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Is it possible to create a Wi-Fi hotspot from iPhone that's not ad-hoc?

First off, I am well aware of how to—in general—create a wireless hotspot using an ad-hoc network directly from my iPhone. I have previously used the latest version of MyWi (version 4.12.6 at time of ...
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4G iPod Touch internet speed incredibly slow with B/G WiFi router but fast with N

I have a B/G protocol modem/router and when I connect my iPod Touch (4G) to it, the internet access is incredibly slow (0,19 MB/s DOWN // 0,05 MB/s UP). So I've tried to create a new wifi (N) ...
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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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What port does Skype for iPhone use?

I want to set up Skype to have priority on my router whem I'm skyping from my iPhone, but I can't figure out which port the app uses. Any ideas?
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Why does my Mac Pro have two ethernet ports on the back of the computer?

I'm curious as to how or why I might want to take advantage of two ethernet ports on the back of the tower?
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Howto Setup External Drive as a Networked Drive

I've got an external 1.5TB drive I'd like to connect to my iMac and use as a networked drive so other computers can connect to it's IP and read/write to the Drive. What would be the best way to do ...
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MBP works fine but not visible on network

I have a strange problem, that for the life of me I can't seem to resolve. I'm hardly a newbie to this type of stuff, which is making the lack of success even more frustrating/embarrassing :) I have ...
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How do I access Windows PCs on the network?

How can I access Windows PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa, on the same network. I need to transfer files back and forth, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I poked around the settings, added ...
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Wi-Fi auto-disconnect for iPhone?

Is there an app to disconnect an iPhone from a Wi-Fi router at a specific time, other than just turning off Wi-Fi?
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Monitoring and limiting internet usage

I am currently having to access the internet through a wireless dongle which is giving me a 2gb per month download allowance. I need to be really cautious about my internet usage. Just this afternoon ...
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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Some applications on MacBook Pro think Internet is not connected when it is

I have had my MacBook Pro for about 6 months; bought it new in 2010. I am running Mac OS 10.6.5. Using Airport to connect to the Internet. Had no problems until this last week, when at an apparently ...
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Can I move my iTunes library to a network drive?

The question title pretty much says it all. I'd like to be able to free up space on my iMac G5's hard drive. I had considered upgrading the drive, but moving it off the Mac seems like it'd be a better ...
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How can I associate localhost in Snow Leopard to a specific ip?

I've disabled the web server on Snow Leopard, and I'm using an emulated Ubuntu with Lighttpd web server. In order to access to the web pages I need to specify the ip of the emulated machine. However ...
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List DHCP leases held from client

Does Mac OSX Snow Leopard store complete information on the client DHCP leases it holds on Snow Leopard Server? It is apparently not recorded in /var/log/system.log — although this information ...
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How can I save Google Maps in iOS for offline use?

Is there a way to retain a map with as much detail as possible (street view, maps, directions, zoom levels) offline? This question refers to the Apple maps program that shipped with iOS versions 1 ...
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Connecting a MacBook Pro to a Windows ad hoc network

I'm trying to share my wired ethernet connection from my Windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.5). I've just set it up to be an open network; no encryption. I'm pretty sure I set up the ...
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Settings for Firewall and AirPort Extreme Router to Open a Port

I am trying to make ports on my OSX 10.6.5 mbp accessible to the open internet. The only thing I could find in the system firewall was allowing (or disallowing) a particular.app file, but nothing ...
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Can the built-in OS X “Location” feature auto select locations based on wireless networks?

My home network is very secure, but my school's wireless network is open, which makes it vulnerable to wireless sniffing (e.g. with Firesheep). I just discovered the Location feature and I think it's ...
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troubleshooting connections issue between two macs

I often want to move files between my MacBook and iMac, but its such an issue that I usually resort to failure. They will see each-other on the network (shown in Finder) but after selecting the ...
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What is a good Time Capsule substitute?

I am looking for something similar to Time Capsule, but I am really not interested in the wireless router capabilities. Can you suggest hardware which has the same good qualities (size, silent ...
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Is Mac Pro Airport Extreme simultaneous dual-band?

Can the Airport Extreme in a Mac Pro be used to create a network that is simultaneously dual-band such as the Airport Extreme base station? The Mac Pro is a 5,1 with the AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, ...
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iTunes on iMac plays media on Linux server via SMB. What's with the slow imports, changes and stalls?

