through my time capsule to my imac via ethernet. I cannot get my macbook to join the network. It keeps saying connection timeout. What am I doing wrong?


    By "via Ethernet", do you mean that your iMac is connected to the Time Capsule via Ethernet? Are you trying to connect the MacBook via Wi-Fi or Ethernet? If via Wi-Fi, have you tried to connect the MacBook via Ethernet and can you connect the iMac to the Time Capsule via Wi-Fi?
    MacBook 2.0 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Beach-Comber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2009 9:06 AM (in response to ljl2967)
    Me too.

    I just purchased a 1TB TC.
    * I use a comcast cable modem
    * I use an ethernet cable from my 24" iMac running snow leopard
    * I tried connecting wirelessly from my Powerbook, running Leopard. the PB lets me sign on to the guest network, but not the main wireless network.

    I followed a link to another form that suggested changing the service order in Sys Pref > Network setting to make sure Airport was the top service setting. It made no difference.

    I also went into keychain and removed any airport related password and setting. Also no luck.

    Any ideas?

    Message was edited by: Beach-Comber
    iBook G3 700 640 RAM 10.4.11 / PB G4 17" 2GB RAM 10.5 / iMac 24" 2.8 Ghz 10.5
  • Beach-Comber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2009 10:01 AM (in response to Beach-Comber)
    Just spoke with Apple support.

    They suggested I not use a guest network. So I reconfigured, cancelling the guest network. NOw everything works fine.
    iBook G3 700 640 RAM 10.4.11 / PB G4 17" 2GB RAM 10.5 / iMac 24" 2.8 Ghz 10.5
  • Chazz D Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2009 5:35 AM (in response to Beach-Comber)
    You likely have a unit that is faulty in some way, there are quite a few others including me with this same problem, guest account makes main account not work. See this thread and contact apple about a fix or replacement.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10249475&#10249475
    Mac OS X (10.4.10)

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