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Connection to shared network server sometimes stuck connecting, needs restart to fix

Sometimes on OS X Yosemite my connection to a shared network server is stick connecting, while the server is available. OS X simply won't connect to it using Finder and the Connect As... button ...
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How to set up Mac for multiple user remote access log in and a shared network drive?

I have users who want to share a highpowered mac in a lab. It has a decent processor and a ton of RAM. They want to be able to remotely access this mac from both PC/Mac just like a user would be able ...
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Chrome / Safari unable to connect to internet while Firefox can

I am using Mac book pro with OS X 10.9.5 at work. To connect to internet, I am connecting over Wifi and VPN. Also I have to use a proxy server in order to connect to Internet. With that setup, ...
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No website opening but network works perfect, dns perfect as well

I am relatively new to OSX but I do my best here. I read a lot and tried to solve but did not find a answer which fits to my problem well. I have a Mac Mini with Yosemite 10.10.2. My network seems ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter (MacBook PRO)

I have a Deltaco USB 3.0 hub which I've connected a Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter. When I boot, or wake, my MacBook Pro (late 2013) won't detect the network interface to be connected at all. I ...
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How can I auto-login to more than just one wifi hotspots?

I have two WiFi networks: one at home and one in my office. Both are basically quite similar – same connection provider, same connection speed, same modem, same router – the only difference is that at ...
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Wi-Fi on hardwired iMac?

I have a small network consisting of a couple of iMacs hardwired to an AirPort router via CAT 5e cable, and a couple of iPhones. Since the iMacs are hardwired, I'd normally leave Wi-Fi turned off on ...
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Remount a network home directory without logging out

Looking for a means of reconnecting a network home directory without having to log out and back in. Unfortunately due to server maintenance or even sleep issues with the client, the network home ...
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Why is my phone treating my home network as a public hotspot?

When I go out to the shopping center, there are various free hotspots hosted by companies, such as MacDonalds and even the shopping center itself, and when you log in, it prompts you to accept ...
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Using Airport Express pair as 'audio tunnel'?

I'm looking to do something that I think is fairly basic, but I'm not aware of whether Airport Express hardware supports this scenario. Basically, I just want to tunnel audio via IP packets / my home ...
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Are there two separate network systems on a Mac? One that is controlled through the GUI in OS X, and one that is controlled through the Terminal?

I have a 2012 refurbished Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.3. Often I cannot connect via Wi-fi. I am not usually given a specific reason, but it does actively tell me It can't connect. It does not ...
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iPhone 6 won't connect to wifi but other devices will

This morning, when I woke up, my phone would not connect to my home network. My Airport utility app has both router and internet on green, other devices connect to home network. However, when I try to ...
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Macbook pro late 2011 cannot access windows based server through VPN

I am trying to use vpn to access a Windows based server. I set up the VPN when I was at the office, and was able to connect when I was connected to the internet at the office through VPN, but as soon ...
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Private WiFi network between OSX and Android

I want to use a remote control app for presentations I'm giving offsite, using my Android phone as a remote for my MacBook. (the software is Unified Remote) I have no guarantee that I can access a ...
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Network Accounts with Mac OS X Server + Snow leopard

What version of OS X must my network computers be running in order for me to use the newest version of OS X Server? If my network computers are running an older version, what are alternatives for ...
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Connection drops after `MacAuthEvent` times out. How can I make it more stable?

I am troubleshooting network connectivity issues and I found some log messages that could point to their root cause. 12/04/2015 15:38:03.000 kernel[0]: MacAuthEvent en1 Auth result for: ...
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What does 'current channel' mean in Yosemite wireless diagnostics?

I'm trying to troubleshoot some wifi issues I'm having after I updated to Yosemite. I'm using Wireless Diagnostics to try to figure out what channel I should force my network on because I noticed ...
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Reliance NetConnect on VMWare fusion. How to use the network on Mac?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac. When I connect Reliance Netconnect on Fusion, how can I use the same internet connectivity on my Mac OS?
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How to make nsurlsessiond actions less anonymous to the user?

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite every once in a while little snitch (network monitoring program) pops up a requestor asking for permission to allow nsurlsessiond a connection to some ip ...
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Moved NAS, need to repoint iTunes

I had a fully working iTunes library, the .itl on my MBP, and music in my organised folders on my NAS share. This setup I would like to keep as iTunes manages my iPod but nothing else. So I don't ...
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Routing traffic internally from Ethernet-Thunderbolt adapter to Ethernet

I have Mac1 connected via ethernet to a router. The Mac1 has the IP 10.0.1.5 On this IP I have a Python-server listening to incoming UDP packets. Now there is another Mac2 connected to Mac1 via a ...
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Remotely Access WD MyCloud EX2 Using Finder

We recently purchased a WD MyCloud EX2 NAS storage drive in my office. On our local network, we're able to use Finder>Go>Connect To Server, mount the drive, and access files simply through finder. ...
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org.postfix.master - Service exited with abnormal code: 1

I've googled a lot on this issue, yet still seem to have found nothing that quite matches my situation. Initially, I saw a lot of this error in main Console, repeating every 10 seconds 08/04/2015 ...
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Ping being hijacked?

On my Mac terminal, I typed cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 and I do a dig dig www.facebook.com ; <<>> DiG 9.8.3-P1 <<>> www.facebook.com ;; ...
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Trouble accessing ftp through internal network

I am currently running OS X Server 4. I have multiple websites (virtual hosts) set up with it. Lets call them domain1.com and domain2.com. Internally, they are both being run off of the same IP. ...
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How can I stop proxy automatically resetting?

