Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2011 7:05 PM (in response to geoff.fromplymouth)
How is your local network organized? If you're connecting to the Time Capsule via Wi-Fi, if you hold down an "option" key and pull down the Wi-Fi menu bar item, what value do you see for "RSSI"?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2011 6:18 AM (in response to geoff.fromplymouth)
I am getting the same error. When I scan in the AirPort Utility it cannot find my Time Capsule but I can still get on the Internet. I have been on the phone with Apple Support and they can only fix the problem by unplugging the Time Capsule. It will start begin again but the problem resurfaces after time, usually when I wake my MacBook Pro. I have literally done just about everything to fix this problem. I've done the Key Chain deleting of passwords, reprograming the Time Capsule, etc. The Genius Bar is stumpted, they even reinstalled Lion, but it happened as soon as I went home.
I really think this is a Lion issue.
My RSSI: -60
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to Matthew Siekmann)
So I am not alone, thanks for the reply. No point in contacting Apple Support then if the only advice they can give is the unplugging method, surely this can't be the official solution to the problem it's more of a bodge than a fix + not very professional solution. Hope this can be fixed soon with a software/firmware upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to Matthew Siekmann)
I've started to get this.
I can see the Time Capsule listed on the left of any Finder window, but Time Machine can't connect to it. I odn;t have my iMac wif-fi turned on as I connect this mac via a cable. My Mini which is connected via wi-fi has the same problem - so I don't think this is just related to wi-fi issue.
I really don't like pulling out the power cord on the Time Capsule, but at the moment this is the only way to resolve the problem
This really isn't a solution but this has been working so far. It's a bit labor intensive but so far, so good. I did a complete backup of my MBP and then zeroed out the HD. Then I reinstalled Lion and rebooted all my stuff from my TC.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 9:44 AM (in response to Matthew Siekmann)
After the HD wipe, Lion reinstall & 'reboot' from your TC did you do a straight restoration of all your data using the Migration Assistant?
When I installed Lion I manually reinstalled all my apps and data as I had wanted to do a total and proper clean installation (as my Mac had countless pieces of old guff floating around).
If so, did the Migartiom Assistant do a good job for you? I'm kinda wary of it not restoring everything. Absolutely no basis for this othe than, I guess, fear about having to manually reinstall everything (which was more of a chore than I had anticipated!).
If this is a viable fix I'll set it all up to do overnight.
I used the Migration Assistant and it worked like a charm. The only thing I didn't import were any preferences cause I suspect those might be part of the problem. Not much of a quick fix solution, but it's still working well for me.
Well, it happened again. Failed to locate the backup disc, again. Apple tech support of unplugging the device seems very Windows like solution. Just out of curiousity, this happened soon after I set up my Epson printer on my network. Does anyone else have this same printer NX420? I unplugged the Time Capsule and set up my Epson NX420 on my Guest Network to see if that will make any difference.
I wish Apple would get on this issue and come up with some sort of solution.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2011 7:47 PM (in response to geoff.fromplymouth)
Agree, I'm having the same problem. Glad to see I'm not the only one. Is there a software fix yet? I'm scheudled to see an Apple Genius on Thursday. Is it worth keeping the appt?
Interestingly, when Airport Utility is not recognizing my time capsule, the Home Sharing feature on the Apple TV also ends up not working....
Any additional insight would be great!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 4:37 AM (in response to geoff.fromplymouth)
Had the exact same problem on a 3 year old Time Capsule (both on Snow Leopard and Lion). Thought it might be a hardware issue so I bought a new Time Capsule. Same problem.
I'm also facing problems when transferring musik between two computers through the Home Sharing in iTunes. When the problems with the backup starts, the connection in iTunes is lost as well (but the internet connection is still there).
This is a totally unacceptable bug, so I will try to get a refund and just buy an ordinary router
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2011 4:29 PM (in response to geoff.fromplymouth)
Add me to the list. Shortly after upgrading to Lion this problem started happening on a somewhat regular basis on our 1 year old TC.
So far the always elegant, unplugging method, has worked. But still. Hope this gets fixed.