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How to hide an external drive from file sharing on local network

The problem is, my office has multiple computers, and there is only one account (admin) on every machine, all with the same password. So if I bring a personal firewire drive and attach it to my ...
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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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How to use 2009-era Airport Extreme in Bridge Mode Wifi

I have a 2009-era Airport Extreme that used to provide routing and WiFi for our cablemodem. Time Warner updated our cablemodem to a DG860, which comes with its own built-in WiFi. I'd like to ...
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Apple TV AirPlay other than WiFi?

In the Apple TV, when enabling AirPlay it shows "step 1: connect to a wifi network". What if I have Ethernet? Bluetooth? Will only WiFi work?
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How can Apple TV connect to a LEAP-protected network?

I have a WiFi network protected by LEAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Extensible_Authentication_Protocol). When choosing the network on Apple TV, it doesn't go through - says it's missing ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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Access Control List on Airport Extreme Roaming Network

I am using an airport extreme wired to an airport express. The extreme is connected to the internet. The express extends my network to another room where i can't get wifi access hence the wired ...
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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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iPhone controlling iPad remotely: something like Hamachi

I have searched for this around the web, but haven't found anything that was similar to what I was looking for. So here it goes. Suppose I have one iPhone and one iPad, both being jailbroken. The ...
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How can I list my open network ports with netstat?

I would like to list my open network ports in Terminal with built in commands. As what I know, netstat is the command to use. But I'm struggling to get any useful information out of it. How can I ...
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Can i turn my Old 2009 Imac into a Multi-use NAS server?

I have a late 2009 imac, everything is perfectly fine with the machine. Can i turn that into a Media/ NAS server?
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How can I route traffic to different gateways by protocol

Here's the situation: I can connect to the world either through my phone connection in wi-fi hotspot mode, or through a satellite link, which has much higher latency. My phone connection is limited ...
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Fast screen sharing

Ok, so, I want to buy a Mac Mini with OS X server. I want to run it without any monitor, or keyboards, or mouse. Now, I want to control it remotely from my MacBook via Screen Sharing. Since I have ...
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Mac OSX Virtual box running appliance copied from Windows

I had to work out of the office today and brought a copy of the Windows 2000 appliance I have on my Windows 7 machine at the office. Copied this to the Mac I am now on (Mavericks) and copied the ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...
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Can I find out which country I am in from a cell tower?

I want to find out in which country (no more specific than that) the cell to which the device is connected resides. The information must be dependent on the cell location, rather than the location of ...
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New USB ethernet adaptor not recognized on network at work

I recently purchased a new USB ethernet adaptor for my MacBook Air (running 10.8.5) direct from the Apple store, but it doesn't work on the ethernet network at work. The old USB ethernet adaptor works ...
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Why does my computer itself show up on Shared in Finder?

I am not sure this is a problem but it might be a symptom. The image below is from Finder (on Mavericks) on a Mac Pro. Notice that in the image below, you see MacPro-0025...(3) What is that? Why is it ...
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Disable wireless network card Mac OS X [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any way, how to turn off / disable the wireless network interface or driver, so I cannot connect to WiFi from running OS. I have MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. The reason for ...
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Intermittent DNS drops with Mavericks 10.9.1

I am seeing this problem consistently with my macbook pro retina 13-inch with Mavericks 10.9.1. Every once in a while, it stops being able to talk to the internet. I have been running a pair of pings, ...
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Sharing common folder in OS Mavericks and on Windows 8?

I have many PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. "Share" folder which is shared over network . I want help regarding this : 1) I want ...
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“Could not connect to server” every 40 minutes

Every 40 minutes or so, an alert pops up telling me that my Mac could not connect to the school server. How do I get rid of this? I've already deleted all of the recent servers but nothing helped.
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Create Wireless Bridge Connection Between Modem & WNDR3700 Router

My ADSL modem is in one room and my Computer (Mac) and Router is in the other. I'd like the Router to connect to the Modem wirelessly to access Internet. I've enabled Bridging in the Modem and I'm ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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Cannot reach local web site using IP-address of macbook

I am running a web server locally, and I can reach it by typing http://localhost:63342/myproject/index.html (this server is automatically started when I work on a web project in the Webstorm IDE ...
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Setup local network on Mac and share it via WiFi, but with no internet connection

