Timecapsule (and Airport Extreme) Disappearing Act...

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  1. fryke

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    Heya. It's been a while since I created a new thread. I've been using macOS Sierra for maybe two weeks (last beta and then GM versions), and today I noticed something strange: My devices asked for the network password, which should've been saved anyway. After that, I decided to look at the configuration of my TimeCapsule – and couldn't. It simply didn't show up in the AirPort utility.

    Somewhere (else) I found a thread that suggested solving the problem by removing iCloud (Back to my Mac) users from the TC's configuration. When restarted, the TC would show up in the utility for about a minute. That worked. My TC is now again showing up everywhere, green lit and everything. According to that thread I found, it would disappear again once I'd add my iCloud user for the Back to my Mac functionality.

    Anyone else confirming this? Is it Sierra/iOS 10 specific? I'm hoping for a firmware update for the TC soon, because I actually want to use Back to my Mac again...
     
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    I heard that it's with using the iCloud setup in your Apple router! The current firmware is culprit so reopen iCloud setups in any Apple Router and turn iCloud setup off!
     
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    That's what I said and did. :) I'm not sure whether I should activate it again after a future software update for the AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule. I seriously don't want to wait months and months until I can access my iMac from outside the home again... :(
     
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    Well it looks like Apple finally might have fixed your problem: Airport Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.8.

     

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