Apple Time Capsule: Connect to LSU's Network

When setting up a Time Capsule device on LSU's network, certain measures need to be taken to ensure university network policies are followed. (See PS-131 Network Security for more information.)

  1. Connect the Ethernet cable to your Time Capsule using the Ethernet WAN port. DO NOT plug anything into the LAN ports.
  2. Register the Time Capsule in NetReg:
    • Navigate to
    • Login with MyLSU credentials.
    • Click the link that says Click Here to register your game system or printer.
    • Enter the Time Capsule's Mac address (also known as an Ethernet ID).
    • Select Other from the Select Type drop-down.
    • Click submit.
  3. Open AirPort Utility (located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a computer using Mac OS X, and in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows), select the Time Capsule, and then click Continue.
  4. If you are already connected to LSU's wireless network, you will be prompted to switch networks to configure the Time Capsule. Press OK.
  5. Name the Time Capsule a name to identify it. Secure the Time Capsule by entering user name and password, and select other settings as needed for your Time Capsule use. Click Continue.
  6. On the next screen, select I want to connect Time Capsule to my computer or network using Ethernet, and press Continue.
  7. Review the Time Capsule's settings, and press Update.
  8. If a message appears stating that the device will be temporarily unavailable so new settings can be applied, click Continue.
  9. Verify that the wireless is disabled to ensure compliance with LSU network policies:
    • Open the Airport Utility.
    • Select the Time Capsule.
    • Click Manual Setup.
    • Select the Wireless tab.
    • For the Wireless Mode drop-down, select Off.
    • Click Update.

If you have already set up a Time Capsule but did not follow the steps above, the wireless will need to be disabled to be compliant with LSU network policies:

  1. Open the Airport Utility.
  2. Select the Time Capsule.
  3. Click Manual Setup.
  4. Select the Wireless tab.
  5. For the Wireless Mode drop-down, select Off.
  6. Click Update.


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