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Airport Express: Connect a desktop pc wirelessly to a home network

I have a desktop computer with a non-mac OS (it currently runs windows XP HomeEd, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a mac ...
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Can't find network files over SMB protocol using the Spotlight in Lion

I tried to find some files in a network volume mounted in OS X Lion over SMB using Spotlight. Didn't work. But, when I tried the same search from OS X Snow Leopard it worked perfectly. What do I ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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_mdnsresponder generates 5‘000 DNS requests/s

On our network with several tens of thousands machine we notices several OS X machines that from time to time begin to send more than 5000 DNS requests per seconds. We were able to identify some of ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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Enable/Disable Sharing (SSH/File) Based on Network?

Is it possible to enable and disable the Sharing features (ssh, file sharing, etc) based on the current network? For example, I want file sharing and SSH to be enabled on my trusted home network. ...
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How can I see if my ipad 3 has been hacked?

does anyone have a clue on how can I see with evidence if someone has been hacked my ipad 3. I had connected it with an iphone 3 in the past, which wasn't mine. Is there any chance they can move into ...
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Screen sharing with server fails

I am managing a Mac server cluster and I can do screen sharing from my Mac to the cluster without a fuss. However a colleague of mine receives the following error upon trying to switch on screen ...
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Receive Apple Push Notifications behind a VPN

Hey guys I tried to search google for this particular question but couldn't find a solution which fits my question. I'm trying to build an app which works only when VPN is configured properly. (The ...
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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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Viber messenger not working on my ad-hoc wireless network

I have an iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.1) and I installed Viber messenger (version 2.2.2.86) which enables you to make phone calls over the internet. The messenger works perfectly when I use a wireless router to ...
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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Connecting via AFP with no timeout

My Mac at home is asleep, but it sometimes wakes up for various reasons, and I want to connect to it via AFP once it's awake so it will stay awake and let me access files. When I do an AFP connection ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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How to create your own wifi network in mac without internet cable

I want to create a network in my room with my mac. I have low wifi signal in my room and my ipad cannot detect it but my mac can. However, I am using a retina mac and thus cannot connect the ethernet ...
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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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Analog of `ss` command for OSX

Is there any analog of ss command for OS X? See man page for what ss does. Particularly I want to see different info about open ports, connections, sockes and so on. I know that I can use netstat and ...
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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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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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OS X Mavericks system-wide VPN settings doesn't work for particular applications

I'm using OS X Mavericks and I have a systemwide VPN setting that web browsers like Safari work well. However, I also want the LINE instant message software to use this VPN setting, but LINE seems to ...
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Is there a way to stop OS X opening NAT-PNP/uPNP holes for every open port on *?

With any luck, there's an easy work-around for this: curl ifconfig.me to find your external IP address sudo lsof -i4 -n | grep LISTEN | grep \* to find processes listening for connections from other ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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OSX slow netwerk setup after sleep when wired (wireless is fast)?

When my mapro6,1 awakes from sleep it takes like 20-30 seconds before the network (and therefor Internet) is working, when i use WiFi its almost instant. Any ideas? Thanks!
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DNS Lookup Failure on Terminal Only (Mavericks)

I recently did a clean install of Mavericks, and ever since I have, I've been having intermittent DNS lookup failures on the terminal only. Browsers work fine (Chrome, Safari). But nothing works ...
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Mail.app refuses to set accounts online

This started happening recently (not sure if it was since the last Mavericks update but I think so). I have two IMAP accounts and one SMTP account. Mail.app seems to get stuck in offline mode if ...
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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Setting up a private network with macs

I want to run 12 imacs through a network. And also have wifi available for people to use their own devices. At the moment I have the modem connected to the VPN box, then the vpn box connected to the ...
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How do I view files via LAN on both PC, Android and iPad devices?

I'm a PCer from way back. Now I have an iPad 2, and 2 PCs w/Windows 8, 1 w/XP. I want to view files on my PCs from my IPad? The only answer I have heard is to buy a new Kindle or other PCish device!. ...
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Where could I get my networks domain name?

I am trying to determine domain name of my network. I tried some programming methods, commands but i could not get domain name of my network.I got ip address using cat /etc/resolv.conf I was doing ...
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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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Issues Setting Up Airport Express to Extend Network

I have tried to set up my WLAN with the following topology: Cable modem providing Internet connectivity Airport Extreme as the primary access point Airport Express as a repeater (to extend my ...
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OS X, connection drop downs, socket closed prematurely, mDNS

I have big problem with my OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection. I have tried calling my ISP (now we have stronger AP antenna), NVRAM reset, OS X reinstall, run own DNS local with dnsmasq, manually set IP ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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Is it possible to use a proxy with a 3G connection on an iPhone?

I'm currently using a proxy over Wi-Fi connections on my iPhone 4S, but there doesn't seem to be an option to apply it to 3G connections. I tried configuring a configuration profile with iPhone ...
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No WiFi to Ethernet sharing on Mavericks

I have OS X 10.9.3 installed on my MBP and I have an internet router with OpenWRT installed. In order to install some packets, I need Internet access for it. I start Internet Sharing sharing WiFi to ...
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.DS_Store creation disabled on network shares, but I want them enabled for a specific share

I use my Mac in a corporate Windows environment all the time, and have it set so that it doesn't drop .DS_Store turds all over the network. I used the following well-known terminal command to disable ...
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I have to turn off and on my WiFi every hour or so. What's wrong?

In my home network, my Apple TV, iPad, and Macbook Air all have the same problem. The WiFi network works fine, but after about an hour or less, the Wifi stops working. Things just hang when I try to ...
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Port Forwarding to VM with built-in pfctl

I try to port forward specific ports ( 8000 for example ) from my Router to my Server and then to my VM which actually uses this port. Currently I'm tunneling the traffic through ssh-connections ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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Keep ethernet connection live during screen sleep

I have a MacBookPro running OS X 10.8.5. My understanding is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏ puts the Mac into a sleep mode. This is fine but what I want to know if there is a way to keep the ethernet port ...
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How to fix Lion Server “webmail connection to imap server failed”?

Lion Server webmail is giving 'Connection to imap server failed' using the same user name and password, while sending and receiving mail works from Mail.app. This Lion Server: runs 10.7.5 is ...
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VPN issues Cisco IPSec Mavericks 10.9.3

This is my first post here on AskDifferent. I have a user who can not connect to the VPN on his Mac. It is a MBP 11,1 with a Core i5 2.4GHz 8gb of memory running OS X 10.9.3 . I have had him create a ...
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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AirPort Extreme Refusing Internet Connection to Windows Clients

I have an AirPort Extreme (3rd generation) acting as the router in the house. Unlike the Actiontec router that it replaced, Windows 7 (but not XP) computers connected to the LAN in various ways, ...
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ssh without Safari streaming: “Write failed: Broken pipe”

I use the standard ssh binary on OS X 10.9 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air 11". It looks like OS X goes into some kind of sleep mode all the time, and when I wake it up a dozen of minutes afterwards, I ...