5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 11:43 PM by LaPastenague
Gary Karr Level 1 (5 points)

I moved and am trying to set up my Time Capsule in my new home. It was blinking amber and I couldn't get it to set up for a WiFi network. I unplugged everything, reset both the modem and the Time Capsule, stood on one leg, etc. Now I can't even get AU to recognize any configured Airport Base Station AND I have no internet connection at all if I plug the Ethernet cord into the Time Capsule (and yes, I plugged the Time Capsule cord into my iMac). Now the only way I can get an internet connection is to plug the Ethernet cord directly into the iMac, which, of course, makes it **** impossible to set up a Wifi network in my house.




I am sure I followed the setup directions exactly. Or at least I think I did!



Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd Gen)
  • LaPastenague Level 8 (47,080 points)

    What OS and version airport utility are you running.. the v6 in Lion and Mountain Lion is rubbish.


    Do a manual setup using v5 utilty.. plug the TC directly into a Mac with no other connection.


    If you have the toy version OS.. ML here is how to get the tool version AU to install.


    How to load 5.6 into ML.


    1. Download 5.6 for Lion.


    Click to open the dmg but do not attempt to install the pkg.. it won't work anyway.



    2. Download and install unpkg.




    Run unpkg on the desktop.. it is very simple.. drag the AirPortUtility56.pkg file over to unpkg.. and it will create a new directory of the same name on the desktop.. drill down.. applications utilities .. there lo and behold is Airport utility 5.6 .. drag it to your main utilities directory or just run it from current location.



    You cannot uninstall 6.1 so don't try.. and you cannot or should not run them both at the same time.. so just ignore the toyland version.. the plastic hammer.. and start using 5.6.. a real tool.

  • Gary Karr Level 1 (5 points)

    The AU is version 6.1. I don't understand the "toyland" and "plastic hammer" you speak of.

  • Gary Karr Level 1 (5 points)

    I can't seem to follow these directions. I dragged the unpkg to the desktop, then I dragged 5.6 onto that folder. But stuck after that. Sigh.

  • LaPastenague Level 8 (47,080 points)

    You don't drag unpkg to the desktop.. you simply open the program so it is sitting on the desktop.




    Screen shot 2013-01-04 at 5.27.48 PM.png


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    Just drag the pkg.. from there to the unpkg. Over the top of it and release the mouse.

    Screen shot 2013-01-04 at 5.29.30 PM.png


    Now the airport utility is on the desktop.. under the name of the application.. use finder to dig down..

  • LaPastenague Level 8 (47,080 points)

    Gary Karr wrote:


    The AU is version 6.1. I don't understand the "toyland" and "plastic hammer" you speak of.

    It is a tool.. that is like a kiddies toy.. it proclaims it can do utilities.. but is so lacking in functionaity that it fails to warrant tool status.. so it is kiddies hammer.. it looks like a hammer.. other than being bright yellow.. you can hammer plastic nails or your siblings with it.. but for driving real nails, it is useless.


    I didn't quite finish the last bit.


    In finder open to the desktop.

    Screen shot 2013-01-04 at 6.39.28 PM.png

    The airport utility was loaded into the directory.. I did it twice to show you how.


    Screen shot 2013-01-04 at 6.39.50 PM.png

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    So now you have airport utility 5.6.. a tool. not a toy.