Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.

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Resources for a Mac-only office

What are some good resources about running a small office (25 or so computers) with Mac computers only (though perhaps with a Windows or Linux/Unix file server)? In other words, what information and ...
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Is there a good way to distribute WPA2 keys within the 'enterprise'

Due to this whole cloud thing, we've started to end up with more and more macs within our enterprise network. And, like most enterprises, we've got an internal wireless network that we'd rather not ...
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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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2010 MacBook Pro does not DHCP on a certain network (WiFi and Ethernet)

As the title suggests, My Mac will not receive an address via DHCP from a certain network. No matter if it's connected via WiFi or ethernet, it always fails. Even when I boot into Windows 7 there's no ...
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Can I use my Mac as a proxy for Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu PC (IP: 132.195.2.2) set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac (IP: 132.195.2.1) in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned ...
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How can I “say” to another Mac?

I have two Macs in our house (iMac and MacBook Pro). I would like to use the say command-line utility to type something on my MPB and have it speak on the iMac, rather like an intercom system. Plus, ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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Is it possible to connect automatically to a server on login without an opened window?

I know how to have the connection established at login, but I don't know if it's possible that the Finder doesn't open a window of the server root... I've tried the "Hide" checkbox, but this doesn't ...
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Mac exhibiting inexplicable network disconnects?

Lately, I've seen a few Mac computers that can a) see the wireless network, b) "connect" to the wireless network, and c) receive a valid IP address, yet when a web browser is launched it's stuck in an ...
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How do AirPort Express and wireless access point relate?

I was reading a story about how some guy reverse engineered AirPort Express and can't get one thing: what's that AirPort Express in plain words? I understand that there's a device called "wireless ...
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How do you set the TCP congestion control algorithm on OS X?

I would like to set the TCP congestion control algorithm to Westwood+. Is this possible in OS X?
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OpenAFS client configuration

I can't find any detailed guide on how to setup a client OpenAFS on Mac OS X. I downloaded OpenAFS 1.5.78 from OpenAFS.org but I can't make it works. I read that a panel for the system preferences ...
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Per application VPN settings

I use a VPN tunnel to connect to a remote network on Snow Leopard. I set it up with the system settings for VPN and it works fine. Unfortunately, the VPN tunnel is used for all connections. Some ports ...
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Finder freezes when deleting files across a network

I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet. I've installed netatalk (AFP fileserver) and avahi-daemon (Bonjour for Linux) on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight from ...
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How to view network traffic in and out of a machine?

Looking for something like wireshark - a nice UI for monitoring network traffic in and out of a development machine.
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AirPort Extreme not accepting ISP cable modem DHCP

I've just recently changed the ISP and now have a cable modem, which only has one LAN port. Connecting here requires to use DHCP to get an IP address. Connecting my laptop works just fine and I get an ...
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MacPro - Can the two network interfaces be assigned to?

Is it possible to control which applications/processes use which network card? So, for example, I could assign different things to different interfaces? Also, is this possible for the different types ...
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iTunes home sharing gets disconnected after a while

I'm using iTunes home sharing between two Windows 7 64bit PCs and one MacBook Air, over a private VPN using Hamachi. It works great, but after playing the music for about 30 minutes ~ 1 hour, the ...
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Connect computers via ethernet rather than wireless

This is my current set-up: Wireless network, multiple macs connected, two of them are standing next to each other. As I want fast file transfer between those, I've got an ethernet cable between them. ...
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What does en0,en1 etc (en) stand for?

So on Linux it's eth0, eth1 etc which stands for ethernet interface 0 etc So what does en0 on mac stand for? (the "en" part)
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Is Bonjour supposed to make your home networking a lot easier?

If Bonjour is installed on all PCs, Macs, is it supposed to make home networking a lot easier? (the heaven of seeing all shared folders any where at home?) (even the VLC Streamer on iPad claims to ...
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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 ...