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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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Safari 8 Not Showing Network Requests when using the web inspector/develop tools

I have a feeling that I may have toggled some settings, but I can't find it anymore. Basically I am trying to monitor requests sent from my webapp. The usual method is Inpect Element -> Timelines -> ...
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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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Sort out Apple hosts

I have a question about Apple network traffic. In my network program I can see these three domains (GET) http://init-01md.apple.com/bag http://init.ess.apple.com/WebObjects/VCInit.woa/wa/getBag?ix=1 ...
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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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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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Encrypt Time Machine backup data sent over the network

I have three relevant machines: An iMac running 10.10 as my Time Machine server. A MacBook Pro running 10.10, which backs up to the server. Backup encryption is enabled. A PowerBook G4 running ...
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Keychain doesn't remember password for network drives

I have an MBP with Yosemite connected to my home network, and I want to automatically mount three hard drives located on a Windows 8 computer also connected to the network. When I connect using ...
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Port forwarding Yosemite

I have a server running on my imac (port 8000) and I want my ipad to be able to visit it through the local network so I set this rule using pf anchors (hence ipfw is gone).. It doesn't work, what am ...
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Use certain network connection for some ports

My Mac (OSX 10.10.2) is connected to the Internet via Ethernet. The problem is, this connection is blocking some ports. (http://www.URL.com:2080) I tried to open the page on my smartphone and it ...
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How to make OS X Server 3 accessible from the internet?

I am trying to setup an OS X server so that I can see it from outside of my internal network. I have OS X Mavericks with the Server app installed as a VM for testing purposes right now. It has access ...
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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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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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Mac OS X Yosemite connectivity issue

Every so often my MacBook Pro starts getting very intermittent network connectivity. I have a Virgin Media SuperHub. Pinging my router gives me lots of request timeouts: 64 bytes from 192.168.0.1: ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks DNS name lookup order change?

I noticed Mavericks prefers the DNS server to /etc/hosts (scutil --dns). There used to be a good 'ol "order hosts,bind". Is there anything equivalent for Mavericks so my hosts file is consulted before ...
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How do I force OSX to use IGMP version 2?

I am connected to an old NETGEAR smart-switch which only supports IGMPv2. It doesnt route multicast traffic to my mac because it joins the group using IGMPv3. I tried this: sysctl ...
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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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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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How to fix gray files in Finder?

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS X 10.6) to a Windows Server 2008 file ...
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Cannot connect to SSH server from Mac OSX

Whenever I try to connect to a remote server using SSH, I get an error "ssh: connect to host x.x.x.x port 22: Connection refused" I didn't install a Firewall or something similar. I know for sure the ...
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Trying to get Hadoop to work; “connection refused” in Hadoop and in Telnet

I was trying to get Hadoop working in standalone mode on my MBP (OS 10.9.5), but I kept getting "connection refused" errors. I found that telnet localhost 9000 gives the same error, which is what I ...
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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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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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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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Cannot install network profile on Yosemite

I'm having trouble connecting to the "Eduroam" network at my University. Some time ago the Airport connector on my motherboard decided it was time to melt down, so I'm forced to use an USB WiFi ...
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What this ifconfig output telling me?

What is this output of ifconfig telling me? Any explanation of the first in particular would be sweet. A:~ Linda$ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 ...
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Airport Extreme 802.11ac Can't See USB HDD

Hardware: Airport Extreme 802.11ac Transcend StoreJet 250GB HDD Belkin 4-port, powered USB hub Configuration: HDD formatted as MS-DOS (FAT32) via Disk Utility HDD connected to USB hub Airport ...
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iPhone not connecting to 3G after losing wifi connection

Everytime I am connected to wifi, then lose the connection (e.g. by leaving the house), the 3G on my iphone 4s refuses to work. I have to turn my phone off and on in order to get 3G again, and then I ...
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Why does Yosemite Safari never time out trying to go to *.local?

