How to Connect Time Capsule with Linksys Router on Network

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  1. pcweezy macrumors newbie

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    Our company is currently running an Apple Time Capsule that has ~40 users wirelessly connecting to it. Now we recently opened up a new office space that will potentially have more than 50 users that need to connect to our network.

    Seeing this we then purchased a Linksys WRT610N wireless router so that we can facilitate more than 50 wireless users. My question therefore is: how do we set this up so that the Linksys router connects to the TC so that we will subsequently be connected to the Internet as well as our network - no matter what SSID (TC or Linksys) we're on. I've been bearing about bridge modes and WAN ports but this is new to us so a brief explanation/procedure would be appreciated.

    Keep in mind that we would like to keep the TC as our main router with the Linksys connected to that as well as increase the TC limit of the 50-user connectivity limit.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. pcweezy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I’m not very experienced with wireless routers, but is there a way that you could share the HDD in the Time Capsule to the linksys router and then share that drive from the router to the network?

    So...
    Time Capsule -> Linksys -> Computer Connected To Linksys -> Network
     
  4. UpQuark macrumors member

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    You want to set up the Linksys as a bridge - meaning that you extend the TC SSID to the new router. LEtting the TC do all the DHCP as well. I would recommend using an ethernet cable as a backbone between the two routers- much better performance.

    You want to disable DHCP on the Linksys and set it up with a ip address outside the bounds of your DHCP on the TC. Usually, 192.168.1.250.

    In the Linksys, set the TC as the Linksys router.

    That should do it, but I would take a look at the Linksys router docs for some more help.

    If that doesn't help - this should do it:

    http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wireless_Access_Point

    You will have to interpret the DD-WRT entries for the Linksys entries. They are called the same thing, just might not be on the same configuration page.

    Good luck!
     

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