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How to restore system from network drive?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro. I want to restore my OS from a Time Machine backup which is on a shared network volume. When I restart in recovery (Apple-Opt-R), it boots from internet, but if I try to ...
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Tether Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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iPod no wireless networks problem

My daughter has an iPod Touch 4th generation I think it is with iOS 6. We have a problem with it whereby it doesn't show any wireless networks at all. Previously, it connected fine and would show ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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How to resolve netbios names with osx

Hi I'm new to osx and trying to resolve the netbios name of a windows machine. When I try to ping it I get the error cannot resolve hostname. When I use the command smbutil lookup %hostname% it will ...
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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 turn my Old 2009 Imac into a Multi-use NAS server?

I have a late 2009 imac, everything is perfectly fine with the machine. Can i turn that into a Media/ NAS server?
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How can I turn off my Time Capsule's wireless router?

I have a useful wireless network, and then my Time Capsule's wireless network, which overpowers the other network when the computer is next to it. I don't know if it's misconfigured, but the Time ...
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Mac Mini private network

I am trying to set up a very simple network using a Netgear 5 port Gigabit switch, a Mac Mini, a Seagate Central 4Tb NAS and an Apple TV to serve movies to my Samsung TV. I followed a guide on ...
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On iOS, do “Automatic Downloads” (incl. Music, Apps, Books, Updates) download on public or slow WiFi networks?

If I have "Automatic Downloads" enabled for some or all of the categories (Music, Apps, Books, Updates), then these items will download when available, while I'm connected to my home's WiFi network. ...
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Change MAC address in OS X Yosemite

I usually changed my MAC address with the following commands: # Get a New MAC Address openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' # Changing the MAC Address sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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VLC on windows 8.1 can't open files on iMac

I have an iMac running Mavericks. My music files (mp3) are stored on this machine. I also have a windows 8.1 laptop running VLC media player. I can access files on the iMac from the windows machine ...
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iPad 2 (iPad2,3) no cellular connection: com.apple.AppleBasebandManager.RadioNotReady

I have an iPad 2 that hasn't been used in recent months. I took it out of my bag, charged it, powered it on, connected it to my wifi, and ran the iOS 8.1.1 upgrade. Then I put it away and took it to ...
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Mac WiFi sharing doesn't allow LAN discovery?

I've been using Mac Mini for a few years as a WiFi router by enabling network sharing over WiFi. Everything until now has worked fine. The problem is that my MBP can't auto discover shared folders on ...
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On OS X is it possible to override DHCP assigned DNS servers but still keeping them for fallback?

By default I would like to use the google public DNS servers and to fallback to intranet ones when these are failing. Is this possible? ... I am looking for a setup that would not break when I move ...
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Encrypt Time Machine backup data sent over the network

I have three relevant machines: An iMac running 10.10 as my Time Machine server. A MacBook Pro running 10.10, which backs up to the server. Backup encryption is enabled. A PowerBook G4 running ...
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Switching network location under Mavericks without password

When using Lion I could issue this command at the terminal to change network locations(which I got from this site, thank you): networksetup -switchtolocation "Proxy" I've recently upgraded to ...
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Automatic network location in Lion

I'm looking for a Lion compatible application similar to AirportLocation that will automatically change the Network Location based on my current location. It's becoming a bigger and bigger pain to ...
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Apple TV 3 and network time problem (after Update to 5.1!?)

My Apple TV (3rd generation) doesn't connect to the internet any more because it doesn't succeed in getting the network time from my router. I tried restarting, updating, resetting both – the Apple ...
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Can I extend my Airport Extreme's wireless network with a third-party repeater?

I recently purchase an Airport Extreme (the new tower looking one that supports 802.11ac). I finally, after days of headaches, figured out how to use it as my wireless router with AT&T U-Verse. ...
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Is there a way to measure data traffic from airport extreme?

We have lot of machines and occasionally experience slowness in some devices and wanted to see if it has something do with a device stealing the bandwidth. So I would like to measure the bandwidth ...
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iPhone (iOS) mistakes my router (mifi) as needing a login page

When using my iOS 8 iPhone 6 with a cellular mifi, it sometimes thinks this device has some sort of webpage login page, the way public wifi does (I guess sometimes called a landing page). However, it ...
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Ethernet cannot see RTA1025W modem (wi-fi can)

At home I have a Dynalink RTA1025W DSL modem. MBP can obtain IP via WiFI MBP cannot see modem or get IP via ethernet. Ubuntu/Win7/Win8 can get IP via the same ethernet cable & modem. At work: ...
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Transparent proxy authentication with pf

I'm under a corporate, squid proxy. It is problematic to develop under this proxy since I have to setup the proxy details for every thing I use (for example, setting npm, or terminal http_proxy) I ...
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Open Directory not working on select macs

We run a mac office, and have several iMacs with networked users that log in to our mac mini server running Mavericks and the OS X server app. We bought 2 iMacs last week, and have set them up just as ...
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Why is my host name wrong at the Terminal prompt when connected to a public WiFi network?

