Hardware :: Cable Modem Blocks Email?

Jan 10, 2009

I recently purchased a SBG900 Motorola cable modem/router to use with my IMAC. For a beginner, I found the setup instructions woefully lacking. I have managed to set up an "unsecure" wireless connection with the 900. It works fine for websurfing. I cannot however send email. When I do, I get a pop up box saying that my email connection to the Apple server on port 25 has timed out. I am able to receive email just fine. I wanted to sort this problem out before attempting to "secure" the network. I'm guessing its somewhere in the Motorola setup but I'm not sure where to start.

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OS X :: Can I Split The Cable Line Running To My Cable Modem?

Feb 18, 2009

Quick question - I have a cable line running from my wall to my cable modem, which in turn connects via ethernet cable to an AEBS. The AEBS provides wireless connectivity to four Macs.

Can I split the cable line in my room so that I may watch TV, or would this cut my download/upload bandwidth in half?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Email Blocks And Is Asking For Password?

Mar 25, 2012

On my macbook pro and Imac, since i installed Lion instead of leopard, my emails account stops working and asking for my password. By filling it in it works again for one day or some days. Repeating action...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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PowerPC :: Connect G4 MDD To Internet Via Cable Modem?

Feb 14, 2009

I have a Power Mac G4 MDD that I am trying to connect to the Internet using a USB Cable Modem from Broadstripe Cable in Maryland.

So far I have tried a straight connection using the supplied USB cable, then via an Ethernet adapter from the USB cable to the MDD. Went through the software setup several times and still have had no success. does anyone have a solution for this type of problem?

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Hardware :: Static IP With Airport/cable Modem?

Jun 2, 2009

I've scanned Google for my problem but when I tried setting an IP address, I got no connection, I don't know if it because I dont have a LAN or what... I need to set a static IP address so I can port map on my airport to open port 6112 for hosting wc3 games. I have a motorola surfboard cable modem and an airport extreme base station. I connect using DHCP via ethernet. Any feedback would be wonderful!

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Hardware :: No WAN Ethernet Detected - TC Cannot See Cable Modem

Dec 29, 2009

I've got an issue with my TC setup, I cannot for the life of me get it to see the cable modem and setup the WAN access. If you will pardon me I will cut n paste the lengthy description I left on the apple support list as I feel it is pretty thorough. I think I know my way around networks and dhcp but this setup doesn't yield any logs so I can't troubleshoot! I'm on Virgin Media 20megs and I can't connect using my brand new TC.
Modem: Ambit 256
Time capsule : 1 tB, firmware 7.5
Test router : Netgear WGR614V9
MBP alubook 15 inch late 2008

I tried connecting with the test router and the MBP alubook to the modem and both can pickup the ethernet connection and get a DHCP lease after some coaxing (cold-start the modem first, then cold-start the router/mbp). But I'm having no luck with the airport extreme base station. Hard reset / factory reset / soft reset, any startup order, nothing works. I even left the devices offline for an hour before doing another round of testing. I tried several cables (including a crossover cable) and all configurations work apart from the ones involving the time capsule. Both the modem AND the TC ethernet ports light-up with a green light... but somehow the TC doesn't negociate its DHCP or even basic ethernet connectivity. I see there's a firmware 7.4.2 on the support site for the TC but I'd rather not downgrade the unit.

Here are the console logs from the MBP when it connects to the modem (yes, my MBP is named awesome, because frankly it is):
Originally Posted by System.log when connecting MBP to Modem
29/12/2009 08:54:04 Awesome kernel Ethernet nvenet: Link up on en0, 100-Megabit, Full-duplex, Symmetric flow-control, Debug 796d,0000,0de1,0005,45e1,0000
Originally Posted by Modem status page
Cable Modem : Euro-DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0 Compliant
MAC Address : <<redacted to protect the innocents>>
Serial Number : 0014A49B00A5
Boot Code Version : 1.1.2c
Software Version : 2.111.1002
Hardware Version : 1.9

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Hardware :: Using Time Capsule Instead Of Cable Modem/router?

Dec 29, 2008

I currently have a wireless network set-up through Comcast. I have a Netgear modem/router from Comcast. I just purchased Time Capsule and I would prefer to use TC as my wireless network router instead of the Netgear modem/router. Do I need to have Comcast supply a new modem without the router or is there a way to connect TC and the Netgear modem without using the built-in router?

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IMac :: Cannot Connect To Internet (DSL Modem With Ethernet Cable)

Jun 8, 2010

My father in law had a power failure at the house, and since then, he cannot connect to the internet via DSL Modem connected via ethernet cable. Being that he is 1000 miles away, I am trying to diagnose via phone. System Info: Imac 17", purchased new around 2006- Intel chip, running Tiger OS

- Cannot connect via ethernet
- When searching system profiler, "Built-in Ethernet" shows up, but no MAC address
- In Network settings, he can see the various connection ports, but cannot check the box on "Built-in Ethernet" to turn the port on... won't let him.
- Wireless is not an option, I don't want to be 24/7 tech support

Diagnosis? I am thinking that the power surge may have fried the ethernet port on the motherboard.

