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Guest Network on Time Capsule?

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Dec 12, 2012 10:22 AM

How do I set up a guest wireless network on a Time Capsule, running Mountain Lion.  I see no option for setting up a guest network.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to dpex)

    Launch AirPort Utility and select Help > AirPort Utility Help from the menu bar. Enter "guest network" (without the quotes) in the search field. Read the page titled "Set up a guest network."

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to dpex)

    There are more details here:

     

    About the Guest network feature of AirPort Extreme (3rd Generation or later), Time Capsule (2nd Generation or later), and AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation)

     

    If you've followed the instructions, and your AirPort firmware is up to date, then you must have an older Time Capsule that doesn't support the feature.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to dpex)

    The device is under warranty. I suggest you call AppleCare. If they give you a better answer, please update this thread so others can benefit from your experience.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,470 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to dpex)

    Is it possible that you are somehow not locating the setting, despite telling us that it is not there?  Click the Wireless tab in AirPort Utility and the window will look like this if your modem is compatible with the Time Capsule.

     

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-12 at 4.56.12 PM.png

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,470 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to dpex)

    Possibilities:

     

    1)  The Time Capsule is not compatible with your particular modem for this feature

     

    2)  The Time Capsule is defective

     

    3)  Although "new", you somehow received an older version of the Time Capsule.

     

    That is why we have been asking for the model number on the bottom of the device

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,630 points)
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    Dec 14, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to dpex)

    You don't need or want double NAT. Configure the modem in bridge mode so that it passes through your public IP address to the TC. I can't tell you how to do that.

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