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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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If you know the network address range, you could use "ifconfig" and parse the output to see if an interface is up and running with an IP in the appropriate range.


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It's possible that the WiFi 'channel' option in your router configuration/administration panel is set to 'Auto' and it went to a channel above 11, which seems to cause a lot of MacBook Pro users a problem - for example, see here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5016957?tstart=0 So try changing the WiFi 'channel' to 11 or lower, and see if that helps - ...


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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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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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I would suggest using Wireshark. This has a GUI to allow you to specify all sorts of filters, even down to the ports/protocols being used - or by MAC address or IP address.


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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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The issue is a failure of the Cisco VPN client, as described here, and it was fixed by running sudo /opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/websecurity_uninstall.sh. This had failed to occur to me because I hadn't used the client recently when the problem emerged. But looking through the console quickly revealed an absurd number of error messages that quickly identified ...


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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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Here are some Terminal commands to activate and connect. Turn On networksetup -setairportpower en0 on Find /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan Connect networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 WIFI_SSID_I_WANT_TO_JOIN WIFI_PASSWORD


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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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This is probably to do with the user who is active when you join the network and set up the machine for the first time. It is probable that when you are building these machines you are always doing so as the same user If you create a user eg dave on, for example a MacBook Pro,the machine will auto-config the naming as follows: Computer Name: dave's MacBook ...


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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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You can use pfctl to limit bandwidth (up or down independently) based on IP address. Alternatively, you can use it to do some mild QoS so that DNS requests & responses are given top priority, which I think should help much of your pain.


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You can verify that your changes have been saved in the preferences file located here /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ File name: com.apple.airport.preferences.plist First look at the time stamp for the file (it should reflect your time of changes) next open that file (do not change anything) and in the Edit use the Find, type your network name ...


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It took a while for a new mini-displayport to DVI adapter to ship, but I have a new one now and no more problems. Apparently these type of converters can cause problems with Macbooks (the entire machine was hanging at times). So if anyone has problems when connecting something through mini-displayport, know that it might just be low quality stuff and your ...


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I have had experiences like this and these are what I found to work: Clearing memory (RAM) Clearing cache in affected browsers Reinstalling browsers Cleaning/replacing RAM


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Cisco VPN servers normally send out a list of routes to private networks so you don't end up sending all of your traffic through the VPN server. To overcome this issue, you can try the suggestions here to migrate from CiscoVPN to the native OS X IPSec VPN by decrypting passwords saved in CiscoVPN PCF files or manually set up routing. Hope it could help.


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You can right click the file, and choose "Get Info" - the popup window will have a property for Server which lists the full URL path with protocol (e.g. smb://example.com/Data/file.png)


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To further this: The SMB2 support in OS X 10.9 is rather buggy. It occasionally completely locks up requiring restart. At work, we've enforced SMB1 only, which can be done either by connecting with the cifs:// protocol, but since this can be hard to enforce for non-technical users, you can also write a preference file to either ...


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I guess not all VPN connections of the build-in VPN client in Mac have that option. The PPTP and L2TP do offer the option: Open your network settings: Select your VPN connection and click on the advanced button. A new window will pop up with three check-boxes under the heading "Session options". The last one of these checkboxes is the one you want: ...


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I have this same issue. I was able to easily fix this on my linux desktop by adding the line to /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head OSX is a different beast though, hoping someone smarter than I am can find a way. I miss being able to "ssh server1.prod" :( The alternative is to set up "ssh" as an alias to a script, and the servername is your $1. The script ...


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Your router may also offer a user interface which offers a way to disconnect from the wifi network. I just tested it out with mine and it worked fine. I also tested the command line prompt described above, and that worked, too.


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I found some (complex) instructions here. But since you have some complex situation with your iPhone, no SIM, no data, and NO WiFi !!, this might work for you. It describes how to use PC Internet over IPhone via USB Cable. Important to know is: First and for most we need a jailbreak iPhone with Cydia installed. In PC you have to download the latest ...


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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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Check out Little Snitch. It's intended to let you know what apps are using the network at what times, but you can use it's permission function to deny internet access for all apps except the ones you care about. You can download it for free, it will work for 3 hours before you have to turn it back on again. Or you can purchase the full version so that ...


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It is "hard"wired... the firmware of the webcam has this behavior built in. To hack this one would need to rewrite the camera firmware to disable it. There is very little chance of this actually happening to you. Apple does not document on how to do this, and the actually firmware is probably encrypted. You seem to be unable to find evidence of this, but ...


