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Issue with Port Forwarding

I am trying to port forward a server of mine but I can't find any tutorials that help with my specific setup. I have Spectrum DOCSIS service connected to an Arris SB6141 connected to an Apple AirPort ...
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How can I specify the password for AirPlay speakers?

Since PulseAudio 11 there is support for AirPort speakers. On older systems, you can use pulseaudio-module-raop or pulseaudio-raop2 to be able to see AirPlay speakers in your Sound Settings and play ...
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'man airport' executable in System Library but want it to be on /usr/bin/ fir global execution (MacOS

I want the binary airport command which is in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ to be in /usr/bin using sudo cp source dest but BSD OS prevents me from ...
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Double NAT. How can it be detected? (and why/how it should create issues?)

I have my airport mac thing complaining about double NAT. My network looks fine indeed. My question is a bit more on the security side: How can a double NAT be detected? In pricinple all devices ...
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Intermittent internet access issues over wi-fi with Apple Time Capsule and Netgear VDSL modem.

I've recently put my 3Tb current-gen Apple Time Capsule and Airport Express back into use with a new Netgear DM200 VDSL modem. The configurations is as follows: MODEM <-- Ethernet (30cm) --> TC &...
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Which IPv6 mode would make my WiFi the fastest?

I've tried looking this up, but can't find much about it. I'm just wondering what option would make my WiFi the fastest - if any at all. I'm currently using the Apple AirPort Utility, and I went into ...
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What is IPv6 connection sharing and why do I want it?

I can't easily find any good information on what IPv6 connection sharing is, nor how it affects my local network topology. I can only find a bunch of information on how to enable it and how turning it ...
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Install Linux on Old AirPort Extreme?

I have a very old AirPort Extreme, the A1408. Is it possible to install Linux on it, using the AirPort functionally as a hard disk, and then boot from that? I have also heard that AirPorts run NetBSD. ...
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Sudden appearance of “double NAT” warning without any changes to network-?

I haven't made any changes to my network or the devices on it for well over a year. Tonight I suddenly had my network pop up with a message DOUBLE NAT and "this AirPort base station has a privateIP ...
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Airport Extreme - NAT/Bridge Mode with fixed IP

we moved to a new office with a new router/modem where I disabled the Wi-Fi signal and plugged in the ethernet to use the Airport Extrem to send out the Wi-Fi Signal through the office. Also we have ...
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How to connect Apple AirPort to MiFi hotspot to increase allowed number of devices?

I have a wireless MiFi hotspot with a limit of 4 connections. Its DHCP server will only give out 4 IP addresses. Is it possible to connect an Apple AirPort Extreme to the MiFi's wireless network and ...
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Can't ping IPv6 server on internet from Debian running on VirtualBox

I cannot ping6 out from my Debian machine (Jessie) running in VirtualBox using ping6 ipv6.google.com command. I am, however, able to ping IPv6 addresses on my LAN with ping6. My ISP has IPv6 and my ...
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can Mac Airport wifi be used for only certain devices I choose? HOW?

I have an aiport time capsule and I want to only allow my devices to "see" and use the wifi it puts out. The catch is I don't want other devices to even know my wifi is there. I'm at work and they don'...
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How can I connect to a specific MAC address for a WiFi SSID with multiple APs?

There are several access points with the same SSID name. I would like to either connect to the one I want by MAC address, or block the ones I don't want by MAC address. I found some instructions from ...
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How to format external hard drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) without a Mac computer?

I want to connect a Seagate external hard drive to my Airport Extreme usb port but I don't have a Mac computer to format it using the required Mac OS Extended file system. Is there a way to do this ...
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When /tmp/wifi-*.log will show up and how can I stop it?

OS X version of my MacBook Pro (2015) is El Capitan 10.11.4 (15E65). I got a lot of logs file under /tmp/: fenqideMacBook-Pro:tmp fenqi$ ls -lt wifi-*.log -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 250759 4 12 11:...
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How can I determine which wireless access point I'm using with several APs in bridge mode?

I have three WiFi access points (one ca. 2010 Apple Airport Express, one previous-generation Apple Time Capsule, one ASUS RT-N66U) configured in bridge mode and connected by Ethernet to a current-...
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Airport card not working

I have a Macbook pro mid 2010. A time ago I replaced my superdrive with an extra hard drive. All works fine. But I replaced the second hard drive, and managed to damage the Airport connector (a tiny ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 mode....
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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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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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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 desk)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I hide downstream connections with my Apple Airport Extreme

I have an Apple Airport extreme that I'd like to use to extend a network. Is there any way to do this with the upstream hub/router knowing that I have more than one computer connected? i.e. I want to ...
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Emulate Port Blocking on Airport Extreme

I'm trying to restrict all the computers on a network to only be able to use OpenDNS so I can manage what sites they are allowed to access. I can't really do this by locking users out of the network ...
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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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Connecting to virtual machine when no connection to internet

I'm having problems connecting to my local virtual machine if I'm off the internet. When I'm properly connected to the internet, I have no problem also connecting to my local server. Setup Host: ...
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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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Mac with 10.6.8 won't connect to WAP

I am at a friend's house and cannot connect to his router. I have found a lot of suggestions on how to fix this but have been unsuccessful so far. I have tried manually assigning an IP to my computer ....
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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 for ...
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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, ...