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We have encountered students who are wanting to utilize the Apple Time Capsule to backup there computer data.  The concern is the device causing interference on the wireless spectrum, becoming a rogue AP and/or a DHCP server.  Has anyone encountered these devices or created policies for similar devices?

 

Thank you

Bruce Entwistle

Network Manager

University of Redlands

 

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Bruce,

A time capsule is also a full fledged Apple-Airport-Extreme, supporting 802.11n at 2.4 and 5 GHz
(actually supporting 3 streams with a rate of 450 Mbps). It also has 5 Gig ports and a USB.

I use one at my house and love it, but I wouldn't want one on the University Network.
This would be a rogue AP... and a good one ;-)
This said, they could use it with Ethernet or USB and turn Wi-Fi off. Instructions on youtube...

Best,

Philippe

Philippe Hanset
Univ. of TN, Knoxville



Message from trent.hurt@louisville.edu

I just googled this “apple time capsule site:.edu”  and found some good explanations from some other institutions regarding this.  I really like this one from Syracuse, has a pdf to show you how to configure them to use Ethernet instead of the default wifi.   

 

https://answers.syr.edu/display/network/Configuring+the+Apple+Time+Capsule+for+Safe+Use+at+SU

 

 

Trent

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Hanset, Philippe C
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:24 PM
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Apple Time Capsule

 

Bruce,

 

A time capsule is also a full fledged Apple-Airport-Extreme, supporting 802.11n at 2.4 and 5 GHz

(actually supporting 3 streams with a rate of 450 Mbps). It also has 5 Gig ports and a USB.

 

I use one at my house and love it, but I wouldn't want one on the University Network.

This would be a rogue AP... and a good one ;-)

This said, they could use it with Ethernet or USB and turn Wi-Fi off. Instructions on youtube...

 

Best,

 

Philippe

 

Philippe Hanset

Univ. of TN, Knoxville

 

 

 

Message from jack@mail.rockefeller.edu

We have the same policy.  We don’t allow rogue AP’s.  Those who wish to have a time capsule will need to use it in a wired mode only.

 

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Hanset, Philippe C
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:24 PM
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: Apple Time Capsule

 

Bruce,

 

A time capsule is also a full fledged Apple-Airport-Extreme, supporting 802.11n at 2.4 and 5 GHz

(actually supporting 3 streams with a rate of 450 Mbps). It also has 5 Gig ports and a USB.

 

I use one at my house and love it, but I wouldn't want one on the University Network.

This would be a rogue AP... and a good one ;-)

This said, they could use it with Ethernet or USB and turn Wi-Fi off. Instructions on youtube...

 

Best,

 

Philippe

 

Philippe Hanset

Univ. of TN, Knoxville

 

 

 

Has anyone seen these devices sending Spanning Tree BPDUs on their Ethernet ports and perhaps know how to turn that off? We have BPDU Guard enabled on our switches, and I've received reports that the Time Capsule trips it. It could have been an errant configuration that caused a loop, however, which is why I ask if others have seen them actually participating in STP. Thanks, Chuck On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 07:32:15PM +0000, Hurt,Trenton W. wrote: > I just googled this "apple time capsule site:.edu" and found some good explanations from some other institutions regarding this. I really like this one from Syracuse, has a pdf to show you how to configure them to use Ethernet instead of the default wifi. > > https://answers.syr.edu/display/network/Configuring+the+Apple+Time+Capsu... > > > Trent > > > > From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Hanset, Philippe C > Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:24 PM > To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU > Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Apple Time Capsule > > Bruce, > > A time capsule is also a full fledged Apple-Airport-Extreme, supporting 802.11n at 2.4 and 5 GHz > (actually supporting 3 streams with a rate of 450 Mbps). It also has 5 Gig ports and a USB. > > I use one at my house and love it, but I wouldn't want one on the University Network. > This would be a rogue AP... and a good one ;-) > This said, they could use it with Ethernet or USB and turn Wi-Fi off. Instructions on youtube... > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVusaWnI9vs > > Best, > > Philippe > > Philippe Hanset > Univ. of TN, Knoxville > www.eduroamus.org > > > >
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