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Create Wireless Bridge Connection Between Modem & WNDR3700 Router

My ADSL modem is in one room and my Computer (Mac) and Router is in the other. I'd like the Router to connect to the Modem wirelessly to access Internet. I've enabled Bridging in the Modem and I'm ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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Cannot reach local web site using IP-address of macbook

I am running a web server locally, and I can reach it by typing http://localhost:63342/myproject/index.html (this server is automatically started when I work on a web project in the Webstorm IDE ...
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Setup local network on Mac and share it via WiFi, but with no internet connection

I woat to use my iPhone as remote control for VLC. I use http://hobbyistsoftware.com/VLC-more and it is working fine when I am connected to my AirPort network. I will use my MacBook at a place where ...
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Belkin N150 router problem! Can't access router management page in MBP

I have a Belkin N150 router and can't connect to the internet. Only the small blue WPS light is blinking. It's SSID is no longer visble to any devices. I can't even access it's router management page ...
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Internet Sharing not working with my BeagleBone Black

Running Mavericks on a 15" MBP. I have a BeagleBone Black running Debian Wheezy. I have connected the two with an ethernet cable. I have a working wifi connection from the MBP. So I turn on Internet ...
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iOS Still showing 3G up to 30 seconds after WiFi connection

I created a hotspot with hostapd (CU8188CU) + dnsmasq on my Raspberry Pi (running Raspbian) and test the connection by various device. It seems that iOS (tested on iPhone 4S 6.1.3) takes up to 30 ...
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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Performance Issues

I'm running an 802.11ac wireless network using three AirPort Extreme base stations. While setting these fellas up is very simple and straightforward, I've been running into several issues... APE A ...
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How to view previous inputted MAC Address for WiFi network

I have a Belkin Router and accidentally changed the MAC Address for the Wireless Area Network. Is there a way to retrieve previous inputted MAC Address using Terminal? I'm looking around system and ...
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iChat sends out connections to an IP address when configuring camera and mic settings

Using LittleSnitch I noticed that Messages (iChat) tries to connect to 17.154.239.222 over udp when I open the audio and video preferences for the application. Apple owns that IP address but does ...
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How do I read the output of dns-sd?

When I run the dns-sd command, for example as dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. to list all the service types on my local network, I get a table that looks like: $ dns-sd -B _services._dns-sd._udp. ...
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How should I configure my VMware Fusion VM network connections?

I've been a long time user of VMware Fusion on my iMac and I've just bought a MacBook Pro to allow me to work on projects whilst I'm away from my desk. On my iMac, I have a few VMs, each with their ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN internet sharing?

I'm trying to connect Windows 7 to Snow Leopard via Bluetooth PAN but it doesn't seem to detect the Bluetooth PAN capability of the mac. It only allows transferring of files, and using it as a ...
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Apple Mail does not seem to connect to my IMAP server

I have my own Mailhosting, and am moving servers. Thunderbird works fine with the new Server IP. However, Apple Mail seems to fail and to silently ignore the new server. I am using Courier IMAP and ...
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Restrict iPad's 3G internet connection to certain applications

When I am using my iPad out of home (using 3G connection), I only check twitter or email, which uses very low bandwidth. But after the minutes, I can see that it consumes almos 50MB of data, so it ...
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Can't figure out how remote share is getting automounted

I have a NAS that stores the music files for iTunes. There is an automounted share on the NAS that iTunes goes thru to retrieve the music files. For the life of me I can't figure out how the automount ...
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How to set up an AirPort Express so another router can connect to it?

I have an Airport Express 802.11n 1st generation (in other words, the last one before they began to look like a white AppleTV). I would like to have this as my main router and have a second router ...
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MacOS 10.6 firewall treats IPv4 and IPv6 packets differently

I'm develping a wireless MIDI controller. When connecting to a Mac running Mac OS 10.6, everything works fine, so long as the controller attempts to connect to the Mac using IPv4. When using IPv6, I ...
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Cannot ping my IP

How can it be that I cannot ping my own IP on Mac OS? $ ifconfig -a lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 ...
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MacBook Air (Lion)

We wiped the H.D on my 3 year old MBA OS X 10.7, Lion and restored it to like bran new at the Apple Store today. It connected effortlessly to the guest WiFi there. At home I get "Connection Timeout" ...
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Network usage whitelist for cell tethering on OSX?

I frequently use my Macbook on my iPad's data plan. Unfortunately, unlike iOS, OSX can't limit application network usage based on whether it's on a cell network, and I always have to remember to close ...
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Is there a way to track network usage of all computers on a LAN?

