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MacBook Pro Cannot Connect to Certain/Some WiFi

My MacBook Pro (2011), wth OS X Mavericks, can connect to WiFi in some homes perfectly fine, but not others. The "bad home" with WiFi where it fails to connect has other computers (not Macs) that can ...
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How to find specific IP address within LAN?

With the setup I used to have I was able to control the home-domotica system via the wireless network of the time-capsule (app iPhone). 10.0.1.152 However today I had to move the time-capsule 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 ...
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Must unplug and replug in USB NIC before it will work

Relatively new to the world of Mac (few months now) and have a Cable Matters USB wired NIC. WiFi on the mac turned off during all of this. If I reboot my mac with the USB device inserted (and cable) ...
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Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro?

Is it possible to have 2 wireless interfaces and have each interface connect to a different VPN over a MacPro? Basically, I have a MacPro with 2 wireless interfaces. I connected to both wireless ...
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How can I add a ipfw forward rule to little snitch?

I use the following rules to connect to my nginx server on a vagrant machine: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to me 80 sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8090 tcp from any to me 443 ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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Migrate files from 0s9 to OSX

I'm trying to migrate some files from my old PowerComputing PPC computer(SCSI) that ran OS 9.0.4 to my current MacBook Pro running OSX (default 10.9.4 but 10.6.8 avail via external disk). I've gotten ...
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Monitor which website my applications are trying to connect to

I am looking for a way to monitor my network so I can know which website that specific application is trying to connect to.
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Mavericks - I need to be notified when a wifi network becomes available

My university's wifi connection goes up at random times. It's faster, so I would want to be notified when it becomes available so that I can surf faster and I don't have to pay for mobile data that I ...
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How do I stop my computer name from automatically, and incorrectly, changing?

Ever since I upgraded my 2009 iMac to Mavericks, I often get a message stating 'The name of your computer "Foo" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "Foo (2)".'. The number ...
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How to use two internet connections independently

I have two internet connections, the one is high speed and I connect to through WiFi and the other is a slow PPPoE connection. I have a 5 gig cap for the WiFi connection and a 20 gig cap for the PPPoE ...
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Loading indicator won't go away on my home screen of my iphone

The loading indicator on my iPhone won't go away and all my apps are updated and I can't turn off my iPhone to restart it because the lock button is broken.
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Remote (Dell) printer errors

When I configure and print to remote Dell printers, I get an odd errors in my system.log: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): DellSecureFilter(xxxxx) deny file-write-create /private/tmp/fx20140919212407.job ...
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ERR_ADDRESS_INVALID from chrome,but telnet works

This evening I discovered that I could not access any websites from Chrome, Firefox, etc. At first I though my router might just need rebooting, but I quickly found that I had no trouble ...
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Network sniffer [on hold]

I work with IP cameras, POE switches and Network Video Recorders (NVR). I run into locations that there is no tagged or documented information of IP addresses, subnet mask or gateways listed. ...
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How to add a wildcard host entry to Mac OS X Server's DNS

I have set up a Mavericks Mac OS X Server machine for my lab, and I am using the DNS service for my own domain. Without getting into too many complicated details, I need to populate this local DNS ...
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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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Over what protocol am I currently connected to a given server?

At my workplace we usually connect to our server over AFP (I know it's been deprecated but the workers like to use the color labels). I sometimes use SMB to solve specific issues, including the ...
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From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?

Suppose that I have multiple VPN connections configured in System Preferences/Network. How do I tell if a particular one (identified by the service name in System Preferences/Network) is up, on the ...
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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'No machine certificates found' when adding machine certificate into VPN

I've 2 certificates, one for user authentication and another for machine authentication. My user authentication includes certificate and private key based on which I've generated pkcs12 file using ...
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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Cannot join wifi network - “please move closer”

I have a macbook pro running osx. It is identical to many others in my office. I am the only one who cannot connect to the office wifi network. I can connect to other networks just fine, but when I ...
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Ethernet Switching Problems

