Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.

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I can't find a setting to disable WINS in Network settings

In my Network settings under WINS I have the NetBios name (elly) that I would like to disable (kill). The message shows that the "elly"is currently been used ? By whom, for what ? There a bunch of ...
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Can I share my Wifi connection on my iPad?

I'll be going away in a couple of days, and I believe that where I am going, the WiFi is restricted to one device being connected at once. However, I would like to have internet access on both my ...
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Get nic name and interface via command line?

What I am trying to do is to get the interface name and the nic name (description) via command line in OS X. On Windows the following command gives me the result I am looking for: wmic nic get name, ...
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Lion resolving DNS names when querying server directly, but not when used in a command or app

I've recently (as in minutes ago) added a hostname and reverse (A and PTR) records for a hostname on my internal network, using a Bind DNS server. For some reason, i can both dig and nslookup this new ...
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'Always Trust' wifi network not working

This is more of an annoyance than anything...I have a MacBook Pro (latest Retina 15") and a Mac mini (latest model) both running Mac OS 10.8.4 and whenever I connect to my company's wifi network, I ...
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Can the Airport Express base station be extended?

I'm thinking of replacing my home router (an older D-Link box) with the latest gen Airport Express base station. I currently have an older Airport Express unit (like this) that I want to use in ...
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Airport Express Base Stations as Bridge

I have two Apple A1264 Airport Express Base Stations. I acquired them from a client I did some work for awhile back who gave me some Apple hardware that he wasn't using anymore as payment since they ...
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Internet Sharing on Mountain Lion not working

I am trying to share an ethernet connection on a MacBook over Wi-Fi. I enabled Internet Sharing in the Sharing prefpane, When I try to connect using an iPad, the iPad can see the network but cannot ...
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Configure Software Update to use a SOCKS5 proxy

I've got a machine that doesn't have a direct connection to the internet. I use a socks proxy to connect to the internet: % ssh -ND 8080 gateway-machine And I've got Firefox, etc configured to use ...
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Change of IP / Configure AirPort Extreme

Earlier today our IP Address changed due to misconfiguration caused by our ISP. I'm trying to ensure our IP won't change again. So I spoke with our ISP and they assigned us a static IP (we were ...
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Cannot connect to specific website since OSX Mountain Lion install

I just installed Mountain Lion and everything is working pretty well except I can't connect to adobe.com. I can not connect on any of the browsers (firefox, chrome, safari). i can access the website ...
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How can I configure my Ethernet connection when booting from Recovery HD?

I'm trying to recover from a Time Machine drive sitting on the network at work. Our network doesn't use DHCP–it requires the Ethernet connection to be manually configured. I've looked at the Network ...
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Cannot Save/Edit to Mac Share Using Mountain Lion

The problem: Under Mountain Lion (10.8.3) I cannot create new files or save changes to a particular share, which is running Lion (10.7). I can connect to the shared Mac on my local network (in a ...
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Ethernet bridging Mac Mini

I would like to be able to use my home server (2012 Mac Mini) as a OpenVPN client with two network interfaces. My plan is to connect a small switch with an Apple TV and Roku to one thunderbolt ...
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Ethernet port doesn't work anymore

I was using my iMac 27" 2010, doing some work online. From one instant to another, internet stopped to respond. Unable to ping the local router, I initially believed it crashed. However, the rest of ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi ...
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Ethernet Working but No Internet Connection

In my office, nearly everybody uses Mac and we have just only one Windows 7 system. Just this morning, all the Mac systems (10.8.2) could not connect to the internet but could connect to the network, ...
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Cannot Resolve Host

For some reason my system will not resolve hosts added to /etc/hosts. If I add an entry: 127.0.0.1 somename.dev It won't resolve. If I add this, however: 127.0.0.1 somename.dev ::1 somename.dev ...
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Self-Assigned IP on Ethernet (en0)

Past few days my internet has been automatically getting a Self-Assigned IP on en0. I heard it does this when it can't retrieve a DHCP Server from the ISP. I've tried these solutions below. ...
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Trouble connecting Thunderbolt duo to network via ethernet/thunderbolt connector

I have a thunderbolt duo which is used with my Macbook Pro, but I want to use it also with my 2009 iMac. I've tried to connect using the thunderbolt/ethernet adapter, first into my gigabit switch and ...
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Does anyone know a decent app to monitor bandwidth usage, ideally from the terminal?

I'd like to monitor my bandwidth usage on my Macbook pro, and keep logs of it. Ideally, I'd like to view/monitor them via the Terminal. Can anyone recommend me some applications? EDIT: To clarify, I ...
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How to setup a ssh tunnel that works with P2P and filtered http from OS X to a linux machine over SSH?

I do have a linux machine (Ubuntu) which has no filters and a client machine which is behind a firewall that have even web traffic filtering. I can properly establish SSH connections from the client ...
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Apple TV 3 and network time problem (after Update to 5.1!?)

My Apple TV (3rd generation) doesn't connect to the internet any more because it doesn't succeed in getting the network time from my router. I tried restarting, updating, resetting both – the Apple ...
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What causes an iPhone IP to keep changing when it hits a website repeatedly?

My friend's iPhone 4 has a strange behavior. When on 3G, going to an IP detection website, his IP seems to be changing pretty much on every request! His phone is supposedly traveling all over the ...
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VPN+Proxy: How to override main network settings

I can establish a connection to my university VPN (Cisco IPSec). In addition I have to set a proxy, in this case I have the URL of a .pac file. When I set this in the VPN-settings, the proxy is not ...
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How do you access network preferences from the Terminal?