I'm using a school mac (OSX 10.9.x) whilst on holidays. The school has an automatic content scanner setup through a proxy, that apparently works even outside of the schools network. It thinks the ...
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AFP can't write because of locked volume

I'm trying to write contents to my shared folders on my Raspberry Pi over AFP. However I keep getting the same error/warning regarding permissions and locked volume: I'm fairly sure permissions are ...
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emond keeps me locked out of my server via SSH

I've been grappling with emond (and maybe afctl) all afternoon, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix this. Basically, I'm trying to SSH into my Mac Mini server (10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2) but I keep ...
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Change the MAC address of a thunderbold-connected ether interface automatically

I need to automatically set the MAC address of en4, which exists only when I had the thunderbolt connected. So I will either set something in the Network Preference or use a script to change that ...
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Mac mini as a “router”

I'm looking to use a Mac mini as an endpoint in a site-to-site vpn. Our router doesn't support OpenVPN so i have a static route on the router that looks like 10.22.0.0/16 -> 10.1.1.28 ...
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How do I enable DNSSec on OSX? (Or DNSCurve)

I want to support encrypted IPSec communications, and DANE certs in DNS. Notably, DNSSSec is a prerequisite is IPSec (secure IP addresses from DNS) How can I configure my OS X computer to use DNSSec ...
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Will AirDrop use the data allowance from my phone and wifi modem?

I'm successfully able to transfer files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro using AirDrop, when connected to my home wifi network. But I'm unable to determine how AirDrop is creating the connection ...
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Yosemite Server / Domain Configuration advice

I'm configuring a mac mini server (latest Yosemite) and I'd like some advice/guidance. I have a registered domain in use for my website, mail and some subdomains – all externally hosted. I'd like to ...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I have a Netgear wireless router in one room, and a TP-Link powerline adaptor with wifi in another room. I'm using a 2014 MacBook Pro with Yosemite 10.10.1 Previously I had separate SSIDs for each of ...
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iPhone 5 cannot see campus network

I have an iPhone 5, which works great at coffee shops, home, work etc.. but when I am on campus it cannot find the wireless network. There is not even a listing for the network, or the guest network ...
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DHCP Server stopped responding after switching TB to Ethernet Adapter

OS: 10.10.2 w/ Server.app I had created a LAG (link aggregate group) on my Mac Mini server. Since then DHCP services stopped working. This is my current bootpd.plist file. The LAG is called bond0 ...
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Safari for one user can't connect to local server via https due to new cert

This is similar to Safari can't connect to https, but is just for one single https site. Safari can't connect to my local NAS' HTTPS site anymore because it "can't establish a secure connection". ...
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Creating a Bridged Network Connection in Terminal

Okay, I'm struggling a bit here. I'm not all that good with Terminal and sorting out network issues using it but I've managed to scrape by so far. Without using Internet Sharing (because controlling ...
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iPad mini 2 (retina) — very low WiFi received signal strength (RSSI) on access point

I have recently bought iPad mini 2 (previously called iPad mini retina). I have a WRT54GL router, with a Tomato software. It shows WiFi signal RSSI for each associated device. I noticed that iPad's ...
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SSH from different Wifi network?

I'm currently at college (living away from home) and my iPod Touch is at home. Its jailbroken and has OpenSSH installed through Saurik's Cydia repo. Is there any way I can SSH to get a theme file that ...
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Iphone 5 suddenly stopped connecting to network

I was sitting at work when my iphone 5 showed that it was not connected to the network anymore. I went into my settings, clicked on the network I wanted and it told me I was unable to join the ...
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How can I stream video stored on one MacBook Pro to another?

I have two MacBook Pro laptops, a 17-inch MBP and a 13-inch MBP. The 17-inch MBP is connected to an Elgato EyeTV HD Video Capture Recorder (and thence to a cable TV set top box). I use that to grab ...
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Wi-Fi proxy changes are not getting applied until restarted

I am connecting to my company VPN over a Wi-Fi and supposed to use a proxy server in order to connect to internet. Sometime, I need to update the proxy server to a new value. If I change the proxy ...
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Multiple Wi-Fi APs: Use same or different SSID?

I have multiple Wi-Fi access points in my house. What's the best practice, should I use the same or different SSIDs? I currently have different SSIDs because I like to know which AP I'm logged in to. ...
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Whats the value for DNS when you leave blank DNS in static IP?

When you set a static IP in iOS and you don't specify a in IP address for DNS, which IP does iOS use to resolve hostnames?
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Different “Preferred Networks” for different Network “Location”

The question is: can I have different "Preferred Networks" when switching from one to another Network "Location"? This issue has been discussed before at Ask Different: Can't I use different WiFi ...
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websites don't open on a specific wifi connection (probably DNS issue)

I have a cable broadband which works flawlessly; I am using the same to ask this question from my Android. But it doesn't work on my MacBook (10.10.2). Basically, no websites open, although I can ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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MacBook Pro or iPhone 6 won't connect to 5GHZ Asus Router

I have an ASUS RT-N65U using a custom firmware (3.0.3.7-075) from https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/downloads/list So I can change SSID options for 2.5GHZ and 5GHZ but I can't connect to the 5GHZ ...
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Eclipse opening FTP connections

I'm using Eclipse on my Mac with work, and today while working from home I noticed it hanging for ages. By looking at "Open Files and Ports" in the activity monitor window, I see at the end of the ...