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Network printer not seen by Mac or iPad when on wifi extender

I've got an HP printer that has bonjour capability and connects directly to my router via ethernet (BT Hub3) When my mac is connected to the same router it can see the printer fine. Bonjour, normal ...
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How can I force the traffic of a shared internet connection through a proxy?

I'm testing a system which requires my iPad to (appear to) come from another location. The iPad also has to use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client. I configured a manual proxy on the iPad, but AnyConnect ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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How to add Time Capsule to neighbor's über fast network

I wish to add my Time Capsule to my neighbor's über fast network. I have their permission and WiFi password. But their router is non-Apple. What are my options? One is an ethernet connection to their ...
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How do I prevent OS X 10.8 from autoconnecting to a specific wireless network?

I have two wireless networks at home. I want my Mac to autoconnect to one of them, but not the other. However, I do not want to remove the other network from my preferred list, since I want to keep ...
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Permanently mapping a network drive on MacBook Pro?

THE QUESTIONS: How can I make my MacBook Pro automatically mount a network share when it wakes up? How can I make sure that when it is mounted it is mapped to the same path (/Volumes...) MY SETUP: ...
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Weird Wireless Issue - Looks like lost connection, but not really

Well, this is really hard to explain. I have two macs at home, a late 2012 macbook pro and a early 2012 macbook air. I also have some other gadgets with android and firefox OS. My wife had, before ...
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Library sharing suddenly stopped working

I have three Macs on the same local network, all running iTunes 11 (one running 11.0, the other two running 11.1). As of today, suddenly none of the computers' libraries appear on any of the others as ...
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How to access wireless channel 13 and above from a US Mac Book Pro?

When traveling internationally and connecting to an 802.11g wireless network I'm unable to connect because non-US access points default to using channel 13 and up. From what I hear if the Mac Book Pro ...
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DNS Zones not working after OS X 10.8.5 upgrade

Prior to upgrading from OS X 10.8.4 to 10.8.5, I had the following DNS zone file in place that worked perfectly fine - now it's failing: ; ; BIND data file for dev sites ; $TTL 604800 @ IN ...
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MacBook lost wireless connection

My MacBook Pro lost wireless connection. Everything was working fine when the connection suddenly stopped. My mac can still connect via ethernet cable, so I know the modem and router and everything ...
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What ports need to be opened to use the L2TP VPN server on Mountain Lion Server?

I am using a Mac mini OS X Mountain Lion Server (10.8.5). My goal is to have the server's own VPN service running over L2TP only. The Mac mini is behind an AirPort Extreme (4th generation) AirPort ...
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Restart airport router via command line

Is there any way to restart an apple router via the commandline? Problem: My airport express starts to "give out" every day or so. I usually have to unplug it for a couple of seconds and then plug ...
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Can't delete manually added static route

On Mountain Lion, I manually added a static route like this: $ sudo route -n add 10.10.10.1/24 10.0.0.2 add net 10.10.10.1: gateway 10.0.0.2 That worked just fine. Now I want to remove the static ...
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How do I remove the ethernet 802.1x settings in Mountain Lion

I made a stupid 802.1X settings file some time ago to test some things. Now I am unable to remove it, even though I think I have deleted the file. The picture below shows the 802.1X profile to the ...
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Unable to Perform Name Resolution

My MacBook Pro, for some reason, detects the wireless connection, but I cannot go to a web page using Safari. I can open the iTunes Store, but cannot access my email. I ran the Network Assistant and ...
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Allow access to selected web sites only

I have a lab of MacBook computers. How can I limit the internet access to only learning sites I choose (like Study Island or Plato)?
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Is there any way to tweak or modify AFP to increase transfer speed?

I have a Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and Synology DS213 connected to a gigabit switch via cat6 cables. When I enable AFP on the DS213, I get ~60mbpsUP and ~700mbpsDOWN when accessing it from Mac Mini and ...
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Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are giving slow upload speeds on wired gigabit LAN

My Mac Mini and MacBook Pro are giving relatively slow upload speeds (~60mbps) on my gigabit (10/100/1000) LAN. I think the problem has something to do with Mac OS, but I really can't pin point the ...
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How can I get my Macbook Air 2013 (September 2013) to connect to wi-fi?

I just got my new MacBook Air delivered yesterday. I opened it up today and was happy until it couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. After Googling I found out that this has been an issue and that Apple ...
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DNS resolution temporarily failing

Macbook air mid-2012 w/ Mountain Lion. Whenever I wakeup from a long sleep and also on some random moments when it's on, i get DNS resolution failures for every server, with nslookup saying ;; ...
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Where are ethernet/internet/networking configuration files/settings stored on OS X 10.6

Someone I know has an ethernet configuration profile that works on the university network I'm on. As I am on 10.8 I do not have the option of configuring these files so I'd like to copy his ...
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How can I detect and remount my time machine sparsebundle?

