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why WiFi gets reconnected when switching network location?

When I switch Network Location via  > Location, my WiFi connection always gets disconnected then reconnected, even though the WiFi network is the same, why? Is it possible to avoid the ...
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Disable HTTP traffic on my entire computer

Is it possible to prevent all HTTP (or any other unencrypted protocol) on my mac while connected to an insecure network (any network without a password)? In Chrome, I'm able to use the extension ...
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ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on browsing to one website

I have a 2010 MBP. Just in the last day or so, whenever I try to browse to Facebook (www.facebook.com), I get a ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error. This is what is displayed in Chrome, however I cannot ...
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Essential Networking Commands [on hold]

I'm used to working with Linux so I like being able to do as much as possible from the comfort of my Terminal.app bash shell. So.. What are the essential networking commands & utilities ...
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How do I access an SMB Share being hosted on a Mac running OS X?

I'm very new to the world of Apple so pardon my ignorance & general lack of knowledge. I only have Terminal access to a Mac which is being used for test purposes. I'm trying to share a folder ...
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How to make MacBook Pro sharing Wi-Fi from iPad?

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. I turned on iPad personal hotspot and Internet Sharing works. Now I want to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection too. I made the ...
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Migrating local accounts to locally stored network account

We have local users running on stock MacBooks, but it's time to move up and start managing things. Active Directory accounts are created for all users, and OSX Server is pushing the AD config ...
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How do I route all traffic to a particular port to one and all other traffic to another interface? [on hold]

I want to use Wi-Fi network A, with SSID ABC (I control the network completely) for port 22 (ssh). However, for everything else I want to use Wi-Fi network B, with SSID DEF, which I do not control. Is ...
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Mac doesn't use local dns for .local

I'm using an macbook with Yosemite 10.10.3. There are no problems to access the "standard" internet. But in my own network I use a local nameserver at my fritz-box. It is configured to use this DNS ...
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Scan devices connected with Wifi and display them in iPhone app [on hold]

I want to scan the devices connected with the wifi router and then I've to list them within the iOS app. Also, I want to get the details of scanned devices like their IP Address, MAC address etc. I ...
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Globally change DNS setting regardless of wifi network

I'd like to point my DNS at Google's public DNS servers. The instructions involve going to System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced and editing DNS settings. However, this seems to be specific to ...
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Yosemite to AFP Ubuntu server connection freezes (UBUNTU CNID dbase error)

I have problems with Yosemite network connections to ubuntu server. Connection working for a while and freez after one minute or little more. This is big 3 TB server for work, with lot of files like ...
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OS 10.10.5 launchctl job is not receiving input from socket

I tried following this clever guide by Sean Coates for setting up a remote pbcopy, but I'm running into trouble. I think it's because of the recent changes to launchctl after OS 10.10.5. He has me ...
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use two time capsules together

I want to use the newer time capsule as my wifi. I need the second time capsule because I don't have enough wired ports. How can I connect the two of them? I don't need the wifi on the second one. ...
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Can't use Internet effectively after password change for office web Proxy on Mac

We have an Internet/office web proxy for http and https, pretty common proxy. Every so often we have to reset our password. On a windows machine, the password change is automatic and is propagated ...
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Having trouble with file sharing between two Macs

Due to slow Internet I have two Mac mini's on two different networks and moving data between these two Macs have been a problem for me as disabling my hard drive and moving it to the other Mac is ...
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How do I prevent my PPP connection from disconnecting when it's idle?

I've installed a Huawei-based "surf stick" (a USB stick with a mobile/wireless modem inside) as a backup internet connection in case my main connection goes down. I've configured it as a PPP ...
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Problem with Thunderbolt on Mac Air A1466

Recently I noticed that Apple TB Ethernet Adapter stopped working on my Mac Air. It is not a problem with lost packets. Or with DHCP not working. The system does not detect Adapter. It does not shown ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina - Flakey network under Windows 7

2014 15" Retina Under OSX (Yosemite), wireles networking works perfectly. Under Windows 7 (Bootcamp), it periodically either loses connection to certain routers, or keeps the connection but loses ...
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Issues Connecting to Network Drive

I am having some trouble when connecting to a network drive on my Mac OSX 10.10. The drive is a Drobo 5N. The drive is connected to my computer via an ethernet cable and most of the time it works ...
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How can I figure out the culprit with internet hiccups my wife is experiencing?

I'm having a hard time figuring out why my wife hates our internet connection. She says that it times out on her throughout the day. This happens both on the laptop and phone. She uses FireFox and ...
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With an Airport router how I can see which network a device is connected to

I am having an intermittent issue where a device connected wired with a cable and a device connected wirelessly cannot see each other. Sometimes they can and sometimes they cannot. I was thinking that ...
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Set a default Wifi network [closed]

I am new on Apple world. I have a MacBook Pro mid 2014. I have an issue and don't know how to solve it. When I am at home and turn my Mac on, it tries to connect on the first free wifi network which ...
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Wifi connected but can't access any Website

When trying to connect to Wi-Fi it connects without a problem and it is showing that Wi-Fi has full signal strength. However when trying to access any website it shows that it is trying to load it and ...
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Display thunderbolt is working, thunderbolt bridge is not

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.10.5 and a Thunderbolt Display. I access the internet using "Display Thunderbolt", my ethernet cable is plugged into the display and the display Thunderbolt cable is ...
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How to block certain IP/Mac Addresses from accessing my AirPort on my 2009 iMac?

