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Networking/Wireless

Mac: Airport Extreme and Time Machine

If you have one of the original Airport Extreme base stations with connectivity for an external drive, we do NOT recommend you set up a drive in this way for use with Time Machine backups. This was something Apple originally supported but no longer suppor...

Bluetooth: Difference Between Classes

Bluetooth is a standard communications protocol primarily designed for low power consumption, with a short range (power-class-dependent: 100m, 10m and 1m, but ranges vary in practice - see table below) based on low-cost transceiver microchips in each devi...

Mac: Airport Extreme Mini-PCIe - Connections

While this card has ports for three cable connections, some compatible Macs have only two cables. For these cases, you can ignore the middle connector. Attach the black wire to the left connector and the gray wire to the connector on the right....

MAXPower 802.11 n/g/b: "Network Settings... Changed by Another Application"

While not a security concern, this behavior is most often seen after running OS X security updates on a Mac. The following steps can help remedy the problem (10.8 and later): 1. From the Apple Menu choose "System Preferences..." 2. Click the "Securi...

NewerTech Wireless Adapters: Connecting to Non-broadcasting SSIDs

During initial setup, if you successfully connected your wireless adapter to an SSID that was not broadcasting, those settings should remain intact for future sessions. However, when you reconnect the adapter to your computer later on, you may need to giv...

NewerTech Wireless Adapters: Problems with Initial Setup

The most important thing you can do when setting up your wireless adapter (aside from following the steps outlined in the manual), is to make sure you have installed the most recent drivers available. Note that at the time of this writing there is no offi...

Mac: Reconnecting the Airport Antenna (Mac Mini)

After installing an SSD or a memory upgrade into an Intel Mac Mini, it can be difficult to remember exactly how to reconnect the airport antenna. The best solution is to the detailed installation video for your specific Mac Mini model - they are listed be...

Edimax Wireless Adapters: OS X Drivers

The links below provide the most current driver versions listed on our product pages (or Edimax's support page) as of July 2015. EW-7711 (10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Only) http://us.edimax.com/edimax/mw/cufiles/files/download/Driver_Utility/EW-7711MAC_Mac_driver_...

USB-C Dock (All): Mac Ethernet Driver

RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: * OWCTCDK10PMDSG * OWCTCDK10PMDSL * OWCTCDK10PMDRG * OWCTCDK10PMDGD * OWCTCDOCK11PSG * OWCTCDOCK11PSL * OWCTCDOCK11PGD * OWCTCDOCK11PRG In order to use the Ethernet port, as of August 1, 2017 all Mac hosts (includ...

Thunderbolt 2 Dock: 802.3az Support

The Thunderbolt 2 Dock uses the Intel i210AT Ethernet controller, which supports the 802.3az EEE protocol. Data Sheet [https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/i210-ethernet-controller-datasheet.pdf] ...

Wireless Aluminum Keypad: Bluetooth Support

This keypad communicates using Bluetooth Radio Specification 3.0...

OWC Thunderbolt, USB-C Docks: MAC address

RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: OWCTB2DOCK12P OWCTB3DK13PSL OWCTB3DK13PSG OWCTCDK10PMDSG OWCTCDK10PMDSL OWCTCDK10PMDRG OWCTCDK10PMDGD OWCTCDOCK11PSG OWCTCDOCK11PSL OWCTCDOCK11PGD OWCTCDOCK11PRG   Please note that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Thunderbolt 2 Dock,...

NewerTech USB 3 to Gigabit Ethernet: MAC address

RELEVANT PART NUMBER: NWTADPU3GIGE   Please note that the USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter has a unique, static MAC address — the address does not change when switching to different host computers or after a power cycle. To find the MAC address, op...

NewerTech USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet: Mac Driver

RELEVANT PART: NWTADPU3GIGE Please note that all Mac hosts must use the supplied driver [http://www.newertech.com/downloads/nwtadpu3gigev1.zip] for this device to function as intended. It is designed for Mac operating systems 10.7.5 to 10.12.6. This art...

Mac: 10.13 or later - Driver Warning

RELATED ARTICLE: RELEVANT PART NUMBERS: * OWCSSDPHWE2R240 * OWCSSDPHWE2R480 * OWCSSDPHWE2R960 * OWCSSDPHWE2R2UP * NWTADPU3GIGE * NWTMXPCIE6GRS4E * J6GHPCI2E Please note that if you install an OWC-provided driver for the above noted p...