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Equivalent of airodump-ng for Max OS X

Is there any equivalent of airodump-ng for Mac OS X (it only runs on linux), providing an overview of the current wireless traffic on nearby Access Points, i.e: number of captured data packets list ...
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Networking issues over Parallels 9 with OS X Yosemite

I'm trying to use parallels 9 to use windows 8 and whenever I open up my VM, I am no longer able to connect to use the Internet in OS X. I don't have this problem on my iMac that is connected via ...
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DNS not resolving on Mac OS

Some of my coworkers are having troubles on their Macs - DNS resolution does not work under Mac OS. They're running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. They can use DNS in a Windows 7 virtual machine (VMware Fusion ...
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wireless automatically gets RTF_IFSCOPE default route

I have a routing problem when using a specific wireless AP from my mabcook pro. When I connect to the AP (wireless is configured to use dhcp) I get a default route like this. Internet: Destination ...
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How to get the cellular APN on iPad?

I'm using iOS 5.0.1 on an iPad 1 and want to look at the APN settings. This article from Apple http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2283 says that I should be able to see them through Settings > Cellular ...
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Blocked sign-in attempt to Google Account

This morning I had an email in my inbox from Google saying "We recently blocked a sign-in attempt to your Google Account (Date & Time: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:26 AM UTC Location: Oxford, ...
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Weird Wireless Issue - Looks like lost connection, but not really

Well, this is really hard to explain. I have two macs at home, a late 2012 macbook pro and a early 2012 macbook air. I also have some other gadgets with android and firefox OS. My wife had, before ...
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Is there a proxy testing application on OSX?

I remember I have used a Windows proxy testing software a long time ago. The software allows me to input say 100 proxy at a time, and I could set a destination url (for example, Google.com or ...
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Privacy printing in Mac

Does anybody know how to prevent filename and username to be revealed when printing to a network printer? I would like to hide that information by default, specially the filename since it might reveal ...
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How can I set up the internal HDD on my iMac to be able to connect to it from my laptop at college?

To better explain my question and what I am trying to do... my iMac is in my room in my parents house, and I want to be able to connect to my iMac's hard drive from about 300 miles away at college on ...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Start iTunes after Network Share Mounted

I have my iTunes library on a network volume that is mounted on startup. I did this by dragging the volume icon into my login items. When I restart my computer iTunes starts before the network share ...
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In OS X, how does manually sandboxing an application from the internet compare to blocking it with Little Snitch?

I want to prevent inbound and outbound connections to one application. I can buy Little Snitch if it's the best option, but it feels like I wouldn't be getting much value out of it for that one use. ...
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Terminal command to kick selected users off my network

There are lots of ports in my small office but sometimes I want to kick out people who are accessing internet instead of doing their job. With arp -a i can look for all of the connected users. But how ...
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How to Multicast audio stream on my laptop - MAC-OSX - Mavericks - the source and destination is same here?

I am using VLC to multicast an audio stream - song on my OS-X mavericks. I need multicasting streaming only here. However, I cannot hear the audio. The volume level of my machine is fine. Looks, like ...
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How to define the VPN PPTP port in OSX Lion?

Is there any change to set the port to use when connecting to a PPTP VPN from a Mac? I configured a VPN at home from Server 2008 so I can access my home server and use ports like RDP, VNC, IMAPS ...
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Mac OS 10.8.5 PPTP VPN can't ping hosts few minutes

I connect to PPTP VPN from my MPA and get very strange behavior. VPN connect without any errors, but after connection I can't reach any host from VPN-network about three minutes. After that everything ...
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Which URL does Apple request when connecting to a Wi-Fi network to look for redirects?

I remember reading somewhere that when you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Apple tries accessing their own URL which is guaranteed not to follow any redirects. (E.g. http://apple.com/no-redirects). If it ...
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Find the Ethernet connection speed on an AirPort router

The AirPort Utility apps (both iOS and OS X versions) previously were able to show the connection speed of an AirPort router's Ethernet port. Recent versions of the app, for some reason, were stripped ...
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Parallels: Make windows can select Wi-Fi hot spot

I'm using Parallels for running windows 8. My question is: In windows 8, the network icon always shows ethernet although I have selected Wi-Fi network in the settings. If my mac is connected to ...
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How to set proxy configuration file in command line?

Sometimes I need to use ShadowsocksX to bypass GFW, but ShadowsocksX will clear my proxy configuration file. When I come to my company, I've to set proxy configuration file manually, I'm wondering if ...
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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How to block certain IP/MAC Address that access your WiFi Network ?

I can see people access into my Wifi by going into AirportUtility Here is a list of people that are connected to Wifi at the moment. There're 2 of them in there that I'm not sure - how they get in ...
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How can I limit my download bandwidth?

