1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 3, 2012 7:14 AM by Bob Timmons
Chizzle42 Level 1 Level 1

Ok So I have bought a 2TB Time Capsule, for the past few weeks we have been doing our backups on it etc and just using our already installed Netgear wireless router. Tonight I decided I would "extend an already existing wireless router" - after following all the steps etc and then clicking apply etc, the Airport Utility said that it would need to restart the time capsule etc. After about 5 mins and it looked like it had frozen, airport utility re-started and now all i get is:


"Airport Utility is Unable to find any wireless device. Make Sure the Airport Wireless Device you want to set up is plugged in and in range of your computer, and then click rescan"


  1. I have clicked Rescan like 10 times
  2. I have quit and restarted Airport Utility as well as my Mac OSX 10.5.8
  3. I have pulled the Time Capsule plug out of it and restarted it
  4. I have turned of my airport on my computer and turned it back on again
  5. I have read a number of posts - yet nothing seems to give me any more options other than to rescan.

Time Capsule 2TB, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Airport Utility Version 5.6.1
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10

    If you are trying to connect the Time Capsule to the Netgear router using a wireless only connection, Apple's "extend a wireless network" feature was designed to only work with other Apple routers. It is extremely unlikely that this setting would work with a Netgear product.


    You will need to start over again and perform a Factor Default Reset on the Time Capsule and then re-configure it back to the original settings that you set up previously.


    Resetting an AirPort Base Station or Time Capsule FAQ