Repair Solution: Planning on picking up the Apple USB Ethernet adapter. I know it doesn't have the correct drivers to run on Tiger, but found a driver online that claims it allows use of the usb adapter on Panther on up.

Questions - Does this sound like a fried ethernet port? Any other easy diagnostic tests I can do? Does the USB adapter sounds like a decent solution?

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OS X :: Airport Extreme Or Cable Modem - Signal Drop?

Aug 16, 2010

I'm using an airport extreme (latest firmware) with 10.6.3 on a mac pro and a macbook pro. The mac pro is wired the macbook pro is connected via wireless.

I constantly have signal drops. While the airport extreme seems to stay online (green light is sold) the cable modem always resets itself.

I can't figure out if this is because of my Optonline service or due to my router (airport extreme). Cablevision states nothing is wrong with my cable internet connection and the issue may be with the router. I've tried three different modems from them and they've supposedly checked everything (wires, signal, etc). I still think it has something to do with them. I'm hesitant to try DSL as it is slower (no fios here yet).

I don't get how it can be the router if both my desktop and laptop lose connection to the internet at the same time if they happen to be connected online at the same time.

Is there anything I'm overlooking in regards to the airport extreme? Should I trash a particular preference or try a different setting?

I'm kind of desperate at this point since it is highly annoying to constantly get knocked offline more than 5 times a day.

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Hardware :: Connecting Airport Express To Motorola Cable Modem?

Mar 22, 2010

I have a cable modem from Motorola for my internet connection.

I'm planning to buy Airport Express so I can have a wireless connection for my MBP and iPod Touch.

Is it OK to connect Airport Express to my motorola modem ?

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Hardware :: Converting Existing DSL-based Airport Wireless Network To Cable Modem?

Feb 17, 2009

I currently have a DSL internet connection (static IP if that matters), and my iMac is connected to the network via an Airport Extreme, but am switching to Comcast Cable for better speed/price.

I picked up the self-install kit from Comcast yesterday and find the included instructions pretty much worthless.

Due to where cable outlets are located, I hope to install the new cable modem in a different room than my computer. However, will I first need to have the computer hard-wired to the Airport to configure the connection? Or should I be able to configure it wirelessly?

If wirelessly, should it be as easy as turning off the computer and Airport, connecting coax from the wall to cable modem, ethernet cable to the Airport, and then powering everything on? Will the iMac instantly recognize the new connection and walk me through configuration?

I am going from a static IP w/ the DSL to, I assume, a dynamic IP with the Cable. Does this further complicate the install?

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Applications :: Skype As Modem Or Modem Emulator?

Feb 10, 2007

Is there any sort of "bridge" software that allows a terminal emulation program, say, Z-Term, to use Skype as a modem? It seems silly to pay for connections to BBS's when I've got SkypeOut, but I haven't been able to find a way to do this.

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OS X :: Info Needed On Bad Blocks On HD?

Jan 27, 2010

A recently acquired hard drive - a basically new drive - appears to have been causing my mbp to shut down randomly (different drive and the problem goes away). I ran a surface scan on it using tech tool pro 5 and found just one bad sector on the drive.

I zeroed the drive using the binary 0000 pattern option in tech tool (1 pass) and ran the surface scan again and this time the surface scan gets the all clear. Should I be worried about the drive? Is it likely to cause the same shut downs on my mbp? I know the only way to know for sure is to try it, but I tell ya, installing a hard drive on the mbp is time consuming!!

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Safari :: It Blocks All Cookies By Default

Jun 19, 2012

Latest Safari 5.1.7 blocks all cookies by default. Is it feature or bug? I can't login to any website that require cookies (for example Google Accounts).

Info:Safari, Windows7

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Software :: Norton Internet Security For Mac Blocks

Jan 13, 2010

My Quicken software suddenly stopped being able to connect to my bank via the Internet yesterday, giving the error message "Could not establish Internet connection with . . . check your Internet connection" Quicken support said others had been reporting the same problem recently, and it seemed to have something to do with Norton Antivirus. I uninstalled my "Symantec Solutions"/ "Norton Internet Security for Mac" applications (Norton Antivirus, Norton Firewall, Norton Confidential, LiveUpdate, and Symantec Scheduler) and the problem disappeared. I then contacted Symantec/Norton support and learned that they sent out an automatic "LiveUpdate" to their software this week that replaced everyone's working copy of "Norton Firewall" with a defective Version 4.1.0 that blocks connection to the Quicken server (and perhaps other programs?) unless the "Application Blocking" setting is manually turned off. Symantec says a patch to correct the problem will be released through "LiveUpdate" soon.