I currently have my Time Machine sparse bundle residing on a network drive plugged in to my router. I have a script that runs at login that auto connects to the shared drive and mounts the ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?
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Find out which network user is using a file, causing “The operation can’t be completed because the item … is in use”

So, normally, if you run into the error "The operation can’t be completed because the item ... is in use" while trying to modify a file, you look up what is using the file with sudo lsof | grep ...
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Why can't my Mac Pro connect to an SMB share over the network?

I have a really weird problem. I have a Raspberry Pi running an SMB server that shows up in the sidebar of the Finder. I usually can just click on it and connect. Just today, it stopped working and ...
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Single DHCP server using Airport Express as primary router and Time Time Capsule in bridge mode

I use an Airport Express as primary router - i.e. attached to the modem - and a Time Capsule for back up but also as secondary router in bridge mode to extend the wireless network beyond the reach of ...
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Extend wireless network from DSL router with Airport Express

This is what I want to do: ISP's DSL router (LAN port) <-- ethernet cable --> (WAN port) Airport Express (I know it's not possible to extend non Apple WiFi points wirelessly, so I need the ...
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Can't connect to VPN via iOS

I have set up a Mac OS X 10.8 server running the VPN service. From my Macs I can connect to the VPN server without any problems, but the iOS devices are all unable to connect. The console displays ...
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Using Back To My Mac to access other computers on my home network remotely

Is it possible to get non-mac machines, particularly, freebsd to be registered as file shares in back to my mac? I can currently use btmm to access macs on my home network remotely, but I am hoping ...
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Why does `hostname` return “dserodio” and not “dserodio.local”?

When I run hostname it returns dserodio instead of dserodio.local, which causes problems with Python servers. I can run sudo hostname dserodio.local but I have to set it again after rebooting. How ...
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Macbook Pro cannot connect to Wireless Hotspot created by a Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my dell laptop and have created a wi-fi hotspot, with WEP 40/128bit encryption (And I know the security key). My Macbook Pro finds this network but when I try to connect ...
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iPad iOS 6.1.3 suddenly very weak wifi signal

After upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 a while ago, my iPad's wifi signal (reception) suddenly became very weak. The iPad basically can't find the (source) wifi if it's like 5-7 meters away. I'm sure the ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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How to connect an iPad to a Macbook's proxy server / app?

It used to be at work, we can set our iPad's Proxy to something like 12.34.5.67, port 8888, and then this iPad will be able to connect to our Macbook Pro machine (which is connected to the company ...
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What could be causing my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 to throw the “could not join” WiFi error?

For some reason, my MacBook Air 13inch (Mid 2012) 2 GHz Intel Core i7 OS X 10.8.4 will fail to connect to my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem when WiFi security is enabled on it. It throws the following error ...
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Limiting different users on a single machine to different connectivity

I have a iMac running 10.6 where I have been tasked with creating two different users who can use different network profiles(locations). User 1 will be connecting via Ethernet through a filtered ...
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Website loads fine in Chrome, but won't load at all in Safari

I have a local web server running a basic web site. The problem I'm having is that the page loads fine in Chrome, however in Safari it wont load at all. I've tried routing all my traffic through a ...
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OSX takes several attempts to connect to internet over WiFi

When I start my mac my WiFi connects to my router as normal, however it never has an internet connection. I'm connected to my rounter and can log in to it I just don't have an active internet ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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iPad Chromecast app cannot find existing Chromecast

I just installed the Chromecast app on my iPad (2). The iPad is running 6.1.3 (or whatever; it says it's up-to-date). I've also got a Chromecast that works fine from my Android phone, my Nexus 7 ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Name resolution is using proxy server over my local DNS server

I'm running a local DNS server to resolve .dev as a testing domain on my machine, the resolution works fine and shows the proper answer through dig and ping and I can pull the home page instantly with ...
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Applying Filtering on NAT'd Packets NetBSD (pf.conf)

Is there a way to filter packets after applying NAT? What I am trying to do: Apply NAT to packets going to some host, but block packets with a specific port. I have tried a few things but nothing is ...
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Awful Network Performance

I have a MacBook pro running Mountain Lion. When I copy files over the local network, I get around 200Kb/s on a 1Gbps link (the light on the switch indicates 1Gbps). This morning I went to download ...
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Which setting in osx could block “ping localhost”?

How can I detect which setting in the OS X could block ping localhost? IPFW, LittleSnitch no such rules? Update 1: > cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcast
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Enable/disable Time Machine depending on network connection type

I've not got a great Wi-Fi setup here at home and it sometimes results in failed Time Machine backups. Is there a way of specifying that Time Machine only backs up under certain circumstances - i.e. ...
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Airport Extreme & Airport Utility 6.3, “Port Settings” (i.e. port mapping) Unavailable

I'm trying to add port forwarding for a few services on my iMac and haven't used the airport utility in quite a while, so after poking around, I found the port mapping settings (i.e. Airport Utility, ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...