Check Mac Ethernet Hardware Address

Here's how to check the Mac ethernet hardware address (MAC address): Open System Preferences from Apple menu Select Network from View menu Select Ethernet from the list of adapters (WiFi for OS 10.7 Lion) Connection types include WiFi, Airport, Ethernet, and Built-in...

Disable IPv6 On Mac 10.4 to 10.7

This post will show you how and why to disable IPv6 on Mac. You can turn off IPv6 by going to System Preferences > Network > Advanced > TCP/IP tab > Configure IPv6. Set this to disabled. If this fails, then flush the DNS using the Terminal (utilities...

Check Installation Dates On Mac 10.7 and 10.6

Here's how to check the installation dates On Mac computers: Mac OS X 10.7 1. Click on the Macintosh hard drive on the desktop 2. Find the Application folder and open it 3. Scroll Down and open the Utilities folder 4. Click on the console window in the Utilities...

Change Hardware Address on Apple USB NIC

This post shows how you can change the hardware address on the Apple USB NIC, also known as a MAC address. 1. Open Terminal (search for Terminal using Finder). 2. Type ifconfig into the Terminal to find the name of the USB NIC. This should be en#, the # should be...

Mac Boot Options

Basic key combinations tested on OS X 10.6 to allow more Mac boot options. These are mostly used for diagnostics. Hold these keys down until you see a different startup screen than normal: Key Action Option (a.k.a. Alt) Boot Menu (use this to boot CDs) d Boot into...

Mac Airport Won’t Turn On 10.6

If you're running OS X 10.6 and your Mac Airport won't turn on, try these quick steps: 1. Delete All Locations 2. Create a new location 3. Delete Automatic 4. Rename other location to Automatic 5. Delete Airport 6. Restart the computer 7. Re-add Airport This is for OS...

Mac Airport Express Wireless Router Setup 10.6 and 10.7

This Mac Airport Express Wireless Router setup guide is for OS X 10.6. In 10.7, Airport has been renamed to Wifi. 1. Plug in Airport Router to wall. 2. Open Airport Setup Utility which comes installed on all Mac computers. 3. If you are using a Windows machine to set...

Oh ASCII Art, How I Love Thee

I used to love ASCII art when I was young. I still do but I don't actively look for it as much as I used to. Take a peak at some of the art below and relive your early days when you were trolling on AOL Instant Messenger. One Line ASCII Art __̴ı̴̴̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡̡̡ ̡͌l̡*̡̡...

Abridged Windows History

Another year, another post. This particular segment focuses on end user Windows operating systems, specifically on an abridged Windows history. I may do a post on Windows server history, but I don't really have plans to do so. Here's a trip down memory lane for some...

Efficiently Use Google To Find What You Want

Catch up with the times and learn to efficiently use Google to find things quickly! You don't have to cram a series of single words and hope to get lucky. You can narrow your search results by quite a bit using the search operators below. The best part is, you can...

Save Documents As PDFs

Many newer applications offer a “Save Documents As PDFs” option embedded in them already, such as Open Office or Google Docs. However, there may be other applications you're using that do not have a PDF feature available. Here are some workarounds to get...

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