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DNS/Routing issue when connected via Wi-Fi and USB Modem at the same time

Before I updated to Yosemite, I used to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi and a USB Modem at the same time. I'd set my Wi-Fi connection to have priority over the USB Modem (using the Network ...
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Bonjour wizard says no bonjour printers available

Bonjour print wizard says “no bonjour printers are available” Have Mac networked to 2 PC’s. One has win XP, the other win 7 home prem (hereafter referred to as pc2).The printer is attached to the Mac ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Resetting?? - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

This is what happened in the lead up to the problem with resetting of "Auto Proxy Configuration" setting in Advanced Network settings. A few days ago I started having a problem using my internet on ...
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MBP can't connect to Starbucks Wi-Fi, only restart helps

Tough question to frame ;) .. but I have a situation that plays out often: firing up the laptop (latest MacBook 15") at Starbucks will often never connect unless I restart the entire box. This tells ...
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How to create a wifi hotspot on OS X WITHOUT available internet connection?

How to create a wifi hotspot on mac WITHOUT available internet connection? In Windows, we can easily create an infrastructure wifi LAN hotspot with: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ...
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Screen Sharing stops working (10.9 and 10.10)

I am running a MacMini (late 2012) with OS X 10.9.5 Server as a media server connected to a TV via HDMI. The Mac ist mostly used as a Plex Server/Player and a SickBeard client (running on Python - ...
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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Little Snitch in Safari-only guest account?

I have FileVault 2 enabled on Yosemite. I use Little Snitch and would generally like to limit information sent to Apple while I'm using the laptop, but I would also like to use Find my Mac. In the ...
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What is changing ComputerName?

So there is a this thing called computer name that can be set either via Preferences -> Sharing, or sudo scutil --set ComputerName "My Name" When I use sudo scutil --set ComputerName "My Name" and ...
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Issues setting up man in the middle proxy for iPhone

I am trying to set up a proxy on my iPhone, so that I can view web traffic coming in and out of it. I've tried using a few tools such as Charles and Mitmproxy, but every time I set the HTTP Proxy for ...
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Mac trying to connect to files on disconnected NFS (how do i stop them?)

I just left a job that I connected to an NFS to work on files directly—so I'm assuming all of my 'recently opened' files in various programs are trying to connect to that server. The annoying part is ...
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Configuring AirPort Extreme with Existing Router

I'm setting up an office network consisting of: - ATT ADSL2 Modem -> CISCO Router (198.x.x.x) -> Airport Extreme I'm having an issue getting the Airport Extreme (6th Gen) to connect to the network. ...
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What's the terminal command to see how network shares are connected?

I would like to see how certain volume shares are connected to my Mac. I'm on a Windows network and need to know if shares are connected over smb2 or cifs or afp protocol... etc... Do I need to ...
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VPN Auto connect Notification

I have used the VPN auto connect option via Applescript [see code]. It works like a charme there's only one problem. Every time when i open my MacBook I get this [see printscreen] notification. A few ...
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use iPhone/iPod touch Wifi through Opera turbo

I'm a boarder at a school and some sites are blocked. I normally access these sites via Opera Turbo on my MacBook, but on the iPhone I can only use it via the Opera app. Is there any way to route ...
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Trying to get Hadoop to work; “connection refused” in Hadoop and in Telnet

I was trying to get Hadoop working in standalone mode on my MBP (OS 10.9.5), but I kept getting "connection refused" errors. I found that telnet localhost 9000 gives the same error, which is what I ...
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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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Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10 my computer name keeps changing adding a (2) and (3) and so forth. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Reconnect to VPN automatically

I have a Softether VPN server v2.00-9387, which is OpenVPN compatible. I am connecting to it via L2TP protocol on my Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.5 computers, using built-in network connections, ...
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Why does DNS resolution fail for one user account every 10 minutes on Yosemite?

My daughter has a user account on our iMac. She is not an administrator, and parental controls are not enabled. When she logs in, she has about ten minutes of connectivity before host resolution ...
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What are Airport scan requests?

I have a lot of logging noise that seems to be malignant, and doesn't scream "problem" when I look at it. It is just so frequent that it's almost endless, and that it's related to wireless networking ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.
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WiFi Extender gives my MBP the WiFi Exclamation Mark

I have a wifi extender (TP-Link TL-WR700N). It works great for iPhones, iPads, Windows laptops, and Android devices. However whenever my MBP (running Mavericks) switches to it from the main network, ...
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How to resolve dropping wifi issue since Yosemite upgrade?

As of today I experience random wifi connection drops on my MacBook Air 2012 that force me to reselect the network every ten minutes. The only recent change to the system was an upgrade to Yosemite. A ...
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How to share files only within a particular subnet?

