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Use different DNS servers for guest network on AirPort Extreme/Express

I have an AirPort Extreme and Express which provide a guest and a private wireless network. I also have a Mac server (192.168.1.10) running on the LAN. I want that server to be accessed only on the ...
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Connection error when remotely managing 10.9 OS X Server (SSL Handshake)

I am managing a Mac Mini with OS X Server (10.9) at the office and I got everything running perfectly. However, since some days ago I have lost the ability to connect remotely to the server using the ...
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How can I force Mac OS X 10.9 to see the ethernet port of my hub (Asix AX88179)?

I already downloaded (and installed !) the latest file from ASIX.com, which is the latest to this day, but System Information does not list the port as being available when I connect the USB 3 Hub ...
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Network stops working, with “Can't Assign Requested Address”

On OS X 10.9 (but no prior version), every now and then, I start getting strange network errors. I can still ping, but anything that requires actual content (like a web page) completely stops. For ...
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Airport Router DHCP Client Identification

I have a 3rd Gen Airport Extreme (802.11n 3rd Gen Dual band) as my main router. Attached to it are an Airport Express (802.11n 1st Gen Single Band) which is connected by and extends WiFi over it's ...
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Location-aware hostname resolution

Here is my situation: I am running Tunnelblick on my MacBook (running Mavericks) to connect to my own VPN, which comprises several machines, both at home and at remote locations. I can of course use ...
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What are the numerous incoming connections I see on public wifi for?

In general I have incoming connections disabled by my security software (Little Snitch). But even when I do this, on public wifi, I see numerous incoming connections for netbios and mDNSResponder ...
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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Adding an airport extreme base station so I can connect an aftermarket backup disk to the network to be used by Time Machine.

We have our home network connected through an ATT uverse router. I want to add an airport extreme base station so I can connect an aftermarket backup disk to the network to be used by Time Machine. ...
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Excel VBA: correct path to shared folder on networked Macs?

Does anyone know the correct syntax for a hardcoded path to access a backup folder on a locally networked Mac? The original path to access the folder on the same machine is Mackintosh ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with ...
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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how to know how much data your mac uploaded in a certain time [duplicate]

I'm working in a shared office space.. and i'm been accused that my laptop is the one that's responsible for uploading (uploading, not downloading) a lot of data in specific periods of time (ie you ...
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Another device is using your IP address mac, what do I change my IP address too?

Our internet router often stops working at home, but for the the second time only I have got a pop-up error saying: "another device is using your ip address". We have an iPhone and a Macbook but ...
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How come Android finds lists Wi-Fi networks that OS X doesn't?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.5 and a Samsung cell phone with Android. I use the Wi-Fi heavily on both (I travel a lot, and only use Wi-Fi when I'm out of the US) — often in cafes — and I rarely ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router ...
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Browsers won't load pages other than Google and Gmail

I have a MacBook with OS X 10.6.8 and I am getting "no data received" on Google Chrome, "the connection was reset" on Firefox and "cant open the page" on Safari. Google search engine works on Chrome ...
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Weird local domain behaviour

I just clean installed mavericks on my mac and local domains i use for web development still work. Surely clean install wipes the host file, so how is this possible? Its not really a problem, i am ...
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Can I access an account that was created as a “Network Account”?

I have a user account that I created on our network at work via Network Accounts. There are some files I want to retrieve from one of the users desktop. The user was created on the "Server" which is a ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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How to add the Time Capsule to an existing network, in Ethernet?

I have just received my new Time Capsule. I don’t want to create a new AirPort network, I already have one. I want to connect the Time Capsule to my existing network, in Ethernet. I plan to plug the ...
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How to fix Lion Server “webmail connection to imap server failed”?

Lion Server webmail is giving 'Connection to imap server failed' using the same user name and password, while sending and receiving mail works from Mail.app. This Lion Server: runs 10.7.5 is ...
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How to block and unblock https access on OS X 10.9

I am working on a test project that requires me to block https access for a specific app on my Mac (OS X 10.9). The instruction provided are "Chinese" to me and I have no idea where to start: ...
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How to block and unblock the media ports in MAC OSX 10.9? [duplicate]

I am working on a test project that requires me to block all media ports on my Mac OS X 10.9. The instructions I'be veen given are "Chinese" to me :-) I have no idea how and where to start, let ...
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Time Capsule and Thomson modem/router

Just got a new airport time capsule (2013 model). The time capsule is put in bridge mode and the modem/router from my ISP (thomson 585 v8) is doing the router stuff (dhcp, nat). Time capsule is ...
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How to force OS X to give a different IP lease with DHCP?

