Applications :: VPN Connection Using Mac OS X's Built In Network Preferences?

Nov 11, 2008

For school, I need to set up a VPN connection to be able to connect my MacBook to the internet. While my school offers the Cisco VPN Client with a preconfigured PCF settings file, I would much rather use Mac OS X's built-in VPN capabilities, through the Network Preferences. Now, my problem is that I don't really know what to do to get this working. Using an online password decoder, I already found out what the password for my school's VPN connection is. But how do all the settings translate between the Cisco VPN Client and Mac OS X's VPN configuration screen?

The PCF file tells the Cisco VPN Client to use Group Authentication, with a group name and a group password (the one I already decrypted). These are already filled in. When starting a connection, I am then asked to fill in my student login details. Now, in the VPN settings screen in System Preferences, there is a box for Account Name. Am I right in thinking this is the box where I fill in my student ID? Or does the group name go here? Then, when I click Authentication Settings..., I can fill in a password. I assume this is where my student password goes? Or should I fill in the password I decrypted?.................

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OS X :: Unable To Set Network Preferences / Network Preferences Changed By Another Application

Aug 14, 2009

I am running OS X 10.4.11 on a "pod" iMAC. When I open system preferences and click on network, I get a pop up window that states my network preferences have been changed by another application. When I click on the green "OK" box the pop up goes away and comes right back. This is driving me crazy because when it gets into this cycle it's almost impossible to get out of the preferences panel or even check the settings! It's like it gets into a closed loop and won't let you do anything.

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May 31, 2009

How do I access the built-in web server preferences? I need to change the port.

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Apr 7, 2010

how to configure my MackBook Pro to broadcast a WiFi signal. So we can connect using our iPads and what not. My question is I have set it up with a password so only my friends can use it.

Is there a program that would alert me when someone attempts to connect using an invalid password?

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Jul 30, 2010

I bought a new iMac 24" about a month ago. It runs Mac OS X Snow Leopard (all up to date). So I used Microsoft Messenger for Mac from the first day I bought it. Yesterday I installed Adium. So everything went well yesterday. When I went to sleep, I closed all apps from the background (Command + Q),And put the iMac on sleep.

Today I tried to use Adium and it won't log-in. It says sometimes "Retreiving buddy list" or some problems with the network (of the MSN). I tried to used Microsoft Messenger for Mac and it says something like "Service not responding or no network connection"..I HAVE FULL NETWORK CONNECTION (Plug-in straight to the router) I tried already reinstall everything, reset the router, reset the computer, Changing the port of Adium to 80 (I brought it back to default later)..I also installed OniX and clean the data with it, it still have this problem. I've done everything I can to solve it, but I still can't figure it out.

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Aug 19, 2010

When connecting to my airtunes speakers I get:

"An error occurred while connecting to the remote speaker "xxxxxx". The network connection failed."

I tried reconfiguring the airport express multiple times but it consistently does this. How do i begin diagnosing it?

Is there firmware to update?

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Applications :: ITunes Store Network Connection Error

Sep 4, 2010

Over the last couple of months, I sometimes get an error when using the iTunes Store: "We could not complete your iTunes Store request. The network connection was reset. Make sure your network connection is active and try again." It seems happen at random. I click to download an app and I get the message. I click again and it works. Sometimes I'm browsing the store and everything's fine, then I start getting the message over and over for a while.

I tried rebuilding my home network, updating airport software, everything I could think of on my end. Is this a problem on Apple's servers? Do a lot of other people have this problem? I haven't had much luck finding answers on this site or searching Google. I use an Airport Extreme, I have Time Warner Cable internet. I have no other internet connection issues.

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Apr 19, 2010

Every time I try to click on something to buy in the iTunes store or even to authorize my computer or even to view my Account details, I get the error:

"We could not complete your iTunes store request. A secure network connection could not be established. Check that your computer's date and time are correct and try again."

I made sure my time and date are correct and such. I even did it on my iPhone and it gives me the same error. Anyone have a previous solution to this?

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OS X :: Internet Connection - Built In Ethernet Configurations

Apr 19, 2009

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Applications :: Network Monitoring Software For Wireless Internet Connection?

Apr 29, 2005

At home I have about four laptops and one desktop computers. All of them use a wireless connection to connect to the internet. Sometimes, one of my siblings is downloading something huge or is downloading torrents or what not and it cripples the speed for the rest of us.

I also can't see if someone has managed to crack my WEP password and is using my connection (a neighbor or someone). Is there freeware that tells me who is connected to my network and how much traffic or data they are using?

