Setup Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agarza90, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. agarza90 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011

    I am in university living on some apartments that are managed by the school and I get their wireless internet. I got a Mac Book Pro, a Time Capsule and an Apple TV. I am trying to set them up so they can sync and work together, but I am having some trouble with the networks.
    For some reason the devices do not seem to find themselves when they are all connected to the same wireless network. (I checked their configurations and they tend to change IP address a lot and some times even their routers IP differs).
    There are no working ethernet connections in the room so I can't connect the
    Time Capsule and create a new network and connect everything there.
    I've tried connecting my laptop to the internet wirelessly and then sharing the internet connection with the Time Capsule so it 'expands' the network and try to connect the Apple TV there but it didn't work.

    Any ideas or tips?

    Thank you for you time.
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    It seems that some colleges don't like students bringing routers and setting up their own networks. I don't know why. I gave my son an old router to take up to U of M and he was always worried about an RA taking it away so he finally just brought it home and lived with the connection they had in their suite. So here is what you can do. Set up the TC to "create a wireless network". Never mind that there's no internet. Who cares. Now you simply join both your dorm network and the TC network. When you back up, you back up to the TC. Of course if you want the Apple TV to see stuff on your Mac, you have to have it join your TC network. If you want it on the internet, you have to have it join your dorm network. Apple TV? Are you sure you need that? Shouldn't you be studying? ;)

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