Is there a command line solution to get a different IP from a DHCP server? There are some solutions, like switching to BOOTP and back to DHCP, that will sometimes yield a new IP, but often the DHCP ...
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Applescript to enable internet sharing, but select where to share the connection from

I have the following applescript code that turns on internet sharing. What I want to be able to do is also have the applescript choose which connection I am sharing from the dropdown menu list. 1 ...
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Start AFP Sharing on server before user login?

I would like to have access to AFP Share from our clients possible as soon as the server's system is started, without one of the users needing to open a local session on it (on the server) first. I'm ...
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Screen sharing suddenly stopped working

For years, I've used screen sharing to connect my MacBook to my iMac. It has always worked like a charm. About a month ago, it stopped working. I can still see my iMac in Finder when I'm on the ...
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MacBook making strange DNS requests

We have a MacBook on our LAN making strange DNS requests for non-existant host-names: (Windows Server DNS log extract shown) 20131127 09:07:18 A28 PACKET 02A34A10 UDP Rcv 192.168.30.47 e40d Q ...
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Cannot change IPv6 Mode on my Airport Extreme (5th generation) using Ariport Utility 6

My provider recently added support for IPv6 and I wanted to configure it on my side. Unfortunately Airport Utility does not allow me to select appropriate IPv6 mode and I'm stuck with the tunnel mode ...
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OSX Firewall: Forwarding Ports & Ignoring Non-Local Requests

On my production Debian server I use this to forward requests that come in to port 80 to a non-root process running on port 8080: sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ...
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VPN splitdns not working on cellular data

I'm using an iOS On-Demand VPN with SPLIT-DNS (strongswan ipsec). If I'm on WiFi everything works perfectly. In Safari the DNS request for the hosts I specified are sent my way. However on LTE/3G, ...
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Hosting a NTFS drive share from Mavericks to Windows 8

I have a media server that runs on Mac, and because of this, my drive (which is NTFS) is hosted on the Mac. However, all of my media management is done on my Windows 8 PC that connects to the NTFS ...
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Resolve domain name using the internal IP when inside the intranet?

I want to access a web server using the same domain name while I am inside the intranet but a different IP. Let's say that I register into a public DNS: mysrv-public.example.com public-ip ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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How to connect to a specific BSSID via Terminal?

My internet provider has a service where I share part of my wifi connection with other subscribers and in return I can use their wifi connection when I'm close to a subscribers router. It's very ...
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Can't share the boot drive root dir with authorization for “everyone” set to “no access”?

If you add your boot drive to the network filesharing list of shares, the option to set the privileges for class "everyone" to "no access" is disabled. Can anyone explain why? Or how to enable it? ...
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How to force captive portal login?

I'm working at a space which uses wifi network that is not password protected, but has a captive portal. I've connected to it before, so when I connect again, captive portal page does NOT come up. How ...
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How to change SSID on iPhone?

Is there a way that I can disable SSID broadcast on my iPhone?
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Port Forwarding for AirPlay on OS X Server

I have set up an old Mac Mini I have lying around, as a Server, and it is performing magnificently. I have some AirPlay enabled speakers that I am trying to connect to my MBP. Unfortunately the MBP ...
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Macbook air stutters during streaming video

I am streaming video from an ASUS router to a macbook air (2013) and having horrible stuttering problems. No big deal, you may say - I just don't have the bandwidth for it. The only thing is, if I ...
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Unable to connect to TP-Link wireless router with iPad 2

I work in an office of 3 developers, all of whom own an iPad. Two of the developers have an iPad 3, and I have an iPad 2. I am the only one that cannot connect to the TP-Link TL-WA801ND Wireless ...
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How to share my iMac's wifi internet connection with another iPhone over wifi?

My iMac is connected to an iPhone's hotspot to get its internet connection. I have another iPhone that requires internet connection, but it can't connect to the hotspot. Instead, I would like the ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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What is Wifi-Networking option under system location services in iOS 7?

I've noticed an option called Wifi-networking and I can't seem to figure out what it does, exactly.
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Airport Express disconnects often

My airport express has been disconnecting a lot lately. Sometimes it disconnects every 5 minutes. My network is an airport extreme behind my router needed for work. Then I have an airport express as ...
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Ping on Mavericks on late 2013 MacBook Pro slow and variable compared to Windows

I had a couple of issues connecting to an SMB share last night so started using ping to test connectivity. At that point I noticed the ping was very slow and variable - my Windows laptop shows ...
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Why do shared network drives, mounted on my mac, have icons vary depending on how I mount them?

I have a single drive that is shared via the usb on my airport extreme. Works great. That single drive actually has two partitions. I use them for different reasons. (movies and stuff on one, ...