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I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question, but I can't find my TimeCapsule Wifi network from a Ubuntu machine I want to share some files with. The name of the connection simply doesn't show up among the available networks. Any help appreciated.

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On OMG Ubuntu is a blog post about how to set this up. I myself have been using this solution in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit.

The blog post explains everything you have to do step-by-step.

How to connect to your Apple Time Capsule in Ubuntu

64-bit Ubuntu

  1. Download the source code from here.
  2. Make sure you have build-essential installed
  3. In a new Terminal session enter and install:

    sudo apt-get install libgcrypt11 libgcrypt11-dev libgmp3c2 libgmp3-dev readline-common libreadline6 libreadline6-dev libfuse2 libfuse-dev
  4. In a terminal type the following commands one after another:

    tar -xzf afpfs-ng*
    cd afpfs-ng*
    ./configure –prefix=/usr
    sudo make install

Now follow the 32-bit instructions, skipping the need to install the .deb

32-bit Ubuntu

  1. Download the .deb from here.
  2. Install by double clicking the .deb package.
  3. On the Mac used to setup the Time Capsule, go to Airport Utility to find the IP of the Time Capsule.
  4. Back in Ubuntu open up a Terminal and type:

    mkdir ~/capsule
  5. Followed by:

    mount_afp afp://user:password@server_host_or_ip/Data ~/capsule

    Filling in the user name you use to connect along with the password and the IP address you located earlier.

  6. To unmount the drive use:

    afp_client unmount ~/capsule
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