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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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Wi-Fi Diagnostics app not found

After reading this CNet article I was pretty excited to have a tool that monitors my wireless network since I'm in the process of setting it up well. Wi-fi Diagnostics is said to be in the ...
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Monitoring and limiting internet usage

I am currently having to access the internet through a wireless dongle which is giving me a 2gb per month download allowance. I need to be really cautious about my internet usage. Just this afternoon ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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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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Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I'm trying to access my MacBook from a Windows PC over the network. The computer is connected to the router, the MacBook is connected to a WAP, which is connected to a switch, which is connected to ...
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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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How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer?

I have a thunderbolt to ethernet cable on a MacBookPro Retina on Lion. Sometimes the thunderbolt to ethernet connection does not work. It seems to occur when I switch network locations (e.g., I move ...
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Making Airport appear as a computer

I live in a building where I am connected to the university network for internet. I am not allowed to connect a router, or I will be kicked off the network. (This rule was created after wrongly ...
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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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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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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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iPads in the corporate world

Is anyone using an iPad in the corporate world? If you are: Is it better than carrying around a laptop, and if so, how? Do iPads connect to networks like notebooks do? Can I remote into my Windows ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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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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App that scans local network for shared folders?

I'm looking for an application that can scan my local network and report any shared folders it finds. I've tried iStumbler, but it only gives you information on machines that are sharing with ...
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Why is Safari ignoring my /etc/hosts file?

I added some domains to block (127.0.0.1 mydomain.com) to my /etc/hosts file and for some reason, Safari seems to be ignoring them. I have tried disabling Safari extensions, clearing the cache (sudo ...
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Map certain ports to URLs via hosts file or DNS resolver

I use SSH tunnelling extensively to gain access to remote machines that are behind a firewall. So to access a development server I use something like http://localhost:8888 which is forwarded to port ...
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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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Finder becomes unresponsive when viewing network folders with large amounts of files (OSX 10.6.8)

When loading a folder which contains around 500 video files (each approximately 200mb-700mb in size), Finder becomes unresponsive and displays the beach-ball. The folder in question is a networked ...
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How set up a local domain such as local.test?

I'm web-developer and I need local domains. Before 10.7.2 update, I'm just fix /etc/hosts as I need, but new update crash this solution. How fix this new "feature"?
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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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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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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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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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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Wifi network not showing up

I have a weird problem, and internet isn't really helpful on that one. I have a macbook pro and a wifi network. The macbook pro can see plenty of wifi network around, but very rarely mine. The wifi ...
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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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Where to store large photo library that also can be backed up?

I have an old PC that used to house my entire (several hundred gigabytes) photo library internally and backed it up nightly to an external hard drive. I have a MBP that travels between home and work ...
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How to properly setup a reliable roaming WiFi with Airport Base Stations and an existing router

What are the steps to properly setup a WiFi network with 4 or 5 Airport base stations? I have a mix of Airport Extreme and Airport Express base stations, a switch and a modem/router with VoIP and ...
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How to preserve DHCP server settings when migrating from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server?

I understand that DHCP server features will be "removed" from OS X Server with Mountain Lion and that there will be no way to manage these using the only remaining app for managing server features ...
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How does Back To My Mac work without UPnP or NAT-PMP?

Back To My Mac (BTMM) used to require UPnP or NAT-PMP on your router to work, but at some point this changed and it can work (albeit slowly) without those. BTMM (usually?) works by setting up an ...
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Automatically Mount a Network Drive and Copy a File to a Network Folder (AppleScript)

I've a rather complex task to solve. I don't use OS X, but now I have to provide some colleagues with a simple application that automatically copies a certain file to a network folder. Normally I'd ...
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Can't I use different WiFi networks for different Locations?

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm doing wrong here: I'm trying to set up two network Locations, one for my home network via my cable modem and a second for WiFi tethering via my mobile phone. ...
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How can I use Terminal to monitor a network interfaces total traffic in Mb

I would like to use the terminal to monitor the network traffic on a given interface, with a view to providing alerts when certain cumulative totals have been exceeded. The script needs to gain ...
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iPad app to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
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Iphone 3G shows 'no service' eversince I came back from Malaysia

I'm using Iphone 3g for a year exactly and have no problems at all until recently I went to Malaysia. it says 'no service' where the carrier name supposed to be. so I assume its because since I'm out ...
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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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How can I restrict Mac sharing services to a specific network/adapter?

I want is to set up a Mac to connect to multiple networks. So far, so good. However, I only want to grant AFP access to users on ONE of the networks, but not the other. How can I accomplish this on ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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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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How to see VPN connection statistics?

I live in China, which requires me to use several VPN's to access the outside web. Occasionally, some VPN's are either totally blocked or suffer from high packet loss. In Windows, it is easy to see ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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Mac Mini Server running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) is freezing during boot (last line: IPv6 packet filtering initialized)

Starting in verbose mode (Cmd+V), the last line I see on the console is: IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled This happens regardless of having an ethernet cable ...
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How to enable USB android tethering on OS X Mountain Lion without using Easy-Tether (Lite)

I can tether fine to Windows 7, but on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion, it does not recognize the USB network. I can install Easy-Tether (Lite) but that comes with some restrictions (e.g. no secure web ...
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Disable network drive unmounting

I've got a pretty specific need - to disable unmounting a network drive through the regular Finder eject function (accessed either by right-clicking the mounted drive on the desktop, or clicking the ...
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How would I prepend 127.0.0.1 as a nameserver all the time

I do web development and I would like to have dnsmasq running and handing my local dns requests. However I work in a lot of different networking scenarios and I need to DHCP updating my networking ...
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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet ...
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Little snitch and different network profiles

Is there any way to have different "little snitch" rules set for different networking profiles ? like for HOME one rule list for WORK another etc ...