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Transparently forwarding across private IP network boundaries

I have an OpenVPN vpn on OS X Yosemite which creates a utun0 device with an address on the 10.0.0.0/8 private network. I map our internal service hostnames to addresses on this network in /etc/hosts. ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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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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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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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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Netboot cannot get DHCP IP address

Testing netboot on a Macbook Pro 9,2 with Yosemite installed. Infoblox DHCP/DNS (Linux style) giving out IP address. Reservation for this Mac is set - Logging into OSX provides correct IP etc. I have ...
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My Macbook Pro cannot see my Macbook when using Wifi

I have a 2009 I-Mac that is hooked to the Ethernet. When I hook my 2012 Macbook Pro to an ethernet cable I can see the I-mac. However when the macbook pro is using wireless (no ethernet) it cannot see ...
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Allow access to selected web sites only

I have a lab of MacBook computers. How can I limit the internet access to only learning sites I choose (like Study Island or Plato)?
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iMac suddenly stopped seeing my WiFi network, which works with every other device in the house

My iMac suddenly stopped recognizing my WiFi network. Numerous other devices are connected to the same network (2 MacBooks, iPhone and LG Nexus). The network doesn't display in available networks ...
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Keep iTunes library in sync on OS X and Boot Camp (Windows 8)?

Is it possible for me to keep my iTunes libraries in sync with each other on OS X and Windows if so how? My iTunes library is stored on a network share made available via AFP and SMB. Is it possible ...
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iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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Cannot Access Q1000 Modem

My Mac Pro running Lion cannot access our CenturyLink (Qwest) Actiontec Q1000 modem/router: any attempt to do so using 192.168.0.1 just dies. However, an iMac running Snow Leopard readily accesses the ...
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Can I fix DNS issues on MBP for good?

I noticed DNS issue on my MBP where all of sudden (in the middle of my work, nothing changed) my DNS simply stops working. It's easy to notice that, so I do the following: first I check if DNS is ...
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AddPrinter.app hangs on Yosemite

I want to add a network printer on my MBP13R mid-2013. I open the dialog box Add printer (Addprinter.app). I begin to fill the form for IP adress of my printer (by typing the hostname). I only type a ...
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Questionable Wi-Fi problem on MBP: how to analyse it?

I can't all of the sudden turn on WiFi on my MBP. I have upgraded to Yosemite half a year ago and it was all working fine until today. I tried some tips from this thread Can't turn on wifi on Mac ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" appears ...
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Can't see other Mac workstation via ethernet but OK over Wi-Fi

So, I upgraded router to latest DD-WRT firmware. Now, for some reason, can't see my Mac Desktop from my MacBook if connected to Ethernet. Macbook has DHCP, Mac Desktop has DHCP with manual IP. I can ...
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How to stop “Join [network name]” pop ups for proxy wifi

Using OS 10.10.1 I'm connecting to a wifi network that has most of the internet blocked. The problem is, every 10 minutes or so a pop-up window will appear saying "Join [network name]", but the ...
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Unable to communicate with secure web proxy on iOS 8

I am attempting to connect to a web proxy server using the Charles proxy application installed on Windows. I have two iPhones - a 5 running iOS 8.0.2 and a 4 running iOS 7.1.2. I have used both of ...
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Music app that integrates well with Synology NAS

I'm looking for music software that will work well integrating with a large (~1TB) music collection on a Synology device. Requirements: Fast searching Fast connection adapts happily to NAS being ...
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Traceroute Terminal vs Network Utility different?

Why would a Terminal traceroute #.#.#.# show different results than using Network Utility.app? Here is the first 3 hops. I am connected to PIA VPN but regardless both methods should show the same ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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Configure Skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac. However, when I click "Change", it just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies. What am I supposed to do to set up a proxy ...
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How do I simulate a random VPN disconnect?

