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Connect to network says “Connection failed” but it actually isn't

On most occasions, when I try to connect to a new wi-fi network, after I enter the password and click "Connect" the connection dialog says "Connection failed" after a little pause, but in fact the ...
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Man in the Middle Network Proxy for iOS that supports SSL?

I'm trying to do examine some apps and what kind of network traffic they're using on my iPhone. I've set up Charles (including SSL certificates & provisioning profiles). Then, I tethered my ...
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Only seeing ONE of two external HD's plugged into Apple Airport Extreme

Here is the scenario: I have TWO External TB drives. They are both plugged into a Powered USB Hub. That Powered USB Hub is plugged into the back of my Airport Extreme. I can only see one. They have ...
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Google on my iOS devices is stuck in a different region than I live in

For some reason, my browser always defaults to New Zealand. I've reset my location in the Store and in the settings, but it always pulls up google.co.nz when doing a search and the default map centers ...
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How can I set up multihoming?

I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6 on my iMac and I am wondering how to multihome a Mac. I know it's possible to accomplish this by using both Wi-fi and Ethernet, but I just want to use Ethernet. Any ...
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Proxy settings won't be saved in the Keychain

On an Ethernet connection, when I manually set my proxy information, it won't save correctly in the keychain for HTTP web proxy. In the same environment, it does it correctly for HTTPS web proxy. At ...
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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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Set default printer for each location

Is there a way I can set a different default printer for each network location?
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How do I whitelist hosts when using 3G?

When I'm on the move I want to tether to my phone to access a few essentials (telnet, ssh, IM, a few low bandwidth websites). What I don't want is for a load of background processes like Software ...
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How to configure 802.1X without a configuration file?

After upgrading to Lion, all my 802.1X configurations are gone. There also does not seem to be a possibility to configure them via the system preferences: It just tells me to get a configuration ...
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Is it possible to determine the model of an iOS device by its MAC address?

I'm starting to work on iOS apps at work, and I'm trying to determine the minimum version of iOS I'll need to support. We have a network registration system that gathers some basic information about ...
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What applications would be expected to setup a network interface “stf0” and “gif0”

I've recently noticed that I have the following network interfaces setup on my mac: Ethernet Airport Firewire vmnet1 vmnet8 gif0 stf0 Obviously Ethernet, Airport, and Firewire are enabled by ...
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Simplest way to audit and monitor my home network and deal with intruders (while leaving it all open)

Please don't give me a suggestion that you haven't tried and approved yourself. Also please feel free so skip and not read anything below. I trust the title is already summing up pretty good. What ...
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MBP works fine but not visible on network

I have a strange problem, that for the life of me I can't seem to resolve. I'm hardly a newbie to this type of stuff, which is making the lack of success even more frustrating/embarrassing :) I have ...
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Connecting a MacBook Pro to a Windows ad hoc network

I'm trying to share my wired ethernet connection from my Windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.5). I've just set it up to be an open network; no encryption. I'm pretty sure I set up the ...
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I have a service listening on a port, how do I open the port externally?

I have a service that is listening on a tcp port, and it is listed with this command: >netstat -atp tcp | grep -i "listen" tcp4 0 0 192.168.2.5.8070 *.* LISTEN ...
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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 to restrict Internet, not just web, access for the guest account?

How do we set up the guest account so it restricts Internet access to all applications and scripts in all ports? Using parental controls only restricts web access, and I'm looking how to prevent any ...
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Time capsule over ethernet is incredibly slow

I am transferring files from my Time Capsule (4th Generation, 2TB, model A1409) to my laptop (Ubuntu) via the Apple Filing Protocol. The Time Capsule is connected directly to the laptop via an ...
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Turn a Mac Mini into a public WiFi hotspot

What I'd like to do, for an event, is use a Mac Mini to share a Internet connection via WiFi. However, I'd like to put up a splash page to the joining device's browser. It would display the free WiFi ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Backing up Time Machine sparsebundles to another server

So, a while ago I backed up a couple of different Macs to my Linux-based fileserver. As a network Time Machine, each Mac has a separate sparsebundle file containing all of its information. I've since ...
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Can you send a message across the network?

There used to be the ability, perhaps before OS X, to send messages accross the local network, which displayed a popup on the receivers machine with the message. Is this still possible? Or is there ...
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New Notes Will Not Sync From Mac to iPhone or iCloud

If I create a new note on my iMac (OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion), it will not appear on either iCloud or my iPhone 5 (updated with the latest iOS). However, I CAN edit existing notes and those changes do ...
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Nike+ FuelBand (Pedometer) with local analysis software - no personal data in cloud

I want to buy the Nike+ FuelBand, but don't want my information to be in the cloud. Extracted from Wikipedia: In addition to tracking personal workout statistics, the Nike+ integrates directly ...
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Macbook Pro frequently experiences drops in WiFi connection with Linksys WAG120N

I have a non-retina mid-2012 Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard and this issue has been plaguing me for a while. During regular use of the laptop, while connected to my home WiFi network (to which no ...
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Why does Lion mount a network volume twice at login?

