Time Capsule & SKY Broadband router configuration

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Lehcim, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Lehcim macrumors member

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    #1
    I've been using a Sky broadband router (Sagem) and I've decided to buy a Time Capsule.

    My 1st intention was to use the Sky router only as an ADSL modem but I've find out that it's not possible to do this, so I've only turned off the wireless on the Sagem and I've connected it to the WAN port of the Time Capsule which is set to Bridge Mode.

    Everything seems to be working fine but I still have a doubt: under Time Capsule preferences, for Internet I'm using the Static option, pointing it to the IP address of the Sagem router, is this the best option?
    The 2 other possibilities are Pppoe and DHCP.

    At the moment, Sky router is basically acting as the gateway with DHCP and NAT functions, and the Time Capsule is acting as a wireless AP for all the wireless devices, is this the best setup I can use with these 2 devices?
     
  2. Nalmond92 macrumors regular

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    Has this set up caused any problems? I'm going with sky but found out I cannot use a time capsule as my router! Have you just connected your TC to the router via an Ethernet cable and run it in bridge mode?
     
  3. Lankyman macrumors 68000

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    What you really need and I'm not sure you can do this with the Sky router is for it to act as a simple gateway i.e. the Sky router should be set to Bridge Mode not the Time Capsule. That way the TC will act as the main router and will handle everything and will use PPPoE If you have the TC set to Bridge Mode then the Sky router is still acting as the main router which is a waste of TC capabilities.

    You could simply buy a modem as the gateway and ditch the Sky router - something like the TP-Link modem would adequately do the job.
     

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