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Does Apple's iOS have a backup DNS server configuration?

Yestderday I experienced something interesting while setting up a Wi-Fi access point. The access point was connected to the Internet via a local modem (gateway), which had NO DNS server address ...
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Documenting Packet Loss on Corporate Network

If you suspected intermittent packet loss on a corporate network that you have no authority over, as an IT guy how would you irrefutably document it? (you are on a Mac, so any *nix toolchain is ...
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Multiple IP addresses in Safari

Is it possible to choose which IP address will be used to browse the web? I am connected to a VPN which created tun interface with different IP addres so now I have two of them. I would also like to ...
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Hot spot wireless sharing to router

I have a 4GLTE hotspot that is also a wifi access point. My problem is that I can't control internet access on a schedule with it like I can with my older wifi router. I have an old macbook that I ...
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VMWare Fusion - Cannot communicate between Host Mac and Virtual Mac running on same machine

I'm running a "virtual" Mac OS machine on a Mac running VMWare Fusion. The Virtual Mac is setup with Bridged Networking, and has its own separate IP address. The outside world can connect to either ...
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VMWare Fusion: Cannot communicate between Host Mac and Virtual Mac running on same machine

I'm running a "virtual" Mac OS machine on a Mac running VMWare Fusion. The Virtual Mac is setup with Bridged Networking, and has its own separate IP address. The outside world can connect to either ...
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Restrict Access to wifi for certain devices

I have high school students and they stay up late at night streaming movies. I don't want to restrict access for our college student who needs to stay up late to finish papers. Can I select devices ...
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Sharing Wi-Fi between Apple products

Since I installed Mavericks, I cannot access internet (Eduroam) on my university, and they said are working on an solution (2 weeks ago) and I can't wait anymore, but my iPhone and iPad still can ...
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Captive portal login page not disappearing

It used to be the case that a captive portal login page would appear any time I would connect to the WiFi network where I work, and once I successfully put in my login and password, the window would ...
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On OS X is it possible to override DHCP assigned DNS servers but still keeping them for fallback?

By default I would like to use the google public DNS servers and to fallback to intranet ones when these are failing. Is this possible? ... I am looking for a setup that would not break when I move ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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is port forwarding possible only in Mavericks Server?

I want to forward a local IP range (the gateway that a virtual machine uses) to an IP (that a VPN connection of mine uses). By the time I figured out how it should (?) work using the modern tools of ...
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How to see VPN connection statistics?

I live in China, which requires me to use several VPN's to access the outside web. Occasionally, some VPN's are either totally blocked or suffer from high packet loss. In Windows, it is easy to see ...
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VPN Passthrough problems with Airport Extreme

Today I started trying to work from a network that uses the Airport Extreme version 7.7.1. Typically I use a VPN client (Viscosity) which gives me access to the various servers that my company runs ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Drive Using OS X Lion

I've come across many threads on Apple, but haven't found a solution that works for me. I understand that the Samba has been removed from OS X, and Apple has developed their own version. I remember ...
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Clearing data on a stolen iphone 5s when my phone has no network?

My phone has recently been stolen, I immediately went to my network provider and cancelled my network on the handset, I then found out I could remotely erase all data on the handset however it says ...
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directing all traffic of VM (Parallels) to a VPN, or make it go offline

I am using Parallels 8 to host Windows XP under Mac OS Mavericks. I need IE, some ActiveX/Java applets and RDC under XP to connect certain IPs only via a VPN connection, or not at all. I have two ...
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What are the Manual settings for Internet sharing between 10.9 and 10.7?

I have a system with OSX 10.9, and another system with OSX 10.7.5. I am trying to setup internet sharing between the from 10.9 to 10.7. 10.9 has internet through WiFi, and I used a LAN cable to ...
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Using Software Update Server

I'm using Mavericks Server to serve Apple Software Updates to my various Macs. Apparently, I have to point the client at the server, specifying my URL "e.g. ...
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How can I use SMB shares under Mavericks?

There seem to be different problems and solutions to this problem floating around: Fix switching from SMB to cifs Not being able to access OS X shares from Windows All kinds of problems with SMB and ...
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How to restrict Internet, not just web, access for the guest account?

