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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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Mac OS X automatically turn off Airport if ethernet cable is plugged in

I have a Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard, any way to do this?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How do you re-associate an Airport Time Machine backup after migrating to a new mac?

I used the migration assistant to copy my files directly from my old Mac to a new one. My new Mac won't "link" Time Machine backup on my Airport disk. I can browse the old Time Machine backup, ...
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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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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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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 conncetion 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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MacBook wifi gets unreliable/slow when NOT charging

I've encountered a really bizarre problem with my MacBook: when running without the charger plugged into the computer the wifi connection gets really flaky. When the charger is plugged in the wifi ...
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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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Airport wireless not working after using Bootcamp

I have a strange problem. If I boot into windows (7) using Bootcamp, then the next time I boot into OSX (Snow Leopard) Airport cannot connect to my wireless network. It can see the network but with a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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My AirPort Express 802.11n is slowing down my broadband connection

I just upgraded my broadband connection to 64mbps. When I connect my MacBook Pro laptop directly to the router, SpeedTest.net reveals my downstream speed to be around 61mbps, which seems reasonable. ...
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Which routers do work with Snow Leopard without any problems?

I know this sounds pretty much like a question asked because of frustration, but i see no other solution but this one: i want to buy a new router and live with a stable internet connection. Some other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I connect to my Airport Extreme Shared Disk using Windows?

I have a shared disk attached to my Airport Extreme, which I can connect to remotely in OS X through the finder via command - k, and entering in the proper address: afp://test.dyndns.org:1111 1111 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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How make static local ip for server on OS X, Airport Extreme

In my other question, I was trying to set up my mac as a server, and the thing they suggested after is setting it to a static local ip outside of the DHCP range so I could port forward to that and it ...
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Mac OS X: How do I disable SSID Broadcasting with Internet Sharing over Airport?

I'm currently using Internet Sharing from my Ethernet over Airport on my Macbook Pro, however I don't want my SSID broadcasted†. There doesn't seem to be an option in Sharing/System Preferences to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Do I need to create 2.4 & 5GHz networks manually with dual-band Airport Extreme?

I'm thinking of getting Airport Extreme dual-band version, because specs say that it offers 2 separate networks: 2.4 & 5 GHz. This setup would work great at my place, since I have mix of G and N ...