Is it possible for me to auto connect to a server, but only for a certain network?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by whizzleplizzle, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. whizzleplizzle macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi guys, running Leopard on a Macbook Pro, and here's my question...

    I use my laptop many times throughout the day, and due to classes, and studying at friends' houses, etc., I connect on average to 3 different networks a day. All of my music for iTunes is stored on a server at my house, and it easily auto connects at login when I am there. I was wondering if there was a script, or maybe even an application that would allow my laptop to only attempt to auto connect to the server when on my home network.

    Obviously this isn't a dire issue, I just think it would add a little convenience to my life :)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, and if this is a dumb question, I apologize, my knowledge of things like this is quite limited. Thanks guys, I can give more details if it will help, I'm not sure what you would need to know.
  2. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
    You should have multiple locations set up in System Preferences>Network for the different places you frequent.


    Then there is an app that extends the locations with useful actions and specific configurations (such as changing the default printer automatically) called NetworkLocation.

    But you could also just create an Applescript to run manually.
  3. whizzleplizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    live4ever, that application is exactly what I've been looking for. I'd try to make an applescript for it, but like I said I'm not very knowledgeable with things like that. Thank you so much!

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