Time Capsule and Existing Router

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by IslandAndy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. IslandAndy macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible or even worthwhile to piggy back my Time Capsule with my existing home router? Currently using a nice router from the Tv company that supports all of my cable boxes via wifi, TV, blu-ray, iphone, apple TV etc. It hasn't arrived yet and I'm new to the mac world with my new Mac Mini and the TC coming next week.
     
  2. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    It can be done, you simply have the TC in bridge mode. Unfortunately for me I had major issues even in bridge mode. My macbook pro would get a response from the router stating the IP was already assigned. Without the TC it's perfect. Was really hoping for the TC to work but i exchanged it for a thunderbolt HD.
     
  3. justperry macrumors G3

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    And an easy cure for that is to never have the same DNS/gateway, example, 2 devices, one is 192.168.1.1 and the other is 192.168.2.1, it is much better to have them far apart like 192.168.1.1 and 10.0.0.1
     
  4. wytwolf macrumors regular

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    I had the Time Capsule in bridge mode. It was not assigning IP's only the modem/router was. The modem/router supplied by my DSL/fibre provider would not allow me to turn off the router function.
     

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