Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to schildt)
There is some bug with the TC disk and Mountain Lion..
Look at Pondini section C .. much of it relates to later OS .. Lion and ML.
Some things are obvious and others are just a mess.
Note C9.. that is important. Use short names.. no spaces and pure alphanumeric.
Try manually mounting the disk.. in Finder.. use Go, Connect to server.. and type in the address,
AFP://TCname or TCIPaddress (replaced with actual name or actual IP). eg at default, AFP://10.0.1.1
Any failure to connect try another factory reset and use ethernet.. and do it in full isolation from the network.. ie just the MBP and the TC with ethernet between them.
What version is the TC.. A1xxx from the base please??
What firmware revision?
Using v5 utility can sometimes get around things but you cannot use it on Gen5 TC.
You can load v5 utility into ML with a trick.
How to load 5.6 into ML.
1. Download 5.6 for Lion.
Click to open the dmg but do not attempt to install the pkg.. it won't work anyway.
Leave the package open on the desktop so you can see the file. AirportUtility56.pkg
2. Download and install unpkg.
Run unpkg on the desktop.. If your Mac refuses to run the software, because it wasn’t downloaded from the Apple store, go to security in preferences and allow other software to work.. this is limitation of trade methinks. You can set back later if you like.
Now drag the AirPortUtility56.pkg file over to unpkg.. and it will create a new directory of the same name on the desktop.. in finder, open the new directory, drill down.. applications, utilities .. there lo and behold is Airport utility 5.6 .. drag it to your main utilities directory or just run it from current location.
You cannot uninstall version 6 (now 6.3 if you updated) so don't try.. and you cannot or should not run them both at the same time.. although I have had no problems when doing so.
For screen shots see this post.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thanks, this sounds like a good troubleshooting. I will try it and let you know how it worked. And I will also get the versions info you are asking for.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2013 5:25 PM (in response to schildt)
FYI, I downloaded Airport Utility v5.6 and that just did the trick! It worked as a charm! So I guess there is an issue with Airport Utility v6.x when using it from a Moutain Lion environment.
Thanks for your great help!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to schildt)
Yes,, although I should not have thought it relevant to older version TC but the later utility requires IPv6 set to local link.. I forgot to tell you that.. anyway having the previous utility in the computer is no bad deal.. it is simply more of the tool whereas the new version 6.. is more of the toyland version.
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