Resolved Going from Time Capsule to ISP router - which should I reconfigure first?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moonman239, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009

    I have a Time Capsule set up as my WiFi router. I've just been upgraded to a speed that my Time Capsule doesn't support, so I want to use my ISP-provided gateway as my new network. As of now, the wireless function on the gateway is off.

    My question is, which should I do first: Turn off my Time Capsule's WiFi network, or turn on my wireless gateway?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Turn on the gateway first.
    Then, turn the Time Capsule off.

    If you turn off TC first, you'll have no way to connect (via wifi).
    In that case, you could use a "direct" ethernet connection, but this connection method may not be available to you.
  3. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Thank you.
    I have a spare Ethernet cable, though, so I guess it doesn't really matter which one I configure first as long as I can connect to either.

    Edit: However, using WiFi and turning on the gateway first makes connecting the Time Capsule to the new network a little easier.
  4. JohnDS macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2015
    Makes sure you set the Time Capsule to Bridge mode or turn off the wireless all together.

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