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Can't turn on wifi on MBP late 2013 Yosemite

I can't all of the sudden turn on WiFi on my MBP. I have upgraded to Yosemite half a year ago and it was all working fine until today. I tried some tips from this thread Can't turn on wifi on Mac ...
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Music app that integrates well with Synology NAS

I'm looking for music software that will work well integrating with a large (~1TB) music collection on a Synology device. Requirements: Fast searching Fast connection adapts happily to NAS being ...
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Traceroute Terminal vs Network Utility different?

Why would a Terminal traceroute #.#.#.# show different results than using Network Utility.app? Here is the first 3 hops. I am connected to PIA VPN but regardless both methods should show the same ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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Configure Skype proxy setting?

I would like to use Skype's proxy setting on Mac. However, when I click "Change", it just takes me to SystemPreferences -> Wifi -> Advanced -> Proxies. What am I supposed to do to set up a proxy ...
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How do I simulate a random VPN disconnect?

I'm trying to write an applescript that reconnects a VPN that gets disconnected (sort of like this one) and I want to test it to see if it works. One of the key parts of the script is being able to ...
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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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Time Capsule (3rd Gen) seems to deny internet access to clients with a static IP address

A bit of background on our: we have an Apple Time Capsule, 3rd generation, connecting to the internet through a cable modem (WAN IP is configured via DHCP). As we can't get a signal across the house, ...
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SSH based VPN with tun device

On the ssh man page there is a section called SSH-BASED VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS which explains how to setup a poor mans VPN with ssh (ssh flag -w). This section is also included in the OSX man page. ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Would Like To Use my Time Capsule as my Main Router Instead of my NVG589

I have a Mac Mini server running the latest version of Mavericks and server app version 3.2.1. When I first signed up for AT&T U-verse I had a 2Wire 3801HGV modem. I was able to set up web ...
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OS X Server Profile Manager port forwarding?

I am setting up a MDM server on OS X Server. This is just a personal project, so I am hosting off of my iMac running Yosemite and OS X Server. I have configured port forwarding and DNS records so ...
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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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My ISP's web interface is blocking OS X Server?

I have setup a domain on OS X server, pointed the domain to my public IP, and enabled port forwarding on my AirPort router. My services are set up in OS X server, and I can access them from my ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.
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Do AppleTVs show up in AirPlay by proximity?

So it is weird, I cannot find any details online, but we just set up multiple AppleTVs in our office for meeting rooms today. They are hard wired to our network which is connected with our WiFi ...
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Set multiple proxy information for different locations according to which wifi network is connected

I hope this is possible. I have set multiple locations in my MacBook to toggle between various networks and connections. For home there is no problem, but at work I have an issue. I have a LAN ...
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can't see other mac workstation in Ethernet, ok in wifi

So, I upgraded router to latest dd-wrt firmware. Now, for some reason, can't see my macdesktop from my macbook if connected to Ethernet. Macbook has DHCP, mac desktop has DHCP with manual IP. I can ...
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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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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from switching Wifi connections when at home?

I have a MacBook Pro, running Mac 10.9.5. I connect wirelessly to the Internet through my home Cisco LinkSys E900 router, which sits just 10 feet away from my computer. However, frequently when I ...
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How to monitor network traffic on a router from a Mac?

A company has a High Speed internet connection (30 MB/s) which is enough for 10-15 computers. But for a week, there is almost no bandwidth "left", just checking email takes a long time or fails. ...
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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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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...
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Restart airport router via command line

Is there any way to restart an apple router via the commandline? Problem: My airport express starts to "give out" every day or so. I usually have to unplug it for a couple of seconds and then plug ...
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How to maximize file transfer speeds?

We're trying to transfer large files from NY to LA, from one Mac to another. Both sites have 100/100 mbps internet. Both report full speed at www.speedtest.net. But we've tried AFP, SMB and SFTP, ...
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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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How to configure a static IP for a specific access point on OS X?

I own a MacBook Pro and always used Ubuntu in the past. In Ubuntu, I was able to configure my IP, DNS, Gateway, for a specific access point. There was a list of all the access points, each one with ...
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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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Why is my iPad causing WiFi interference?

I have a 3rd gen 32GB iPad with a 3G/LTE connectivity (and the latest software) and let me be clear from the start - the WiFi is working perfectly fine for me and I've had no problems with it ...
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Problems connecting to VPN on iOS 8 w/ OS X Server VPN

Alright, so about a few hours ago I purchased OS X Server, being intrigued by it's VPN capabilities. I enabled VPN and set it up, however I'm unsure if I even did this correctly. I'm pretty sure I've ...
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how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite

There is a directory in System/Library for startup items I presume: StartupItems I need to have a shell script that will configure ethernet interface at start up, with local network address and ...
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IP address assignment issue [duplicate]

The problem is that I have a Macbook that keeps telling me another computer is using it's IP address. I normally don't have a problem with this as I'd either restart the computer, or router and it ...
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Wifi: not configured

I was removing a wifi network and after removing it, my wifi icon is blank, showing a cross over it, while i hover over it which says Not Configured, I googled the problem but didn't find any solution ...
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How to start PPTP VPN connection from crontab?

I want to automatically start PPTP VPN connection daily at a certain time. And it should do nothing if the connection is already on. Any idea how this can be done with cron in Mac OS X 10.9+?
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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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Since the newest Airport Extreme routers don't support SNMP, how can I monitor bandwidth usage on my network?

I am currently using about 600gb a month and Comcast is about to start charging me for anything over 300gb. I need to find out which devices are using the most bandwidth so I can get it under control. ...
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Can you prevent the iPhone browser from reloading pages?

I commute using the subway so this means 20 minute stretches of no internet. To give me something to do, I often open a bunch of web pages, say 3 or 4 before I'm offline so I can read them while I'm ...
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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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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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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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Driver for TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi Adapter

I used to plug in my TP-LINK TL-WN721N Wi-Fi adapter in a port in my old computer that used to run Windows. That's how I connected to the internet, but now I bought an iMac which I couldn't connect to ...
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Connecting to Mac Mini via SSH unreliable

More often than not I am getting this error when connecting to a brand new Mac Mini, firewall disabled: ssh -l [username] [fixed_ip] ssh: connect to host [fixed_ip] port 22: Connection timed out ssh ...
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Server dropped connection unexpectedly with certain WiFi

OS: Yosemite Type: Macbook Air 11 I have 2 WiFi's (A and B). Whenever I connect to A, my Mac drops the connection to a certain websites and often loses connection to the WiFi. But when I ...
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Viber messenger not working on my ad-hoc wireless network

I have an iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.1) and I installed Viber messenger (version 2.2.2.86) which enables you to make phone calls over the internet. The messenger works perfectly when I use a wireless router to ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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Why can my iMac see my Macbook pro with 2 different icons on the network sharing? (as if it were 2 devices)

I recently noticed that my iMac lists my macbook pro with 2 different icons (the normal laptop one and a generic pc one) I am worried this means i have a server running on the background or some ...
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Configured Airport as Bridge and use OS X Server for DHCP and DNS, no Internet

I want to use my Mac Mini as an OS X Server with the following services: DNS DHCP Open Directory Profile Manager I configured my Airport Extreme under the "Internet" tab to use my static IP ...
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Where does MacOS store remembered Wi-Fi Names?

My mac knows about 50-100 different Wi-Fi network names. I'd like to know where they are remembered, I can't find it. I've searched. I understand that there is a GUI for editing this information, but ...