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Is there an equivalent utility to Linux's tracepath for OS X?

I'm attempting to determine the path MTU from my Mac to various sites, and can't find a built-in utility to accomplish this. In Linux, I would use a utility like tracepath, but I"m wondering if there ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Wi-Fi connection when an exclamation mark appears?

Sometimes, when I am in a public Wi-Fi an exclamation mark appears in the greyed out Wi-Fi icon. I can connect to the Wi-Fi (I get assigned an IP address), but I cannot establish an internet ...
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How can I force Mac OS X 10.9 to see the ethernet port of my hub (Asix AX88179)?

I already downloaded (and installed !) the latest file from ASIX.com, which is the latest to this day, but System Information does not list the port as being available when I connect the USB 3 Hub ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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Which ports does the Messages app for OS X use?

If someone has a list of the ports that Messages uses I would appreciate that answer here. Extra votes and thanks for providing a reference. I have searched the knowledgebase and found this, but it ...
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Pool Multiple Hard Drives in ONE Network Share

I've researched for a few days now and could not get any result. Maybe there is a good Tipp for Mac I have overseen. What I want to do (in a nutshell) is to create a Virtual Folder, that contains all ...
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What does preparing to copy mean?

I'm trying to copy a large amount of files from a hard drive to a time capsule. Around 200 GB. Normally copying files in OSX is quite fast and simple, but I found this unmanageable, as before it ...
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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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bandwidth shaper or bandwidth controller App for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a bandwidth/packet throttle/shaper program with the following features: Similar to Windows-based Netlimiter. GUI based and not terminal or command line. Shows list of all ...
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Is there a way to configure OSX to auto mount and SMB share without entering a user and password into the configuration file?

I've found instructions on how to auto mount an SMB share, but they either involve adding the share to the login items (I'm using a laptop and that gives me an error when I'm not in the same network ...
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How do I know the IP addresses of other computers in my network?

Say that I have two computers connected to the same network. I know that from computer1 and file sharing enabled I can snoop around inside computer2. But say that there is something interesting on ...
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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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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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AirPort Express: Extremely high latency

I just installed a new AirPort Express today, and connected a MacBook Air and an HP EliteBook to it. While browsing the web feels, to use an unscientific term, sluggish, I could verify serious ...
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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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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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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet ...
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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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Stop Finder/OSX From creating TemporaryItems and .apdisk on Network shares

I'm looking for some way to configure OSX to prevent it creating .apdisk files and .TemporaryItems folders on network shares. These are created any time OSX accesses a shared folder on the network. ...
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How to set up airport express to be dns server for my home network?

I currently have an airport express as my router. I've configured it to look to an external dns server. on the inside of my network my machines are told to look to the airport express for dns. This ...
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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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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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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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Wake on demand no more working

I was using Wake on Demand (not WOL) to access my mac remotely. I was able to turn in on from LAN or internet through SSH, VNC or HTTP. The problems came when I upgraded to Mountain Lion. Initially ...
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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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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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How can I open port 80 so a non-root process can bind to it?

I want to run a web server on my Mac as a non-root process. Normally only root processes can bind to port 80 (or to any port below 1024). Can I open port 80 specifically so that non-root processes ...
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Another device is using your IP address mac, what do I change my IP address too?

Our internet router often stops working at home, but for the the second time only I have got a pop-up error saying: "another device is using your ip address". We have an iPhone and a Macbook but ...
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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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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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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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getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)

UPDATE: I found a solution to this (but it's at the bottom because it was long after the bounty on this question ended). It's the one with the checkmark. If it works for you, please leave a comment. ...
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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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Anyone gotten 10.7.2 to bind properly to Active Directory in a multi-domain environment?

I work for an international non-profit that has Active Directory with multiple domains. (A bunch of them.) We can't get Lion (10.7.2) to bind to it properly. Has anyone been successful in getting AD ...
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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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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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Various random website cannot be reached (cannot allocate memory)

With process of elimination and testing the problems on 2 different Macs, 4 different networks, and many different browsers, I have isolated the cause of my network issue to be the actual Mac. ...