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Configure HTTPS proxy on iPad

I have a secure login page on my localhost. In my network settings on the iPad I can only change HTTP proxy setting to access insecure pages in localhost. I have configured it this way: Server: ...
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Connecting iphone to internet from laptop with wire

I have an iphone 4s and I don't have a sim or a data card in it so I don't have 3G or other type of connection and the wifi module is broken so I can't connect to internet. I am using a Windows 7 ...
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Configure to Select DNS based on Domain

At my office, I have a hardware VPN with a split tunnel that routes all my traffic either to the public internet or to the other office, depending on IP address. However, to resolve the intranet ...
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The built-in camera light on my macbook (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. I've ran a virus scan but no signs. ...
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Share internet connection over wifi when the normal way doesn't work

I just tried to set up Internet Sharing of my Ethernet connection to wifi by following the instructions in this answer. The network appeared only very briefly, one time, in the list of networks ...
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Use “options ndots:2” in global DNS resolver

Until yesterday, I regularly ssh'd into my servers that have names like "server.prod.example.com" as "server.prod" and it worked fine. (Actually, this required getting mDNSResponder to start with the ...
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Establish VPN Connection with Cisco RV220W w/o 3rd Party Software

I'm trying to set up and establish a VPN connection between my MacBook Air and the Cisco RV220W in my office. The IPsec setup is extremely confusing and the built in client in OS X is pretty straight ...
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Which DNS server is actually being used? [duplicate]

How can I find out which DNS server is actually being used for domain name queries? I am trying to find out whether DNS queries go through my organization's VPN. I need to know this to have an idea ...
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Why do I need to “bypass” 169.254/16?

In my MacBook's networking proxy settings I have "169.254/16" among the list of domains for which to bypass proxy settings: What purpose does this serve and why do I need it? Can I get rid of it?
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Data toll tripled from Android to IOS, no changes in usage habits. How to troubleshoot? Possibly redirect and sniff (tips on how)?

So I've just bought my iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.2, moving from Android. I've noticed that my data toll has more than tripled (from around 300MB to 1.1GB monthly) without significant changes in my usage ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...
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Why is my ac wifi signal weaker than my b/g/n; does it matter?

I have a new AirPort Extreme and a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. Both devices are 802.11ac but (according to iStumbler) my ac signal is weaker than my b/g/n signal (no matter where I move my antenna). Why ...
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Keep iTunes library in sync on OS X and Boot Camp (Windows 8)?

Is it possible for me to keep my iTunes libraries in sync with each other on OS X and Windows if so how? My iTunes library is stored on a network share made available via AFP and SMB. Is it possible ...
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iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet

I am trying to connect my iPad to the Internet without success.I am able to connect to the Wifi network but not to the Internet from there. This router (let's call it WIFI A) I am connecting to is ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...
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Troubleshooting DNS

I'm having a weird problem where the system-wide DNS resolution doesn't work, but I don't know how I could fix that, or even find a log (coming from Linux). I manually configured 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 as ...
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Adding 'OSX Server Account' from outside

I've set up an OS X Server, and I'm now trying to make its services available from outside my local network. From inside the LAN, the iCal service works fine when I add an 'OS X Server Account' via ...
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Opening Firewall ports on Mac OS X 10.9

I am attempting to open only a defined Firewall port on Mac OS X 10.9, for istance 1000 TCP. I know that Mac OS provides two different types of firewall: ALP and PF/IPFW. ALP allows only to control ...
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Using Time Capsule to extend a BT HomeHub

I currently have a Time Capsule (5th generation mid-2013 tall one) and use it as my only WiFi and back up to it. I am moving house and will be getting BT Infinity (Fibre), so I will get a BT HomeHub ...
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How can Back To My Mac even work without a router supporting NAT-PMP or UPnP? [duplicate]

An Apple knowledge base article says that "Back to My Mac may be slow because NAT Port Mapping (NAT-PMP) is turned off on your base station". This seems to indicate Back To My Mac can work even in ...
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Why can Back To My Mac be slow without a router supporting UPnP or NAT-PMP? [duplicate]

An Apple knowledge base article says that "Back to My Mac may be slow because NAT Port Mapping (NAT-PMP) is turned off on your base station". What is the technical explanation on the IP networking ...
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Back To My Mac access through router without UPnP or NAT-PMP support?

Will having a router at one end, but not the other, supporting UPnP or NAT-PMP be enough to initiate Back To My Mac connections in both directions? That is, also in the direction of a computer behind ...
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Macbook loses network connection when connecting external display

In the image below you can see the mtr output while connecting the screen, the red part is where the monitor is connected. The monitor works just fine and has no problems with other computers, it's ...
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Bonjour (Printing service) run on Sleep

I currently use Bonjour for my home wireless printing. It works flawlessly, but I have one gripe with software. If my iMac (pc connected to the printer) goes to sleep, the wireless print stops. Is ...
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Safari not loading pages, other browsers doing fine

I have an issue many seem to have: Safari 7.0.5 (and now 7.0.6) hangs when loading web pages whereas other browsers (Chrome, Firefox) work just fine. I've ran my tests on WiFi with two different ...
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Why does mounting an nfs share from linux require the use of a privileged port?

