I am getting Infinity tomorrow and wish to use the HH3 and TS.
I plan to follow your advice, but please can you confirm one point - I have followed your link to the manual, but on pages 37 onwards, do I need to use "If you are using airport utility to set up an apple wireless device on an existing ethernet network" or "If you're using airport to manually set up your wireless device"
Sorry to be dim.
In your case (using the HH3 and plugging the TC into it), you need to use "You’re Using an Existing Ethernet Network". Good luck,
Yes TC and Airport Extreme are interchangeable in this case.
BT Vision isn't specifically tied to the HH3 (although it is highly recommended as it prioritises the BT Vision network traffic, BT can support you, etc). Here be dragons.
Make sure you hang onto your HH3 in case you ever have problems and you need to contact BT for support. You'll need to plug it back in during troubleshooting.
Hope this helps,
Hi - I have exactly this setup working (BTOpenreach Modem =>Airport Extreme (with HD connected for Timemachine), however, I have a question...
My Airport Extreme is the first version of it, so it doesn't have the 2 network modes (guest, etc), and the wifi speed I get is around 35mbps, rather than when I connect via ethernet in to the airport extreme where I get 79mbps.
If I bought a new airport express and connected the Airport Extreme (for timecapsule use only) in to that would I get faster wifi?
I just don't know whether its worth the upgrade or not. My internet speed is clearly there, but not through wifi so much which I think is directly to do with the age and technology of the Airport Extreme 1 basestation.
IMHO, get rid of the lot and buy a Fritz!Box 7390. Set up is a breeze for FTTC and you get:
The box works well with Macs and I also have a WLAN Repeater 300E connected to a Sky Box for Anytime Plus. And,of course, if your ISP provides it, seamless IPv6. Stats are also easily accessed and you can get a daily push e-mail with the same information. I looked carefully at a Time Capsule but I decided that my F!B offered just as good wifi and I could get more backup TBs for considerably less money. That said, I am a big Apple fan.
Many thanks for your reply. I thought I had posted a "Thank You" at the time but obviously not.
Your advice worked perfectly and set up was simple. I subsequently ditched the HH3 (have kept it in case I need BT support in the future) and use the TC as modem - Important to make sure you switch the firewall on when you make this change as the default setting appears to be "off".
Thanks again for your help.
Thanks for the great guide! I was getting 5Mbps with the BT HomeHub router, now 78Mbps with Apple Time capsule. Wow!