Sometimes, I require a lot of bandwidth but do not want to disturb other's browsing experience. At the university I'm often connected to networks for multiple users which requires me to limit my ...
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Bonjour visibility dropping over ethernet only

I'm using a recently purchased 2012 Mac Mini and installed the latest Yosemite. So far, it's being used headless as an iTunes server and I also have OS X Server 4 running on it for some basic home ...
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Why will my Mac only load Google and Facebook?

I'm running into this really strange problem on my 2013 iMac at home (running Mavericks): the internet will work for a while, then at some point it will stop being able to load any websites except for ...
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Mac Mini Server - Windows 7 Laptop VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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showmount returns error

I have two Mac's on my LAN. One runs 10.9.5 and the other runs OS X 10.10. Both show the same response (see below) when I try to run showmount. showmount: Cannot retrieve info from host: localhost: ...
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Connect a desktop PC wirelessly to a home network via Airport Express

I have a desktop computer with a non-Mac OS (it currently runs Windows XP Home Edition, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a Mac ...
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Airdrop between two MBPs only works in one direction - why?

I have two 15" Retina MacBook Pros, a 2013 which is my work machine and a 2014 which is my personal machine. I'm trying to transfer some files between them using airdrop. Both have Yosemite on them ...
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How to use proxy in terminal [duplicate]

Department of Telelcom (India) just blocked some sites in India. But, only Government-based ISPs block access those sites. Other ISPs still have these sites working. One of those sites is Github and ...
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Computer name keeps changing OSX 10.10 (14A389)

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10 (14A389) my computer name keeps changing adding a (2) and (3) and so forth. Any ideas how to fix this?
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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), with OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some U.S. homes perfectly fine, but not other homes in the U.S. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other ...
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Bandwidth limiting in Yosemite

I get disconnected from the internet whenever the speed reaches 2.5 Mbps Is there any app to limit the internet speed below that. I am not talking per application based. Using MacBook Pro (mid 2013) ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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Enable negotiate multi-link for single-link connections

I get the error PPP-link was terminated in Yosemite. How to Enable negotiate multi-link for single-link connections and how to keep the connection when signal strength is low. Using a D-Link DWP 157 ...
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How to print from virtual machine to network printer on OS X host?

How can I print from a Windows XP virtual machine (VirtualBox) to a network printer with an OS X Yosemite Host?
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OSX 10.5.8 won't recognize any network locations

I recently hooked up an external hard drive to my wifi router for the purpose of shared network storage. My Windows machines are finding the device easily enough under the "Network" tab in explorer, ...
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nslookup works, ping and ssh don't - OS X Lion 10.7.3

In our local university network, I have (obtained by DHCP) the following setup in /etc/resolv.conf: search a.domain.com b.domain.com domain.com nameserver x.x.x.x nameserver y.y.y.y The settings ...
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Juniper Network Connect hangs at “Establishing Secure Session” after upgrading to OS X Yosemite

I know it's a bad idea to upgrade an OS so soon when you are running any enterprise software, especially related to security/vpns etc. But I did! And I would like to avoid downgrading if possible. ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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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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Wifi issues with multiple devices

I have about 4 devices always using the internet on my home wifi network. Everything is fine and dandy until I start to do intensive bandwidth stuff like gaming and streaming movies. So I thought this ...
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Figuring out what IP's and Ports a program is accessing

I play poker semi-professionally online and live. When I play online I have a hard time limiting the amount of time I play. There is a free application I found called self-control. It allows you to ...
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Strange networking issue: good software/hardware troubleshooting tools?

I'm posting this question with the hope of getting some guidance from others because at this point I'm completely stumped. I'm trying to troubleshoot a mid 2011 iMac (11,2) running Mavericks that ...
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Getting Mac Address from known network

I lost my old router, and i need to know its Mac Address, only info i got its the log of my Mac (Yosemite), i have found that with this command i got a lot of info about the preferred networks (saved ...
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Adding “local” to the DNS Search Domains has no effect

I have a Mac Mini (Yosemite) on my local network and it's not running a DNS server at all. When I want to access it over SSH from a Terminal on my Macbook Air (Yosemite), I can type: $ ssh ...
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How to download via home-brew when connected though Internet dongle?

I wanted to download python on my Mac OS Mavericks. I found a blog which instructed to download it via home-brew using simple command brew install python But I am getting failed to download errors. ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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Automator: Verify connectivity to server, if yes, then copy files to server. If no, wait until available

I also asked this question on the Apple Discussion forums, but have had no replies.. Details required: I'm already able to copy files to/from server.home (Windows 2008 r2) via SMB, both within the ...