I have a 2009 iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I would like to filter certain IP/MAC addresses from accessing my WiFi via "Internet Sharing". I have already set a password, but I would still like to filter ...
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Is it beneficial to use an Airport Express's wifi instead of my modems?

I have a modem/router that came with my ISP and I have two Airport Express. I have the Airports so I can extend my signal further. My current setup is: Modem -> ethernet -> Airport Express 1 -> ...
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Why do I have IPv6 listeners when IPv6 is disabled?

I'm working under OS X 10.8.5, fully patched. I have IPv6 disabled under Network Settings: I also have unneeded network interfaces disabled: While troubleshooting an OpenSSH server issue, I ...
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Can someone help me evaluate if this is a scam for Mac support?

My father-in-law purchased a $400 lifetime support contract with a company (Cyber PC Experts). Recently his computer has been acting up—running very slowly—so he requested support. The service tech ...
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What are the services Apple's Firewall considers essential?

I'm trying to determine what Apple's Firewall considers essential services. Apple's Firewall has the following settings available: A search of Apple's site does not reveal a support document on the ...
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How can I make my finder refresh a NAS volume mounted using AFP?

Regrettably I'm using a WD EX2 on my bridged home network (current and 4th gen Airport Extremes), and the finder doesn't refresh my AFP volumes. The NAS is attached on the 4th gen APE. Anyone have a ...
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How to connect to my web app running on mac over WiFi?

I have very recently switched to mac, so i am a bit lost here... I am running a test web app (Spring Boot app) on my mac now and I need to connect to it over WiFi form another device. Now, when the ...
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How do I connect my IPad Air 1 to the internet via ethernet without creating an AP?

How do I connect my iPad Air to the internet with an ethernet cable without creating an access point or a wireless signal/hotspot of any kind? My first attempt was a duplicate of this fella But, ...
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How to bridge vboxnet with Wi-Fi on OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”

I am trying to bridge two interfaces on OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" but somehow this does not seem to work for virtual interfaces: The network on Virtualbox goes over "Host Only Network" Is there a ...
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Devices not connecting to Airport unless I separate bands

I have a home network setup with an AirPort Extreme base station. I've never had any issues connecting my devices to the network until recently, when three iPhone 4 devices in the family suddenly ...
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SMB printer doesn't prompt for credentials

Some macs in our environment are NOT prompting for authentication when attempting to print to an SMB printer resource. Instead, it attempts to directly print - this fails as the user has not ...
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Indexing a networked Windows drive

I'm trying to get my Mac to index a folder on a networked Windows drive. Specifically there is a folder named "FILE SERVER" on that drive that I'm logged in to as owner. It shows up in a Finder window ...
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localhost port mapped to website

Is it possible to open a website, for example, http://apple.stackexchange.com with url http://localhost:8000 without changing hosts file?
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Can't acquire DHCP with WPA2 Enterprise

I have a user with a MacBook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.5 "Yosemite" that can't acquire a DHCP address from our corporate Wi-Fi. It's a WPA2 Enterprise network with Meraki on the back end. ...
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Network is re-set to factory settings, how to configure MTS dongle now?

How to configure the Network of the System Preferences provided I mistakenly deleted then factory re-set it. Now the MTS data card or WIFI, nothing is working in the MacBook. Earnestly in need of ...
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MacBook with 10.6.8 Snow Leopard freezes after Wi-Fi connection

I recently switched service providers and received a new router. My phone and old Windows computer connect fine, but my MacBook freezes (rainbow wheel starts going around forever after about 2 mins of ...
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MacBook Pro frequently disconnects from network

My MacBook Pro frequently disconnect from the network after I lock the screen. Any suggestions how to prevent this?
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Is netatalk on Linux unreliable for hosting Time Machine volumes?

During some discussion on IRC about my recent problems hosting a Time Machine volume on my Linux PC (using netatalk) -- which worked well for a long time but recently developed issues where my Mac ...
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Little Snitch automatically turning filter off?

This issue happens to me in both my rMBP 13 and my Mac Pro. As I understand it, Little Snitch is not applying the rules when the network filter is off: But why does it turn itself off from time to ...
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Wi-Fi connection timeouts on a specific MacBook

Running OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and keep running into connection timeouts. Initially suspecting the home router or infrastructure issue, however all the other laptops in the house don't get any timeouts ...
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Does OSX cache hidden files which can lock folders open?

We've identified the cause to some strange behaviour we've been experiencing on our server. We have a shared drive on the network that all of our graphic designers connect to using cifs:// or smb://. ...
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Apache 403 when accessing via IP

I'm running a web server on Yosemite but have run into a bit of an issue. I can access web server via localhost, 127.0.0.1 and locally on other computer server.local. But I can't access it via IP ...
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How can I get an OS X Server to assign IP addresses?

I am trying to connect a couple of devices via Ethernet to a Mac Mini acting as a server. The OS X Server app is running, DHCP is enabled, and this was working fine, but it doesn't seem to be working ...
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Lazily mount network file systems

We are using Macs in an educational environment and because of serving more students, than we have workstations available, we bought a couple of MBPs to compensate it. This implies a bunch of issues ...
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How to make devices connected through ethernet sharing port be able to see devices on the Wifi Network

My home network is 192.168.1.0. I am sharing my wifi connection through my MBP Mid 2010 ethernet port. So my MBP is also on 192.168.2.0 as well as the device that is plugged on the this internet port. ...