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A fix for AppleTalk network connection problems Network
Are you still using AppleTalk? So are we, but only for printing. Nevertheless, it's quite annoying when it doesn't work. Once in a while, AppleTalk won't change Network Number or Zone when you plug it into a network where it has not been before. As far as I know, there is nothing you can do to fix this using the GUI, and resetting the PRAM doesn't help.

The only solution we have found is to use your old friend, the Terminal. Assuming your interface is named en0, use the following commands:
$ appletalk -d
$ appletalk -u en0
This will stop and start AppleTalk on your interface and fix the problem.
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A fix for AppleTalk network connection problems
Authored by: RichB on Mar 17, '05 10:43:23AM

Wouldn't this be the same as unchecking "Make AppleTalk Active," Apply Now, re-checking, and Apply Now in the Network System Preferences (if you wanted to do it in the GUI)?



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A fix for AppleTalk network connection problems
Authored by: echo mirage on Mar 17, '05 12:44:42PM

Yes, doing it in the Network prefpane has always worked for us, and is faster to use on machines intentionally lacking Terminal...


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A fix for AppleTalk network connection problems
Authored by: atall on Mar 18, '05 03:27:27AM

That´s what I thought too because it usually fixes the problem. I can´t explain why but there is a difference. It has happened on several occasions here and our helpdesk tried everything they found in the Network System Preferences. When they failed they asked for help and I tried to find a solution to the problem. After trying checking and unchecking "Make AppleTalk Active" and some other tricks I gave up and tried to find another solution.

The appletalk command is the only solution I found so far.



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A fix for AppleTalk network connection problems
Authored by: dahut on Mar 20, '05 07:16:38PM

I actually have a problem with a program thinking that Appletalk is turned off even though in the System Preferences it is turned on. However, the terminal commands failed to change the program's behavior.



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