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Hmm, I do this and most often open the iTunes Library on Mac (networked to the PC where the iTunes folder, .itl file and the media are) but sometimes on PC directly. It does work well, (I chose using an old 3.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo PC rather than a NAS) so maybe I can help if anyone is still interested. I have the Music folder in a Media drive which is a ...


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If your ad hoc address is 192.168.137.1 you should set macbook's ip to 192.168.137.2 or some address like that manually (between 192.168.137.2 and 192.168.137.254) because it is an ad hoc network with no DHCP server. Set router ip to ad hoc's ip: 192.168.137.1.


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Do you have an HP printer with wifi? I have an Office Jet Pro 8600. Turning off WiFi printing fixed the WiFi issue.


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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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That address range is reserved for "Self Assigned" addresses. So for example if your network settings on your device are configured to 'DHCP' but for whatever reason you are not able to get a DHCP address your device will assign itself an IP address in the "169.254/16" range. It is probably in the exclude list because there would never be a valid result ...


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There are a few other tools that have not been mentioned yet for discovering IP address information, assuming you have the host name and you are using mDNS (aka Bonjour in Mac environments). Unless you have configured things differently, your local network names are in the form host-name.local so in your initial example you would be looking for ...


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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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You have multiple questions here, so one answer at the time: When your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network, any app that needs data from the Internet will use the Wi-Fi network instead of the cellular data network. The data usage is therefore not counted against your monthly cellular data limit. However, when not connected to a Wi-Fi network, any time an ...


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Workaround that worked a few times for me: unplug the thunderbolt converter Wait few secs, ten plug it back in Go to Settings/Network/advanced/refresh DHCP lease


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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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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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First, thanks everyone for helping me. I think I've figured it out. Although I don't know why it works. I've added a "5 GHz" network and joined that explicitly. Apparently, it's normally 2.4 GHz. Anyway, my WiFi hasn't slowed down in over 24 hours, so I've got my fingers crossed that it's fixed forever. Why did this fix it? I have no idea. Perhaps my ...


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I looked in the logs via the console app and found the following logs are generated every time I am disconnected from a network: 8/29/14 10:07:59.087 PM mDNSResponder[414]: mDNSCoreReceiveResponse: Received from 127.0.0.1:5353 16 sojourner-7647.local. AAAA 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0001 8/29/14 10:07:59.087 PM mDNSResponder[414]: ...


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[This is not a hugely technical explanation, more one of the frustration I've had doing the same thing... if you want more details, ask...] You can share the file location, but both machines will 'see' it differently. iTunes uses absolute references [truly irritatingly] so the only way to keep the Library in sync is to either add the same files to both [not ...


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Make a backup and delete all /Library/Preferences/ sudo rm -rf /Library/Preferences/* Reboot and you should have the problem fixed.... it did work for me... running 10.9.5 beta here. ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.9.5 BuildVersion: 13F18


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I don't know what might cause a problem like this, but I can give you some troubleshooting pointers. First, try doing a manual query to 8.8.4.4 (dig google.com @8.8.4.4) -- dig, nslookup, and host all seem to use the first listed server, but the system resolver uses a weird round-robin-ish system that'll fail intermittently if some of the configured DNS ...


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This is a partial answer, but it perhaps contains valuable information to whoever is reading this. As I was able to add an 'Internet account' from inside the LAN, I decided to set Wireshark to work and try to figure out the port that way. I found out that the initial authentication and selection of services is done via port 443. After forwarding port 443, ...


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This doesn't answer your title, but your question I suppose. Unless you just have the AirPort lying around without any use, a cheaper solution would be to get a USB Wireless Adapter. You can get those for almost a tenth of the price of an Airport.


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You don't actually have to turn off Wifi. Here's what I do when my cable modem drops: Settings > Personal Hotspop -> turn to on on my laptop, click the WIFI icon in the tray to open the "Currently Connected to" Dialog. Sometimes at this point I have to use the refresh Icon in the top right of that dialog a few times to get my iPhone's SSID to show up, ...


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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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Answer to: If this is possible and I reconfigure my Time Capsule, will I have to restart my Time Machine backups from scratch again? Time Capsule settings and user stored data are separate things. You can erase the hard drive and keep the settings, and reset the settings while keeping your data.


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One of the issues I had with AirPlay was very similar to yours, and it was solved by changing my wifi router. Buscar's suggestions are great - try them and see if they give you any useful diagnostics. (please post a comment to tell us what you found.) I've personally found that tweaks to the router settings rarely yielded more than a bit more time before ...


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Because your MAC opens an outbound connection with iCloud, Back to My MAC uses the connection to bring you back to your mac.



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