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Why does my home network not show up sometimes in my network listings?

I'm using Mac 10.9.5. It happens frequently that when I wake my Mac from hibernation or simply reboot, my home network is not automatically selected in the "Network" section in my System Preferences. ...
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On OS 9.2.1, how can you access shared files from windows computers?

I'm a total newbie Mac user. I got a Powerbook 3 Pismo off of ebay, got OS 9.2.1 installed, and enabled file sharing. Web browsing is working and I have an IP address. How do I access the shared ...
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shared folder missing some subfolders

I have a local account and a network account on my MacBook Pro (Late 2011). I am running Yosemite 10.10.3. I mainly do my work on my local account and then when necessary I log onto my network ...
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Changed name and password of Wifi - Now it doesn't work [on hold]

I changed the password and name of my Wifi. When logged in I have a 80% signal (which is normal). But it seems like I don't have any signal at all. I tried changing channels, and open google.com, but ...
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AppleScript to identify the current status of Network Connection?

What is the AppleScript to identify the current status of MacBook Pro's network connection (Yosemite 10.10.3) Connected via Iphone USB on/off (Hotspotting to Iphone) Connected via WIFI ON on/off ...
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can't commit network settings via shell

I'm writing a Python script that changes network settings with shell commands like networksetup -setv4off 'PANTECH UML295' and networksetup -setdhcp 'PANTECH UML295'. When I enter these in Terminal, I ...
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How to reliably keep network share connected for a specific user using automount?

I've got a Synology NAS and a Mac mini running Plex and XBMC, which streams content from the NAS. The MM frequently loses the connection to the NAS, for several reasons (e.g. after updating/rebooting ...
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Unable to connect to Windows Server 2008 shares using specific Mac

One of our Mac client machines cannot connect to any volumes shared from our Windows Servers, the credentials box just bounces as if the login details provided are incorrect, which they certainly ...
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Any app on iPhone to tell which apps are using the Wi-Fi?

Everytime I come home, my iPhone starts uploading and kills our internet. I'm guessing it's photo uploading, but even when I haven't added new photos, it still does it. I would just like to confirm ...
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Why do my Macbook Pro's WiFi speeds drop significantly when paired with Bluetooth devices?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth and Wifi interfering with one another since Yosemite. That answer pertains to 1) The 2.4 GHz band only and 2) Yosemite only. Background: Though ...
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Time Capsule as a file server

I have a friend who owns a small business (less than 10 employees) who is using a 2TB apple time capsule for a file server. 1.5TB have been used and he said that his employees are complaining about ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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My iphone 4 won't connect to the internet, even though i'm connected to wifi and 3g

I can't access the internet on my iphone 4, even though it says it's connected to wifi. It's not a problem with my home wifi, and my phone also won't connect when it says it's connected to 3g. This ...
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hostname returns another device's name

I realized that the hostname had changed while I was doing some work using terminal in OS X Yosemite. I thought there might be an IP address conflict so I reset it. However I still get another ...
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Is wireless wake on LAN possible in a network connection where airport extreme is not primary router

I'm currently using a combination of a DD-WRT Router and an Airport Extreme (the previous form factor that only did N). The DD-WRT router has better signal and routing capabilities but I really like ...
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OSX 10.9 Sending files to a windows network drive

I have a mapped network drive on a windows tower. I can connect to it, I can read from it. I can't send files to it, though. When I try and drag them from the finder window into the network drive ...
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MacBook Yosemite WiFI drops when other devices possibly interfere

I am having serious WiFi issues on my MacBook Pro (retina Mid 2012 with Yosemite) where the connection continuously drops making Internet impossible to use. I have already tried all of the options ...
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MacBook Air A1237 Recovery

I replaced the hard drive on my Macbook Air. When I press the option key while powering on it takes me to a screen where I select a WiFi network and nothing else is on the screen. I connect to WiFi ...
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WiFi issues with channel 13 and standby

I recently switched my router to channel 13 (in Germany) because it's less crowded. My Macbook Pro supports this and I can connect to it. After it wakes up from standby, though, it doesn't see any ...
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How to create a password protected ad-hoc network on Yosemite

I just tried to create an ad-hoc network on OS X Yosemite and noticed there are no password options. Are they hidden? If so, is there any way to enable them? Is Terminal an option? Is it possible to ...
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Keeping wifi active during lock

So I can find no good solution to this. I have a macbook pro running yosemite that will take down the interface when I lock it. How can I configure it so the network connection stays active when the ...
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How add home LaCie NAS to Finder sidebar on work iMac?

I have a LaCie NAS at home which I use as a central place to park all home admin docs, Time Machine back ups etc. I want to be able to access it easily from my work iMac (different LAN) so it appears ...
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Allowing other clients on a Wireless network to access an Internet shared device

I'm currently using internet sharing to share my WiFi (en1) connection over my Ethernet (en0) port. I have a computer plugged into my iMac's ethernet using a crossover Ethernet cable (bridge100). I ...
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Network Ports Used To Print (Network LPD Printing)

I have been experimenting with an application that listens to network ports below 1024. I discovered that when that application is running, an attempt to print to a network printer (set up to print ...
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Find My Phone - iCloud - Device Location - Locked

My girlfriends computer was stolen this morning. She has Find My Phone installed. I'm tracking it from work, but it has a status of locked. (I'm assuming apple put this on when she called, and ...
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“The L2TP-VPN server did not respond” on OS X Yosemite

I have a problem with VPN connection on OS X Yosemite I imported certificates, set them "Always trust" policy and created connection (I set User authentication: Password, Machine authentication: ...
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My MBPR can't connect to wifi network

My MBPR is unable to connect wifi network while my iPad, Android phone and other laptops are connecting fine. It always give me Invalid password error. Notice: Only once I was able to connect to this ...
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MacBook Pro wifi vs. iPhone wifi in same location

I've noticed that every minute or so, the wifi on my 15" MacbookPro Retina just doesn't seem to work, yet the icon displays full bars (4/4). In the exact same location my iPhone shows 2/3 or 3/3 bars ...
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get list of blocked ports

Moving from home network to hospital network, I notice a lot of the apps go haywire and fail to establish connections, and things like git require use of https rather than ssh, etc - I'd like to ...
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Time Machine on a local drive, then make that drive a network drive (via Server.app) on a different computer

I have two macs running OS X 10.10.3. One has Server.app installed, is connected to the internet via ethernet, and also has a 2 TB disk attached via USB, with two partitions - "Backup" and "Storage". ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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Time capsule wired backup transfer slow with fast “bursts”

I have recently bought a 3TB A1470 Time capsule (the latest, 'tall' ac model) to replace a 2TB A1409 (the 'flat' one, n model). The Airport utility was helpful in moving the network settings over ...
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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 ...