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OS X 10.9.3 local networking broken
May 19, 2014 6:24 AM   Subscribe

Updating to OS X 10.9.3 appears to have broken my ability to see other devices on my local network. Any ideas on how to fix?

I have a Mac Mini and a Macbook Air connected to an Airport Extreme router. Updated both to 10.9.3 and now they can no longer see other as network devices. Have tried all the usual rebooting, unplugging, permission fixing etc. Both still access the wider web just fine, but they just can't see each other, meaning I can't share screens etc.
posted by modernnomad to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
No answer, but be sure to post this question at the Apple Community's Mavericks discussion page.

Version 10.9.3 has other reported problems, including converting the Users folder to hidden status.
posted by megatherium at 6:36 AM on May 19


Version 10.9.3 has other reported problems, including converting the Users folder to hidden status.

It wasn't the OS update that did that, it was iTunes 11.2 and Find My Mac. The borked permissions and such were (supposedly) fixed in iTunes 11.2.1 so you might want to install that, modernnomad.
posted by bcwinters at 6:48 AM on May 19


Have tried all the usual rebooting, unplugging, permission fixing etc.

Can we assume that includes making sure File Sharing and Screen Sharing were still enabled on the Mini and Macbook?
posted by Thorzdad at 7:13 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Yes, I installed iTunes 11.2.1 as well, but the problem persists.
posted by modernnomad at 8:02 AM on May 19


Check firewall settings on all the machines in the Security Preference pane.
posted by Good Brain at 9:45 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Yep, what's happening in System Preferences >> Sharing.
posted by humboldt32 at 11:11 AM on May 19


All the settings in System Preferences are as they were prior to the update - file sharing and screen sharing are both turned on. The firewall is off.
posted by modernnomad at 5:31 PM on May 19


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