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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

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

The Internet is a series of tubes, right?

IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jan 9, 2012 - 6 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

I thought I understood file sharing

I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Fix NFS on Mac after 10.6.7 update?

I upgraded Snow Leopard to 10.6.7. Now my WDTV Live media player can't see the folders on my Mac I was sharing with NFS. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on May 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you help me troubleshoot my frustrating VPN problems?

I'm having trouble getting both Outlook and general internet to work at the same time when connected to my company VPN on my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 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

File sharing borked

Why is file sharing in Mac OS X 10.5.8 suddenly flaking out on me? [more inside]
posted by ocha-no-mizu on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Wireless DAW transport control without internet?

I want to wirelessly control basic transport functions in my recording software without using an internet-based network or buying a Frontier Tranzport. Specifically, I'd like to use my iPhone 3G to connect to a local network that I will create, including a Mac G4 with OS 10.4.x and an Intel G5 with 10.4.11. How do I do this?
posted by lukievan on Mar 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Very frustrating, oddball SSH/network problem

Very frustrating, oddball SSH/network problem. Let's take it inside: [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 17, 2010 - 34 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

Latency? This. Is. Infiniteloop!

Help me try and fix my mother's weird internet/Mac Mini issue. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 answers

A crash course in server administration

At work I'm jumping head first into trying to setup and manage a OS X Server to be used for network load balancing, routing, and possibly netbooting a group of machines. Any tips or help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by meowN on May 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Recommend Mac OS X scanner software

What Mac OS X software will let me scan things using my second hand Canon ImageRunner C5800 networked printer/scanner? There's PC software available, but I'd rather not have to run XP just to scan things. Note: if I sound clueless I am; if I'm missing something obvious then please tell me.
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 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

Network Knowledge

How can I analyse and understand what's going on with my PeerGuardian logs? How can I understand various network commands (e.g. ping, traceroute etc.)? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Windows won't serve to Mac

Problem: OSX to Windows direct-wired ethernet connection works, but the Mac can't see the shared PC drives. The PC and the Mac are both normally on wifi but the Mac's Airport is turned off now. Both machines have manual addresses set on their ethernet NICs, with direct CAT5 cable between the two; PC = 10.0.0.1/255.255.255.0; Mac=10.0.0.2/255.255.255.0. (The cable isn't a crossover, because OSX now manages that.) Ping works in both directions (i.e. from either machine to the other.) [more inside]
posted by airplain on Apr 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Remote Control Tiger: How do I remote into a 10.4 box from Windows?

What is the best way to remote desktop into OS X 10.4 from a Windows Server 2003 AD environment? [more inside]
posted by GS1977 on Apr 9, 2008 - 11 answers

We don't need no stinkin' macs!

I need help in stopping my campus IT group from their hostile tolerance of macs to outright banning of them on campus though a multi-platform environment is supported in the rest of the university system. Long explanation to follow... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 22 answers

Can we read the same email without tears?

Help me use email in a multi-user environment. IMAP is great, but not for more than one user at a time. [more inside]
posted by al_fresco on Dec 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Bandwidth monitoring tool needed.

I'm looking for a bandwidth monitoring tool for OSX. I need it to do some specific things. [more inside]
posted by jammnrose on Aug 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Triggering stuff after connecting to a network

OS X: Automatically trigger actions after connecting to a network. [more inside]
posted by uncle harold on Jun 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me sell XServe to my boss and our client.

Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Quick fix iMac as monitor for another Apple.

Is there any way that I can easily use my iMac Desktop (Current Intel Model) monitor as a second or primary monitor for my Powerbook using either the wireless network or a monitor adapter? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Mar 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How to move iTunes and iPhoto libraries to a network drive?

What is the easiest way to move my iTunes and iPhoto libraries from an external USB drive to a network drive? [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Mar 9, 2007 - 3 answers

who watches the watchees?

Can anyone recommend easy to install, cross platform monitoring software for Mac OS X - that is, something that would allow a parent, employer or teacher to, from their PC, monitor the screen of a Macintosh? Will remote desktop do this? Is it relatively easy to install?
posted by luriete on Dec 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Take the internet brakes off an iMac

iMac G4 has really slow internet speed, PC on the same network is zippy - how do I track the problem and squish it? [more inside]
posted by NinjaTadpole on Oct 10, 2006 - 16 answers

firewalled?

What might be blocking downloads on my friend's Macbook? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Sep 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me choose a file server OS

Home network consists of two XP machines, an OSX laptop, and an Ubuntu laptop. Have just been given an old PIII to use as a file server. What OS should the file server run and what should I use to format the disks?
posted by humuhumu on Apr 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Why won't my LAN and WAN play together?

I can share files over SMB on a local network, or do stuff on the internets -- but not at the same time. How can I make the LAN and WAN play nice? [more inside]
posted by holgate on Mar 18, 2006 - 2 answers

Painfully slow internet connection on OS X...

Is it possible to test an iMac's (OS X) network card? Other suggestions for why I'm getting a slow Net connection? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Sep 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Sharing is good, and should be easy!

How do I share only certain folders in OS X when I enable Windows Sharing? [more inside]
posted by Third on Aug 29, 2005 - 8 answers

Win2K/OSX Sharing

Switching: moving my Win2K files to Mac OSX. How?! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 16, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I get a WASTE network working on a Mac?

WASTEfilter: I'm trying to set up a WASTE network with my buddy, and we can't seem to get it to work at all. I'm running the client on OS X, and he's using Windows. We've sent each other our keys, but we can't seem to get the two to communicate. I can't really find any good sources of info for WASTE on the Mac, does anyone know if it works?
posted by hughbot on Jan 13, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I print from my Mac to a Windows network printer?

Can you advise on printing to a Windows PC printer from a Mac OSX machine, over a network? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar on Dec 1, 2004 - 8 answers

My wireless Mac and wired PC transfer to each other at 2.5 MB/s. Can I speed this up any?

I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
posted by ascullion on Oct 21, 2004 - 4 answers

Can an old Mac actually ignore network security?

MacCruftFilter: a guy i know told me yesterday that he discovered he had the ability to wander around the network using an old macintosh SE (linked through a newer one, as it's too old to connect directly). the funny thing was that in browsing appletalk he realized he could look at and open files - not just specifically shared files, but any files - on any networked mac on campus (he didn't say if he meant OS X too, or only OS 9 or older). he figures the new macs don't recognize the old one as even existing, and the old one is too old to recognize the security setup on the new ones - so they ignore each other and he's free to open someone else's files. he didn't try creating or deleting anything, though. so here's the question: can any mac people tell me if is he right about why this works, and, if not, is this just a fluke? am i potentially opening a can of mac-security worms by even asking this?
posted by caution live frogs on Aug 5, 2004 - 10 answers

Hiding a Folder

If several friendly, nosy and very tech-savvy, code-breaking sort of people have access to your computer and you wouldn't wish to hinder their access, but still need to hide, beyond all chance of detection, a folder where you keep your works in progress; innermost thoughts and tentative, early drafts (the kind that could easily be misinterpreted, specially if you write fiction); is there any John Le Carré-approved way of guaranteeing a private patch? I.e. So that they would think it's all open to anyone, but not really? [Mac OSX, if it's relevant.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 4, 2004 - 37 answers

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