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How can I force Mac OS X 10.9 to see the ethernet port of my hub (Asix AX88179)?

I already downloaded (and installed !) the latest file from ASIX.com, which is the latest to this day, but System Information does not list the port as being available when I connect the USB 3 Hub ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 not storing password in system profile - used for pre-authentication to the wireless network

Running 300 MacBooks with Mac OS X 10.6.8. When logged on as a local admin I can connect to WiFi, I save the connection in the system profile, allowing pre-authentication before users attempt to log ...
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Can't get my MacBook Pro to the “Agree” page on a public wifi hotspot

I have a recurring problem: My MacBook Pro recognizes and connects to my building's wifi network (the provider happens to be Natural Wireless). But it doesn't redirect to their boring terms page ...
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How can I copy the full smb:// link from a file in Finder?

I work in a Windows environment with many different shared drives. I commonly have Finder windows open to different shared drives and nested folders. I have a Service set up (that I created in ...
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Mac OS X Server - Web require SSL

I'm using Mac OS X Server 3.1.2 (Mavericks) and I want all connection through HTTP to be encrypted. On a normal Apache server, I would append this ModRewrite rule on the bottom of https.conf. ...
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How to configure mac book pro to act as an Access Point (and not a router)?

I am connected to internet via ethernet cable on my MBP laptop. I want to have access to internet wirelessly on my iPad as well. How can I config my MBP (OSX 10.6.8) to act as an "Access Point" ? I ...
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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 ...
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How to create an alias for IP address for JDBC connection?

I have the “db” alias in my JDBC connection specified in the Java properties file for MYSQL. This alias does not currently work on my local computer. I would like not to change the properties file ...
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Lion resolving DNS names when querying server directly, but not when used in a command or app

I've recently (as in minutes ago) added a hostname and reverse (A and PTR) records for a hostname on my internal network, using a Bind DNS server. For some reason, i can both dig and nslookup this new ...
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HTTPS POSTS sometimes not getting to apache

On OS X 10.8.5, I have apache fronting a web app that communicates with Authorize.net. After Authorize.net completes a transaction it posts back to my app with confirmation information. 97% of the ...
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Windows shares keep dropping from OS X

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine providing shares for multiple workstations. I have 2 Mac users that connect to this server and use the shared folders. They report that this share keeps dropping. ...
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iPhone 5s lag related to repeated nsnetworkd crashes

Something weird is happening with my iPhone 5s on iOS 7.1.1. For the past week, it's become very laggy, where if I try to interact with it via software, Bluetooth, or even the physical buttons, it ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Can't access specific websites with Macbook Air (10.7.5 Lion)

This has really baffled me: While my internet connection works, I can't access specific websites with Safari (or any other browser for that matter). I don't get a 404 page; Just an error message that ...
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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Connection through telnet only works in safe mode

I'm running Xamarin's iOS Build Host app on my machine. It uses telnet on port 5000 to allow connections to it. Suddenly, this connection no longer works. telnet localhost 5000 HELO returns ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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What does this bogus route (0&0x68 c8.c8.c8.c8…) mean in my routing table?

This is fresh after a reboot, on a wireless network which is known to be a little flaky. The first line is unlike anything I've seen before: $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination ...
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Connected to internet and can browsing but can't play some games

My iPhone is 5s. Just like the title said, whenever my iPhone / iPad connected to wifi I can't connect to some games like Puzzle and Dragon even though I can browse using safari, using fb / twitter / ...
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autossh not forwarding, regular ssh tunnel does

Starting autossh like so: autossh -M 5122 -N -R 5432:localhost:5432 <user>@<myhost>, I can't connect to localhost:5432. If I run ssh -f <user>@<myhost> -L 5432:localhost:5432 ...
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Recommend a network service monitoring application

I'm a network administrator for a medium-sized network. I'm looking for a fairly simple piece of software that will alert me (visually, by email, or some other mechanism) when one of the services on ...
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How to make MacBook automatically connect to different wifi networks as desired?

My main router is located in the living room and creates a wifi hotspot, call it X. I've created an additional wifi hotspot in my bedroom, call it Y, using two powerline adaptors. How do I make my ...
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Building a small network in Apple environment?

I have four Macs I want networked together so files can be shared between them without email. I want it to be a wired network and I also want to be able to access the files on the network away from ...
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Mobile account, syncing certain files

Under mobile account preferences I have selected "Home folder". What exactly is the home folder and how can I find out where mine is? What else does it include, for example does it include the folder ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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How can I access my time capsule through ssh?