I'm trying to write an applescript that reconnects a VPN that gets disconnected (sort of like this one) and I want to test it to see if it works. One of the key parts of the script is being able to ...
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Time Capsule (3rd Gen) seems to deny internet access to clients with a static IP address

A bit of background on our: we have an Apple Time Capsule, 3rd generation, connecting to the internet through a cable modem (WAN IP is configured via DHCP). As we can't get a signal across the house, ...
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SSH based VPN with tun device

On the ssh man page there is a section called SSH-BASED VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS which explains how to setup a poor mans VPN with ssh (ssh flag -w). This section is also included in the OSX man page. ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Would Like To Use my Time Capsule as my Main Router Instead of my NVG589

I have a Mac Mini server running the latest version of Mavericks and server app version 3.2.1. When I first signed up for AT&T U-verse I had a 2Wire 3801HGV modem. I was able to set up web ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Do AppleTVs show up in AirPlay by proximity?

So it is weird, I cannot find any details online, but we just set up multiple AppleTVs in our office for meeting rooms today. They are hard wired to our network which is connected with our WiFi ...
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Set multiple proxy information for different locations according to which wifi network is connected

I hope this is possible. I have set multiple locations in my MacBook to toggle between various networks and connections. For home there is no problem, but at work I have an issue. I have a LAN ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from switching Wifi connections when at home?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mac 10.9.5. I connect wirelessly to the Internet through my home Cisco LinkSys E900 router, which sits just 10 feet away from my computer. However, frequently when I ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company has a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) which is enough for 10-15 computers. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left", just checking email takes a long time or fails. ...
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Why do I need to “bypass” 169.254/16?

In my MacBook's networking proxy settings I have "169.254/16" among the list of domains for which to bypass proxy settings: What purpose does this serve and why do I need it? Can I get rid of it?
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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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Restart airport router via command line

Is there any way to restart an apple router via the commandline? Problem: My airport express starts to "give out" every day or so. I usually have to unplug it for a couple of seconds and then plug ...
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How to maximize file transfer speeds?

We're trying to transfer large files from NY to LA, from one Mac to another. Both sites have 100/100 mbps internet. Both report full speed at www.speedtest.net. But we've tried AFP, SMB and SFTP, ...
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How to configure a static IP for a specific access point on OS X?

I own a MacBook Pro and always used Ubuntu in the past. In Ubuntu, I was able to configure my IP, DNS, Gateway, for a specific access point. There was a list of all the access points, each one with ...
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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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Why is my iPad causing WiFi interference?

I have a 3rd gen 32GB iPad with a 3G/LTE connectivity (and the latest software) and let me be clear from the start - the WiFi is working perfectly fine for me and I've had no problems with it ...
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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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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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Wifi: not configured

I was removing a wifi network and after removing it, my wifi icon is blank, showing a cross over it, while i hover over it which says Not Configured, I googled the problem but didn't find any solution ...
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How to start PPTP VPN connection from crontab?

I want to automatically start PPTP VPN connection daily at a certain time. And it should do nothing if the connection is already on. Any idea how this can be done with cron in Mac OS X 10.9+?
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Can you prevent the iPhone browser from reloading pages?

I commute using the subway so this means 20 minute stretches of no internet. To give me something to do, I often open a bunch of web pages, say 3 or 4 before I'm offline so I can read them while I'm ...
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Connecting to Mac Mini via SSH unreliable

More often than not I am getting this error when connecting to a brand new Mac Mini, firewall disabled: ssh -l [username] [fixed_ip] ssh: connect to host [fixed_ip] port 22: Connection timed out ssh ...
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Server dropped connection unexpectedly with certain WiFi

OS: Yosemite Type: Macbook Air 11 I have 2 WiFi's (A and B). Whenever I connect to A, my Mac drops the connection to a certain websites and often loses connection to the WiFi. But when I ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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Why can my iMac see my Macbook pro with 2 different icons on the network sharing? (as if it were 2 devices)

I recently noticed that my iMac lists my macbook pro with 2 different icons (the normal laptop one and a generic pc one) I am worried this means i have a server running on the background or some ...