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New modem/router - set up time capsule?

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Westiesoprano Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Feb 2, 2013 7:18 PM

I have just purchased a new Belkin N300 modem router.  So far iMac, Macbook Pro, iPad, 3 iPods, Android phones and wireless Canon printer have all joined the newtork and are working not problem, but not Time Capsule.  I can even see it in AirPort Utility.  Light is flashing Amber as would be expected when it's not able to connect to network, but I can't seem to find any reason why....

 

Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:22 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    You will have to configure it to Join an Existing Network which puts it into bridge mode. That is the only way it will connect to your Belkin router. This would be done in Airport Utility. You will need to provide the name of the network the router creates and the network password.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    I'm not really sure. Why are you using the two routers in the first place since life is much easier with just one router.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    Do you have wireless enabled on the computer you are using to configure the AEBS? Have you tried using Ethernet to connect the Time Capsule? Have you tried to reset the Time Capsule?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:02 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    Is the computer's Ethernet port connected to the Time Capsule's LAN or WAN port? Should be the former.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:19 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    Well, try connecting the Ethernet cable to the Belkin router's LAN port and keep the Airport enabled on the computer.

     

    BTW, Motorola makes a whole line of Surfboard cable modems. Check with your cable internet provider to find out what cable modems are compatible with their system.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:42 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    Remove the Ethernet cable between the Belkin and the AEBS. See if this allows the Time Capsule to connect to the wireless network created by the Belkin router. Be sure to enable the wireless port on the computer and establish a wireless connection to the Belkin router. Then see if the AEBS shows up in Airport Utility.

     

    EDIT:

     

    Another thought. I'd like you to turn off everything. Wait one minute. Then in sequence:

     

    1. Turn on the Belkin device and wait for the status lights to show a connection to the ISP.
    2. Turn on only the AEBS and wait for the status light to begin blinking.
    3. Turn on the computer. Check Network preferences to see that you have a connection to the Belkin with a valid IP address.
    4. If possible configure the Belkin router's DHCP to give out IP addresses that begin with 10.0.1.2 through 10.0.1.200.

     

    The AEBS is configured for this address range by default.

  • davidsignal Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:36 PM (in response to Westiesoprano)

    Reset the TC by pressing the reset button with a pen for 5 seconds.  Then try to configure it.  Make sure you set it up in bridge mode so that the TC is not running DHCP or NAT.  

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,080 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to davidsignal)

    That's what we've been trying to do from the start, but he cannot get Airport Utility to detect the Time Capsule. We've been through the resets already.

     

    Do you have any other ideas after you take a chance to read the entire topic?

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