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Mar 16, 2012

The internal modem in my PowerBook Pro (mid 2010) shows up as "not connected" in the Network pane of system preferences, but I can't figure out how to get it to connect. When I enter my phone number and click the connect button, I get an error message: "Network Connection The communication device selected for your connection does not exist. Verify your settings and try reconnecting." Say what? It says it exists in the System Preferences, shows it in the list on the left. How can it not exist? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Force System To Use Second Connection Of Network Connection List For Internet Access?

Jul 5, 2012

I have a MacPro Early 2009, 2 ethernet ports.Ethernet 1 is connected to the LAN and Ethernet 2 is connected directly to a SSL Matrix console (an audio mixer), whom driver needs the used ethernet port to be first of the list in the Network connections list in System Preferences.So when I browse internet I can't use the Matrix's software, and vice versa.I had to create 2 different network positions to browse internet and to work with SSL Matrix, one with Eth 1 first place, another one with Eth 2 first place, and I always have to swap positions.Is there a way to force OSX to use by default the 2nd connection of the list for internet access? 

MacPro 4,1 8-Core 2.26 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 12Gb Ram

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MacBook :: Unable To Share Network Connection / Connected Via Ad-hoc Network?

Dec 31, 2010

I have Alltel Mobile Broadband. Up until the other day, it's been working fine. I'd set up a network on my macbook after connecting to the Alltel network, then I'd enable internet sharing. Then my iPod Touch, iPad, etc would all be able to go online.

The past couple days, however, the connection just won't share.Anyone have any idea what could be doing this and how to fix it?

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MacBook Pro :: When Open Network In System Preferences "Network Settings Changed By Another Application"

Apr 4, 2009

when I open my Network in System Preferences, "Network settings have been changed by another application" pops up and every time I click Ok, it pops up again, not letting me be able to access any other option in the Network window. The wireless icon has disappeared from my top bar and the only way I have managed to get online is via my ethernet cable. I have had nothing but problems since I started using my O2 Wireless Broadband dongle and I've noticed that behind the "Network settings have been changed by another application" notification, I can seen the Dongle has appeared as a new network connection option... but was never there before today (have been using the dongle for two months now)

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OS X :: Ad Hoc Network Wiped Out Regular Network Connection?

Jan 7, 2011

I've searched and don't see anybody else with this problem. I tried to set up an ad hoc network on my MBP so I could use TouchAble with my new iPad. But now I can't get my MBP (or iPad) to see my home wifi network.

(TouchAble is a music performance app on the iPad that controls Ableton Live on the MBP. It works on an ad hoc network so the combo will work on gigs without depending on local wifi.)

I set up a new network ok, with a password. The iPad saw it, but before I tested it further I wanted to make sure I could reinstate my regular network. So I tried switching back to the regular wifi. No dice! The MBP sees the network, but I can't log in. It acts like the password is wrong. Same on the iPad.

Yes, the network works. I didn't make changes to the settings in my router, and my iPhone still sees it with the same password.

I tried a tip I found online and deleted the network preferences file ( and rebooting. No dice. (The system didn't write a new one, as I had expected; I had to reinstate it from the Trash). I rebooted a few times, both MBP and iPad. Nope.

What's going on here? 1) How can I get my MBP to see my network, so I can switch back and forth from the ad hoc to the local network. 2) Ditto for the iPad.

MBP is new. All systems and versions are up to date. No other funny stuff with the network--it's been stable for two years. Everything is stand-alone; this is in my home office. I'm the admin. (But I'm not a techie, so if you start talking about IP addresses and subnet masks, please be clear what I should try.)

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May 24, 2009

I want to share my connection over ethernet, but it is critical that it is passworded as its a large semi-public network and I dont want anyone else using my internet.

System preferences makes it easy to do this over wireless but it gives no password options for over ethernet.

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OS X :: VPN For Office Set Up In Network Preferences

Jun 22, 2009

I used to have a VPN for my office set up in Network preferences. Something messed up all my network preferences, but I am able to connect to my wireless network, but when I go to set up my VPN connection again and click Apply, nothing happens and the connection does not save. I also cannot edit my Locations.

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OS X :: First No Airport Then No Network Preferences Available

Sep 22, 2009

My problems are getting bigger and bigger:

1. I could not activate my airport card after installing 10.6
2. I erased all data in system configuration as other threads told me


3. Then my MB said that there is no airport card installed (but it is)
4. After that I tried to reinstall 10.6 but DVD stopped loading and said it interrupted
5. Now I�m even not able to open network preferences! It loads, and loads, and loads...
6. I installed 10.6.1 but nothing happened

I feel like snow leopard (and my attempt to clear the situation) killed network on my MB-Pro.

