Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to MGG67)
"Off" (Bridge Mode) would be the correct configuration for the Time Capsule if your "modem" is really a modem/router or gateway type of device that provides DHCP and NAT services for the entire network.
Remember that you need to power cycle the entire network in sequence after you tell the Time Capsule to function in Bridge Mode.
That means powering everything off, wait a few mintues, starting the modem first and letting it run a few minutes, they starting each network device one at a time about a minute apart.
The amber light may continue to flash if you have not yet updated the Time Capsule recently to use the most recent version of firmware.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Bob - Thanks, I will try this and let everyone know.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 6:03 PM (in response to MGG67)
Dear Bob - this did not seem to be enough. I now get a Green light, but I am not connecting to the internet.
The specific configuration is a :
1) Arris TM822 which receives the input from the Cable provider - Cablevision
2) Netgear GS108 - 8 port switch
3) Apple Time Capsule - 3rd Generation
Any thoughts here? I am not clear that any routing is hitting the system until it gets to the Wifi router. My Netgear wifi router model WNDR3400 work perfectly, but the Time Capsule does not.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 6:20 PM (in response to MGG67)
As a test, what happens if you leave the Time Capsule in Bridge Mode and temporarily connect it directly to a LAN port on the Netgear router? (not the Netgear switch).
Can the TC access the Internet that way?
Test #2.....With the Netgear router working.....what happens of you turn off wireless and temporarily connect a laptop using a spare Ethernet cable into one of the ports on the Netgear switch?
Can the laptop get an Internet connection that way?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
When I used approach #1 I was now able to get an internet connection.
On approach # 2,m when I connect a computer directly to he switch, I do not get an internet connection.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to MGG67)
Test #1......This tells you that the Ethernet port is working on the TC, and the Ethernet cable is working as well.
Test #2.....Tells you that the Ethernet switch is not working correctly, or one of the Ethernet cables is not working correctly.
It's trial and error to isolate the issue from here.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Bob - thanks. I know it is not the cable as I have attached the switch TC directly to the switch from multiple ports and the TC does not get the connnection on any of the ports.
I will resolve this with NetGear, thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2013 6:32 AM (in response to MGG67)
Most switches for home use are "unmanaged" devices. That is, you simply connect an Ethernet cable to the "input" port and the same signal is available on all the other ports. No programming of the device is required.
If you happen to have a "managed" switch, this type of device will require that it be set up using a software application or web interface to function correctly.