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Simplest way to audit and monitor my home network and deal with intruders (while leaving it all open)

Please don't give me a suggestion that you haven't tried and approved yourself. Also please feel free so skip and not read anything below. I trust the title is already summing up pretty good. What ...
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Sharing one IP address among multiple Apple devices

Is it possible to share one IP address between two Apple laptops (both running Snow Leopard in my case) so that both devices can connect to the internet?
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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LAN map for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a program that will create a visual map of my home network, I've found lanmap but it requires too many programs to be installed to be able to run. Does anyone knows a native Mac app ...
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finding the remote IP address used by a mounted SMB share

Using Finder, I have mounted an SMB share which resides on my NAS . When I use the mount command, the NAS is listed with the name it advertises (nas-smb). mbp:~ me$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, ...
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Turn Wifi Off via command line

I'm sharing my internet in work and forgot to turn it off! Does anyone know how I can do it via the command line? I have SSH access but thats it. D'oh.
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Automaticly and seamlessly sync iPhone photos as soon as they're taken (over the air)

I use Snappy. That's my preferred photo app of all! So, please, keep this in mind. Ideally I want to be able to sync to picasa and dropbox. But I wouldn't mind if it was flickr, picposterous or ...
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How to make DHCP domain name registration work with OS X?

On Windows computer that are inside a domain the names are auto registered in the domain DNS when the DHCP assigns their IP addresses. This is happening because the DHCP server is configured to ...
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How to prevent the “-1” suffix in network drive paths?

Sometimes network volumes get a -1 suffix on their path. As I have scripts that rely on this path they can't work. For example an afp share at afp://nas/Team is shown Team in Finder, but its real ...
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iPhone: WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular network not working

I have iPhone 3GS and suddenly it's gone away. I mean WiFi, bluetooth is not working, and I can't make any calls. Here's a screenshot: Any help will be appreciated!
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AirPort Extreme: Keep IP address from changing

I've got an AirPort Extreme base station that I use for several computers and devices. I set it to configure IPv4 with DHCP, but there's a problem with that: The IP changes from time to time (as ...
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Can OSX proxy settings vary by browser?

I'm moderately familiar with OSX but am attempting to solve an issue remotely. My girlfriend is in Argentina for a bit, and the IP location bars her from many "US only" sites that she frequents. To ...
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Options to use iPad as remote photo viewing client

As it says here, I can use an iPad as a remote photo vieing client if I buy the WD My Book Live NAS. But I have an old NAS already and I wonder if there are any generic iPad apps that give similar ...
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iTunes Home Sharing: Shares Entire Library Instead of Selected Playlists

I have my master iTunes library on a Mac Mini, and I set up Home Sharing to stream my music and videos to my MacBook Pro. When I had iTunes 9, I selected certain playlists to share and not others, ...
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What can I use to enable-disable a ssh tunnel with port forwarding?

I already found a product that does this, named Meerkat, but I'm looking for a free solution. I need to do several port remapping with ease.
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How to get MacBook Air to automatically connect to company guest network?

My company has a guest wifi network for use by non-company issued machines. Since getting my MacBook Air recently, I've wanted to bring it in and use it around the office. I can easily connect to ...
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Gray file in finder

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS/X 10.6) to a Windows server 2008 file ...
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How does finder show a pc computer name but I can't ping it?

I have a MBP running 10.6. This is my first mac. In finder, it sees the windows 7 machines and windows home server just find. I can click on those computers and see their shares. If I open up ...
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What are the empty home and net drives?

I have two drives on my Mac which are always empty (I've enabled show hidden files in the Finder): What are these drives for?
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How do I share my Internet connection with another MacBook via WLAN?

My MacBook is connected to Internet. I want to share this connection with another MacBook via WLAN. How do I achieve that?
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TFTP Server on 10.6.6

How do I enable an existing TFTPd within 10.6.6 ?
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iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps that use ports other than 80 and friends

I'm a network administrator at a small college. In the past, we've kept a fairly open wireless network, but recently a few throughput issue have made us consider locking it down a bit more, in a play ...
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Alias for network drive

In the Finder > Connect To Server window I have an IP address I connect to. Is there a way to make a nickname or alias for this server?
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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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Graphical Ping Plotter, similar to Perfgraph?

On Windows, I use a program called Perfgraph, which, among other things, showed a visual graph of ping latency to various hosts in my Task bar. Here's an example: The ping metric is the graph on ...
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How to have my iPad use Win 2008 server's internet connection?

I have an iPad that is connected to my network's wireless router. However, this router is connected to my Win 2008 server, which is itself connected to the internet. The iPad is unable to connect to ...
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Prevent Bonjour Announcements Over OpenVPN

We have an OpenVPN server at work, which I use frequently to access private work resources. When I do, the "Shared" listed in Finder populates with all the automatically announced servers/resources at ...
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Can I turn off IPv4 and just use IPv6 on my Mac?

Im really just curious to try IPv6 and see what happens. Is it possible to turn on IPv6 and to turn off IPv4 on my Mac? If it is possible, how can I do it?
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How can I use Wireshark on a MacBook Air?

I have a new MacBook Air. I would like to run Wireshark on it. But when I choose capture in Wireshark there is no interfaces to capture from. Doesn't Wireshark have support for the MacBook Air WiFi ...
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Time Capsule Interface List

Per my other question on monitoring network throughput, I now have a series of graphs, some of which are distinctly non-obvious as to what they are. Is there documentation on what every interface on ...
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Is there a way to use different network connections for different apps

At work we have a firewall that prevents certain outbound connections. But I also have a Clear wireless personal hotspot. I would like to use the work connection for normal requests but for certain ...
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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 ...