Suppose I have a repeater on the subnet 192.168.100.1, is there a way to allow file sharing within the 192.168.100.x subnet only? I don't want the machines connected to the repeater to pop up under ...
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Wifi issues with multiple devices

I have about 4 devices always using the internet on my home wifi network. Everything is fine and dandy until I start to do intensive bandwidth stuff like gaming and streaming movies. So I thought this ...
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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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network computers renamed after Yosemite install

Yosemite install (from Mavericks) has automatically changed the names of my network computers as shown in the Finder sidebar. For example, my name IMac now displays as my name iMac(2). My two ...
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Can't remove sharing point, forward slash in the name - OS X Server

I can't remove sharing point on the from OS X Server 3.0.1. After clicking Remove nothing happend. Here is video showing the behaviour: http://youtu.be/-6r8WNSP-Ek I think some plist file could ...
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Define Route with Gateway and NetIf

Hi I'm using some VPN software that isn't the default OSx VPN support. When it connects it clobbers my routing table, putting all traffic through the VPN. What I want to do is have something like ...
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Mac Pro loses network connection after wake from sleep since Yosemite upgrade

I have a really strange issue since i updated to Yosemite. When i wake up my 2012 Mac Pro, the network connection is totally lost. Output from dmesg (sorry, couldn't copy/paste at this time): - Nic ...
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How to use OS X's terminal to ping an IP using the latency as a stopping condition for a loop?

What I'd like to do is to ping an IP while the latency is above an specific value. I think an example will help: Let's suppose I have the following result to the "ping *IP here*" command: PING *IP ...
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Change MAC address in OS X Yosemite

I usually changed my MAC address with the following commands: # Get a New MAC Address openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' # Changing the MAC Address sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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Yosemite when logged in will not connect to internet (but during system recovery mode will)

Upgraded to Yosemite over the weekend and before the upgrade had I no issues with internet connectivity. After upgrading I noticed that I was unable to connect to the internet at home, but presumed it ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop local redirection?

I have a Windows 7 Virtual Machine setup, that I remote into using my Macbook Pro. I'm using Microsoft Remote Desktop 2014, and have Folder Redirection setup. I don't see where the redirected folders ...
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Bulk removing Wifi networks from an iOS device

This article, "What we give away when we log on to a public Wi-Fi network", demonstrates how dangerous it is for you to turn on Wi-fi on your phone. It advertises the name of every network it has ...
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bridge CDCmodem and wifi on mac OSX 10.9.3

I am not a professional in IT. I am looking for a way to bridge OSX wifi with CDC modem (datacard). I tried using the internet sharing but then the wifi makes a new SSID network and disconnects from ...
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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I know it's a bad idea to upgrade an OS so soon when you are running any enterprise software, especially related to security/vpns etc. But I did! And I would like to avoid downgrading if possible. ...
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networksetup -connectpppoeservice “VPN” does not work anymore on Yosemite

I have some bash scripts to connect my VPN but since Yosemite was installed they doesn't work anymore. I tested directly on Terminal with and without sudo: networksetup -connectpppoeservice "VPN" ...
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Discoveryd Alternative to Replace mDNSResponder Argument?

This is a direct follow-on to this question. Before Yosemite, I'd add the "-AlwaysAppendSearchDomains" argument to the mDNSResponder plist file so that all local resolver lookups added the search ...
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How to automatically share my iPhone's internet connection with my MacBook

I believe I heard from the Apple keynote that with the release of Yosemite and iOS 8 we will be able to automatically share the iPhone's internet connection without having to connect every time with ...
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Ping Issues using Thunderbolt to CAT

Is anyone having a higher than usual ping when using a thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter? Or maybe the thunderbolt adaptor has a known issue? Found this thread, Ping on Mavericks on late 2013 MacBook ...
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How to refresh the shared list in the Finder's side panel?

In the left side of the Finder, under favorites and devices there is a shared list that contains computers and other devices on the network. I use the MacBook in two places, both with wifi. When I ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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How to detect which app are traveling data on iOS?

I am developing an application to collect monitoring information and data traffic for iPhone. I´m developing in Xamarin / Monotouch, but not is a problem if have to interpret codes written in ...
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Frequently get “The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/MyMBPro.sparsebundle” is already in use” message

I have been plagued with this problem for well over a year, and am hoping someone can shed some light on what is going on. My setup is that I have a Macbook Pro that I use with a monitor while I'm ...
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Cant print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

Ive recently bought a cannon ix6850 printer to replace my canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built in wifi). Now ive got this new 6850 if i connect to it over wifi i get ...
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VPN won’t work with AirPort Extreme

I have a VPN server set up on my MacMiniColo machine running OS X 10.9.5 server. My iPhone (running iOS 8.0.2) can connect to the VPN server via LTE. My MacBook Pro (also running 10.9.5) can connect ...
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Mac Pro late 2010 won't go online

My Mac Pro, for some reason, after changing internet services will not go onto the internet. My macbook and Imac, and all my devices Connect fine. I've tried renaming the router as the last cable ...
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Looking for IPv6 modem for bridge mode

I have a Time Capsule and a modem in bridge mode. I would like to switch to IPv6 so that I can stop using NAT. My modem does not have IPv6 support so I need a new one but I can't find one that on the ...