For three days straight, I have connected to the public WiFi network at my local library. Each day, I have seen a different prompt in Terminal. Here are some of the prompts I've seen: zp-pc:~ ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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Hooking into establishing Wi-Fi connection on Yosemite

Is there a way to hook into the process of establishing a Wi-Fi connection for executing some arbitrary actions (i.e. scripts or something) on certain events like connection established, connection ...
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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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Accessing network created by Internet Sharing

I would like to be able to access services on devices that are connected to my shared network. Basically I have set up network sharing such that when I connect via Thunderbolt-Ethernet I share the ...
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Slow network speed in Safari etc. when using Aidrop

It's quite remarkable that when I am sending files from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro over Airdrop that all network speed seems to go a lot slower. iTunes Match tracks take up to 10s to load, same goes ...
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Full wifi signal but horrible download speeds

I'm connecting my MacBook to the internet via a current generation Apple Airport Extreme (late 2013). When I'm standing next to the Airport, my Mac's wifi indicator shows full signal strength (duh!) ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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How to fix specific problem on Mavericks 10.9.5?

I had a problem with Yosemite so I had to downgrade (Wi-Fi went off after 10 or so seconds of connecting to a network) to Mavericks, but now I don't have Wi-Fi at all- The interface does not appear ...
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why cannot I edit my `hosts` file?

I'm trying to edit my hosts file, because doing ssh <some host in hosts> fails to translate to ip. according to the Finder UI it is found under: however when trying to run cat hosts from the ...
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How to check if VPN connection can be established automatically?

I recently ran into the problem that a VPN connection, type Cisco IPSec, could not be established. For some unbeknownst reason, the connection failed. The failing VPN connection is not the problem per ...
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How to force ios simulator to use wifi network?

i have two network, a wifi and a cable lan. I want use together, but I want to force iOS Simulator to use only WiFi, because, lan is under proxy, protected, with a lot of limitations, etc, ect... ...
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Sync iPhone over Wi-Fi with Mac when iPhone is connected to the Wi-Fi created by Internet Sharing

When my Mac and iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, I can sync my iPhone wirelessly using iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, and perform third party syncing like 1Password Wi-Fi sync. However, the ...
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Why does my wired ethernet connection die periodically after a DHCP lease renewal?

I've got an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) that is fairly healthy from what I can tell. It has survived OSX upgrades from the original 10.5 to 10.9.x (haven't pulled the trigger on Yosemite yet) and ...
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How do I simulate a bad Wi-Fi connection on my iPad?

I'm testing an iPad application that requires an Internet connection. I'd want to simulate a situation when the connection isn't stable and can be suddenly lossed. If it's possible I'd want to control ...
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How do I unset an IP address set with ifconfig?

I recently used ifconfig en1 1.2.3.4 to set the IP address of a network interface (specifically, the wireless card) on a Mac… How can I remove/unset it? Using the graphical network configuration tool ...
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Interstitial screen/marketing layer on Airport guest wifi

Is there a way I can add an interstitial screen when a user first logs in to my Airport Extreme's guest network whereby I can make a marketing ask (like, "Like us on Facebook!") and require them to ...
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Rename SMB Servers

I have 2 SMB servers that I connect to on a daily basis. One is my development server and the other is my production server. Both of them are a little different in the folder structure. When they are ...
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My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean?

My laptop (Yosemite) is now 'PPPoE' connected over wifi, what is this and what does it mean? Previously I was just connected by wifi (there was no mention of wifi) My AirPort base station connects ...
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How to get automount and sshfs(osxfuse) working with yosemite

I'm currentyl trying to get apples automount working with osxfuse and sshfs. The result should be that a specified folder gets automaticly mounted if it is used. What i've done so far: installed ...
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Route command to use wildcard

I have a bunch of routes to my LAN line that won't resolve through my WiFi (which is set as 1st order). sudo route add 10.999.999.999 10.888.888.888 I have a lot more but that's just a sample. This ...
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Is /etc/resolv.conf changed every time my DHCP lease changes?

I'd like to fire an event via launchd whenever my DHCP lease changes the IP on my WiFi interface. My question is similar to what's being asked in this question, which makes me thing I can watch ...
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PacketFilter on OS X preserve destination address for sshuttle

There is a cool utility out there called sshuttle (https://github.com/apenwarr/sshuttle). It has depended on ipfw to forward packets in the past. It appears that ipfw is mostly broken in Mavericks ...
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Use SOCKS proxy for several IP addresses on OSX Yosemite

I just wanna use socks proxy for some ip addresses. I found this setting: Sorry for non-English screenshot. Here is OSX Networking settings for SOCKS proxy. I can see only "black list" for ip ...
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How to spoof a USB-Ethernet adaptor Mac address in OS X

I've recently bought a usb-ethernet adapter (not apple) and I get internet connection. In my university we have to put a specific mac address but I can not change it. I have tried with sudo ...