is time capsule compatible with orange broadband

  • Asked by Alex P
  • Feb 1, 2012
QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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    Time Capsule or Airport Extreme do not have a modem so you will still need something to get the Orange ADSL Internet service into your apple device. If you have an existing router the simplest way is to connect Time Capsule in bridge mode to create a wifi network. The Orange router would still be the DHCP server handing out IP addresses. This however would preclude you from key features such as Guest Network and possibly Back to my Mac.

    To make Time Capsule work fully featured you will need a suitable Ethernet modem that can convert the PPPOA protocol to PPPOE. I have been using a Draytek Vigor for this purpose for two years and it has been flawless. This adds about £50 to the cost of the set up but is well worth it to be able to use all the features of Time Capsule.

    • Answered by Nigel M
    • Feb 4, 2012