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Connect and Configure Time Capsule

Apple's Time Capsule is a WiFi base station with an internal hard drive.  Typically, Time Capsule is used as an automatic network backup for Macintosh computers.  It can also be used as a wireless-accessible network disk for file sharing between Mac and Windows computers.  Most are likely to enable the device as a wireless access point in a home environment; however, user-installed wireless access points are not permitted in campus buildings, as per the Carnegie Mellon Airspace Guideline, since this would interfere with the existing campus wireless network.  Fortunately, Time Capsule can be configured to use the campus wired network.

Follow the steps below to connect and configure Time Capsule to the Carnegie Mellon wired network.

Last Updated: 11/3/11