Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:17 AM (in response to Sally49)
THe Modem should always be plugged into the WAN port, your Mac & other devices should use the LAN ports, or connect vi aWifi
After changing these things every thing should be poered off... Start Modem, wait 5 minutes, power up Router if seperate, waiat 2 minutes, powe up Mac etc.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 3:56 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks so much for replying. I don't understand your answer. Mywireless modem/router is hard-wired in to the house as a NextG connection. I have the choice of using this as a 'base station' or using Time Capsule as a base station, depending on how I set it up on the iMac. At present the NextG modem/router is working as the base station not TC. As the modem is hard-wired in I can't change that. My options are from that hard-wired modem to computers and devices.
What I don't understand in your reply is how to connect from the modem (hard-wired) to either TC or the computer. Are you saying I should connect from the modem to TC via WAN?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 4:08 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Sorry, I'll try (as an IT illiterate) to be a bit clearer.
You say 'the modem should always be plugged into the WAN port'. On what? The computer or Time Capsule? That's by big issue along with the other connections...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:09 AM (in response to Sally49)
The WAN port in question is the one between router and modem (an internal connection in your case).
In this setup, all your Macs and peripherals should be connected to the LAN ports on the router.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to noondaywitch)
Many thanks for that clarification. One more bit of clarification needed. If I can disable the router function of the modem/router then I presume I should attach Time Capsule (or a faster/better router) to the modem via the WAN ports ( the modem router has a WAN port so I suspect this is possible). And if I understand your previous post correctly then other non-wireless stuff (really only the iMac) is via LAN to the TC LAN port?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to Sally49)
Sounds about right, but I can't advise for sure because I don't know the internal configuration of the router.
No harm in trying it, though.