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Trouble connecting Apple Time Capsule to existing wireless network

Hi All,

Having issues connecting my apple time capsule to my existing wireless network.

I have gone through the airport utility to try and configure it and enter in all the existing wifi details, however, it says it can't extend the network and then just continually blinks amber.

Are there any tricks to get this working?/

Thanks

Joe
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joestramandinoli
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espn21Commented:
The Time capsule has to be your main wireless router on the network in order for it to work. you cannot use it and an extender on the network. Setup your time capsule as your primary router and it should work.
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joestramandinoliAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

So create a network and extend a wireless network are the same thing?

I thought you were able to connect these to an existing wireless network so you can back them up over the air.

I have some NAT'ing on my current modem so I didn't really want to replace it with the time capsule.

Thanks

Joe
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Neadom TuckerCommented:
Then you need to plug your Mac directly into the time capsule or the wifi it provides.

Tucker
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Kash2nd Line EngineerCommented:
i take it you have already tried restarting / resetting the devices. as far as I know time capsule should connect to a wireless network without any issue. we had a client ring us with same problem and a restart of the main router with wireless fixed the issue. but sometimes you have to reset the capsule to get it working
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strungCommented:
Connect your Time Capsule to the existing network by connecting an ethernet cable from a LAN port of your existing router to the WAN port of the TimeCapsule. Then use the Airport Utility to set the Time Capsule to Bridge Mode. Give the TC an IP address in the same subnet as your other router, but outside the range used by DHCP.

For instance, if your existing network is using a Linksys router which defaults to 192.168.1.1 and uses 192.168.1.100 - 192.68.1.150 for DHCP, give the TC a LAN IP address of 192.168.1.2.
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joestramandinoliAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments everyone.

I ended up just connecting the TC to my current modem and my Mac's can see it that way.

Thanks

Joe
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