How do we set up the guest account so it restricts Internet access to all applications and scripts in all ports? Using parental controls only restricts web access, and I'm looking how to prevent any ...
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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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AirPort Utility not showing AirPort nodes, which ARE there, and I AM using them

Today neither of the AirPorts show up in the AirPort Utility. I know the hubs are there, that's how I'm accessing the Internet. They appear with the yellow caution indicator /!\ and when I click ...
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Since Mavericks, I can't mount ISO files on my Mac over a network

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, when I want to mount an ISO file that's on my Mac from my Windows 8.1 PC (so, mounting a Mac share on a Windows computer, so I am accessing the file from the Windows ...
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Setting Up Port Forwarding For Foscam Camera With Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to setup a Foscam FI8189W IP Camera to work with my Airport wifi network. I have tried to follow the instructions that Foscam has given but I believe the problem is with my Airport setup. ...
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Local server - do you need a dedicated server or can you sync over LAN using public folder?

Im looking to setup a local server which would allow every mac on that wifi network to access and sync data. Is there i way i can do this using the 'Public Folder', with the data would be synced over ...
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How can I connect my Iomega Home Media Network Drive to my Airport Extreme?

I was given a 1TB Home Media Network Drive, (I think it's an older version of this, and here's the warranty info) and I cannot figure out how to connect it to my Airport Extreme. I plugged it in ...
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Mac Port Forwarding to device using Internet Sharing over Thunderbolt->Ethernet adapter

I'm sharing my Airport connection (en0) to my "Thunderbolt Ethernet" interface which i believe is en3/bridge100. My device connected via internet sharing can access the internet but it is hosting a ...
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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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How does Airplay from iCloud actually work?

Airplay from iCloud is part of the newest Apple TV update however I don't understand how it is supposed to work. Should I see a new option on my device when I'm airplaying something from it? This is ...
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Transfer between two ethernet connected Time Capsule from a wifi connected computer

I have two time capsules which are connected in 1Gb through the ethernet. When I initiate a transfer between the two devices from my wifi connected macbook air, I notice that the data flow from one ...
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How can I write an AppleScript which when run will connect to a specific WIFI network if available?

The title pretty much sums it up. I want to avoid having to use the trackpad to connect to certain networks. This comes up often when a new network becomes available but I'm already connected to ...
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Dropping files on a network share results in incorrect permissions

I've got 2 Macs running OS 10.6.8. I've configured one to automatically drop certain files in a folder on the other Mac. I've used an Automator script to do this, it logs in using a user name [copier] ...
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Can I redirect to an alternative DNS Lookup server depending on domain request

Background I had a problem loading images from a particular website. ( more details of that here) Someone at work Suggested I change my DNS servers to openDNS and see if that resolves the problem. ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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Verizon iPhone 5/5s: using as hotspot (specifically using ssh) during incoming call

What will a CDMA (specifically, a Verizon) iPhone 5s do when being used by a MBP to connect to the Internet, and more specifically, to another server through SSH, when an incoming call comes in? Will ...
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iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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Shrew Soft VPN on Mac not letting me SSH to servers inside the VPN

I am trying to use a VPN from work so I can do my work on my MBP. I have installed Shrew Soft and set up the VPN, and I am able to connect to it receiving the messages below. However I am still unable ...
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Time capsule over ethernet is incredibly slow

I am transferring files from my Time Capsule (4th Generation, 2TB, model A1409) to my laptop (Ubuntu) via the Apple Filing Protocol. The Time Capsule is connected directly to the laptop via an ...
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Open ports. Safe?

My friend is currently running the default firewall with "Block all incoming connection" (except the basic ones like 80). I just scanned his mac for open ports and I found the following: Open TCP ...
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Strange OSX 10.6.8 Networking Issues

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.6.8 in a small business environment running Windows and Macs. Late last week there was a strange problem that occurred in that the machine wouldn't boot. I was ...
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Can I have an iTunes library on a hard drive connected only to my wi-fi router?

I have both Windows and Mac laptop computers with hard drives that are too small to fit my music collection or backup iPhones. I would like to purchase a hard drive that I can connect to my wi-fi ...
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How many clients does the airport express support when bridging (ProxySTA)?

The airport express is said to support 50 users, yet in my case (when bridging WiFi to ethernet) it only serves up to 4 clients on the LAN port. A fifth client is not able to obtain an IP address nor ...
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How to access data on a pc from a mac which are in different network group

I am trying to access data from a pc which is in the network, however not in the same network group. Remote desktop works fine, but how can I access and enable transferring data? I am using OSX ...
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What is answering at port 80 when httpd is down?

Since OS X Lion, web sharing isn't available from the System preferences. So I shut it down using sudo apachectl stop. Doing this, http://localhost/~Username doesn't answer any more and all httpd ...
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How do I open TCP ports 7080 and 7090 for use with Merlin?

I'm trying to set up Merlin server on my Mac to send a GANTT chart to my iPad. I need to open TCP ports 7080 and 7090 for it to work. What's the best way to open those ports?
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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 ...