Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to patrickfrommechelen)
So does the Mac get an IP from the network or is it self allocated?
Does it have internet?
Can you please give me some more info.. I want the IP of the TC.. if still default then it is 10.0.1.1
What IP has your Mac got? Just get it from the network preferences. You have direct access via the airport icon.
We have seen any number of issues with Lion and latest TC firmware. Why it works on one computer and not another I don't know.
Try rebooting all the network items.. turn everything off and start in correct order with a few minutes in between.
modem---main router (TC if that is it)----wireless extenders----then clients.
Does the TC now appear?
If not from a computer that can access it, do a reset of the TC and change all the names to SMB compliant.
Short, no spaces no special characters.. ie pure alphanumeric.
Passwords can be longer.. but same rules.. nothing more than 20 characters.
Lock the wireless channels.. for 2.4ghz, 1, 6, 11, and try each in turn if you have issues.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 11:31 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thnaks for the answer, perhaps I was not quite clear.
I have a ip for my Time Capsule.
I can connect to the internet.
I can connect to other Mac shares in my lan.
I can see the Time capsule in the finder window under shared
But I can't connect to the share, alway an error before it asked a password.
Ofcourse I have already rebooted the whole chain.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to patrickfrommechelen)
I am experiencing the exact same problem.
The time capsules appear in airport utility and all have IP-addresses, but when I try to connect from my brand new iMac, nothing happens. Not even an error message, not even sure it times out, it just says 'connecting' forever...
Connecting to the capsules from the Mac Air is no problem
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 2:05 AM (in response to pas70)
Hey. Loving Apple Care/Support!
It was an easy fix.
1. Turn off the machine for 30 seconds (i.e. remove all power cables)
2. Press cmd + alt + p + r and keep pressed when restarting the machine
3. Wait for the SECOND Apple start sound and release
It can be a bit of a challenge to keep the four keys pressed with one hand since you need the other to reach the start/power button, but it worked for me.
Am now able to not only see my four time capsules in the finder view but can connect with no problems at all.
I'm not at all sure what caused the problem and one could argue that it should not happen. However, having said that, Apple Care worked a treat on this occasion!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 5:02 AM (in response to pas70)
I am having the same problem you described and then some...I want to try your fix, but am unclear...In 1. Turn off machine...does that refer to the time machine or my mac?
Thank you for any help
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 11:59 PM (in response to patrickfrommechelen)
Found my solution: my wireless DSL modem/router was still transmitting wifi sitting next to my Time Capsule.
Turned the wifi off.
Working fine for three days.
The 2.4 network may have been messing up the Time Capsule's 2.4 network.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to patrickfrommechelen)
I have this problem too.
The TC appears in airport utility, it has an IP address, I can access the internet. But when I try to open the TC by clicking on it in the Finder sidebar, I get the error message: "There was a problem connecting to the Time Capsule". I can't access the files I've stored on it.
I tried resetting the pram as pas70 suggested but it didn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to xosa)
My solution (?) was to move the TC onto my desk and connect by cable. It's worked fine since. I think there could be something else using the same wifi channel.
Dunno. It works now anyway!