Time Capsule Setup Question

theNEOone

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Hi -- I'd like to do the following:

Modem/Router ---(wired)---> Time Capsule ---(wireless)---> MY DEVICES
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ROOMMATES
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The Modem --> Roommates is already connect. In fact, I'm on that connection right now as well. However, the signal is very weak for me. I suspect it's the modem, because I used to have my Time Capsule setup much further away and had a much stronger signal. I would also like to keep my wireless backups running.

Cheers!


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theNEOone

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Interesting -- thanks for the link. However, I'm looking for a quick and easy fix. Oh, and I'm also in Singapore... just moved. Not sure what shipping is like to Asia. :p

Edit: Ah, there's a Kindle version. Well, still looking for some abridged help.


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theNEOone

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That was my first attempt, but this is a strange Chinese router that I don't know my way around....

Also, I just realized that this thing is a 3G router... wtf. No actual broadband. That's f'ed up. :(
 

theNEOone

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Hey guys - any more wisdom you'd like to share? Really hoping to get this resolved.

Thanks!


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DaveGee

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That was my first attempt, but this is a strange Chinese router that I don't know my way around....

Also, I just realized that this thing is a 3G router... wtf. No actual broadband. That's f'ed up. :(
Unless I'm misreading your first post ... You are looking to get faster response from your internet connection right?

You've already answered your question when you said...

Also, I just realized that this thing is a 3G router... wtf. No actual broadband. That's f'ed up.
 
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BreakGuy

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I'd suggest going to get a proper modem, (by that I mean one you can find your way around using) but then again, I'm lazy and that's what I'd do.
 

DaveGee

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I'd suggest going to get a proper modem, (by that I mean one you can find your way around using) but then again, I'm lazy and that's what I'd do.
The router is a 3G device that is provided by the cellular provider... You're not gonna just be able to replace it without getting something approved by said provider and if his roommate is the one with the 3G data-contract then the provider wouldn't just let him request new equipment since it's probably subsidized and replacing it would likely require extending the contract.
 

theNEOone

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The router is a 3G device that is provided by the cellular provider... You're not gonna just be able to replace it without getting something approved by said provider and if his roommate is the one with the 3G data-contract then the provider wouldn't just let him request new equipment since it's probably subsidized and replacing it would likely require extending the contract.
::thumbsup::


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Unless I'm misreading your first post ... You are looking to get faster response from your internet connection right?

You've already answered your question when you said...
Sorry for the confusion - yes, I'm partly looking to increase speed (problem identified, 3G arghhhh!!!!!), but also looking to:

- increase wifi area (there are parts of my room with a weak signal)
- continue my wireless TM backups


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