11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2012 1:54 PM by LaPastenague Branched to a new discussion.
ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Macbook Pro

Time Capsule

Apple TV

Ipad

Iphone

 

 

 

Hello all,

 

I spent quite a lot of time (not a geek but not inexperienced) setting my Time Capsule up as a back up drive and a store for my DVD's so I could access them from my ipad and Iphon via FileBrowser. It all works fine except.....

 

I fixed my friends Sony Vaio Laptop running Windows 7 (sorry about that but he hasn't seen the light yet!) and after fixing it I happened to be poking around (I was connected to my Sky Router) and clicked Network, this brought up my Time Capsule. When I see it with my Mac and FileBrowser I have to enter a username and password. Well I clicked it and I could browse through the whole of my Time Capsule, photos videos etc without entering a user name or password!! It even plays my movies!

 

How can this be??

 

I do not have wireless enabled on the TC, as I said I had connected the Sony to my sky router not via wireless using the TC.

 

File sharing is enabled on my TC but "With TC Password" and as I say from my Mac I cant access it without a password so please help as as it stands anyone else can see my files?

 

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help

 

Regards

Richard

(AppleMad)


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), TIME CAPSULE
  • 1. Re: time capsule security
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    I am surprised it will work without a password.

     

    Just check if the guest account is off in the TC.

     

    Did you happen to setup a user account on the Sony using one of your usernames and passwords?

     

    The Mac and Windows handle security differently... it is possible if you have setup a common username password that the Sony can access without needing to use them.

     

    Try changing the TC disk password.. what happens?

  • 2. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    Guest account is off on th TC, I have just checked.

     

    The laptop with Windows 7 on isn't my laptop, the only password I entered was for the WIFI on my Sky router (wireless is off on my TC).

     

    To be honest I think this might be a massive floor in security, unless I am not doing something.

     

    The thing that is very odd is that if I try and connect to the TC from any of my own Mac products I have to put in the password??

     

    If anyone else has a TC please try it with a friends laptop.

     

    Regards

  • 3. Re: time capsule security
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    By guest, I mean the guest access to the hard disk.. not wireless..

     

    In your setup the TC is able to be accessed because it is bridged.. the connection to the sky router is fine as that gives an ip address that allows access to the TC.

     

    Did you happen to load airport utility or bonjour for windows.. or was it already there?

     

    Give us screen shot of the file sharing page in the disk utility.

     

    Screen shot 2012-08-09 at 7.54.55 PM.png

     

    With the guest access to read or read and write anybody can access the TC. Even if you have a disk password set.

  • 4. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    Thank you for the reply.

     

    No I dont have it enabled, I dont even have read and write like your screen shot. Please see pic.....

     

    photo2.JPG

     

    Thanks again...

    Regards

  • 5. Re: time capsule security
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    Ok, but you have not secured the disk with a disk password as you stated.. just a TC password.

     

    You have to keep typing it in because you have not got it saved in the keychain. That is irrelevant to the PC.. you effectively have no security if the TC is default password or you have set the password at any time on the Sony.

     

    Change to disk password and you should block the PC. Be warned I am not sure of other consequences.. although most issues are easy to reverse by reset to default and start again.

  • 6. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

     

    Thanks again for your help.

     

    I'm a bit lost now! Sorry but how do I set a disk password? I thought the time capsule password was the password?

     

    Regards

  • 7. Re: time capsule security
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    Click the drop down menu and select disk password. you then type in the disk password twice.

  • 8. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello,

     

    I can't believe it's that simple! i am such a dummy! lol Sorry for wasting your time... I will try it right now.

     

    Many thanks

  • 9. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello

     

    This time it asked for a password!

     

    Many Many thanks for your time. I owe you a beer, or two

     

    Thanks again

    Richard

  • 10. Re: time capsule security
    ApplemadRichard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you   LaPastenague

  • 11. Re: time capsule security
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    Glad to help.. I like discussion area because using screen shots.. makes it so much easier to figure out issues..