Suggest a network setup

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  1. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I have a client who has a Time capsule outside of the property in a shed, this is wirelessly connected to an Airport Extreme which provides the primary network.
    The computers connected to the airport extreme can see the time capsule and backup to it, however time machine regularly loosing sight of the time capsule and therefore is unable to backup to it automatically.
    Can anyone suggest a method of having the TC nearsite, connected to a primary AE network wireless network
    Thanks
     
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps this is a trick question, but i would suggest not putting the TC in the shed.
     
  3. ScottDrummer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it is there as an offsite backup, it is around 5-10 metres away
     
  4. djwobble macrumors regular

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    Well, I'll be honest - it is OFF site of the main computer but still, in a fire, flood or any other natural disaster, it is gone too. :-/

    Off site should be another city or even another state. Consider using an online service such as Carbonite.
     
  5. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    There is no good reason for the network to be dropping at that distance. Can you provide additional information regarding the network configuration? Is this G, N, 5GHz, 2.4? Is it configured as WDS?

    This might be as simple as a neighboring network conflicting with the channel that's being used, so you might try changing the channel.

    Time Capsule also tends to run hot so if the shed is a warm environment that could present a problem.
     
  6. ScottDrummer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its offsite for security from theft mainly, its hidden away.
    Its a wireless N network, TC is set to extend the AE network.
    I am thinking an EOP might be the best solution as there is power to the shed.
     
  7. djwobble macrumors regular

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    Ah, OK. Does the shed have some type security camera pointing at it?

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, what data is being stored? Customer info? Emails? Based on the type of data, I would consider somewhere more secure to store the data.

    Not to get off topic though...

    Consider a directional antenna. May run you a few extra dollars but it can be done. POE might work just as well.
     

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