Just Got My Mini today and...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tuned MP5T, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Tuned MP5T macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to update the antivirus (Virex). But it's telling me the server cannot be found. Am I do something wrong?
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    A common prob. with new Macs and the "server cannot be found" error are the DNS server numbers.

    You need to get them from your modem or router and put them in your computer.
     
  3. joey4127 macrumors 6502

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    I get the same prob on my mac mini. I don't get it daveway...
     
  4. Tuned MP5T thread starter macrumors regular

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    The updates work and it was my fault, I was typing the wrong .Mac password. :eek:
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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  6. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Exactly!
     
  7. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I have found that it is urgent to put in the DNS server #s manually. If you don't you will be plagued with errors in MOST cases.

    1. get your numbers from modem or router
    2. system prefs>network>configure
     
  8. DaiKirai macrumors member

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    To avoid unintentionally spreading viruses among Windows users, I guess. (though all of those ought to have virus programs of their own- still, even if it's picked up it won't make the Mac look good)
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    unless you pass on loads of attachments there is no point, the likelihood of a word document having a macro virus is miniscule if it comes from someone you know, you cant spread a virus on a mac unless you receive and send the thing yourself
     
  10. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Are you serious?? I haven't used DNS numbers since Win95!! :D

    I don't even know what mine are...
     

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