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1636 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2009 2:30 AM by Louis Lee
Open Airport Utility, select the Time Capsule / Airport Express and do a Manual Update.
Then select 'Advanced', and you'll see a MobileMe panel where you can enter your user account.
Not the most intuitive solution... Took me ages to figure it out.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Thanks for the reply.
I should have specified that I have done that already, sorry. I still don't see my Time Capsule anywhere in MobileMe when I am logged in. I was under the impression that it would be available like the iDisk.
Ya I found the same thing under the help menu for the time capsule and airport utitity. However it is invalid info. I opened the airport and went to advanced and there is NO button for mobileme. I contacted apple but they said they will only help me if I pay them because it is not a hardware issue. Supposedly my warranty is only hardware so software issues have to be paid for. ****** me off too. I pay for a time capsule to have a feature and buy a mobile me account and they dont help...Macbook Pro 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
It uses the same technology (Wide-Area Bonjour) as BackToMyMac (BTMM), so I would expect the shared disk to appear in Finder under "Shared".Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
I think I understand what is going on now.
It is in the finder, and has been the whole time.
I assume now though that it will be in the finder when I am on the road as well, correct?
I will find out tomorrow...
That is garbage that the apple people wouldn't help you out.
I called and the guy helped me. I thought I had it figured out when I saw the area in airport utility to input the mobileme info and ended the call.
I'm still not sure what the heck it does exactly.
I had hoped you could access it from any computer using me.com, just like the iDisk.
Not won't see it on me.com. The files are still on your TC, me.com is not actually hosting the files for you, unlike iDisk.
If you have used BTMM, it's the same concept. It used wide-area bonjour to discover where your TC is from anywhere, as long as you have internet. And is able to set up the NAT firewall automatically to let the traffic through to the services inside your home.Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
No, you setup the MM account and password on the TC using the AirPort Utility, because TC is broadcasting your Airport Disk out to MM. No need to manualy log into MM on the web (with a browser).
On your Mac client, you have to setup MM account and password in the System Preference > MobileMe. When both the Mac client and TC are talking to the MobileMe server, the TC will show up in Finder.
Message was edited by: dchao99Mac Pro Single Quad-Core (2008) + Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6), AEBS (7.3.2)
No. Just about everywhere I've seen this covered it is very poorly worded, thus your confusion.
If you're familiar with Back To My Mac, this all makes much more sense. BtMM works by sending your IP address to the MobileMe services every time your Mac running Leopard turns on and gets an active internet connection. For example, if you have a computer connected to always-on internet at home, that's on and running and you're at work: The home mac will have told MobileMe what address it has. When you get to work, your work computer checks in with MobileMe and finds out the latest address for your home computer, allowing you to create a connection. So the MobileMe servers are used during this process, but not in any way relevant to the web applications, more like a mediator.
The way this new Time Capsule feature should be described is "Back To My Time Capsule". When on, the TC will connect to your MobileMe account and inform it of it's current address, just like a Leopard Mac would with BtMM. Then from e.g. your work Mac when it checks into MobileMe it will see the TC as well, and show it up in the finder. No integration with MobileMe web-apps.Macbook Pro C2D, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Thank you guys.
Charles - good explanation.
I never used BTMM before. I think I understand now.
There really is no point in having it linked to MM unless you actively use the computer you are going to access your TC with away from your home network (or whatever network). I was under the impression, wrongly, that I could basically access my TC from any browser.
My understanding now is that I have to log the Mac itself into MM, not via the internet.
It will work well for me with my macbook on the road.
Thank you for the explanation.
Apple has kind of dropped the ball with MM and the TC.
They tried to sell me the old TC in the Apple store yesterday. They didn't even know the difference.
Thanks again guys.