On the version of the Safari web browser that's included with Mac OS Yosemite, trying to go to any web site whose hostname ends in ".local" will cause the browser to sit there forever waiting for a ...
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Troubleshooting Cisco Anyconnect routing table changes on 10.10.2

I'm using Cisco any connect 3.1.05160, and it fails repeatedly with "The VPN client was unable to successfully verify the IP forwarding table modifications. A VPN connection will not be established." ...
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Cable modem compatible with Back to my Mac?

Currently I have Comcast business internet with fixed IPs, but it turns out that the only that I use the fixed IPs is to log into my computers at home using afp:// and vnc:// while traveling. I would ...
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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 Desktop Admin blocked by OS X Yosemite Firewall

I'm experiencing an issue where the Firewall in OS X Yosemite is repeatedly preventing me from launching ARD Admin. Symptoms: Launch ARD and no window appears. I am forced to force-quit the ...
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How is the hidden interface bridge100 working?

This interface bridge100 has been introduced with Mavericks and exists on Yosemite. (On Mountain Lion the same kind of mechanism was taking place with the bridge0). This interface is related to the ...
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Internet Sharing handing out wrong DNS server address

I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. It connects to the internet via a USB 3G dongle, and I want to share that internet connection via wifi. However, on devices that connect to the ...
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Screen sharing stopped working after 10.10.2 update

Screen sharing between my iMac and my Mac Mini stopped working after I applied the 10.10.2 update. I'm trying to access the Mac Mini from the iMac. I get the standard error message advising that I ...
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How to set custom DNS entry for a particular wifi connection

Is there a way to set custom DNS settings for a single wifi connection without affecting other connections? I use my laptop at home and work. When at work I need to type in an IP address of a local ...
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Can't VNC from phone to tethered computer

Scenario: Computer tethered to iPhone via Wifi, VNC server running on computer. VNC viewer (in this case iTeleport) running on phone. This is a carputer that uses my phone for internet connectivity ...
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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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Making music and photos available to Apple TV

I have a double story house with the modem upstairs and an Apple TV downstairs. I also have a USB hard drive with an iTunes library and iPhoto library on it. At the moment every time I want to use the ...
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How to find devices on my local network through their IP address

I have a local network powered by a Time Capsule, and connected to 4 or 5 macs. There are other devices on the network too. (Printers, IP Cameras, etc). Is there a way to list the devices on the local ...
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How can I create a local network on OS X Yosemite compatible with Android Nexus 5 / 7?

How can I create a Wi-Fi network on my Mac with OS X Yosemite that my Android device can connect to (Nexus 5/7)? The Android device does not see the network if I use Internet Sharing.
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How to debug hangs in multiple subsystems (typically audio and networking)?

I can give system logs for anything, just let me know. Hardware: Mid 2014 rMBP OS: 10.10.2 “Special” things installed: Bartender Multiple VPN providers Multiple chat/voice providers (plugins for ...
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Can I set a Timecapsule to connect to a wireless network, and hook up more network equipment to it with cables?

Currently I have an older style Timecapsule 2GB, the flat type, connect to my cable modem, and distributing network to my apartment both through cables (Xbox, PS4, Apple TV) and WIFI (everything ...
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How do I really (dig) flush the DNS cache on OS X 10.9?

I'm on OS X 10.9, according to support.apple.com I can flush the cache with sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder Unfortunately this does not really refresh my DNS cache at all, also not like this: ...
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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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Does iOS Personal Hotspot have a firewall? Port 5353 not working

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8 installed. I've connected two devices to the Personal Hotspot, my Macbook Air and an Arduino Yun. Both can connect to the internet through the hotspot fine. I can also ...
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Wi-Fi fails to connect after OS X 10.10.2 Update

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 that was just upgraded to OS X 10.10.2 (14C109). I've used an ASUS PCE-AC68 wireless adaptor since Mavericks, and haven't had any problems before now. I understand that this ...
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Using Time Capsule as a Wi-Fi extender

I recently bought a 3 TB Time Capsule primarily to back up my Macs, but I presumed that it would extend my Wi-Fi network as well to another floor of my house. As it turns out this is quite ...
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How do I prevent my mac's wifi from ever (not just once) seeing a particular wifi network?

So here is my dilemma- I'm addicted to the internet and I don't want to have the option of using it in my home except for particular times. On my own network, I plan to change the password to ...