Time Capsule - Configuring and Sharing Internet Access

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Configuring and Sharing Internet Access

If you plan to share your Internet connection with wireless-enabled computers on your

network or with computers connected to the Ethernet ports, you need to set up your

Time Capsule as an AirPort base station. After your Time Capsule is set up, computers

access the Internet through the AirPort network. Your Time Capsule connects to the

Internet and transmits information to the computers over the wireless network.

Before you use AirPort Utility to set up your Time Capsule, connect your DSL or cable

modem to the Time Capsule Ethernet WAN (<

) port. If you’re connecting your Time

Capsule to an Ethernet network that already has Internet access, connect it to the

Ethernet network.

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Chapter 2

Setting Up Your Time Capsule

Use the AirPort Utility setup assistant to enter your ISP settings and configure how

your Time Capsule shares the settings with other computers.


Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on

a computer using Mac OS X, or in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer

using Windows.


Select your Time Capsule and click Continue.

If you’re making changes to a Time Capsule that has already been set up,

you might have to connect to the network it’s created before making changes

to the Time Capsule.

To choose the wireless network you want to change on a Macintosh, use the

AirPort status menu in the menu bar. On a computer using Windows, hold the pointer

over the wireless connection icon until you see the network name (SSID),

and then choose it from the list if there are multiple networks available.


Follow the onscreen instructions to configure and share Internet access on your

Time Capsule.

AirPort Utility provides a quick and easy way to set up your Time Capsule and network.

If you want to set additional options for your network, such as restricting access to your

network or setting advanced DHCP options, choose Manual Setup from the Base

Station menu of AirPort Utility.

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Chapter 2

Setting Up Your Time Capsule