Re: Time Machine not located by Airport after update.
Have new iMac 21.5" with 4th gen. TC. Backed up OK for 2 weeks. Then installed Lion software update.
Airport Utility no longer finds the Time Capsule so I can't follolw the instructions you gave to others on Oct. 14th. Any further instructions?
Am getting ready to do a hard reset. Should Bell Sympatico modem & Linksys router as well as the computer be connected with ethernet cables & turned on when I do this? . My one question to Apple Care lasted an hour and was unsuccesful in setting up wireless internet using the TC router. Now I am just trying to resestablish TC backup capabilities.
The resolution proposed by LegoNerd works for me too but when I switch my macbook on in the morning I have to repeat the process. I have a 1TB "mybook" by Western Digital. I checked my Time Machine preferences this morning and the name had been changed from "mybook" to "mybook-2" after repeating the LegoNerd process the name was back to "mybook" and back ups worked fine.
Can anyone suggest how to fix this rename issue on start-up or am I going to have to wait until 10.7.3?
Same problem here, tried every " solution" i could find on the internet, did a full new setup and backup but after a reboot i have to disconnect and connect again to make Time Machine working with my Time Capsule, Apple please fix this annoying bug!!! i paid a lot of money for all this apple stuff i own...
Definitely a problem with 10.7.2 as it still was an issue even after the latest Airport Extreme firmware update. The way I got it to work was to:
1. Finder: Go: Go to Folder... /Volumes
2. Right click to Eject (and force eject) the two TIme Machine mounts
3. Click Time Machine: Back Up Now
No need to reboot anything. This seems to work until you restart, and then you have to do it again. A very Microsoftian feeling to have to do this and I don't know if anything is getting silently corrupted along the way. This is the worst OS X bug that I've ever experienced.
Thanks for your tip,
its working fo me to.
I have to click on my Time capsule icon on finder left column first ,
then on the time capsule folder showing up in the finder window,
then on the bundle folder showing up in the finder window,
to have it appearing in the finder left column,
and be able to eject it.
May be there is a simpler way to do but its the one I found,
and its working.
Thanks again for help,
I'm sure you're aware of this and have a reason for doing it, but I'll put this here to help others:
'Security access' via MAC address filtering is not a substitute for a strong WPA2 password. It will keep out casual users but anybody with a sniffer application will be able to grab the approved MAC addresses from an unsecured wifi network as they are transferred in the clear. Once they have an approved MAC address they can spoof it and boom, your 'security' is gone.
Hi Paul !
Thanks for your wise advice !
My idea using mac adresses filtering was not a substitute to Wpa2.
I was just trying to manage inside my home network,
which device was connecting to Wifi through which other device.
I mean (sorry for my clumsy English), for instance dedicating an AIrport Express
only to incomming music stream to my hi-fi system,
and using Time Capsule to connect other devices like MacBook Air and Iphone.
I noticed that if I "ask" too much from the same Airport Express for instance,
like using it at the same time to stream music to my hi-fi and getting connected
to internet with laptop or Iphone the Airport Express seems having some difficulties
managing the whole stufff and there are "blanks" in the music.
Using mac adresses management looks help improving the problem.
It is why It turned me nuts when I realised I couldn't anymore have a unique
mac adress setting for each Airport device after I downloaded last Airport Firmware release
It would duplicate the setting of one device to others !...
So I did get back to 7.5.2 ...
And mac adresses management is back to normal.
You can see my posts on "Time Machine could not complete the backup" after 10.7.2 update
I thought like some other users that problem would be solved by Airport 7.6 Firmware update.
Thanks for your help,
Is there still no solution to this issue from Apple!? It's getting more and more annoying as I have to regularly switch to bootcamp for a recent project. Of course every time I switch back to Lion, I have to apply the same solution again.
What is upsetting me is, that I switched for a Windows PC to Mac to get rid of such constant system careing time consumptive actions.
It's sad to say that Apple seems to become more and more Microsoft'ish with each update.
Please stopp loosing the quality that made Apple what it is today! Only a difference in design will not work for long.