HT1175: Backing up with AirPort Time Capsule for the first timeLearn about Backing up with AirPort Time Capsule for the first time
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 2:24 AM (in response to 1000_suns)
A time capsule should appear in finder as a network share drive..
If it doesn't plug the TC directly into the computer with ethernet and press the reset button..
If you are using Lion.. the version of airport utility is pale shadow of the real utility.. download and use 5.6 and consign 6.0 to the toy department.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
LaPastenague, I have the same problem as 1000_suns, and I tried your solution. However, after downloading Airport Utility 5.6, checking things out and then restarting TC, it still doesn't show up as a network share drive, nor can I choose it in Time Machine. When choosing "Select Disk" I continue to get the same "Set Up Other Time Capsule" option only.
The router portion seems to be running fine, and the printer that's connected to it works as well. TC is connected via Ethernet cable as well as WiFi.
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to Craig Deutsch)
Very fortunately I don't use Lion.. and I know it displays things differently... are you sure you are looking in the right place.. Have you opened the section for network.. or do it manually..
In finder (hopefully lion is similar) in top menu, go, go to server.. and type in AFP://TCIPADDRESS.
Obviously put in the actual IP address for my TCIPADDRESS.. or use the TCNAME.
Connecting by both ethernet and wireless is not helping btw.. use one or the other. Although for discovery it is fine actual file transfer gets messed up.. stick to wired for files..
If you still have issues.. press and hold reset for 10sec.. if the TC does not come alive.. I am not sure.. open the network preferences and check that you are getting IP address from it.. and then open a terminal and ping it..
$ ping tcgen3
PING tcgen3.bigpond (192.168.2.65): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 192.168.2.65: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=2.678 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.2.65: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.810 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.2.65: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=7.193 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.2.65: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=0.943 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.2.65: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=0.931 ms
--- tcgen3.bigpond ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.810/2.511/7.193/2.441 ms
Notice I use a short, no spaces pure alphanumeric name.. this is a big help.. and easier to type!!
You can also disconnect every other network connection.. make sure nothing is connected to the TC or computer.. they are all alone in the world. Restart both.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to LaPastenague)
Thanks, LaPastenague. Unfortunately, nothing I seem to try make my Time Capsule visible as a backup device — yet for some reason my system indicates that there is 300MB of data on it. Go figure.
I think this is a case for a call to the AppleCare peeps.
Thanks for your help.