Can a Time Capsule receive wifi signal?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fleegerc, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. fleegerc macrumors member

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    I have a time capsule hooked up to my mac mini. I don't use it for anything but the hard drive anymore so it is just plugged into the LAN connection. My Mac Mini is getting horrible wifi signal but my MacBook Pro is getting great signal in the same room. I was wondering if the Time Capsule can be used to receive the wifi and run it to my Mac Mini threw the LAN connection? Or can the Time Capsule be used as a repeater and boost the wifi signal?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Mine certainly shows the option to "Extend a Wireless Network" as well as "Create a Wireless Network"
     
  3. fleegerc thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see that anywhere. When I open Finder my Time Capsule shows up on the left window pane under "shared" but I can't open it's preferences or anything. I tried looking under Disk Utility and the Time Capsule does not show up. I am not sure how to "mount" it or if I even need to do that. Any help?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    1) Look in the manual. It tells you how to use it.

    2) Try using the correct software. In this case Airport Utility.
     
  5. fleegerc thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, I feel like an idiot. I have the manuel open and am reading it and still didn't notice that. Sorry, but thanks for the help! lol
     

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