I can't seem to find how to open the network preferences from the Terminal. What Terminal command will open up the Network preferences window as if having gone by System Preferences > Network ?
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iPod Touch 4gen internet connection issues

Today I have a problem on my iPod Touch where there is a problem with internet connection using browsers (e.g. Google Chrome and Mobile Safari) but I also use Skype and it is working normally with no ...
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Driver/Kext Realtek 8191SE - Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4

I want to develop for the iPhone and I have installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my laptop. However, I don't have any driver/kext for wireless with Realtek 8191SE that runs on this OS. I have tried to ...
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Check / remove proxies from iPhone USB Personal Hotspot

I installed Charles Proxy to do some testing, later I disocvered that any traffic going through Personal Hotspot is also routed though to a local port. I've remove the Mac OS X proxy settings, but ...
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How can I diagnose why I can no longer access certain sites on certain networks since I upgraded to Mountain Lion?

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, I can no longer see certain sites, when connected to certain networks. I have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro (Quad-Core i7) which came with Lion (actually I think it came ...
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Connect to MySql over Airport Wireless LAN

I have installed MySql on a Mac Mini that I want to use as a dev database server. I have created a toy database on the server. I have created a wireless network using Airport. I now want to connect to ...
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How do I simulate a bad Wi-Fi connection on my iPad?

I'm testing an iPad application that requires an Internet connection. I'd want to simulate a situation when the connection isn't stable and can be suddenly lossed. If it's possible I'd want to control ...
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Can I use Apple TV First Gen as a wifi extender?

I have my router on one end of the house and my xbox on the total opposite side. My mom won't let me run an ethernet cord down stairs and won't let me reposition the router in the middle of the house. ...
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Client side DHCP log

Is there a dhcp logfile available in osx (snow leopard or lion) where I can see when a new ip-address was received from the DHCP server?
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How to fix when connecting to any server results in “Connecting to '…'” window that will leave up all day?

Along with myself, a couple other people in my office are having the same issue as I. Below, I will go through all the steps I've taken thus far (it's been a long time) and the results if I have ...
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Mac on local network has generic PC icon

I have an iMac and MacMini on my local network. From the Mini the iMac appears as a "mac' icon in the finder window - but the Mini appears as a "generic PC" icon from the iMac. Anyone know why this is ...
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10.6 PHD file type exclusion

I manage an environment that uses portable home directories for users with 10.6 for both the client and server. I've setup syncing via Workgroup Manager of pretty much entire home directories except ...
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How can I copy many large hi-res photos directly from iPad to cloud storage via WiFi and then manage them?

What's a good method to copy lots of high resolution photos from my iPad using WiFi directly to some sort of cloud server without having to use a Windows or Mac computer as an intermediary? Plus, ...
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How to listen to iTunes library stored on Time Capsule on iOS

I know that storing the iTunes library on a Time Capsule isn't recommended as it won't be backed up. But with iTunes in the cloud and iTunes Match this isn't as big a deal. So I figured I'd move my ...
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iPad app to manage photos stored in cloud?

I currently have several thousand (15GB) photographs stored on a PC. I would like to move them all to the cloud somewhere and use the iPad to manage them - change names, put in folders, etc. I also ...
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Apple Remote Desktop multiple ports on one address / ip

I am using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) version 3.5.1 and I want to add computers to the list. I have several virtual machines running on an VMWare ESXi host. VMWare enables screen sharing via VNC but ...
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Apple Airport - Access DHCP from ethernet connection?

Is it possible to have a device connected to an Airport Express via the ethernet cable to access the DHCP / sit within the NAT functionality for Internet use? I have an existing network where a ...
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Why is my MacBook sending out data, even when idle?

From the "Activity Monitor" I noticed that even when the computer is idle, and with all browsers closed, it is still sending data out (several hundred bytes per second). I want to know why this is ...
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How to receive notification of HTTP access

I have a web server running on my Mac and I'd like to be notified (via Growl for example) when someone accesses my server. I searched for something like that in Automator but found nothing. Do you ...
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How to disable “new network interfaces have been detected” prompt on Mac OS X Lion?

I get this uber annoying prompt every single time I plug my Macbook Air into my Thunderbolt display. Does anyone please know of a way to disable this? Thanks a lot!
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Setting a static route every boot with launchd / plist is failing

I hope to use launchd to set a static route on a server at boot time since I haven't figured a better way to configure this sort of networking on a server. My problem is that the command seems to be ...
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How can others connect to port 80 on my computer via an IP address?

I'd like to be able to give certain people my IP address (24.178.XX.XX) so they can access port 80 on my machine from their browser. Right now just putting that IP address from my own browser doesn't ...
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Sync multiple calendar together

Simple question, big problem. I evaluate a solution to sync calendar together but not FULL calendar.. just part with cloud here is the spec : I have 3 person person #1 = have a calendar with ...
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Does the iMac EFI Update 1.7 change how NetBooting works?

I have a NetBoot server to manage all the Macs in my office. However, when I started a weekly backup of one of my iMacs last week, after rebooting and holding N, I saw the blinking globe for a few ...
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Share Web through another port

I have a webserver running on a MBA at port 4431 and I want to access through my local network. But web sharing uses port 80 by default and I can't access to my_mba_ip:4431 Can I add ports to web ...