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Need to access Mac via ssh remotely through another Mac with Internet Sharing

My setup at office is: Internet -> AirportExtreme --(wifi)--> AirportExpress --(eth)--> MacPro1 --(eth)--> MacPro2 I want to be able to access MacPro2 from laptop at home via ssh (and sftp). Is it ...
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Trying to make MAMP local server site accessible externally, via airport base station

I am bumbling around in network and airport settings. I've set up port forwarding on Netgear DGN2000 router but I'm not sure how to configure the airport extreme base station. It is in bridge mode, ...
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Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network

Allowing Wireless Clients Access To Your Network I have company coming over and I'd like to offer my Wi-Fi connection Using my Airport Express without giving them my network password. I have an ...
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Airport can not connect to the internet on Mac OS X

I am having a problem with two of my computers, one Macbook Pro and one Macbook Air, both could not establish a connection from the Airport to the Airport Express base station. Even though with the ...
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High latency on wireless LAN

I have setup a LAN using AirPort. The nodes are Mac Minis. The OS is OS X Lion 10.7.3. The AirPort connects to the Internet using cable and the internal connection is wireless. I tried to ping each ...
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Airport Extreme with G4, iMac and iPad?

I just purchased a new iMac running Lion 10.7.3 ( 2.7 GHz with i5 ) and a 16 Gig Wifi iPad, I also have a G4 867 Power PC running Tiger 10.4.11. Currently I have a Linksys 2.4 Ghz 802.11g router ...
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What are the differences between the IPv6 options in AirPort Utility?

In AirPort Utility, my Time Capsule has under Manual Setup->Advanced->IPv6 the options Link-local only, host, and tunnel. What are the differences between these options, and which one should be used ...
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How do I leave a WiFi network on OS X without turning AirPort off?

I'm unable to find info on how to use networksetup or some other tool on OS X that will allow me to disassociate/leave a WiFi network without turning off AirPort or removing the preferred networks ...
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Anyone know how to enable UDP on an Airport Express / Time capsule router?

Currently I can't video chat using UDP. This diagnostic page shows that: http://cc.rtmfp.net/ I get a N,N,Y,N,N,Y,Y,Y How can I enable my Airport Express router to allow UDP? Thanks
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Mac: Internet blocked over WiFi

I'm not sure how it's happened but for some reason when using a shared internet connection on my iMac (OS X Lion) all internet traffic is now blocked from being sent to my other devices. However ...
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AT&T U-Verse and Macbook Pro Wireless connection drops

I got AT&T U-Verse set up. Everything's fine except that my Macbook Pro and my daughter's Macbook Pro lose wireless connection every 15 minutes or so. When that happens, I can't ping to the router ...
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Mac Mini connecting to Airport Extreme at only 802.11a, how to push to 802.11b/g/n?

My Mac Mini is capable of 802.11a/b/g. I have an Airport Extreme that is capable of 802.11a/b/g/n. The Mini connects at only 802.11a. It is close and has a very strong signal. How do I push the ...
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Filtering sniffed logs using Wireshark

I'm experimenting with packet sniffing and log examination using Wireshark, and I'm quickly realizing that I'm not nearly as safe as I should be when using public hot spots. In efforts to better ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Airport (wifi card) on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reset network (Airport) connections from the command line? How can I set up a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Airport (on/off) on OS X?
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Can one use Airport (Time Capsule) with an external DHCP server?

I currently share my DSL connection using a wireless router with DHCP disabled, and dnsmasq running on a Mac Mini serving DHCP & DNS. This setup is important because I have clients doing PXE ...
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Disable DHCP on airport when it's an Access Point

I have airport access points that are linked to my main router. I set up DHCP on the router and I just want to use the airport as an access point, but if I put it in this mode it enables DHCP by ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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Volume formatting for network backup using Macs and PCs

I'm trying to use a LaCie 2TB drive as an AirPort drive, for backup on a home network. We have one mac and two PC laptops. My plan is to create a Mac partition and a Windows partition. However, Disk ...
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Is there a way to print to a printer shared on an Airport Extreme via AirPrint?

I understand AirPrint is not officially supported for Airport devices, but I'd like to find a way around this. Is there a patch or piece of software I can use to get my Airport Extreme to translate ...
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How do I get more information on a potential network freeloader?

I have a home network set up, complete with a relatively good password. I'm in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and have been noticing, on occasion, a computer showing up in my Finder's Shared section, ...
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Some Networking questions with Airport

Is it possible to to connect to multiple networks at the same time using the AirPort wireless card on my iMac 21.5"? Can I connect to an ethernet-based network at the same time as I'm connected to ...
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How to throttle wireless speed on Macbook Airport sharing?

I am trying to simulate poor wifi connection conditions using my Macbook as an access point (using Airport sharing) Any idea to reduce the wireless speed?
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How do I force my Graphite Airport to distribute 192.168.x addresses instead of 10.x.x addresses?

I'm sharing a single IP address but there's no way to change what network it uses for distributing the private addresses via DHCP. My problem is that my VPN to work already uses the 10.x.x network, so ...
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Connecting a Mac OS up to a wireless network without a wireless card

I have a Mac that doesn't have an airport. Is it possible to connect (via ethernet) the Mac to an airport express, which would communicate with another airport express in another room, which is ...
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Is deleting the SystemConfiguration folder safe on OSX Snow Leopard?

I have a problem with Airport and wired connections on OSX Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro. They are dropping after a few minutes of being in use. There is no notification when this happens, and ...
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Changing AirPort Default Network Name in Mac?

