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How Can I use the Apple time capsule on another network?

411 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2012 11:22 AM by LaPastenague RSS
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Dec 25, 2012 6:10 AM

I have just swapped out Virgin Broadband for BT broadband (BT infinity - BT HOMEHUB 3 wireless device)

 

I would like to reconfigure my Time capsule so that I can use it as part of my new wireless network (as a wireless back-up device).. but not use the router part of it.

 

I believe this is possible?  Am currently using 10.7.5 of OS X.

 

Can you please let me know what steps I need to follow?  (I am happy to start again if need be).

 

With Thanks

Simon

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    You can't turn off wireless feature, but you can use your Time Capsule to extend your wireless connection, so it won't be used as another "router" but it will extend your Wi-Fi network. See > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4262

  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,990 points)

    You cannot use the extend option with another brand router.. so the above will not work with the BThub. And WDS btw is now not used on the TC or apple routers.. haven't ever since N wireless came out.. the above article is for G wireless routers of yesteryear.

     

    The best way to do it is bridge the TC.. that is router bridge not wireless bridge.. and simply plug it by ethernet into the BT hub.

     

    You can then setup wireless however you want.. it can reinforce the existing wireless. Simply use the same name (SSID) and security setting.. (should be WPA2 Personal ie AES).. and passkey.. but if you want to make it sure, then lock the wireless channels. This is called a roaming network.

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