I posted this on SuperUser, but it's probably more appropriate here. I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based ...
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In OS X is it possible to specify which network connection an app uses?

My ethernet connects to the LAN, my airport connects to a different network (it's another mac sharing a VPN connection). I want all apps except the iPhone Simulator to connect via the LAN. Is this ...
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What's a good iPhone app that will let me view files on my network?

I'm looking for an app which provides functionality similar to Apple Finder's "SHARED" feature, or Microsoft Windows Explorer's Network Neighborhood. Basically, I should be able to use my iPhone to ...
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Alternative for ADmitmac to access dfs shares?

I can cmd+k to hidden shares if I remember the names, but normal access of dfs shares would be nicer. I want to get rid of admitmac since it makes my system unstable and slow.
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Can I remote desktop into a Windows-based corporate network from my iPad?

Possible duplicate: iPads in the corporate world Has anyone remote desktop into a Windows-based corporate network with an iPad? What has been your experience? How do you address the ...
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iPads in the corporate world

Is anyone using an iPad in the corporate world? If you are: Is it better than carrying around a laptop, and if so, how? Do iPads connect to networks like notebooks do? Can I remote into my Windows ...
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How to reach websites that have failed while offline?

When I try to open a website when my connection is down or while my modem is starting up, my Mac flags this url as unreachable. When the connection is finally open and internet available, I still ...
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Start/stop internet sharing from a script?

Is there a way to start/stop internet sharing from the command line or maybe an apple script? The thing is that I move around my laptop between home and work. At one place I get wireless internet ...
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How do I kill the “server connections interrupted” window/process?

When my MacBook wakes up, away from a network it was previously connected to, it shows the "server connections interrupted" window. When I click "disconnect all", I get a spinning beach ball of death. ...
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Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...
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How do I write a script to disconnect all network drives?

I work in a windows environment with active directory. Just logging out doesn't disconnect (unbind) the network drives. I need something more forceful, and faster than shutting down and restarting. ...
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Anyone have experience with the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N?

I need to replace my aging ADSL modem/router, and am considering the Netgear DGN3500 or Linksys WAG320N, as they both appear to have all the features I require (802.11n, ADSL2, Gigabit ethanet). I ...
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Why can't I resolve machine names on my LAN to their IP address?

I purchased a new ADSL modem/router last week (Belkin Share), and can no longer resolve machine names on my LAN to their respective IP addresses under OS X. My Windows machines and VMs are able to do ...
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What does the dynamic global hostname option in sharing settings do?

Can anyone explain what this option does?
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How can I restrict Mac sharing services to a specific network/adapter?

I want is to set up a Mac to connect to multiple networks. So far, so good. However, I only want to grant AFP access to users on ONE of the networks, but not the other. How can I accomplish this on ...
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OS X Server 10.6 and Fully Qualified Domain Names

From the Advanced Server Admin for OS X Server v.10.6: You must have a fully qualified domain name for each server’s IP addess in the DNS system. The DNS zone must have the reverse-lookup ...
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Adding a Second IP Address to an Existing Network Adapter

On linux boxes it is possible to add multiple ip addresses to the same network interface. It's achived with the following command: ip addr add 128.133.123.83/24 dev eth0 Is there any way to to the ...
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How can I share my iMac's internet connection with my iPad?

i have an iMac, that has internet access via cable (no WiFi). I know, that my iMac has Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the internet connection of iMac with iPad?
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...
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App that scans local network for shared folders?

I'm looking for an application that can scan my local network and report any shared folders it finds. I've tried iStumbler, but it only gives you information on machines that are sharing with ...
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How can I get Snow Leopard to properly reconnect to my Windows network drives after it goes to sleep?

My mac goes to sleep. It wakes up. The volumes mounted to a Windows server in my house all work. I can see pictures and listen to music. Until I can't. After two or three sleep/wake cycles, I can't ...
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Network problems after Jailbreakme on iPhone

I recently jailbroke my iPhone 3gs with jailbreakme. At the beginning everything was working well. But since yesterday I am having problems with the network. It would disconnect from wifi and there ...
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How do I find out the MAC address of my iPad?

I have a new iPad and MAC address filtering on my home wifi network. How do I figure out the MAC address of my iPad?
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How do I connect to a SOCKS Proxy from an iPhone/iPod Touch?

I like to surf securely and privately via a SOCKS proxy which I created via SSH tunneling, on the Mac. I used the SSH client on my Mac to achieve this. Then I thought, since the iPhone OS is ...