I just set up a new NAS at home and created a few volumes on it, along with enabling access to those volumes (i.e. enabling the Mac File Service on the NAS), and creating an account for myself. On ...
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AirPort Express: Extremely high latency

I just installed a new AirPort Express today, and connected a MacBook Air and an HP EliteBook to it. While browsing the web feels, to use an unscientific term, sluggish, I could verify serious ...
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What is the connector used by the MBA's SATA drive?

I wonder what kind of connector is used in the latest MacBook Air for the SATA drive. SATA Express? When I first saw the gumstick SSD drive I thought it was using a SATA Express connector. But when ...
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What can I use for multi-person, single conversation, instant messaging in a serverless local network?

We have a number of Mac's in a small, simple local network at the office (all running Snow Leopard or later) that I'd like to use for instant messaging with multiple participants. The trouble is, at ...
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Network's DNS queries redirection to localhost

Before saying anything, I would like you to know that my experience in the field of network administration is about 3 days long, so please treat me like the newbie I am. I have also been looking ...
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Where did this new WiFi network with SSID 'SETUP' come from?

After setting up my router (Linksys WRT120N) and my wireless network, upon clicking on the wireless icon and selecting "Join Other Network..." a new network called SETUP shows up when clicking the ...
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iPhone 4S losing data connection while still showing 3G/EDGE symbol and appropriate reception

I sometimes discover that my iPhone 4S is no longer able to receive data from the cellular network, although the 3G/EDGE badge is still showing, alongside two bars. Usually I first suspect the ...
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Why did I lose the ability to print to a networked printer?

I have a Canon iP3600 printer connected to a networked hard drive and up until a few days ago I was able to print from it. however, i have now lost the ability to print ever since i downloaded Apple's ...
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Anyone gotten 10.7.2 to bind properly to Active Directory in a multi-domain environment?

I work for an international non-profit that has Active Directory with multiple domains. (A bunch of them.) We can't get Lion (10.7.2) to bind to it properly. Has anyone been successful in getting AD ...
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How to connect iTunes on Windows to only a specific AppleTV when several are available?

We're a college campus that has an iPod Touch program... all new full time students get an iPod when they first arrive on campus. We also have a number of faculty using iPads. To help take better ...
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DNS: Search Domains not working correctly?

I am running OSX Lion. I've looked all over the web for solutions to the issue I'm having and can't find a fix. I've found several entries where uses are trying to resolve custom_hostname.dev (etc, ...
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Offline HTML5 iPad: Gmail and Docs

There was some recent news about the release of an HTML5-powered offline Gmail and Docs. But it looks like these won't work on the iPad. Is this true? If so, is there a way that I can use these tools ...
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Self hosted VPN solution with Mac client

Rather than pay an additional monthly fee, I'd like to take advantage of the existing cloud computing resources I already have and host a VPN on Amazon or Linode, and access that from my MacBook while ...
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What are the empty home and net drives?

I have two drives on my Mac which are always empty (I've enabled show hidden files in the Finder): What are these drives for?
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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How to make custom routes survive reboots?

I use a VPN to connect to the network of my company and add some routes. After connecting and addding the routes it works just fine. Is there a way to permanently add the routes so that they survive ...
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Best way to transfer over 40 GB of files from Windows to OS X

A while ago I made a copy of my Aperture library on my Windows machine in case my Time Machine drive failed. My Time Machine drive failed last night and now I would like to restore this backup. When ...
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Any way to send messages to Mavericks Notification Center from another machine on the local network?

I need a way to have a Linux-based machine send a message that can be received and displayed by the Mavericks Notification Center. I used to do this on an older version of OS X by running Growl, and ...
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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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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Screen sharing suddenly stopped working

For years, I've used screen sharing to connect my MacBook to my iMac. It has always worked like a charm. About a month ago, it stopped working. I can still see my iMac in Finder when I'm on the ...
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Multiple IP addresses in Safari

Is it possible to choose which IP address will be used to browse the web? I am connected to a VPN which created tun interface with different IP addres so now I have two of them. I would also like to ...
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Since Mavericks, I can't mount ISO files on my Mac over a network

Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, when I want to mount an ISO file that's on my Mac from my Windows 8.1 PC (so, mounting a Mac share on a Windows computer, so I am accessing the file from the Windows ...