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Macintosh Networking



Below are pointers to information about OIT-supported networking-level software and services specific to Macintosh use at Princeton University.

Apple macOS Software

Apple OS X 10.11.x Network Configuration
This document describes how to configure Apple OS X 10.11.x on a Mac connected to the campus network via OIT Ethernet Service, or OIT Wireless Service. This is also where you'll find information about current versions of the 10.11.x networking software, and other OIT notes and caveats.

Apple OS X 10.11.x Network Configuration: OIT Notes and Caveats
General OIT notes and caveats about Apple OS X 10.11.x network configuration and behavior.


How to Determine Your Device's Ethernet or Wireless Hardware Address
Instructions for determing the Ethernet or Wireless hardware address of some common kinds of hardware.

Mac OS X 10.5.x Releases DHCP Lease, Keeps Using IP Address
This describes a bug in Mac OS X 10.5.x; the bug was corrected in Mac OS X 10.6.

Do Not Use Internet Sharing Feature on the Campus Network in Mac OS X 10.2.x - 10.7.x
A warning that Mac OS X's Internet Sharing Feature should not be used on a Macintosh attached to the campus wired or wireless network, if that Mac is running Mac OS X 10.2.x - 10.7.x.

Apple OS X Networking: Support History at Princeton
A history of OIT Networking & Monitoring Services' support history of Apple OS X networking, and a brief chronology of versions of Apple OS X and related networking software.


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