I purchased wideband internet from Time Warner. When they came by to set it up for me, they replaced my modem with a modem/router (Arris TG852). So now I have the ISP modem/router hardwired into my Apple Time Capsule and my wifi devices connecting to the TC also (A friend set it up for me, who is not longer in the country). Everything was working fine until I had a power outage and my machines rebooted now my connection is inconsistent. I get booted off every few minutes to every few hours. I'm just curious if anyone can give me a broad idea of what I want the configuration on both devices to be.
I've heard my Apple TC should be in Bridge mode and I've been advised to setup all my devices (wireless Xbox 360, PS3, iPad, iPhone, iMac, wired 2nd Xbox 360, 2nd PS3, and PC) to a static IP address, is that right? Do I setup the IP range in the Apple TC or in the ISP modem/router?
Thanks for any help.
When your devices connect does it show they are connecting to the TC or Arris?
It shows they are connected to the TC.
@StriderNo9: Is the light on the TC, green (be it the physical one or through AirPort Utility)? If not, Airport Utility will tell you what's wrong.
What devices are getting booted (All or just specific ones)? And is it the LAN or Internet that craps out?
First (well second, after checking the error messages from the TC) thing I would do, would be to reboot the TC.
I've rebooted the TC a few times, even rebooted the other router. The light is green and solid, but I keep getting booted off the internet. The LAN is fine I believe.
You should start by disconnecting the TC and connecting a device or two directly to the Arris to make sure it's not the cause of the problem.
Good idea I'm going to do that now.
Last night I turned on DHCP on the Time Capsule and turned on Bridge Mode on the Arris router. Everything is working perfectly. I do have one question, and this is for my own knowledge but the DNS entry for my router is different from the entry in all my other devices, wired or wireless.
My Airport is set to 22.214.171.124 yet my Mac's DNS is greyed out at 10.0.1.1 and when I go on Xbox Live the DNS is set to automatic and is going to 10.0.1.1 also. My router IP is 10.0.1.1 and I'm not sure why the 209 entry isn't propagating to the other devices.
The 209.x.x.x IP is your external IP assigned by your ISP (incidentally, you live close to me). This is how the rest of the internet sees you, no matter what device you are using. The 10.0.1.1 is the IP address that of the DNS in your router. Your devices should never see a 209.x.x.x IP.