Is there a way to track network usage of all computers on a LAN? There are plenty of apps that can monitor traffic for local computer. But I have 18 machines connect to this airport extreme. I want to ...
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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MBA can't connect to Hotspot

I've a weird problem with my MBA (2011 model) since the upgrade to Mavericks. There is a certain set of hotspots to which I can't connect anymore. I'm not sure which ones specifically, but there are ...
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iTunes KERNELBASE.dll crash - Windows 7 Home Premium

Since I have updated iTunes (11.1.3.8) on my home PC running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 it constantly crashes after about using it for only a couple of minutes. When I check the Application log on ...
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Use different DNS servers for guest network on AirPort Extreme/Express

I have an AirPort Extreme and Express which provide a guest and a private wireless network. I also have a Mac server (192.168.1.10) running on the LAN. I want that server to be accessed only on the ...
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Connection error when remotely managing 10.9 OS X Server (SSL Handshake)

I am managing a Mac Mini with OS X Server (10.9) at the office and I got everything running perfectly. However, since some days ago I have lost the ability to connect remotely to the server using the ...
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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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Network stops working, with “Can't Assign Requested Address”

On OS X 10.9 (but no prior version), every now and then, I start getting strange network errors. I can still ping, but anything that requires actual content (like a web page) completely stops. For ...
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Airport Router DHCP Client Identification

I have a 3rd Gen Airport Extreme (802.11n 3rd Gen Dual band) as my main router. Attached to it are an Airport Express (802.11n 1st Gen Single Band) which is connected by and extends WiFi over it's ...
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Location-aware hostname resolution

Here is my situation: I am running Tunnelblick on my MacBook (running Mavericks) to connect to my own VPN, which comprises several machines, both at home and at remote locations. I can of course use ...
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What are the numerous incoming connections I see on public wifi for?

In general I have incoming connections disabled by my security software (Little Snitch). But even when I do this, on public wifi, I see numerous incoming connections for netbios and mDNSResponder ...
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Does an AirPort access point as bridge allow communication between Macs?

I am planning to make this network : ⎡ Internet modem ⎤ ⎡ AirPort ⎤ <--> [ PC ] ⎢ & ⎥ <--> ⎢ access point ⎥ ⎢ router ⎥ ...
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Adding an airport extreme base station so I can connect an aftermarket backup disk to the network to be used by Time Machine.

We have our home network connected through an ATT uverse router. I want to add an airport extreme base station so I can connect an aftermarket backup disk to the network to be used by Time Machine. ...
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Excel VBA: correct path to shared folder on networked Macs?

Does anyone know the correct syntax for a hardcoded path to access a backup folder on a locally networked Mac? The original path to access the folder on the same machine is Mackintosh ...
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Prevent apps from using wifi without VPN [duplicate]

When I travel and am connecting to public wireless networks (or, really, any wireless network I don't control), I use a VPN (either L2TP with the built-in networking support or OpenVPN with ...
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Block external storage for a user account

I am doing a proposal for new network where the Macs will be networked, OS X Mavericks + server app Is there any solution to disable external storage USB/Thunderbolt/Firewire/CD/ Bluetooth? ...
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how to know how much data your mac uploaded in a certain time [duplicate]

I'm working in a shared office space.. and i'm been accused that my laptop is the one that's responsible for uploading (uploading, not downloading) a lot of data in specific periods of time (ie you ...
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Another device is using your IP address mac, what do I change my IP address too?

Our internet router often stops working at home, but for the the second time only I have got a pop-up error saying: "another device is using your ip address". We have an iPhone and a Macbook but ...
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How come Android finds lists Wi-Fi networks that OS X doesn't?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.5 and a Samsung cell phone with Android. I use the Wi-Fi heavily on both (I travel a lot, and only use Wi-Fi when I'm out of the US) — often in cafes — and I rarely ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router ...
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Browsers won't load pages other than Google and Gmail

I have a MacBook with OS X 10.6.8 and I am getting "no data received" on Google Chrome, "the connection was reset" on Firefox and "cant open the page" on Safari. Google search engine works on Chrome ...
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Weird local domain behaviour

I just clean installed mavericks on my mac and local domains i use for web development still work. Surely clean install wipes the host file, so how is this possible? Its not really a problem, i am ...
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Can I access an account that was created as a “Network Account”?

I have a user account that I created on our network at work via Network Accounts. There are some files I want to retrieve from one of the users desktop. The user was created on the "Server" which is a ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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How to add the Time Capsule to an existing network, in Ethernet?

I have just received my new Time Capsule. I don’t want to create a new AirPort network, I already have one. I want to connect the Time Capsule to my existing network, in Ethernet. I plan to plug the ...
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How to fix Lion Server “webmail connection to imap server failed”?

Lion Server webmail is giving 'Connection to imap server failed' using the same user name and password, while sending and receiving mail works from Mail.app. This Lion Server: runs 10.7.5 is ...
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How to block and unblock https access on OS X 10.9

I am working on a test project that requires me to block https access for a specific app on my Mac (OS X 10.9). The instruction provided are "Chinese" to me and I have no idea where to start: ...
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How to block and unblock the media ports in MAC OSX 10.9? [duplicate]

I am working on a test project that requires me to block all media ports on my Mac OS X 10.9. The instructions I'be veen given are "Chinese" to me :-) I have no idea how and where to start, let ...