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OS X :: Free VPN Via Network In System Preferences

Apr 26, 2008

I'm looking for a free vpn. either via network in system prefs or via 3rd party app. i have found a great one called hotspot shield but i went over the monthly limit.

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Nov 16, 2009

apologies if this has been answered else-where but Ive looked and found no solutions. My problem is that I cannot access network preferences. I can access system preferences and turn my airport on/off via the toolbar, but I cannot actually open the network preferences without system preferences unexpectedly quitting. I have to access my universities VPN to read an e-book for an exam, so this is quite frustrating right now,

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Apr 22, 2010

If I go to network preferences, I keep getting the below window (in attachment), it keeps popping up. I don't know which application causes this, is there anyway of finding out?

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Oct 6, 2010

I'm posting here out of desperation and to end my eternal head-scratching over how to fix this... I'm running os x on a macbook pro, and I've never had any problems switching between different wifi networks. However this past month I switched service providers at home, and discovered that my mac automatically tries to connects to what I assume is the neighbors' wifi now (which is password protected, making it even more strange).

I can make it connect to my own network instead by pulling the airport status icon on the top bar down to it but it's obnoxious to have to do this every time I start up the computer.I know the way to fix this is to go into network preferences and change the order of preferred networks, but then i'm hit with the kicker.... for some reason, i cannot change any of those settings! They show up grey and unmodifiable. These are screencaps of what I'm talking about:any thoughts on what might be causing this or how I can fix it? Forgive me if there's some super obvious solution... but I cannot figure it out.

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Aug 6, 2009

iMac OS 10.4 - was working with dial up modem but wanted to plug into my network for high speed internet access - after plugging in RJ45 cable, the network was not accessed but the computer continued to go the dial up route. When attempting to change network preferences a flap keeps appearing saying the preferences have been changed by another application - this flap appears over and over and will not allow preferences to be changed. Dial up still works by clicking on the phone icon at the top of the screen. Any way to reset this without reinstalling the system?

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Feb 1, 2009

I am running an iMac G5 (just pre Intel) using OS 10.4.11. My internet is via an external modem, ethernet connected. Everything is working fine (as far as I know!) However, for no particular reason I opened "System Preferences" and on clicking on "Network" was confronted with this:- [URL]. On clicking the OK button nothing happens and the only way to get out of System Preferences is to Force Quit it. As I can't get into "networks" in System Preference, I have no idea how the settings have changed. I can't remember when I last installed any new software - it's also ages since I looked at that section of System Preferences.

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OS X :: System Preferences Freezes When Choose Network?

Apr 1, 2009

Been a rough two weeks. I had the issue of my iMac not loading passed the grey screen. No keystrokes were working so I had to bring it in to get repaired. I was told some optic something cable had to be replaced.

Well, initially that didn't work but it just ended up taking forever too boot. 20 or 30 minutes. Now it is loading fine and Windows is also loading fine with bootcamp.

However, I can't get in to turn on my USB wireless adaptor for Sprint. I can open the system preferences and I can also go in to any other option without problems, but if I click "Network" it says Loading Network, then hangs up. I need to force quit and retry. Same results. Anyone know how to repair that? I have tried Disk Utility and it says no problems. Diskwarrior doesn't let me do much since I am booted to that drive.

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OS X :: Automatic Location In The Network Preferences Disappeared?

Dec 19, 2009

My automatic location in the network preferences disappeared. i canconnect to the internet anymore ps. im not a mac expert, just got my first one

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Apr 10, 2012

I'm on 10.6.8 Snow Leopard and when I click on Networks tab in System Preferences it freezes at Loading Network..

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Apr 26, 2012

I have recently begun to use a fios router for my home network. When originally set up by fios they set the security to wep, and I set my network prefences as such. Since then I have changed the router to wpa security My network prefences still shows that wep encryption is being used. It still connects to the net but I can't figure out how to change it to reflect wpa security. Or since I am connecting to the net , is it necessary.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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May 12, 2010

I'm not talking about the System Preferences app itself, I'm talking about the settings within the app. So for instance, the security settings, and the mouse settings, energy saver, etc.

Where can I find the settings files on my Mac so I can back them up?

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Nov 16, 2008

Something has happened in my Network preferences and I believe it happened while doing a Spotlight search. When I open the Network preference window, I get an almost instant error dialogue stating "Your Network settings have been changed by another application". As soon as I hit "OK" to dismiss the dialogue box, it comes right back. If I'm really quick, I can get back to the main preferences screen before the warning reappears. I've tried logging out, rebooting, trashing the Library --> Preferences --> apple.networkConfig.plist file (followed by a log-out) and nothing has made a difference.

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