I am trying to reach the time capsule on a remote network. After following the advice of another question I realised the router/network doesn't support NAT-PMP/UPnP and thus I get to configure the ...
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Apple File Sharing crashes every night at 11:37pm

I have this extremely strange and odd thing happening to me. I have an iMac - mid 2011 model with mavericks installed. It has file sharing setup with SMB disabled so that my MacBook Pro can connect ...
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Add feature to SelfControl software : choose network interface to block

SelfControl is an open source software to block Internet connection for a time period. However, it blocks connection from ALL network interfaces. I'm looking for someone that would like to add a ...
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Share laptop wifi connection to iPhone

I have windows sony vaio laptop which is connected to Internet through wifi. I want to share connection from laptop to iPhone. I see some articles on sharing Internet from laptop to device WHEN laptop ...
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Can I put an Airport Extreme in client mode (sharing printer only)?

I have an Airport Extreme 3rd gen (A1301). I just bought a Time Capsule 5th gen (A1470). I put the TC where the AE used to be, in a cupboard in the hall. Now I am thinking to repurpose the AE as a ...
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packet forwarding on OSX mavericks

My MacBookAir(Mavericks 10.9.2) need to share my internet connection(wi-fi;en0) with BeagleBoneBlack(BBB) which are in 192.168.7.0 subnet over en6 interface. ifconfig $ ifconfig lo0: ...
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What is Wifi-Networking option under system location services in iOS 7?

I've noticed an option called Wifi-networking and I can't seem to figure out what does it do exactly. Any ideas ?
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How to monitor the network usage of specific apps on iOS?

I am currently helping someone who has experienced large amounts of data being transferred over her DSL connection. After long research (via IRC support) I found out that her iPhone is obviously ...
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hostname configuration for remote access

I have a new Mac Pro that's running Mavericks and I would like to configure it for remote access (ssh and sftp). The IT staff says I need to provide them with a fully qualified domain name before we ...
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How can I set up an iOS compatible network pdf printer?

I would like to have the ability to generate pdfs from the applications on iPad and iPhone that are print capable. What I am asking for here is an object that would appear as a printer in OS X, but ...
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Unable to access SimpleHTTPServer with ip

I created a python http server with python -m SimpleHTTPServer 5555 I can access it using http://localhost:5555 but not using http://my-macbook-ip:5555 from a different machine. I'm on Mavericks ...
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Differentiating Apple products by their MAC addresses

Apple has registered a ton of MAC address ranges for its products. Does anyone know whether it's feasible to reliably identify which Apple product (particularly iPad, iPod, iPhone, and MacBooks) a ...
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MacBook not able to connect to IRC server over Airport

I have a MacBook Air connected to an Airport Express and I am trying to connect to an IRC server. I am able to connect to the IRC server down the street at the cafe. I am able to connect to the IRC ...
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Apple TV AirPlay other than WiFi?

In the Apple TV, when enabling AirPlay it shows "step 1: connect to a wifi network". What if I have Ethernet? Bluetooth? Will only WiFi work?
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OSX Firewall: Forwarding Ports & Ignoring Non-Local Requests

On my production Debian server I use this to forward requests that come in to port 80 to a non-root process running on port 8080: sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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AirPort Express and Extreme Wi-Fi strength comparison

I'm about to buy an AirPort model but I'm not sure if there is any difference in terms of signal strength and range. There have been comparisons between these two models in the past but I don't think ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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Adding hosts entry to iOS in absence of DNS

I am working with an application where my iPhone needs to see my laptop on the network under its host name and not the IP address because the SSL certificate works with the name only. At the office, ...
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Does OS X have a builtin DHCPv6 client?

Upon testing a within a standalone network with just a DHCPv6 server on it and several client computers with different operating systems, OS X 10.7.4 fails to automatically obtain an IPv6 address from ...
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Is there a OS X equivalent for iproute2?

I am searching a command line tool collection like iproute2 on Linux. Network Utility is OK, but I would like it on the command line.
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Limit wifi network access per-user with user switching

I have a machine running Mavericks shared between two users. One user "Foo" should have access to a network, "Private network A" and another user "Bar" should not. Both users may access "Trusted ...
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How do you configure fstab to work with a credential file?

Mavericks appears to have broken automount and the "auto_resources" solution for connecting SMB drives, like my Drobo FS, which houses my 2GB+ iTunes collection. After figuring out how to configure ...
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Distinctive slowdown across browsers on 10.9.1

I've noticed a strange pattern of delays when trying to fetch websites; the behavior seems extremely distinctive, and is easy for me to reproduce so I'm fairly confident of most of the details below. ...