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Addressing self-assigned IP addresses after installing OS X 10.6.8

A few people have reported getting self-assigned IP addresses after installing OS X 10.6.8 on their systems, which should be easily fixed by resetting the system firewall.

By June 29, 2011

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Fix self-assigned IP addresses in OS X

One common issue that has affected OS X systems is when network interfaces are issued a self-assigned IP address. Here is how to address this problem.

By April 5, 2011

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How to quickly look up your IP address in OS X

If you need to look up your Mac's IP address, there are some quick ways to do so.

By July 25, 2013

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Fixing AirPort problems in OS X

Wi-Fi connections are almost mandatory to have these days, and it can be frustrating when Wi-Fi will not work properly. Here are some approaches to addressing Wi-Fi problems in OS X.

By October 7, 2011

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Checking AirDrop compatibility in OS X Lion

Apple's new AirDrop file-sharing technology is a convenient and welcome addition to the OS but requires specific Wi-Fi hardware and will not work on all systems.

By August 9, 2011

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MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed from our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By November 18, 2010

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Hands-on with troubleshooting firewall corruption

The OS X firewall is a useful and important security feature, and we recommend people enable as many of its features as possible to help ward off the possibility of attacks, especially when connected to public networks. Despite its benefits, as with any software package the firewall is susceptible to corruption that can interfere with its functions, and result in odd behavior. One of these is the notorious self-assigned IP address problem that can plague various network ports in OS X.

By September 10, 2010

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Tutorial: File sharing in OS X

In order to share files on a network in the past "classic" Mac operating system, you had to access and set up items in several locations. First, you needed to enable file sharing in one location, then add users in another location, and finally navigate

By May 20, 2009

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AirPort Extreme 2006-001 updater (#3): Wireless connectivity problems (inability to access the Internet), fixes

AirPort Extreme 2006-001 updater (#3): Wireless connectivity problems (inability to access the Internet), fixes

By September 25, 2006

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Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: AirPort connectivity issues -- fixes

Mac OS X 10.4.7 Special Report: AirPort connectivity issues -- fixes

By July 10, 2006