Creating guest account on Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by brainwave89, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    I have a Time Capsule that uses both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. I want to create a Guest Network. When I go to Internet > Internet Connection I change the Connection Sharing to Shared IP Address.
    When I click on update I receive the following message the dhcp range you have entered conflicts with the wan ip address.

    Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue will be appreciated. I am willing to reset the defaults if that is an easy solution.
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Is your Time Capsule your primary router or do you have another AirPort acting as the primary router?

    If you have another AirPort as the primary router, it's giving the Time Capsule an IP address in the range of 10.0.1.XXX. Your Time Capsule is in turn trying to distribute IP addresses in the range of 10.0.1.XXX to any devices connected to it. Therefore, the Time Capsule's external IP address (WAN IP address) is in the same range as the internal IP addresses it's distributing.

    In order to set up a guest network, you need to set the Time Capsule as the primary router, or you would need to tell it to distribute IP addresses in a different subnet (10.1.1.XXX for example). The latter choice may result in a double NAT error, and any devices connected to your Time Capsule will not be able to communicate with devices connected to your primary AirPort router.
  3. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Thank you skorpien.

    It is the primary router.

    Currently it is going through 192.168.x.x. Where do I tell it to change the subnet information?

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