Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 2:20 AM (in response to xpan)
Did you buy a second hand iMac.. you have listed Lion as the OS in the profile section at the bottom.. Any new Mac would of course have Mountain Lion.
Please tell me what kind of broadband you have and model of modem router.
What version is the utility? It has to be 6.3.1 to work with the new TC.. please plug directly into the router and get the latest airport utility if you don't have it.
You also need to set IPv6 for local link to get this working.. see
Now once you have made sure all is ready..
Plug the TC into the computer by ethernet.. turn off wireless in the computer.. simply click the wifi symbol in the top menu area and shut it off. Do this in total network isolation. Just Mac and TC.
Make sure the computer gets an IP from the TC.. open the network preferences.. you should get 10.0.1.2 with a newly reset TC.
Open the airport utility and set the TC to bridge mode. thusly.
Setup wireless to create a wireless network.
Forget the guest network.. that was a mistake apple made in the setup.. in bridge the TC cannot do guest.
I recommend you use all names that are short, no space and pure alphanumeric.
Update the TC and plug it into the main router by ethernet.. you can use ethernet or wireless to connect to it.
Tell us how you go.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to LaPastenague)
Not sure how it got tagged last version of iMac or how I can change the tag?
It is indeed the new iMac and everything is patched to the newest software. Thank you very much for your detailed description. I will try it and revert.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
The above answer solved my problem and after making 5 different backups via Time Machine and ethernet/USB encrypted and upping my network speed with a new modem today I plugged the Time Capsule into the modem and it started without problems.
It is a very reassuring feeling (after double checking that the backup was actually made - both for general files and mails) having a backup made every hour the machine is on.
Day by day I am getting more and more pleased with the change to Apple although my Windows muscle memory still bugs me a lot.
Thanks a lot LaPastenague
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to xpan)
my Windows muscle memory still bugs me a lot.
I left at vista... I thought any company that had the cheek to present that mess of potage as a viable OS did not need my patronage.. But I have been in computers a long long time. Until recently Macs were out of my reach. But I have been pleased with the move.. although I have setup machines on both win7 and win8 now that are much better than before.. I find I don't need the Glitz.. Took me a 6months I guess after changing to stop swapping over to windows now and then. The windows muscle finally loses its grip.
Glad it all worked for you.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 1:23 AM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thanks so much for this post. I was struggling big time, but able to set up my time capsule correctly within minutes after reading this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to xpan)
I have just completed setting up my time capsule after a lot of messing around.
I'm in the UK and a Virgin Media customer so have the super hub.
The best solution to get everything working I've found is to put the super hub to modem mode and let the airport time capsule deal with everything's. I also run a Air Port Express as well which is now extending the network in a black spot in the house. I have used power line sockets from the VMSH downstairs to the ATC in the study upstairs. I have my iMac connected by ethernet directly into the time capsule, my iphone and ipad work perfectly by wifi as do my games consoles.
By doing it this way I've had to add an gigabit ethernet switch by the hub to connect to my Tivo box so this functions with my ipad etc to control functions (modem only mode disables the additional ethernet ports on the hub)
I've tried to get all this sorted by disabling only the wifi on the VMSH... But connection speeds with wifi were terrible and was unstable, even after adding the express.. Since doing the above though all has been running perfectly.
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