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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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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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How to see whole network on a mac?

I am new to the apple world and finding out some "how to stuff". One of the things I am looking for is the Microsoft equivalent of the "network center". Everything works on my mac network-wise. ...
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Disable loopback interface lo0 on 10.8.4?

For testing purposes (testing raw network speed over a number of cables) i have equippped my Mac Book pro with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter besides the built-in gigabit ethernet ...
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Find out type of VPN connections in network preference

I have a VPN connection in my system preference but I don't remember type of this connection (PPTP, IPSec etc). How do I find this out?
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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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Why doesn't my VPN work with my new Mac?

I used Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant to copy everything from an old Mac to a new one, both running 10.8.4. My VPN connection uses the built-in OpenVPN client, via the Network pane in System ...
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How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
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How to determine which traffic goes over the PPTP VPN?

I setup a PPTP VPN on mac os x lion, on the advanced tab I do not have the send all traffic over VPN connection checked. I only want traffic to a specific server connected to go through the vpn, ...
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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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Which Ports are open by Default on iPad 2 (iOS 6)?

I have a Question: Which Ports should be open on iPad 2 by default? Because on a port scan, my iPad shows some completely irrelevant ports open (ex. IIS on port 1027)!
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How can I diagnose intermittent network failures from my MacBook?

I've been having a persistent problem where my 2011 MacBook Air abruptly loses its network connection for 30-60 seconds before regaining it without action on my part. This doesn't seem to be a ...
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How can I remedy a multiple AirPort network where each base station tends to end up isolated from the rest?

I live in a wide house, so I have an Airport extreme, an Airport express and a TimeCapsule setting up a free roaming network. I used to have the Airport Express working as a master central router for ...
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How to connect to modem setup as bridge through Airport Extreme?

I've recently been assigned a static IP by my ISP provider (Sonic.net). My previous setting was with the modem configured to connect using static IP and the Airport Extreme as a bridge. NAT and DHCP ...
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AirPort Extreme: slow upload via ethernet, but fast via wireless

I have a new dual-band AirPort Extreme base station (v7.6.1). I've used it to create a wireless network, and I also connect my Mac Pro (Early 2009, running 10.8.2) via ethernet. When I run a speed ...
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Reserve a static IP address on an older Airport Extreme base station

I'm trying to give my server a static IP address (it's connected directly to the base station) but it's an old base station, (Airport Extreme 802.11g) so there's no obvious way to reserve an IP ...
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Are there any security vulnerabilities that would allow an attacker to change the admin password?

A good friend of mine woke up one day to discover that someone had changed the admin password on his mac. It seems the same attacker also broke into his Yahoo email. Assuming he was on an unsecured ...
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Windows 8 RP says no network adapter found under boot camp in the new Retina MBP. Can anyone help me get the driver for the network adapter?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6008/windows-8-on-the-retina-display-macbook-pro "The problem is Apple doesn't provide a Boot Camp driver set for the Retina MacBook Pro yet. I had to use the Broadcom ...
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App or process to show Youtube videos offline without a computer?

I'm trying to avoid having to sync my iOS devices with a computer for any reason, but so far haven't been able to come up with a way to find a youtube video and cache it locally so when I leave an ...
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How best to share a Mac-connected printer with Windows 7 PCs on a workgroup network?

I've currently got an old but decent non-network-capable laser printer connected to one of my Windows 7 PC's, and shared over the network (a plain Windows workgroup.) Other PCs in the house, my Mac ...
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Browsers unable to connect to Internet, other apps can, Parallels can

This has been happening in the last few days: Chrome or Safari on the Mac (OSX Lion/10.7.2) are unable to connect to the Internet. Other apps are able to (Dropbox...). I am able to browse through IE ...
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Sharing local Apache vhost over lan without Hosts/DNS change?

I'm freelancing somewhere and want to share a local (on my MacBook) site with some LAN users via IP. The network structure, time and technical ability here don't allow me get everyone to add host ...
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automount NFS when on specific wifi

I'd like to be able to mount an nfs NAS mount point whenever I connect to my home network and initiate an rsync to it. I saw the post for "How can I automount afp volumes at startup? ", although there ...
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What is a Mac OS X equivalent of McAfee Security network mapping?

We have multiple computers of different OS in a network. Mine is Mac OS X and most others are Window XP or 7. I will need to help monitor what computer gets connected. In past, I use Windows and have ...
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How should I debug AFP issues?

I'm having some problems connecting to a Time Capsule's shared drive from a Macbook Air running OS X 10.7.2 Lion. I can connect to the share without problem from a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6 Snow ...
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Directing specific apps to use different network connections than other apps

Let's say that I have an iMac with a wired Ethernet connection and a WiFi connection at same time, on two separated LAN. Is this possible to ask Firefox to use the WiFi and Safari to use the Ethernet ...
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Wireless stalling: TXQ MAX DEPTH?