I export a directory on a linux box and I can mount it from another linux box using # mount -t nfs kurush:/media/lynk /mnt/kurush/ The same command fails on Mac OS X: $ sudo mount -t nfs ...
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Mac OSX 10.9.4 file Write Access Error on Network on various Applications

I am working on a corporate network. I use a Mac running OSX 10.9.4. Recently I have started to get the following error message when trying to write to a windows share running on an smb:// share. If ...
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OSX Mavericks - How to respond to DHCP Option-26 - currently ignored

I have edited the appropriate file to get DHCP option-26 requested, and sent back from the DHCP server. I have confirmed this with tcpdump on udp port 67. Problem is that OSX is not using the ...
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OSX Mavericks - Enabling Custom DHCP Options

I am using a new MAC running OSX Mavericks with a solaris ISC DHCPD server. I have setup some additional options on the DHCPD server but it is my understanding that most DHCP clients don't request ...
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How to set up Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode?

I can't find any clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode. Eg, how to disable its routing functions and set it up as a switch/repeater connected ...
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What does this Wifi trend by iStumbler mean?

Can anyone interpret what this graph is telling me ? It was created using iStumbler. My wifi connection is really bad and it keeps dropping (still connected to wifi but no connection to the internet). ...
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Connecting my Time Capsule to an Existing Network

I will be living in a basement apartment without physical access to the router and only wireless internet access. I am trying to figure out a way (any way!) to use my Time Capsule, but it seems to be ...
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OS X server VPN and internet access

First post here. So I have an OS X server 10.6.8 install on a mac mini. It has both an internal and external ip address, but they are both on the same adapter. I have set up the vpn service in OS X ...
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Help me assess my internet connection's problem

I'm currently pinging google.com to find a trend and pinpoint the problem. The internet keeps disconnecting every few mins and I have no idea why. What I realised is that between every 4-6 pings I ...
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iPhone blocked on network

I got an iPhone as a present from a family member. It was working. Now I get "No service". I found out it was blocked by Vodafone. They won't unblock it. Is there any way I can get it unblocked ...
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Why is Wake-on-WiFi not working on my MacBook Pro with TeamViewer?

I have a brand new (2014) MacBook Pro and an AirPort Extreme. I have TeamViewer running and selected the Wake-on-LAN feature. I also have Wake-on-WiFi configured on the MacBook. Once the MacBook goes ...
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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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Internet connection sharing, routing between multiple clients

I have a Mac Mini which connects to the internet via ethernet, and shares that connection over wifi. My Macbook and my iPhone use that to get at the internet. All are on the latest version of their ...
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SMB3 support on Mavericks

Does anyone know if Mavericks supports SMB3? My work server uses it, and it's been buggy as hell and never keeps connected. If it keeps connected I lose write permissions to files I'm working on. ...
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Devices in OS X Internet Sharing can't see each other

I really like the feature of OS X to share it's Ethernet connection over WiFi to other devices. But it appears that those devices are unable to "see" each other (e.g. you can't play a LAN game with ...
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Connect NAS with static ip over ethernet with MBP

I have a WD MyBook World NAS with the set static ip 192.168.0.102 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) - it might be also defined that the router ip is 192.168.0.1 but I can't remember. It works great on my ...
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How to change computer name so terminal displays it in mac os x maverick?

I have a Mac Server 3.1.2, w/ system 10.9.4 that is not being used as DNS Server. Windows Server 2012 is DNS & DHCP server. On the Mac, Terminal cannot ping hostname of mac, however, it does ...
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AirPort Express or Extreme?

So I'm no expert when it comes to advanced internet knowledge and I need to update my Wi-Fi router. We have 14 megabits (I think, no pro at this) or something and I have my room in the floor right ...
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Local hostname changes every few seconds when NOT connected to a network

When ever I wake my laptop, but before I am connected to a network, I receive messages similar to the following: This computer's local hostname "sojourner-896.local" is already in use on this ...
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How to get max speed as FTP server?

We need to allow our clients to download files from our office via FTP. We have FIOS which SpeedTest shows as giving us >90mbps downstream, and >70mbps upstream. We've tried FreeNAS; FTP speeds are ...
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Access Windows Virtual Machine Localhost from Host Mac

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (VMWare Fusion 6) running on my Mac (OSX 10.9.4). In windows, I am running a site using IIS Express on a specific port. On the windows vm, I can write ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

We are using devices we know are capable of AirPlay (iphone 5 on ios7, apple tv3). Sometimes the phone can see the apple tv, sometimes it cannot. When it cannot, we check, and the apple tv IS still ...
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DNS resolves servers external IP instead of internal IP

I'd like to access a web server from both inside and outside my home network. I then have my firewall (pfSense) named as example.com. From within my network, I can access every machine by it's fully ...
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What does an icon that looks like a pair of connected chain links next to a wireless network name mean?

When I click on the WiFi symbol in the menu bar on my Mac I get a list of wireless networks, most of them with little lock icons next to them. But some of them show what looks like a pair of chain ...
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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 ...