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Identifying MAC addresses on your network

So I used to have a router running Tomato firmware, which would show me the MAC addresses of every machine connected to the router. I have since switched to a faster ROSEWILL| RNX-N300RT router, but cannot locate the MAC addresses of connected machines. Is there a good, free utility for OS X or Windows 7 that will show me the MAC addresses of connected machines? [more inside]
posted by craniac on Jul 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Why is Time Machine trying to backup so much?

Why is Time Machine trying to backup 35 GB of data every single day when I'm only using 300 GB of my 500 GB HD and I know I have not changed or added that much in the time since my last backup? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Nov 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Wifi Stalling at Work

At work, my wifi connection frequently stalls (MacBook Pro 9,1, OS X 10.8.2). The connection never drops, but websites will "hang" while loading and I am unable to receive/send mail. Although I'm still connected, if I click the Wifi icon on the menu bar so that it starts "Looking for Networks", the connection is immediately restored. This happens every 4-5 minutes. [more inside]
posted by Yiggs on Nov 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Why does Mac Pro get half the wifi speed of MacBook Air?

Why does my Mac Pro (desktop) get half the the wireless Internet speed of my MacBook Air, on the same network? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jan 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

OSX wifi connectivity issues.

OSX 10.6.8 on MBP doesn't seem to be playing well with Motorola SurfBoard SBG901. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Sep 15, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I turn a USB 2.0 external drive into a network drive?

How do I create (not mount) network drives in OS X? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me bring back my wifi!

I'm having wifi troubles with my MacBook, and the lack of connectivity for the weekend gave me the shakes. Help me before the withdrawal gets worse! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Dec 7, 2009 - 6 answers

A network between two adjacent buildings

I need advice on the best and least expensive way to have a network between two adjacent buildings. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 9, 2009 - 16 answers

How do I make OSX connect at 300mbps?

Surely someone on the Internet must know this. How do I get Mac OSX to connect at 300mbps (802.11n wide channel) to my non-Airport Base Station router? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on May 9, 2009 - 8 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Sort-of Secret SSID

I don't broadcast my wireless SSID - but, frustratingly, OSX 10.5 seems to forget my SSID, and often my password as well (WPA2 Personal.) Is this a simple setting in my router, or is OSX to blame, and can something be done to fix it?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Apr 10, 2008 - 5 answers

WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be sued for Backtrack

Looking for a WIFI card that has drivers for OS X Leopard and can be used for Linux distro Backtrack..PS I have Hackintosh [more inside]
posted by antisocialiting on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Printing woes on XP

Apple Airport wireless printing problem: I am able to print wireless from my MacBook to our printer (via our Airport). My girlfriend, on the other hand, cannot. She has XP. [more inside]
posted by sneakin on Sep 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I make my Airport Express into a repeater?

How do I (can I?) make my Airport Express expand my wireless network? [more inside]
posted by Duluth?! I Hardly Know Her! on Aug 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Long Range Wifi Cards with Mac OS X?

Wifi Shootout: powerbook g4 PCMCIA: what card and antenna combination will get me the most bang for my buck in terms of range? [more inside]
posted by Freen on Aug 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Interference robustness???

OSX wifi: Why would I not use 'Interference Robustness'? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Wii Wi-Fi via Airport Extreme?

How can I get my Wii online via my Airport Extreme? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on May 24, 2007 - 12 answers

Do you talk AppleTalk?

MacNetworkingFilter: Setting up a print server in a small office–Ethernet, AppleTalk, wireless, oh my… Lots [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 10, 2006 - 17 answers

I said 'hunt'

Icon hunt. I am looking for icons related to networking and WiFi on XP and OSX. [more inside]
posted by asok on Sep 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Help teh SSH nub...

I want to setup an SSH tunnel on OSX, but... [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Aug 10, 2006 - 10 answers

WiFi Streaming of music from computer to stereo...

Today I saw a Slim Devices SqueezeBox 3. Just read a review at NYT. Looks pretty neat. That said, I have zero interest or use for the radio/pandora aspect of it. However, the other features may make it worth the price tag. But, before I shell out... what are my other alternatives? (On OS X) [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Apr 13, 2006 - 20 answers

I need help getting EtherPEG for OSX compiled correctly or just a working download link...

Can someone tell me how to get EtherPEG for OSX to work on my PowerBook? It seems that out of the box, it will only work with wired connections, not wifi. Please point me to the appropriate download or instruct me how to recompile it. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Jan 24, 2006 - 7 answers

Getting Airport only connect to Access Points

Is there a way to tell a Powerbook with airport to connect only to Access Points like Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Oct 21, 2005 - 3 answers

Airport Extender?

WiFilter: I have an Airport base station set up as a WDS, and an AirportExpress set up to extend the wireless network to an outbuilding. Some days the signal in the outbuilding is pretty good, but other days… [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Sep 26, 2005 - 5 answers

3rd Party WiFi for Mac

Anyone using third-party wireless cards with a G4? I see there are third-party drivers available for some cards. Anyone successfully using these?
posted by mzurer on Sep 7, 2005 - 5 answers

AirPort not letting me surf

My Airport Extreme Base Station claims I am connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and yet I am not. [more inside]
posted by McIntaggart on Jul 7, 2005 - 3 answers

How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own?

How do I convince my Mac to ignore all the wireless networks around it that aren't my own? [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Apr 10, 2005 - 6 answers

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