1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 9:19 PM by HamSandwich
221 Level 1 (10 points)

Hi everyone,


I seem to be having some weird issue with my home network.  I use a Time Capsule (2011) as my main router and a new AirPort Express as a wireless bridge (router set to "Extend a wireless network", the LAN port is connected to network printer).  Recently, it seems that at least once or twice a week that the DHCP server on my router stops working.  Computers that have static IP addresses have no problem accessing the internet or my local network, but  devices that don't have static IPs  are unable to join the network (over Wi-Fi or ethernet) because they are not being assigned an IP.  This never happened before.  I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the recent firmware update.  Anybody else seem to be having this problem?  I am able to get the DHCP server working again by restarting the Time Capsule or by setting the computer or device that won't connect to a static IP.  Really curious why this seems to be happening…


Thanks for all the help guys

Time Capsule
  • HamSandwich Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem with the same setup: a 2011 Time Capsule and an Airport Express. I've had my Aiport Express hooked in for about 2 years, so I know it is not the problem. The only difference I have is the DHCP will stop working on the ethernet, but still work over WiFi from the TC. Rebooting the Time Capsule fixes the DHCP issue.


    I am running version 7.6.4 in the Time Capsule.