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Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to tubbytommy)
Plug it in via ethernet.. press and hold the reset if it still doesn't show up.. wait until the front led flashes rapidly then redo the setup.. most likely set in bridge and plug into the gf's existing router.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Will this reset the TC though? I don't want to lose everything on the drive :-(
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to tubbytommy)
A reset will in no way, shape or form, do anything to the content on the hard disk.. it will reset the router settings.. to erase the content of the hard disk you need to use erase from the Airport utility.. that is the one and only way to erase. If you change name of the TC then you will need to point the computer to the correct name. The hard disk content will still be sitting there waiting for you.
I always now advise people to use SMB type names.. it simply works better. short, no spaces, pure alphanumeric.. especially in mixed network. Use it for TC itself plus wireless plus hard disk.