Got a brand new iMac 27" Mid 2011 - Core i5 and when backing up data from old iMac, through the wireless, the network stall and then stops, after some minutes it restart. Got this problem several ...
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Can I connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN linux server using a Snow Leopard client?

Do I need any special software? What should I do to connect to a L2TP/IPSec VPN?
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Unable to mount an NFS share

I'm trying to access my (Synology) NAS share through NFS and always get the same issue. First, I activated NFS support in my NAS: Then I set the permissions on the NAS: My MBP has the IP ...
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How to stop OS X Lion automatically asking me to join a network

I'm on a school network so I have to sign in before I can use the internet. Before in OS X 10.6 it would just connect me to the network and let me signin on my own. Which I made a script to login for ...
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Sharing one IP address among multiple Apple devices

Is it possible to share one IP address between two Apple laptops (both running Snow Leopard in my case) so that both devices can connect to the internet?
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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iTunes Home Sharing: Shares Entire Library Instead of Selected Playlists

I have my master iTunes library on a Mac Mini, and I set up Home Sharing to stream my music and videos to my MacBook Pro. When I had iTunes 9, I selected certain playlists to share and not others, ...
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Some applications on MacBook Pro think Internet is not connected when it is

I have had my MacBook Pro for about 6 months; bought it new in 2010. I am running Mac OS 10.6.5. Using Airport to connect to the Internet. Had no problems until this last week, when at an apparently ...
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OS X Server 10.6 and Fully Qualified Domain Names

From the Advanced Server Admin for OS X Server v.10.6: You must have a fully qualified domain name for each server’s IP addess in the DNS system. The DNS zone must have the reverse-lookup ...
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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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How can I change print quality and print profile settings when using Airprint?

I just got a new wireless printer and I love that it lets me print from any device on my wireless network, even my iPhone. There is, however, one feature that appears to be missing. When I print from ...
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How can I use wifi only for handoff?

Ok OSX wizards... I have a dilemma. In order to use handoff/continuity at work I need to connect my Mac and iPad/iPhone to the same wifi network. Moreover, I also need to be connected to the ...
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In OS X, how does manually sandboxing an application from the internet compare to blocking it with Little Snitch?

I want to prevent inbound and outbound connections to one application. I can buy Little Snitch if it's the best option, but it feels like I wouldn't be getting much value out of it for that one use. ...
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Which URL does Apple request when connecting to a Wi-Fi network to look for redirects?

I remember reading somewhere that when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Apple tries accessing their own URL which is guaranteed not to follow any redirects. (E.g. http://apple.com/no-redirects). If it ...
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Console log flooded with discoveryd errors. How can I make them stop (not just hide them)?

They are 3,500 out of the 4,000 of the latest messages. They are always of the form: 1/5/15 1:07:38.307 PM discoveryd[49]: Basic Sockets Couldn't set IP_BOUND_IF on socket fd[73] scopeID[11] ...
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
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Is there a way to measure data traffic from airport extreme?

We have lot of machines and occasionally experience slowness in some devices and wanted to see if it has something do with a device stealing the bandwidth. So I would like to measure the bandwidth ...
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Network issues since upgrading to Yosemite - Unable to find local systems

I am on a Windows corporate network. Since I've upgraded my MacBook Pro (2014) to Yosemite from Mavericks, I am unable to find local machines on our network via DNS. I can get onto my corporate ...
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running a simple shell script on startup in Yosemite

Regarding stackexchange post how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite The offering here is interesting but all I want to do is set the ip address of one of the ethernet interfaces, en0 ...
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Are all Verizon iPhone 5S are GSM Unlocked globally?

I am getting an iPhone 5S, Verizon version from USA and I plan to use it in India (on a GSM network). I read that Verizon iPhone 5S are GSM unlocked globally and can be used anywhere in the World. Is ...
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Problem with Apple Time Capsule Being Used to Extend a Wireless Network

I have a Time Capsule (it's the last version, not the current one) that is connected to my FIOS modem and serves as the base station for my home wireless network in my three story house. I have an ...
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How do I point Sonos to my music on an Airport Extreme connected hard drive?

I am attempting to set up a music library to use on my wifi based Sonos system. I have moved a copy of my iTunes music collection to an external USB 2.0 drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Drive) which ...
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Is there an 802.11ac Airport Extreme card available for older Mac Pro machines?

When I built my macpro3,1 machine (Early 2008) back in the day, I chose not to get an Airport Extreme card since I only intended to connect it via an Ethernet cable. However, I've noticed that the new ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...