5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2013 7:12 PM by Bob Timmons
*olso* Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I seem to only be able to connect 6 devices to my wireless network at one time, and I often have to reset my modem and Time Capsule to get something to connect. My internet service provider said it's probably a limit to the # of IP addresses through the Time Capsule.  Is that true?  Any other advice?

 

I have the 2TB Time Capsule with iMac, Macbook, iPhone, Xoom tablet, and printer that I regularly connect to it.

 

Thanks for your help!


Time Capsule 2TB, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Limit on the # of IP Addresses with Time Capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,710 points)
    My internet service provider said it's probably a limit to the # of IP addresses through the Time Capsule.

     

    Assuming that the Time Capsule is configured as your router, the Time Capsule will provide up to 200 IP addresses unless you have changed the settings. You can adjust it to provide up to 250 if you need more than 200.

     

    If the Time Capsule is in Bridge Mode to work with your modem/router, then it is up to your modem/router to issue IP addresses.

     

    What is the make and model number of your "modem"?

     

    If you open AirPort Utility, click on the Time Capsule icon, click Edit, and then click on the Network tab.....what is the setting that you see for Router Mode?

     

     

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  • 2. Re: Limit on the # of IP Addresses with Time Capsule?
    *olso* Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an Ubee DDM350C that was provided by my service provider.  Airport Utility is set as "Router Mode: Off(Bridge Mode)".

  • 3. Re: Limit on the # of IP Addresses with Time Capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,710 points)

    The ISP is pulling your leg.  This happens a lot.

     

    It is the DDM350C that is providing IP addresses for your network....not the Time Capsule, which acts as a simple "pass through" device on the network when it is in Bridge Mode.

     

    Ask your service provider how to configure the Ubee device to provide more connections for additional devices.

     

    If they cannot do this, ask them how to configure the Ubee in Bridge Mode, so the Time Capsule can then be configured as the main router on your network. Then, you can connect up to 50 wireless devices and over 100 Ethernet devices.

     

    If the Ubee cannot be configured in Bridge Mode to act as a simple modem, the other option would be to have your ISP provide you with a simple modem only.....not a modem/router or gateway like you have now.

  • 4. Re: Limit on the # of IP Addresses with Time Capsule?
    *olso* Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Update on this.  My ISP is not the issue.  It's something with the Time Capsule.  I tried a different wireless router and have no trouble connecting more than 6 devices.  Any additional advice is appreciated.  Thanks!

  • 5. Re: Limit on the # of IP Addresses with Time Capsule?
    Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (78,710 points)

    Please review what we said previously.......

     

    Assuming that the Time Capsule is configured as your router, the Time Capsule will provide up to 200 IP addresses unless you have changed the settings. You can adjust it to provide up to 250 if you need more than 200.

     

    If the Time Capsule is in Bridge Mode to work with your modem/router, then it is up to your modem/router to issue IP addresses.

    Your Time Capsule is not configured to act as the router for your network since you told us above that......

     

    Airport Utility is set as "Router Mode: Off(Bridge Mode)".

     

    Configure the Time Capsule Router Mode = DHCP and NAT if you want it to act as the router for your network.....not as a bridge.