I am using a new Mac mini. I cannot change my AirPort network name. How can I change it? When I go to AirPort Utility, it says "unable to find wireless devices". It says $guest$ by default.
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Recover AirPort Extreme from bad firmware update

I applied a recommended firmware update for an AirPort Extreme base station and now it won't boot. Briefly the light goes green, then off, then stays stuck on amber. I did several factory resets, ...
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Force application on Mac to only use Airport connection

My MacBook Pro has a physical ethernet connection to the corporate network that uses a HTTP proxy server. I also have an Airport connection to a router that bypasses the proxy server. My order of ...
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802.11n and network slowdown

My router, 1st generation AirPort Extreme, is 802.11n 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz capable. Whenever I turn it on, instead of 802.11b/g/n the network slows down considerably within a few days. This probably is ...
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Airport Express Setup for Sound

I have a PC/MacBook setup. I have a decent sound card installed in my PC and therefore, the speakers are connected to that. But I want to use the PC connected speakers to play music through AirTunes ...
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2nd/3rd version of wireless network appears

I replaced an old SpeedTouch ADSL router with a Netgear DG384 that I have and whilst doing so decided to change the wireless password. For this question assume my wireless network SSID is DeddersHome. ...
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MBPro, mid 2010 can't see Dlink DIR655 signal after sleep etc

This is my son's MBP 7,1 running Snow Leopard 10.6.7. Router signal is fine since iPad, Wintel on same table 20 feet from router are fine. the MBP however frequently wakes and fails to find the ...
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iMac, AirPort flashing yellow, speed stream

After a power outage, a friend's iMac powered up but the AirPort is flashing yellow and the computer cannot get on-line. What is the "power up order" to properly connect?
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How to install Airplayer, Airplay or any AirPort Emulator on Windows?

Is it possible to install Shairport, or any Airport Emulator, on Windows? I want to stream music, photos and/or videos from my iPhone to Windows directly.
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AirPort fails to connect to existing networks after Repairing Disk Permissions

So my system was running a slower than normal, and I started poking around and found that Disk Utilities provided buttons to verify and repair permissions and disks. I chose to verify both and learned ...
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Can an AirPort Express be used as a Airport Extremem Wireless Extender?

So an Apple genius was telling me I can use an AirPort Express as a wireless extender to the Airport Extreme, is this true? I bought both, I think he was wrong but perhaps you guys know better then ...
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What are the possible reasons why a MacBook can't join a working wireless network

My MacBook won't connect to the Internet via my home wireless network that was working just a minute ago. All the other devices connected to the network went back to normal after the AirPort Express ...
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Mac OS X 10.5.8 gets wrong IP address from wireless router

My Mac OS X system is mostly getting the wrong ip address from any router. It gets an IP address starting with 169.254.59.233, when it should be getting a good, old 192.168.1.5 or something. Does ...
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Connection timeout & Wrong password.. but other computer connecting to router fine

I have two macbook pros connected to a wireless router. One was too far and lost signal, and when I brought it back in range, I am getting connection time out and ocassionally "wrong password". I ...
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How to set up my network/bridging using Apple Airport equipment?

I'd like to set up my network like this, and I want to make sure it's possible using the hardware I have. I think it should be... I've got my cable modem in one room. I want to plug it into an Apple ...
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Mac act like an AirPort Express for AirTunes sharing

I have a MacBook running under the TV hooked up to some speakers. I have an AirPort express running which is hooked up to some speakers. From another Mac or iPhone in the house I'd like to be able to ...
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Macbook cannot see specific wireless network after being connected to it for a while

Okay, so there's a single wireless network that my laptop has troubles with. My Macbook Pro used to be fine with it until it changed to using channel 13 (or 11?). Since then, after being connected to ...
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Getting online on my mac mini

I have a mac mini that I can't connect to the internet with. I have a home network. I can go online fine with my ipad/cr-48, no problem. But on OSX even though I can connect to the network via ...
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Upgrade AirPort on Macs to support Snow Leopard's Wake on Wireless/WLAN?

Snow Leopard now supports Wake on WLAN, but not all hardware supports this. For example, my Octo Mac Pro from early 2008 has an AirPort card, but it does not support this. Nor does my 2007 2.33GHz ...
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Apple Airport Extreme multi station network problems

I have 2 Apple Time Capsules and one gigabit airport extreme for 3 stations total. All support 802.11a/n-802.11b/g/n. It is absolutely beyond me how to set this up effectively as a single wireless ...
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How to back up a network volume to my Time Capsule?

I have a Time Capsule that I'm using for my backups. I have a network volume (coincidentally on the same time capsule) that I'd like to back up as well. How can I tell Time Machine to back up ...
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How can i turn my Airport On & Off with Speech Recognition on my Mac?

I've an iMac running Snow Leopard & I'd like to activate the internal Airport via Speech Recognition. I imagine a script would be involved but I've never utilized one before. Also I'm interested ...
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Can I create a WDS network over ethernet with multiple Airport Extremes?

I have an Airport Extreme and have ethernet wired through most of my house. I'd like to add another Airport Extreme/Express to parts of the house where the signal is weak. I don't want the network ...
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The OS X firewall causes certain applications to hang, only while AirPort is connected. How do I find the cause of this problem?

I'm experiencing three strange problems on OS X (Snow Leopard), which only appear while I am connected to a wireless network over Airport. The "Security" tab in System Preferences takes about 1 ...
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Why is the network speed on my Mac Pro (early 2009) so slow?

I have a really weird networking issue on my Mac Pro (Early 2009). I can’t get higher network speeds than about 2MBit/s. It doesn’t matter if this is over AirPort or one of the Ethernet ports. An iMac ...