Recent content by Rick Stirling

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    Querying my network

    Still no joy on the mac front, with netstat or traceroute. I borrowed a laptop and plugged my WAP into that and used the USB software to find its ip (192.168.1.21, with gateway set to .1.20 for some reason). Now to get my DS to connect.... I'd still like to know if it is possible to sniff...
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    Querying my network

    I know its not a sequentional number, becasue I hand set them a several months ago - thats why trying to ping every number would take me far too long. There is no web interface that I know of - the PC software for both Access points had a USB version where I could plug in the AP to configure...
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    Querying my network

    i'm at work now - will netstat do the job?
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    Querying my network

    This weekend I did a tidy up, and removed a lot of redundant equipment. This led me to change my network a little bit. My network is working fine, but I want some information about it. I set up my wireless access points using my PC, which I no longer have. They work, but there is no mac...
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    Free firewalls, or is it even needed?

    Cheers folks, I'll give both of those a try tonight. And yes, I am on Tiger now.
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    Free firewalls, or is it even needed?

    I've been running my OS X firewall with no problems for months, but I've just got a PSP and it won't connect via Airport with the firewall switched on. I've tried opening the recommended TCP and UDP ports but it makes no difference. So I'd like to try other Firewalls, but I don't want to pay...
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    Bad files names in backup

    That was great, worked first time. Cheers!
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    Bad files names in backup

    Thanks! I'll give that a go tonight. The USB disk is formatted for windows use, as it is a portable hard disk and media device reader. There does appear to be OS X drivers available for it, so I'll format it see what happens.
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    Bad files names in backup

    I've just got myself a 40GB external USB drive to use to backup the user folders on my Mac. My plan was to just grab the Users folder and copy it, but I'm running into problems, and it's mostly to do with filenames. MSN Messenger saves its logs with a date, and the date includes the @ symbol...
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    wireles network

    Do you intend the Xbox to conect via the ibook, or via it's own wireless point? I've had no luck getting my Xbox or PS2 to talk via the mac, but by connecting them to their own wireless point and letting it talk to a wireless router (or another wireless point attached to the router)...
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    Connecting From Airport to Dlink

    Somejhing funny has been going on with the boards, it was indeed cleared up, and I posted to say as much, but my reply is gone. Anyway, my Apple can now talk to all my hardware with no problems! Thanks again.
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    Connecting From Airport to Dlink

    I cannot seem to get my mac to find my wireless network. I have a network called RSWireless, and a dlink wireless access point that worked perfectly on my PC network. My mac is plugged into my broadband router, and I'd like to share this connection with my PC and my consoles. In the past the...
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    Backup software recommendations

    I've just picked up psync, or to me more precise, psyncX (since its been a few years since I used Unix on a daily basis). It's a stunning little program. I'm think I'm due another San Andreas bonus at the end of this month, so I'm upping the mini mac ram to a gig and getting an external...
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    Backup software recommendations

    Thanks folks, thats exactly the kind of stuff I was after. I've looked into Retrospect and it sounds like a great package - and cost effective too (of course anything that prevents data loss is cost effective). Since the PC and Mac are networked, I was thinking of doing backups to the PCs...
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