11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2009 2:03 AM by William Kucharski
Matthew Pendergraff Level 1 (0 points)
I have my new Time Capsule all set-up and running great. Only problem is that I cannot find where to set-up guest networking. One of the reasons I got this was to allow clients to be able to use our wi-fi for internet while in the studio but not be able to get to our network servers. Where is this setting in the AirPort Utility? I have looked and looked and come up with nothing. Please help.

Airport Utlity 5.4.1 and Time Machine V 7.4.1

Dual Band Time Capsule, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Airport Utlity 5.4.1 and Time Machine V 7.4.1
  • John the Boom Level 1 (0 points)
    Matthew, Have you had any luck with this problem? I have a new MacBook Pro and TC and I am having the same problem. I thought I would look here prior to calling Tech Supt. Please let me know if you have made any head way with this problem. Thanks. John
  • Walter A. Level 1 (130 points)
    Same problem here. I just read about this feature but I can't find the settings anywhere in Airport Utility. Crappy job of documenting this...
  • Matthew Pendergraff Level 1 (0 points)
    Nope....no luck yet. Doesn't seem very "apple like" in ease of use to find it. You would think it would be better documented.
  • TEMc Level 1 (25 points)
    I believe the TC2 needs to be functioning as your router with DHCP working (share an IP address). If you are running is in "bridged mode" I don't think you can have the guest wireless.

    This makes sense since what the TC2 does is assign an alternate IP address range to the guest network to help create the separate from your primary network. I it isn't the router (assigning addresses via DHCP) then it can't create the separate network.
  • Walter A. Level 1 (130 points)
    Yes, I already read that, but as far as I can tell my TC is already configured as a router with DHCP and sharing IP address. Apple really dropped the ball here, as they provide no information on this. Even if my settings are incompatible with this feature, they should provide instructions.

    If you think I might have my TC configured differently I'd be happy to check, if you provide instructions on where and what to look for.

    Message was edited by: Walter A.
  • freakytikitv Level 1 (0 points)
    any update of info on how to set this up?
  • mmaddox Level 1 (0 points)
    In airport Utility, select the your TC, the select the Airport tab.
    The tabs under that is where you will find it.
    In-between the Wireless and Access Control tabs.
    Hope that helps, just got mine up and running last night.
  • tracydchicago Level 1 (0 points)
    I just got a TC2 and looked in the airport utility under airport and didn't see an option for guest networking.

    I have a TC2 joined with an Airport Express (TC2 is primary). I really want to create the guest network... I don't want to share my password. Advice?
  • Michael Carter Level 1 (0 points)
    The option is either going to be available or not depending on how your TC is configured for it's connection. The standard config calls for the TC to be your gateway to the Internet (via a dsl/cable modem), and sharing a public IP address using DHCP/NAT. If your settings don't reflect that, the TC will not even show the Guest Network tab.

    Try setting up the TC's Internet tab with either Connect Using: Ethernet or PPoE, Configure IPv4: using DHCP or Manually using your ISP-provided IP address, and Connection Sharing: Share a public IP address. Once you have Updated the TC's config, go back and check for Guest Network under the "AirPort" tab in AirPort Utility.
  • s.m.t. Level 1 (10 points)
    Is this feature not on the original Timecapsule? Mine is fully patched...
  • William Kucharski Level 6 (14,985 points)
    No, only the new dual-band models introduced earlier this year.