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Best way to transfer over 40 GB of files from Windows to OS X

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Mavericks - VPN command line

I see a lot of third party apps that offer the ability to turn your Mac into a VPN server. It seems the VPN server functionality is built into OS X from what I've read but you need OS X server to get ...
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Automatically connect to shared device when detected

Here is my need : I want my media center to be mounted in the /Volumes of my Macbook as soon as I turn it on. So, I need to automate the Connect as action. Users & groups > Login items only ...
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Re-open network tabs in Finder

How do I restore network Finder tabs in OS X Mavericks after the computer source of the tabs has rebooted and left those tabs blank? Is there an Automator action that can populate Finder tabs with ...
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Getting Network accounts unavailable

I'm getting network accounts message on an OS X system. I'm pretty sure its because this computer was joined to a domain and it was deleted accidentally. From this same screen, can I log in to any ...
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How do I enable A5/3 cellular encryption on an iPhone or iPad?

I want to only connect to A5/3 networks to prevent MITM attacks on my cellular data. I'm not concerned if the attacker is the mobile operator themselves.. (assuming that mobile operator can't be ...
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Any way to send messages to Mavericks Notification Center from another machine on the local network?

I need a way to have a Linux-based machine send a message that can be received and displayed by the Mavericks Notification Center. I used to do this on an older version of OS X by running Growl, and ...
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How to find the password to my iPad's currently-connected Wi-Fi network?

I am connected to my wifi on my iPad but I want to know if there is a way to find the password that is put in to get connected to it.
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How to access internet on an Apple iBook G3 without Airport Card?

I got an old Apple iBook (second generation G3 if I'm not mistaken) without an Airport Card. Are there any other options to access the internet on it besides the ethernet port? Could I share the WiFi ...
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What is localhost.pharos from Netstat?

Over past week, netstat reflects an established connection to localhost.pharos. Googled Pharos and it's a software which enables printing services at Universities/Enterprises. Any ideas why ...
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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows ...
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How can I discover Windows hosts to add a printer

I have a Windows print server on the network. I am trying to one of the printers on this server to a Mac with the latest OSX. I can ping the Windows PC, but when I go to the Windows tab in the add ...
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Switching Network Locations under Mavericks

When using Lion I could issue this command at the terminal to change network locations(which I got from this site, thank you): networksetup -switchtolocation "Proxy" I've recently upgraded to ...
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Forwarding a single port from one network adapter to another?

I have a Parallels Desktop virtual machine with Host-Only networking. I want to set up Remote Desktop on Windows (port 3389) while not exposing any other part of Windows to the external network. ...
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ERR_ADDRESS_INVALID from chrome,but telnet works

This evening I discovered that I could not access any websites from Chrome, Firefox, etc. At first I though my router might just need rebooting, but I quickly found that I had no trouble ...
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How do I make my macbook pro (2011, OS10.7.5) reconnect to the network when the signal goes down?

My problem is the wifi internet is not stable and regularly goes out for 4-5 seconds at minimum up to ~40 seconds, although the network stays up. However it is annoying because my macbook does not ...
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Which process is eating my connection?

I found something is eating 100KB of my rx Internet connection. Doing iftop I found that most data is coming from 69.31.72.192. Running this command line: lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " " | uniq ...
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CalenderAgent: howto allow connection only if needed?

I use LittleSnitch, and there i can see that CalenderAgent makes still connection to Google and iCloud even iCal is closed. Because of several reason..., I want to allow CallanderAgent making ...
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OS X Server VPN: cannot ping local network

My OS X Server located in my home network. It's using Time Capsule to connect to the Internet. I've setup VPN server there and I was able to successfully connect, but I can't reach the devices in the ...
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Why does my Mac (OS X 10.9) try to log into our fileserver as GUEST?

We recently upgraded several of our Macs to Mavericks. On one in particular, I'm seeing unexpected behavior when logging in to a Windows fileserver. From Finder, I hit cmd-k, then enter ...
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Apple 2 network connection says Selected Appletalk Connection can't be found

Apple ii is setup for ethernet with addon card. Link light is green, however I cannot ping google. It's setup for 10 Base T and used to connect just fine. I powered cycled my modem one day, and after ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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Automatically assign DNS

How do I ensure that the DNS is being set by the network? On Windows I would check here and make sure that Obtain DNS server address automatically was selected:
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How do I create a loopback adapter for Parallels VMs?

I have several windows VMs that needs to connect to the OSX host in Parallels. Rather than hard coding all the VMs to use an IP that my Wifi router uses, Id rather have something that works even ...
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Send a (push) message to everyone who is in the range of my Wi-Fi router?

