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How is double NAT bad practically?

As the ISP-provided modem was generating pretty weak WiFi signal I've disabled its WiFi function, bought an Apple AirPort Extreme and connected it's WAN port to the modem. Now everything works just ...
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Using dnsmasq to address machines by name and resolve external hostnames

I'm having some trouble with my dnsmasq setup. All I want it to do is resolve certain hostnames to certain ip addresses for any machine on my network. More specifically, I'm trying to enable all ...
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List wireless networks on Mac with external WiFi adapter

I know I can use the airport command on a Mac to list nearby wireless networks, but this only seems to work for the built-in WiFi card. How can I do this if I'm using an external, USB WiFi adapter? ...
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Find network path of shared drive on Mac OS X Yosemite

I have two Time Capsules, that are currently located on a different network (one is directly connected to the WAN, the other is behind the first one), that are mounted on my MacBook Pro using Back to ...
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How can I configure a “global hostname” in Airport Utility?

AirPort Utility 5.6.1 for Windows disallows entering dots ('.') in the global hostname. Whenever you try to enter a '.', it just beeps with an error. Setting a global hostname is the AirPort way ...
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How to blacklist a problem Wi-Fi access point by MAC address in Mac OS X

So I am a small Mac-user cog in a larger Windows-based network machine. The network here works fine for most everyone else (on PCs), but I have random timeouts and issues with the Wi-Fi. Luckily, I ...
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Is there a way to manage and sort lots of wireless networks on OS X?

On OS X you can manage your wireless networks; that is drag them to set preferred order, delete ones you don't want any more, etc. The only problem is that there is a tiny window which only shows ~4 ...
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AirPort Extreme/Express 802.1X authentication and guest access

I've got a number of AirPort Expresses & Extremes set up to have main Wi-Fi and guest access. They work well but the problem is, people keep sharing the password for the main network and I'd like ...
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SSH port fowarding on Apple Airport Extreme

I am trying to access a VM that I have on a server on a local network run by an Apple Airport Extreme 2nd gen from outside the network via SSH. I have set up SSH port forwarding on the airport extreme ...
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How to turn your Mac into a WiFi hotspot using OS X’s internet sharing while connected to a VPN

I have somewhat of a complex configuration question for you. I would like to share my VPN connection to other devices, iPad and Apple TV via Wi-Fi using my Mac Book Pro and Airport. I know that OSX ...
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Unidentified network on windows 8 pc when hard wired to Airport extreme

I have a weird problem which not been able to resolve as of yet. Okay so let me explain, I have recently had fibre optic installed, and I decided to use a new Airport Extreme (instead of the router ...
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Will disabling NAT on my wireless router cause a performance hit on my DSL router?

I have a Thomson TG508v2 router/modem and a brand new AirPort Extreme connected to it. At first, I set the AirPort Extreme to "share a public IP", which enables DHCP/NAT. Everything works great but I ...
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Setting up wi-fi using Airport Extreme / Express and powerline

I need to setup a wi-fi (ONE!) for a house with two floors. What I was basically thinking of is the following scenario: I connect a DSL modem to the landline I connect an Airport Extreme to the DSL ...
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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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Automatically switching between network interfaces

When commuting I usually have several network interfaces active on my MacBook (phone, hotspot, bus wifi). Periodically one of them becomes slow/unresponsive, and I have to manually switch to another ...
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Setting up 802.1X wireless connection on OSX

I am an OSX user, I have Snow Leopard 10.6.5 and an updated AirPort (version 5.5.2). I am trying to connect to my university's wireless network, but it has a 802.1x security that I am having trouble ...
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SFTP is very slow through Airport Extreme

I'm having a bit of trouble setting up an SFTP server on a Mac running 10.8.5. The Mac is connected to an Airport Extreme (late 2013), running firmware 7.7.3. That airport has NAT turned on and is ...
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Airport Express N 1st Generation Wireless to Wired

I'm trying to use the airport express as a wireless to wired bridge. I've get it connected to the wifi and connected to a Windows PC. The PC gets an IP and the correct default gateway, it can ping the ...
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Change color / look of AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion

How can I change the color / look of the AirPort menubar icon in Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4)? I've looked around quite thoroughly for these. It appears that they used to be in (but are not on my system, ...
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Syncing Multiple Macs using Time Capsule

Can I use one backup (.sparsebundle) and sync to other Macs? Can I migrate my files scheduled from my primary Mac to secondary Mac using Migration Assistant or other tools?
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Odd behavior with Airport Express connected to existing network

At my business I have set up a network to accommodate both wired and wireless connections. My setup includes a Motorola Surfboard SB6141 cable modem, an Ethernet switch, and two Airport Express ...
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Debugging OSX airport wifi connection

I just got a preconfigured Macbook Air (with 10.8.3) that refuses to connect to my house WiFi and gives an uninformative "connection timeout" message. The router/modem is working, every other device ...
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Setting up a server behind Comcast Modem + Airport Time Capsule

I'm trying to set up port forwarding for a server behind an Airport Time Capsule that's behind a Comcast Arris modem. I'm trying to avoid changing the Arris modem to bridge mode, and instead using DMZ ...
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Sometimes web pages doesn't get loaded

I've a fiber connection of 50 Mb/s at my home. The fiber connection is hooked up to the router/modem box of my ISP. But I've disabled the ISP's router/modem's WLAN function through it's dedicated ...
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Can't mount Time Capsule via Wi-Fi

I have an Apple Time Capsule, and have been able to back up to it without a problem for the past few months. However, today I found I cannot connect to the Time Capsule from Finder, though it appears ...
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Airport Express chokes Wi-Fi for a few seconds, several times per hour. Any idea why?

