Got my Time Capsule. The CD automatically upgraded my iMac to WiFi N and now the Internet FLIES! I had no problem with the former speed, and I know DSL shouldn't saturate WiFi G, but I must have had so much interference on G that the jump to 5Ghz/wide is actually great for the Internet.<br><br>Anyway, during the setup it raised a security warning that the device was set to "allow configuration by ethernet WAN port." I thought--sure, maybe someday I will want to configure it vie ethernet, and told it to ignore that problem.<br><br>Then afterwords I realized it had said "WAN port" and not "LAN port" - and now I want to change my mind! I want to turn that off, rather than ignoring the issue.<br><br>Question:<br><br>Where the heck is that setting? I search for it in AirPort Utility, and it IS found... but takes me to a screen that has no such option.<br><br>TIA<br><br>(Off now to set up Time Machine.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I ended up configuring it from scratch using the wizard. (Twice, since for some reason the first time ignored my choice of WPA2, and left my network unsecured.)<br><br>Getting 5GB a second LAN copies so far--which is 10x the speed I got with WiFi G Still, AppleInsider was getting 30GB an hour over N (5GHz wide) so I'll see what I can tweak.<br><br>EDIT: it IS much faster now, after changing that WAN configuration setting. Probably unrelated, but maybe the unit chose a better channel for itself when it rebooted. I got 4GB copied in just a couple minutes now WiFi N is not the main reason I got TC, but I'm liking it!<br><br>The connection is much more stable than I ever got on G, too (due to 2.4Ghz being really crowded). That means I can do Folding@Home again <br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Nagromme on 04/11/08 10:02 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
30GB an hour is 8.33 mb per second. That is my top end for hard wired stuff on a 1GB backbone which is supposed to be the latest and greatest. I guess wireless is no longer the weakest link.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Yeah, AI said N/wide was giving them close to 1000baseT Ethernet speed. I won't expect to get that ideal (and I'm not) but I am getting a lot better than G!<br><br>The Time Machine backup function isn't working--it failed after several hours (about 1/3 of the way through the backup) and won't start again. The network seems fine, so I fear it may be bad disk. We'll see. I'll mess with it more later.<br><br>Ditto for wireless printing: I can see the printer in Printer Setup, but I can't Add it for use. Error -9672, which is apparently pretty generic. Maybe my Epson C86 is unsupported but I haven't found a list--and it's only 3-4 years old, still supported by OS X's included drivers and utilities.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
My one machine i have tried Time machine keeps failing also. It will either work for a week or it goes straight into failure mode which is backing up a small amount of the disk and dying. Still a proof of concept since I have other backup in place but it is annoying. I am using an on board SATA drive which should be the most straight forward. Not.<br><br>
That's good to know--if multiple people are getting that error (which is the case--a minority no doubt, but I'm not alone) then it may not be any problem with my network or drive--it may just need an update from Apple.<br><br>Which makes me contemplate the trouble they've had making wireless backups work with USB drives....<br><br>Meanwhile I'm reformatting the TC drive just for good measure.<br><br>Anyway, I just did a range test of G vs. N. The "walk until the music stops" test. As AI led me to expect, N does have a shorter range than G--but not bad. I got maybe 100 feet with N, whereas with G I got probably 200 feet. (In both cases, this is thought a LOT of walls. Like a dozen heavy apartment walls and three elevator shafts!)<br><br>When I'm at the outer edge, I can't connect--but I can STAY connected if I already was.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
"walk until the music stops"<br><br>What are you using to gauge this?<br><br>I used my iPhone which is not N but tried it with my Linksys on G and with my APE on mixed B/G/N and got the same distance from my house on both accounts... the far side of my next door neighbors sidewalk.<br>So it seemed to put out the same G signal whether stright G on the Linksys or mixed on the APE Base Station.<br><br>
I misstated: N doesn't have a different range... N allows you to use 5GHz, which does. (And 5GHz in turn allows wide channels, with a nice performance boost.)<br><br>My backup is going again--but it's no longer as fast as it had been, for whatever reason. (The transfer, that is. Browsing is still nice and fast.)<br><br>My "walk until the music stops" test refers to the voice singing in our heads. You get that too, right? (In my head, it sings a song about streaming iTunes so you can hear when the connection drops. I can walk some distance even when it's no longer showing any bars.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
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