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Synology NAS - automatic mount in finder and permanent connection

I've recently buy Synology DS215j and for almost everything it works fine. But I have two problems with this and Mac OS X. First I must always first mount this NAS server in finder before using. ...
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OS X Server behind an ADSL router

I have a Mac Mini with OS X Server installed on my LAN that I use as a Git server and Continuous Integration server. I would like to be able to use these services from outside my LAN but I'm not sure ...
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To share dynamically network between OSX and Virtual OS

My colleges say that OS cannot dynamically share network between two OS, in contrast to Windows. One college solved the problem by ethernet connection and external network card, discussed here. ...
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How can Red Browser/WhatsApp work while Safari, Mail, and other apps can't connect

I am currently on vacation in Europe and my family here has wifi thats been working perfectly the last couple days. Last night, however, Safari and several other apps haven't been opening on my iPhone ...
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Network, wifi, advance

I've have found these on System Preferences: Wifi, Advance then Proxies. Why do I need to use passiveftp mode (pasv) and Bypass proxy settings for those Hosts & Domains.: *.local, 169.254 16 I ...
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Good Thunderbolt network cards for Mac?

I need another network card for my Macbook Air because of virtual OS which cannot use same network card as Yosemite. My friend says that he has Thunderbolt network card which he can use to connect to ...
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Can Airport Extreme have a separate network using XBrand modem connectted via Ethernet

I have recently added solar to my home. There is a monitoring system to monitor the panels inverter via a wireless connection to their gateway that connects via Ethernet to my Airport Extreme router. ...
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Transferred “iTunes Media” folder to Synology NAS - constant data exchange

I just transferred my music library to a Synology NAS to share it with my macs. What I did: I (permanently) mounted my Synology shares as nfs on my iMac to get instant access to the music files. Then ...
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Wi-Fi Network only appears after I connect to another Wi-Fi network

This is a very intriguing problem. Every time I'll connect my MacBook Air mid 2013 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to my wi-fi network at home, I can't, cause it won't be available in the list of networks ...
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Low Pings on my game? [on hold]

I conducted a ping test between myself and the games server (Ultima Online Razor) and the average ping was in the 50-60's which is pretty good. No dropped packets after doing a loop test. However, ...
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802.1X Management on the command line

Is it possible to change 802.1X settings in OS X from the command line? I have a set of laptops I'm using as a testbed and need a way to remotely configure their networking settings when I install new ...
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DNS resolves incorrectly, even after purge

After changing a CNAME record on my DNS server, I am seeing issues with the DNS on my Macbook Air running OS X 10.10. Other computers on the same network resolves to the correct, new IP. $ host ...
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Connect to external drive wirelessly, securely and easily

I'm moving from using a laptop as my sole computer (MBP, early 2011) to having two active computers (the MBP and an iMac). Instead of keeping all my data on my MBP, I'd like it all on an external ...
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Windows has detected an IP address conflict - What to do? [on hold]

In my house, there are three computers that all can access the internet simultaneously. Today, one displayed the following message: "Windows has detected an IP address conflict. Another computer on ...
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How to share over ethernet but not over wifi [duplicate]

Running OSX 10.10.3 The office LAN is wired, the guest LAN is WiFi. I need to be on both at the same time. I want to be able to accept connections from the office LAN, but I want to limit access to ...
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What is the “host name” in bash? (\h or \H)

I set PS1="[\u@\H \w] in bash. So it should print the host name. But I do not understand the meaning and nature of the host name. Basically, I would assume that it is just a name I assigned to my ...
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Airport Extreme: is it possible to turn on all channels not considering country limit

As far as I know, different countries use different frequencies of wireless network, would it be possible that I use a AE bought in the US and use the channels that is not available in US? I see a ...
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Time Capsule's Drive accessible via Ethernet but not WiFi

My home network setup might be a little complicated. -My modem and router is in the basement. -My Time Capsule (newer "tower" version) is on the upper floor connected to the router via MoCa adapters ...
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Locked folders/file - chflags :: Network folder relocks/unlocks within seconds

I am connected to network storage using both AFP (on ExtremeZ-IP) or SMB, and the folder or file appears as locked. If I either unlock/lock them, they are re-locked/unlocked within seconds. Same with ...
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How to Remote into my Mac Mini Server from Outside my Network?

I'm doing mobile development and program on a Windows development machine. However, I need to reach the Xamarin Build Host on my Mac Mini OS X Yosemite server. Is it possible to remote into this Mac ...
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My Mac appears twice in the Network folder

After I tried Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac (which I eventually de-installed using the provided uninstaller), my Mac began appearing twice in the Network pane. Thinking it was a sharing bug, I turned ...
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Time Capsule shows up as (null) when used with OS X Server

So I have a Time Capsule here, and an OS X Server. I enabled the Time Capsule service, and added my Time Capsule as a backup destination. I can see the following showing up on a client machine in the ...
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Share iPhone Personal Hotspot with Mac, then share Internet via ethernet

When I'm travelling I only have Internet via my iPhone, which I can share to my Mac via Personal Hotspot just fine. However, I have a VoIP desk phone which only gets internet via ethernet cabling. I ...
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How do I reset whatever is causing my computer not be able to connect to remote desktop?

