Help, I'm Having Problems With My Time Capsule

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  1. mcintoshmc macrumors newbie

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    ok here's the problem:

    I had 2 mac's and 2 pc's connected to a linksys wrt54gs router and everything worked fine.

    I purchased the the 1TB timecapsule and noticed that my internet slowed up to almost unusable. I read the threads and changed my channel from automatic to 11 or 6 and shortened the name of the TC, and that helped a lot, but my internet is still not as fast as it used to be. I often have to hit the link a second time just to get it to go through.

    After some more reading of many forums, I re-connected my linksys router and connected the TC to the router, and changed the the TC to bridged mode and wireless N only at 5ghz.

    That left me with 2 networks now. (linksys and TC). The internet was very fast again like it was before I purchased the TC. In order for my mac's to backup to time capsule I had to have it on the TC network, and had to have my PC's on the linksys network because they have wirless G cards and everything was fine.

    Except for that I couldn't print from my pc's because the printer was connected to the TC.

    I contacted apple care and they said that a reason why my TC was slowed down in the first place was because I had 12 other wifi networks within my range and that was too much interference and the reason why I didn't have any noticeable interference on the linksys router was because it was a speed booster and put out more power than the rest.

    The end result was that I should to put wireless N cards into my pc's so I can have the TC at wireless N only at 5ghz and that will speed up my network and can lose the linksys router.

    My question is, if I do that then I wouldn't be able to use my iphone and itouch for internet access. What should I do? does everything I have done already sound right?

    For now, I have removed the linksys router again, but am now thinking that I didn't test the internet connectivity with the TC set to "b and g" connected through the linksys router. If that worked, then I would be able to connect my iphone and don't have to worry about buying new N cards.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Im not sure but have you tried using 'Interference Robustness' It can be found in the Time Capsule Menu.
     
  3. mcintoshmc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That didn't do anything either
     

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