7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2011 5:43 PM by Bob Timmons
luneunion Level 1 Level 1

Setup: Charter Modem (Static IP) --> Time Capsule --> Patch Panel

 

Internal network is 192.168.10.x

 

Old Netgear router IP was 192.168.10.100

 

There is an AS/400 at 192.168.10.1 and it needs to stay at that address.

 

Time Capsule defaults to 192.168.10.1 and I don't see where I can change this. Help?


Time Capsule, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 7.5.2 Firmware
Solved by Bob Timmons on Jun 30, 2011 9:59 AM Solved

Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the final number on the Time Capsule.

 

By default, it will always be at ".1" and there is no way to change this.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the final number on the Time Capsule.

     

    By default, it will always be at ".1" and there is no way to change this.

  • luneunion Level 1 Level 1

    Suck! Stupid thing for Apple to not allow.

     

    Well thank you for the timely reply, I feared as much. I assume you mean that as the router the Time Capsule will always be ".1". I guess I'll set up the Netgear for distributing DHCP and look into using the Time Capsule as an extender/backup drive. I wish I'd have known this before purchasing it. I didn't think to ask because I just assumed Apple's gear would do something so simple.

     

    Again thanks. :-)

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Why? is it so much worse to change the AS/400?

  • luneunion Level 1 Level 1

    Politically more than technically.

     

     

    I don't manage the AS/400, that's the CFO. He's not terribly tech savvy, but is very territorial. The combination means he's one of those, "Don't! Change! Anything!" types of people because he's scared of stuff getting broken. He's been here longer and outranks me, so…

     

     

    Additionally, several PCs that connect to the AS/400 via some kind of terminal emulation would fail to connect if the AS/400's IP changed, so those would also have to be updated. Again, I don't manage any of this and would be wading into his realm with little experience. Not that I couldn't handle the technical aspects, it just might give him a heart attack were I to try and the COO wouldn't let me because of that.

     

    Also, it's irritating because: why can't I change it?

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10
    Also, it's irritating because: why can't I change it?

    I'm afraid that is going to be a question for the Apple engineers since this is a user to user forum and we can't answer a query about a design choice that has been made by Apple.

     

    Apple won't respond here on a user to user forum, so if you want to pursue this further, you'll need to start with Apple Support and work up from there.

  • luneunion Level 1 Level 1

    this is a user to user forum and we can't answer a query about a design choice that has been made by Apple.

     

     

    Didn't mean to come off like I was asking. You've all been wonderful about answering the question I had. This:

     

     

    Also, it's irritating because: why can't I change it?

     

    Was in response to being asked, "Is it so much worse to change the AS/400?"

     

    The point was that even if it was exactly the same difficulty, every other router out there lets you change that setting, so I find it frustrating that I have to deal with not having such a simple option. Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products and this one does some things the other routers do not that make it perfect for my needs; well nearly perfect as it turns out. Again, not asking a direct question just clarifying. You've all helped immensely and thank you very much.

  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    Thanks for the clarification. You might want to let Apple know about your feelings.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/timecapsule.html