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Little Snitch Whilst it's mainly a firewall, it alerts you when an app connects to a certain domain, and lets you allow/block the connection. Alternatively, you can allow all connections and just monitor them. Rubbernet Rubbernet is also a good alternative, providing the additional feature of remote monitoring of Macs on a network.


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See Toggle Ability to turn wifi off which shows how to do so from the command line using a script: #!/bin/sh # Get "Wi-Fi" or "Airport" based on your OS wservice=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallnetworkservices | grep -Ei '(Wi-Fi|AirPort)'` # Get port (usually en1) whwport=`/usr/sbin/networksetup -listallhardwareports | awk "/$wservice/,/Ethernet Address/" ...


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You could use Shell script in a Applescript Application that checks the available wifi list. And pops up a notification when the one you want is in the list. The code is commented to explain how it works. on idle -- A on idle handler will run the code within it and then set the app to idle. Using little cpu. It will then repeat this every #n of seconds ...


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All signs pointing out that AppleWatch is connected via Bluetooth to your iPhone (iPhone5c/5s/6/6+) is required. Bluetooth because the amount of Data isn't really high. On Yosemite DP7 i can see my iOS8GM iPhone every time on WiFi even the HotSpot is turned off. So you can activate your iPhone's Hotsport without the device to take out of the pocket.


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The ac is 5GHz signal. The way the radio waves work is the higher the frequency the lover the range. However, the signal strength is only one factor. With your signal strength on 5GHz network you will still get much higher data throughput, then on the b, g, n (which is on 2.5 GHz WiFi). Unfortunately the 5GHz is also more sensitive to the ...


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It uses Bluetooth to look for nearby devices. You can read more about it on AppleInsider: It should be understood that AirDrop is a proximity-limited technology, meaning that it will only work when two or more users are near each other. This is illustrated by the requirement that a compatible device, which will be limited to the iPhone 5 or later, ...


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From your analysis you have a typical interference problem within channel 6 and 802.11b use. This interference problem might have appeared after a move of only a few centimeters. The day before you were protected from your neighbour interference with a glass, this day when moving out of the shadow of this glass you are under the full light from the AP (or ...


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It's on the exclude list because a 169.254/16 address is by definition not external to your network. A proxy server relays your requests to other networks. Proxy servers are much less common today than they used to be, but if you are using one, and you didn't have that exclusion, you could get some very strange results. If you have the proxy enabled without ...


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Same problem here. But is seems that the foo (2) name is accepted by time machine and it still does the backup to the same place (it doesn't seem to redo the whole backup, it continues). So no harm no foul. I think that it is related to multiple active interfaces, I popped up the ethernet to speed up my backup.


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You might want to look at the terminal command tcpdump as it will show all the traffic passing over your network. You have to run it via sudo but it should give you what you want. sudo tcpdump -vv -i en0 Should show everything over your ethernet port.


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You can't do this automatically, that I'm aware of, but you can make it simpler: Setup each ethernet as it's own location in the Network preferences pane, then use the Apple Menu -> Locations menu to chose the location when you switch. Turns it into changing the network cable, and a single click. ...


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use command in Terminal: sudo networksetup -setwebproxystate 'Wi-Fi' on:open http proxy sudo networksetup -setsecurewebproxystate 'Wi-Fi' on:open https proxy Wi-Fi is the network your mac connect to. furthere more: set alias in you bash or zsh... alias pon="sudo networksetup -setwebproxystate 'Wi-Fi' on" alias spon="sudo networksetup ...


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It took a lot of interpolating older blog posts and poking through the filesystem, but this recipe seems to be working now for me: Mavericks OS X Server's DNS service stores its zone files in /Library/Server/named: sh-3.2# ls -lF /Library/Server/named total 64 -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 14 Sep 15 17:29 .version -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 327 Sep 18 ...


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An excellent monitoring tool for this purpose is Little Snitch. http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html Macworld gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars ( http://www.macworld.com/product/1250383/little-snitch-3-0-1.html )


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What you're describing is a split-horizion DNS setup. There's a pretty good walkthrough on how to do exactly what you want to do, but it will require root on your laptop and some command line patience to setup. In a nutshell, you'll be configuring your own DNS server on the laptop to forward your DNS requests to the right server. If you're on Mavericks ...


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i have had a couple os installs where changing ANY network setting caused the pref pane to crash. this included enabling disabling ports. makes no sense, but it doesn't seem unique when i was looking into it. what i did to fix it was to remove the prefs for the pref pane and start fresh. it could have something in the plist from a previous device that's ...


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Apple's press release for the Apple Watch says: Apple Watch also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 4.0 to pair seamlessly with your iPhone. Though this doesn't precisely answer your question, it seems likely that the requirement for an iPhone indicates that the watch will only connect to the internet through the phone.



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