In my office I have 2 ethernets to work with... 1 is kinda closed, primarily for development purpose... with it I have access to important stuff that i use very oftenly, such as web-services and ...
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Ethernet connection turns off when my Mac idles

I often leave my Mac for some time to do assorted tasks. When I return and log into the screensaver, I can't visit my homepage, Google, because the Ethernet connection has disconnected, requiring a ...
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Ping command works in Network utility but not in terminal

I am on os x 10.9.4 If I ping google from the network utility I get 0% packet loss. But if I try to ping google from the terminal with ping www.google.com I get 100% packet loss. System Preferences ...
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Monitor Internet traffic flowing via my MacBook?

My MacBook is connected to an Internet cable and meanwhile sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. That is, my MacBook serves as a router, which broadcasts Wi-Fi signals. Since ...
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transfer label from afp to smb

Is a possibility known to transfer label from afp to smb (Server files/directorys)? When changing from afp to smb all tags are disabled. Does anyone have a script? I've found on the subject: ...
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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. ...
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Is it possible to block a specific IP from attempting to connect to screen sharing?

I have noticed for some time that the shared screen icon flickers on and off on my menubar every couple of minutes (MacBook Pro, MAC OS X 10.8.4). I thought it was a glitch or a bug. I've checked the ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S disconnect from WiFi randomly?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.3, and I'm currently experiencing a problem with my device. It connects to my wireless network for a while and sometime later it disconnects. When i try to ...
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How to fix AFP where some users connect after 4 minutes and others never connect (spinning progress bar and no authentication dialog)?

I am having an issue for multiple (but not all) users whereby AFP connections are taking 4+ minutes to connect to the share. Some never connect. The spinning progress bar sits there but no auth window ...
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Network OK but no Internet connection. Can this be faulty hardware?

Since a few days ago, my 2011 Macbook Air running Mavericks 10.9.2 stopped connecting to our TimeCapsule wifi. Other Apple and non-Apple devices connect fine so I've ruled out a router problem ...
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Is there a recipe for creating a locked-down ftp user role account?

I would like to set up an account on several Macs that can be used to send files to them via FTP. Specifically, I have a multifunction network printer whose scan function can FTP a scanned document to ...
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Create network user with remote home folder

I have Mac Server with OpenDirectory configured. Then I create some network users with home folder located on server. Due to the high bandwidth of user usage, I want to add another server that only ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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need to script connection to telnet and send commands to remote device with no user input

Ok I need some help making a script that will connect to a server and send 2 commands Ideally I would have telnet 192.168.2.230 9993 and once it logs in (no user name or password required - the ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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How is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet?

The Apple Watch uses the Internet for a lot of things : Siri answers, sending messages... But how is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet ? I have searched a bit, to no avail. This information ...
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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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Web pages won't load but network is working

I can't get web pages to load on my MacBook Pro. Airport connects with the router and ping tests work fine (on www.google.com) but web pages aren't loading in any browser in any user account. Internet ...
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OS X network service order doesn't stick

Under System Preferences -> Network -> Set Service Order... (OS X 10.9.4) I changed the order for the configured network services to my desires. However, every time my 3G modem connects to the ...
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iPad/iPhone on iOS 5 - images don't always load in Safari, just on my network

This question is baffling to say the least, as I'm just not sure how to diagnose where the problem is happening. Here's the problem: when I am connected to my network in the office (but not on other ...
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Setting up Airport Base Station with Uverse AND Sprint Airave

I'm trying to configure my home network so that I can use a drive attached to my airport base station as the Time Machine drive. I think that to do this the Airport needs to control the DHCP and the ...
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Bad load balancing of network traffic between processes

I just switched from Linux to OS X by getting a MacBook Pro. A very annoying problem with OS X is that if I download something from e.g. my ISP's CDN, which can max out the connection, I will loose ...
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problems in my tab [migrated]

I have Samsung galaxy tab 3 /I try to access to my account on Facebook but there is a message appear to me here is the message "Unknown Host Exception unable to resolve host b. api. Facebook. com no ...
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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 ...