I have a large property and rent it out to clients who rented a holiday home. Now I would like to send to everybody an automatic message over Wi-Fi. I have an old router with Wi-Fi, for example to ...
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Problems connecting to Windows file share via Time Capsule

I'm having a very odd problem connecting to a Windows file share that is outside of my home network. My home network router is a Time Capsule. I can ping the remote host just fine. Outside of my home ...
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Filezilla Explicit FTP over TLS not working with Airport Extreme

There is a security certificate exchange that occurs at the start of the connection process which doesn't seem to work when the Airport Extreme is used as the Internet access point. When I switch to ...
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Check if a (recent) Apple computer is in use over the network

I want to write a script for my energy-swallowing, FreeBSD-based NAS that checks if any of my two Apple computers (iMac 2011, MBA 2012) is turned on. The NAS is turned on in the morning by an RTC ...
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How can i share my wi-fi as a wireless access point(AP) to others in os x 10.9+?

I known i can do above by using "built-in" internet sharing(System Preference -> Sharing -> internet sharing & wi-fi setting). but the "built-in" internet sharing lacks some essential functions ...
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Can we access the DNs, DHCP and NAT settings of the iPad personal hotspot?

Can we access the DNA DHCP and NAT settings of the iPad personal hotspot? Is there any app that allows access to those parts of the os?
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Different SSH/RDP hosts based on location

I have a few servers that I ssh and RDP to to at my office. When I'm out of the office I connect to them via hamachi. Currently I have duplicate ssh hosts and rdp profiles for inside and outside the ...
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Maximum number of Airport Expresses/Home Audio Distribution Network

I'm trying to set up a 6-zone home music distribution system using 6 AE's, each one being connected to a number of speakers thru multi-channel distribution amps. All would be located in my central ...
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Dig resolves a domain, but all other programs fail to find it

Mac OS X Mavericks, no VPN, connecting via wifi. This domain resolves to my IP address in the local network $> dig mydomain.xx ;; ANSWER SECTION: mydomain.xx. 3591 IN A 192.168.10.18 I ...
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Completely reset network configuration

I have an AirPort Extreme at home and a MacBook Pro Retina. I've been trying to set up a VPN at home, without any luck. But I'm afraid I broke my network settings along the way... I've tried so many ...
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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

I have a router connected to the Internet. I have connected my Airport Extreme to this router. I know this is receiving the message (Double NAT). Since I want to receive all traffic on my Airport, I ...
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If you add a USB WiFi adapter can you network share it over WiFi?

I've connected to a wired network before and shared that over WiFi. I'm curious if I got a USB WiFi adapter if I could do the same thing with WiFi input. So the USB WiFi adapter would be the network / ...
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How to be connected to two different LANs simultaneously?

I have a home router is connected to the internet, I have a MacMini that connects to the router via WiFi. This works fine. Now I have got another Linux machine which I connected with a cable to the ...
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How to troubleshoot network connection loss on Mac OS?

A remote Mac Mini server started seemingly randomly losing internet connectivity, and it has be manually restarted (since it's only managed via SSH and ARD and doesn't have a display). After the ...
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What is Ethernet Adaptor (wc5)

In my Network Preferences panel, I've just noticed a network type I didn't see before. The name is "Ethernet Adaptor (wc5)" (note it says Adaptor and not Adapter). It has an IP, it's yellow, and it ...
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Connect Wi-Fi Hotspot Through OSX Internet

I have a question regarding creating a wifi hotspot using a router or a wifi card with a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.9. Is it possible to create a hotspot using a separate wifi card or router? The ...
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How do I remotely control my iPhone from my MacBook with no wifi or AC power available (so no router)?

I'm connecting my MacBook successfully over my home wifi network via VNC (using Mac OS X's /System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app) to my jailbroken iPhone 5, which is running Veency. Now, in ...
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Network sharing fonts

I've got four iMacs in a design studio and I want to share fonts between them so InDesign documents and the like won't get errors when they're being worked on on any of the machines. Are there any ...
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Why does my iMac lose connectivity over WiFi every few hours?

I have a Mid-2011 iMac running Mavericks. It's connected to a Netgear WGR614 router (G, not N). After a few hours of being connected, sometimes the browser is unable to load any websites and a ...
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Workaround for Mavericks Bluetooth/Wi-Fi interference?

I have this problem: I normally have Bluetooth enabled so I can make use of my speaker system and Magic Trackpad on my mid-2012 11" MacBook Air (2.0 GHz i7, 8GB). However, when it's enabled, Wi-Fi ...
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How do I route internet through local PPP connection I have on PTY terminal?

I'm doing this hack job where I have routed a cell phone's GPRS modem over to a local PTY. The proprietary debug software actually routes the modem over TCP, I then use socat to route it to a PTY ...
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OS X Server ignoring static VPN IP request

I posted this question on serverfault but I think it's more appropiate here. I've just enabled the VPN service on OS X Server, everything is working fine however we are facing one issue. All of our ...
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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...
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Very slow screen refresh on server screen share

I have a brand new Mac Mini, configured with Intel i7, 16GB, dual SSDs... basically the top of the line Mac Mini you can buy as of 2/1/2014. I also purchased the latest Airport Extreme, with 802.11ac ...
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Can't see A1084 AirPort Express behind A1354 AirPort Extreme

Can anyone please make any suggestions...? (Preferably, step by step instructions to resolve this issue). I am using AirPort Utility 6.3.2 on a MacBook Pro running MacOS X 10.9.1 Mavericks. AirPort ...