I have an Apple Airport Time Capsule 3 TB that I want to connect to the ethernet network (not wi-fi) at my university so that several of my Macs can use it to backup to via Time Machine.
I am currently directly connected to the time capsule via an ethernet cable. So far I have disabled wi-fi and enabled bridge mode since the device will only be used over ethernet and will be obtaining an IP Address over the network via our university DHCP server, just as any normal PC would do.
Every device first needs to be registered with our IT department which simply involves sending them the device MAC Address, hostname, and owner. So, my questions are:
How do I obtain the Time Capsule MAC Address? I do not see it listed in AirPort Utility while connected to the capsule via an ethernet cable.
How do I configure the capsule so that only specific Macs can use it to backup to? There needs to be some type of authentication.
Should I connect the capsule to the network via its WAN port or its LAN port?