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MacBook Pro :: Image Breaks Up Into Different Blocks On Display

Sep 24, 2010

So my screen is giving me issue, not so much the physical screen, but the actual image on my display. I took some screen shots. I assume its something related to the graphics card, but I'd love more info. The screen shots didn't end up working, they came out all black. But basically the image breaks up into a difference blocks, then reorganizes itself. You can see it repeats sections of the Window, but makes it impossible to try to work. Or sometimes part of a Safari Window will stay "on top" of any other Window.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Bluetooth Blocks Volume Control?

Mar 18, 2012

I am having fun with my iMac (late 2011 + 10.7.3) aspecially with software bugs.One of them is following:Volume controll keys on my wireless keyboard do not controll sound. Doesn,t matter which one I press I do see the icons on the display but there is no effect on volume level. The sound "speaker icon" on the system bar is inactive and when I press it I see that slider is frozen at the very bottom and can't be moved.Switch your iMac off.Remove batteries from the wireless keyboard.Switch your Mac on.Sound is back, and after placing batteries back in your keyboard you can see also that sound keys are working again. Unfortunatelly you have to make this operation each time when you switching your iMac off.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Recover Data From A Hard Drive With Bad Blocks?

Mar 27, 2012

An external hard drive, 4TB Iomega...connected via eSATA cable...had a power outage and the drive won't be read by OSX now.  (Yes, it was on a surge protector and no I did not have a backup.  I was actually preparing for the process of creating a backup when the power went out!)  Anyway, I have tried using Data Rescue 3 and DiskDrill to try and recover data from the drive.  I can recover the first 1/3 of the drive, but it ejects when either app tries to access the bad block.  how/what software to use to recover the data?  I know there are programs that will avoid the bad block but I've only found them for Windows.  Are there any that will do such a thing in Lion? I can not afford a data recovery service.  Trying to do this on my own.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), early 2008, 2 quad-core Intel Xeon

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Jun 28, 2012

A website I need to access blocks the IP address of my Airport Extreme, my macbook pro and imac....  I connect through a DSL modem with a "PC" and can access the website www.ncrealtors.org, but the site blocks the IP address through the Airport Extreme, and even blocks when I connect the macs.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Blocks Incoming Connections - Firewall Is Off?

Dec 17, 2009

I got an iPod Touch today and I'm while I was testing out some apps I noticed that I cannot connect to my MacBook Pro.

If I try to ping it I get no response. Going to the Mac's address in a browser (web sharing is on) I don't get any response either. I cannot connect to for file sharing either. I have turned off the firewall in OS X and rebooted the computer with no change. All sharing options are enabled. If I run "sudo ipfw list" I get this: "65535 allow ip from any to any".

It appears however that Snow Leopard allows connection from outside the local network, as Internet, BitTorrent, Mail etc. works as usual.

I've tried turning the firewall off in the router but connections are still blocked.

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PowerPC :: EMac And IMac File Sharing With Ethernet Cable And Other Cable?

Oct 12, 2010

I was wondering how I could file share, or make the whole Hard Drive (HDD) accessible to another computer. The two other computers I have are a Toshiba Laptop with Ethernet and USB, and a iMac Intel with Firewire, USB, and Ethernet. Putting these to use along with:Three Ethernet Cables Now how do I get the whole HDD visible to the others computers (either/both) and be able to write to it? Also, I do not want to use CDs and have no CDs that came with the computers. I want to put Xubuntu on the eMac and Debian on the iMacs and erase the rest of the Hard Drives. The computers getting this are the iMac G3s and the eMac G4 in my Signature.

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Hardware :: Use Broadband Cable From Cable Vision - Cannot Connect With Two Systems?

Sep 20, 2009

I have a G4 in my living room and my old PowerMac 7300 in my bedroom. If I want of use either one to go online I have to disconnect one to connect the other. I cannot connect both at he same time. I use broadband cable from Cable Vision in New York. I was told about a router. Can anyone give me advice on the name of good router and whether on not it will slow down the access speed on the internet?

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MacBook Pro :: MDP To HDMI Cable Options Cable That DEF Transfers Audio Over To The Tv?

Aug 20, 2010

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Dec 26, 2009

With the new Quicktime, the control bar on the bottom of the screen blocks part of the video.

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Aug 26, 2010

My 500gb internal drive on my less than a year old mbp has developed 68 bad blocks according to Techtools. Is this drive as good as gone or is worth reformatting? Would apple cover this under warranty?

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PowerPC :: Icons / Menus Have Clear Alternating Blocks In Graphics

Jan 15, 2007

The background for my desktop and most windows look normal. My icons, some dropdown menus, video and all games big or small have clear alternating blocks in the graphics. I have reinstalled Mac OSX 10.4 (didn't work). Then I upgraded to 10.4.8 (didn't work). Downloaded drivers for my ATi Radeon 9600(didn't work). I bought IMac G5 in 2005 mid june and serial numbers dont fall in the series for free repair. [URL] and picture number 2, [URl].

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Nov 14, 2008

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Hardware :: Analog Cable To Optical Cable Adapters?

Jan 9, 2009

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Dec 14, 2009

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