12474 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2008 1:46 PM by dc1000
I have the same problem : My TC works fine with Airport but when I close Airport (with the Ethernet wire plug in) the TC icon disappear from the finder
I tried 3 class 5 ethernet wires : 2 direct and 1 crossed : the same
Share and wan are checked in Airport panel
When I try to connect to afp://10.0.1.1 no server
The magic potion ?
You probably don't have the Network Preferences set correctly.
Connecting The Time Capsule Via Ethernet
Connect one end of a Cat-5 Ethernet cable into one of the LAN ports of the TC (<•••>).
Connect the other end to your Macs ethernet port.
Open Network Preferences.
At the top change "Location:" to "Ethernet Connection".
In the list on the left "Ethernet" should be at the top of the list. (If not use the Action Menu (gear button) at the bottom to "Set Service Order".)
Click "Apply" in the lower right.
Give it a moment to acquire an IP address from the TC.
You should now be connected.
Now begin your initial backup.
Now that you are reconnected to the TC, you should still have internet access during the backup.
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