I woat to use my iPhone as remote control for VLC. I use http://hobbyistsoftware.com/VLC-more and it is working fine when I am connected to my AirPort network. I will use my MacBook at a place where ...
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Belkin N150 router problem! Can't access router management page in MBP

I have a Belkin N150 router and can't connect to the internet. Only the small blue WPS light is blinking. It's SSID is no longer visble to any devices. I can't even access it's router management page ...
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Internet Sharing not working with my BeagleBone Black

Running Mavericks on a 15" MBP. I have a BeagleBone Black running Debian Wheezy. I have connected the two with an ethernet cable. I have a working wifi connection from the MBP. So I turn on Internet ...
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iOS Still showing 3G up to 30 seconds after WiFi connection

I created a hotspot with hostapd (CU8188CU) + dnsmasq on my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) and test the connection by various device. It seems that iOS (tested on iPhone 4S 6.1.3) takes up to 30 ...
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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Performance Issues

I'm running an 802.11ac wireless network using three AirPort Extreme base stations. While setting these fellas up is very simple and straightforward, I've been running into several issues... APE A ...
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How to view previous inputted MAC Address for WiFi network

I have a Belkin Router and accidentally changed the MAC Address for the Wireless Area Network. Is there a way to retrieve previous inputted MAC Address using Terminal? I'm looking around system and ...
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iChat sends out connections to an IP address when configuring camera and mic settings

Using LittleSnitch I noticed that Messages (iChat) tries to connect to 17.154.239.222 over udp when I open the audio and video preferences for the application. Apple owns that IP address but does ...
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How do I read the output of dns-sd?

When I run the dns-sd command, for example as dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. to list all the service types on my local network, I get a table that looks like: $ dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. ...
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How should I configure my VMware Fusion VM network connections?

I've been a long time user of VMware Fusion on my iMac and I've just bought a MacBook Pro to allow me to work on projects whilst I'm away from my desk. On my iMac, I have a few VMs, each with their ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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Apple Mail does not seem to connect to my IMAP server

I have my own Mailhosting, and am moving servers. Thunderbird works fine with the new Server IP. However, Apple Mail seems to fail and to silently ignore the new server. I am using Courier IMAP and ...
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Restrict iPad's 3G internet connection to certain applications

When I am using my iPad out of home (using 3G connection), I only check twitter or email, which uses very low bandwidth. But after the minutes, I can see that it consumes almos 50MB of data, so it ...
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Can't figure out how remote share is getting automounted

I have a NAS that stores the music files for iTunes. There is an automounted share on the NAS that iTunes goes thru to retrieve the music files. For the life of me I can't figure out how the automount ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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MacOS 10.6 firewall treats IPv4 and IPv6 packets differently

I'm develping a wireless MIDI controller. When connecting to a Mac running Mac OS 10.6, everything works fine, so long as the controller attempts to connect to the Mac using IPv4. When using IPv6, I ...
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Cannot ping my IP

How can it be that I cannot ping my own IP on Mac OS? $ ifconfig -a lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 ...
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MacBook Air (Lion)

We wiped the H.D on my 3 year old MBA OS X 10.7, Lion and restored it to like bran new at the Apple Store today. It connected effortlessly to the guest WiFi there. At home I get "Connection Timeout" ...
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Network usage whitelist for cell tethering on OSX?

I frequently use my Macbook on my iPad's data plan. Unfortunately, unlike iOS, OSX can't limit application network usage based on whether it's on a cell network, and I always have to remember to close ...
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Is there a way to track network usage of all computers on a LAN?

Is there a way to track network usage of all computers on a LAN? There are plenty of apps that can monitor traffic for local computer. But I have 18 machines connect to this airport extreme. I want to ...
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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MBA can't connect to Hotspot

I've a weird problem with my MBA (2011 model) since the upgrade to Mavericks. There is a certain set of hotspots to which I can't connect anymore. I'm not sure which ones specifically, but there are ...
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iTunes KERNELBASE.dll crash - Windows 7 Home Premium

Since I have updated iTunes (11.1.3.8) on my home PC running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 it constantly crashes after about using it for only a couple of minutes. When I check the Application log on ...
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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 ...