I cannot seems to connect to any of the remote machines on my home network. Both Remote Desktop from Microsoft, as well as Chrome Remote Desktop will not connect. When I run ARP -A command in iTerm, ...
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Web and outbound ssh stopped working but ping and other network services work

Our home iMac running 10.6 suddenly stopped loading web pages. Also when trying to do a secure shell login to another host in Terminal.app it gives the error ssh: connect to host [hostname] port 22: ...
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iphone 5s wifi not working at home, but does at work; 4 ipads and other same phone work fine on home wifi

Yesterday, when I got home from work, I updated 4 apps on my phone using my home wifi. Shortly therafter, my phone wasn't getting internet. power cycled router, assuming that was the issue. Problem ...
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Ping times keep oscillating on Wi-Fi: Boom network load? [duplicate]

I have a 2012 retina MacBook Pro that lags in a very specific way: I have normal ping times for about 5 seconds and then they spike to 100-300ms more than normal for about 5 seconds, and back and ...
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How can I setup my mac (OS X Yosemite) as an internet gateway

It should be possible, but I searched for a day and cannot get a decent HowTo. There seemed to be a Gateway Setup Assistant, but the Wikipedia link only goes to the server app now. Maybe it is easier ...
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Is there a hook or trigger I can use to run a script when a new network connection is made?

I have a 2014 retina Macbook Pro running Yosemite (10.10.3). I would like to run a script whenever a certain network interface is connected. Is there a hook or trigger I can use? I have a shell script ...
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VNC connection to OS X Yosemite 10.10 not working with Firewall enabled.

I've been connecting to my Mac with the iOS VNC app to monitor a process remotely, and noticed Firewall was turned off in Security & Privacy. So of course I turned it back on, and tried to ...
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OS X 10.10.3 connects to wireless router but unable to resolve domain names

I can connect my daughter's MacBook to the wireless router but not browse the internet with two different browsers (Firefox and Safari). This is a recent development as she has successfully browsed ...
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How to find the currently connected network service from the command line?

I would like to find out which of the available network services (e.g. Ethernet or Wi-Fi) is currently active. In this screenshot from the Network Preferences, you can see that Wi-Fi is currently ...
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is there a script to block outbound connection if vpn disconnects?

My vpn service drops from time to time and It reconnects again automatically but my real ip is exposed from the time is disconnects and reconnects which usually takes a couple of minutes.
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Proxy authentication not asked

I'm trying to connect a Mac (OsX 10.9.5) to internet through a proxy. I added the auto-configuration link (http://10.0.0.1/proxy.pac) to network configuration, but when I try to use Safari it doesn't ...
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Split tunneling In Mac OS X

I have an VPN application that creates a logical interface in OS X programmatically. Once created, its configured with private IP and parameters and the Routing Table is updated accordingly. The ...
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Why does the updating of the default route entry of physical interface take 1 minute in Mac OS X

I created a logical interface using my VPN Application and added the default route - in the routing table as my logical interface. To add the default route programmatically, I have to delete the ...
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Cannot create home folders on the server for network accounts

I have a problem with creating home folders on the server for network accounts. The goal is to share the same files on multiple devices. A quick overview of what I do: I go to the Server.app. I ...
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OSX Network not working properly (100 write 800 read mbps!)

OK so, I have 4 computers near me and a good router (rt-n66u), and suddenly, maybe few days ago, my macbook decided that its network must be slower. I use two computers to test, one is my beefy ...
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Using ethernet for iMac and Wi-Fi for other devices

I now use Wi-Fi for my iMac and for various other devices. Can I set up the iMac to use ethernet directly w/o Wi-Fi involvement and have the Wi-Fi continue to connect for iPads, TV and smart phones? ...
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Configure VPN so it doesn't fall back to unencrypted

I use a VPN when connecting to the Internet via open Wifi. I use Apple's built-in VPN client. However, occasionally my VPN connection will drop. When this happens, Apple's built-in VPN client ...
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Is there a way to remove a server account network entry from terminal?

I have a Mac mini running Mac OS X 10.10.3. It has an open directory server configured in the server account network configuration in 'Users and groups'. Is there a way to remove that server account ...
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Netgear N600 WNDR 3400 - best WIFI settings for Mac and iOS - dual band?

I have a Netgear N600 WNDR 3400 802.11n Dual Band router as my wireless access point. What is the best way of setting up WIFI on this router to get the best WIFI performance out of it for my iOS ...
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WiFi Hotspot - using external DHCP server [duplicate]

I've got an iMac set up to share it's wired network connection via WiFi. My MacBook connects to this fine, and is assigned an IP address via DHCP. However, I'd like to use the MacBook as if it was ...
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How to force a specific app to use a specific network adapter? [duplicate]

I would like to force a specific app (connects to different IPs like a browser) to use the Wifi adapter, but everything else should use Ethernet.
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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How to prevent internet access to specific clients

I have a Mac OS X Server which also runs a DHCP and DNS server for my network. I would like to have a simple way (possibly even bash script) to temporarily prevent internet access for specific ...
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how to SSH to my UNIX box?

I have installed 2 SSH clients on my iPad Air2 running iOS 8.3 and no matter what I do, it won't connect. The iPad just can't see the servers (I have 2). I didn't even get the username prompt. I've ...
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Stream screen over local network to shift processing burden for livestreaming

I have a bit of an odd problem. I'm not too sure if it fits in here, but I thought I might as well try. I want to start Livestreaming to Twitch TV. The problem is, I can't play a game and ...
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WiFi problems on Yosemite

I've seen a few posts around wifi problems with Yosemite, especially after an update from Mavericks. I've only started seeing WiFi problems about 3 days ago (update was 3-6 months ago), and my issues ...
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Time Capsule on Public Network

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 ...