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jack entoncesTime Capsule set up issues
by on Oct 7, 2008 at 2:21:57 am

I just bought a Time Capsules.

I don't want to use it as a router, just as back up drive for an external drive i have
attached to my Macbook pro via fw 800 cable.
I have no idea how to set it up.
And how to set it up to only backup my external drive?

I see there is a USB port on the Time capsule.
If I connect my external drive to the TC via USB cable,
will Time Capsule see it and will i be able to
set it up to back up the hard drive?

thanks!





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Zane BarkerRe: Time Capsule set up issues
by on Oct 7, 2008 at 3:59:52 am

[jack entonces] "I don't want to use it as a router, just as back up drive for an external drive i have attached to my Macbook pro via fw 800 cable. "

Its not really built to work that way. It will still need to function as a wireless router even if it does not connect to the internet. So basically to access anything on it you will need to switch from the wireless network you use to the network of the time capsule.

[jack entonces] "I see there is a USB port on the Time capsule.
If I connect my external drive to the TC via USB cable, will Time Capsule see it and will i be able to set it up to back up the hard drive? "


It will see it yes, but it will only let it be used as a network drive, it will not automatically backup a drive that is connected to it. Another thing, you say your drive is firewire, that will not connect to the time capsule anyway.


Any automated backup is controlled by software on the computer, like time machine in leopard.

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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teresita carmenRe: Time Capsule set up issues
by on Oct 7, 2008 at 2:15:41 pm

thanks for the reply ...

My main issue is that I'm having a heck of a time setting up my TC .. I almost feel like
taking it back ...

I want to keep the original network I already have with a Linksys wireless,
and add the TC as an extension to my network.

I tried various different ways of setting up:

1) i connected an ethernet cable from the Wan port in TC to the
cable modem port. Then another ethernet cable from a Lan port to
another lan port in my Linksys router.
I went through the set up in TM, and Airport could not see my TC.

2) I connected a ethernet cable from the cable modem to the Wan port in the Linksys. Then an ethernet from a lan port to lan port on the Linksys.
Airport could not see my TC.

3) I also just went with ethernet cable from Wan in Linksys to cable modem.
And let the TC connect wirelessly. Airport could not see my TC.

The problem has to be in my settings (i think), because I'm sure I'm connecting the cables right. I wanted to keep the original network on my Linksys, and add the TC as an extension to my network. But when that didn't work, I tried creating a new network with TC as the main router.

I'm not getting any results.
I've been at this since yesterday morning.
And I can't call anyone in Apple to help me, can I?

Can anybody help me? I know that there are places in appple.com
that tell you what to do step by step, including the manual.
I've been there, done that. No luck.

BTW: the TC is a 802.11n and my Linksys is a 802.11+g+
could that be the problem?

thanks in advance.




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Zane BarkerRe: Time Capsule set up issues
by on Oct 8, 2008 at 2:58:57 am

Call Apple.
1-800-APL-CARE

There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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