I'm using a MacBookPro connected to an AiportExpress' Wi-FI network. Every once in a while, the Wi-Fi will choke up and either drop some packets, or lag horribly for several seconds. I'm losing hair ...
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Airport Express with AT&T Uverse

I have AT&T UVerse that requires their own modem and router built in. I have an Airport Extreme and Express as well with the Express running via Ethernet from the ATT router and set to bridge ...
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Two network-ranges, one gateway - Double NAT issue

I have one network 192.168.0.x which is slowly running out of IP addresses. I wanted to remedy this by creating a second network for mobile devices (192.168.1.x). The first network has a gateway of ...
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Is there a software alternative to Mac OS X built in internet sharing services?

The Internet Sharing feature in Mac OS X (available at the "sharing" System Preferences panel) seems to be somewhat limited, it does not have the ability to use WPA when sharing through AirPort for ...
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Using a Mac as a wireless access point

I am trying to setup a Mac as a wireless access point to an existing network. Internet is shared from the Ethernet connection to AirPort, and AirPort is all setup. I can connect to it with a wireless ...
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Airport Extreme and External HDD not staying connected

I have an Airport Extreme wireless router and I use the usb port on the back to connect my old IoMega HDD to it as sort of a fake NAS (until I have enough cash to get a Drobo). Every time I wish to ...
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Airport Express Airplay Over Existing WiFi Connection

I am trying to use my Airport Express as an Airplay adapter (play to speakers through iOS device) connected to my existing (not-Airport-Extreme) wireless network. The Express is the kind that you plug ...
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Massive reduction in wifi speed in 1 meter

When I'm sitting on my desk the speed and reliability of my wifi is horrible but if I move my laptop 1 meter towards the source (trough open air) it gets much better (but now it's no longer on my ...
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How to connect to Google App Engine server in internal network iMac?

I have 3 iMacs and a Windows machine on my home network, all connected via an Airport Extreme router. I'm developing Google App Engine applications locally on one of the iMacs, and can view ...
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How can I tell which network interface my computer is using?

On a MBP (OS X 10.6.2) I've got the wired ethernet and wireless airport configurations set up to use the same static IP to my router (e.g. as described at ...
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Using an AirPort Express to extend an AirPort Extreme's signal in 2.4 GHz from 5 GHz

I have an older AirPort Extreme and a new AirPort Express. Now because the 2.4 GHz bandwidth is very crowded I want to switch the signal towards 5 GHz. However I have a number of devices that only ...
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Why does this grep filter not work as expected?

Preface: I've added alias airport="sudo /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport" to my .zshrc. myuser:~/ $ airport prefs ...
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How to bond Ethernet and Airport Mac Pro

I have two internet services. I have a Verizon DSL 1.5m/768k and a Time Warner Cable 30m/384k. My Time Warner is coming in through an Airport Extreme which is wired via ethernet directly to my Mac ...
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How do you change your Airport or Ethernet MAC address in Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MacBook Pro and would like to set a custom MAC address for either my Airport WiFi card, or Ethernet port. In older versions of Mac OS X, you could do it like this: $ sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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Macbook WiFi won't connect to public wifi hotspots, but works fine otherwise

I've looked at other posts with similar keywords, but none of them seemed to apply quite right. (I have a Macbook purchased in June 2008) I am able to use my home wifi, the wifi at my mom's house, ...
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Macbook Pro Wi-Fi intermittently won't turn on after sleep

My current generation MacBook Pro 15" (10.6.5) intermittently has problems turning the Wi-Fi (airport) on. The usual symptom happens when I: Sleep the machine Open from sleep Wi-Fi is off (the ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro wireless networking stop working?

I have a network that looks like this: wireless router: 192.168.1.1 Linux machine: 192.168.1.16 (via cable) Mac machine: 192.168.1.17 (via wireless) Windows machine: 192.168.1.18 (via wireless) ...
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Can't find Time Capsule and AirPort Express through my wireless router

I have recently gotten a new router for internet, but sadly it hasn't been much of an improvement to my network. I own a Time Capsule and an AirPort Express. They are both hooked up to my wireless ...
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Edit AirPort Extreme settings Linux terminal

I'm using a raspberry pi as a sort of network login (ssh, VPN, nas access) for when I'm not at home. I have an AirPort Extreme router. Is there a way of changing the routers settings from the ...
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All network devices freezing when Airport Extreme Base Station is connected. Any ideas?

I've been troubleshooting this issue for a while, and through a series of events have it narrowed down to my airport extreme base station. I like this router, since I'm able to connect to IPV6 sites ...
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Sharing Internet from a hotspot through a Mac to an AirPort Extreme

First of all, I know that I am trying to do something that is not a good idea ;) However, my situation demands it. I am trying to set up a network with an AirPort Extreme router for both Wi-Fi and ...
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Wifi monitor bandwidth by IP address

Is there a way to monitor the bandwidth being used by each IP address in my network? I'm using an apple time capsule router.
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Vista laptop won't connect to AirPort Extreme

Our previous router died, and to replace it I procured an Apple AirPort Extreme. My Mac, my Linksys WRT54GS (with DD-WRT, acting as a bridge) and a Linux machine have had no problem connecting to the ...
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What does “WLAN adapter PCIE config space was not restored” mean?

My mac (macbook pro 17", mountain lion 10.8.2) is having wireless issues, where it shuts down my wireless connection and I can't bring it up again unless I reboot. The wifi menu bar icon (diamond wifi ...