Your network settings have been changed by another application.

Posted: 04-09-2009, 06:11 PM
Version: 2004
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)

I work in an office, and we have an associate computer where my employer and I send documents that we want to share. (There are only two of us in the office.) Normally there is a Network icon on my Dock, and I click on it when I want to connect to the Associate computer.

Recently I saw that the Network icon was missing. The only thing I know about computers is how to use them when everything is working properly, so I opened System Preferences, and clicked on the Network icon. As soon as Network opened this message popped up: Your network settings have been changed by another application.

Our local phone company changed it's name, so I'm thinking the problem is that my employer had to change email information from alltel.net to windstream.net and the associate computer needs to be changed. However, I can't attempt to change the name because of that dang "network settings have been changed" message.

I click on the OK button, the message goes away for two seconds and then comes back. I click Assist me... and nothing happens. It does no good to click anything. I can't even get out of System Preferences unless I do a force close by using the Command, Option & Escape keys. Everything seems to be frozen up by that message being there.

I told my employer about my problem and he told me to fix it. I clicked on Mac Help and found some articles that tell me to open Network and then do various steps, but Network is frozen up by that message.

I went back to Mac Help and read "Testing whether you can contact another computer". I opened Network Utility and clicked Ping, typed in the Associate computers IP address and sent 10 pings. I was told "10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received" I'm guessing that means the computers can ping, but what do I do now? The Help article tells me to open Terminal application for help interpreting results, but I don't understand technical stuff.

I've tried getting on the Associate computer, but I don't know what to look at or what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.

Your network settings have been changed by another application.


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CyberTaz
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Posted: 04-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Hi Karen -

I don't mean to dissuade you from posting here but this sounds more like an
Apple technical issue. This group deals with Microsoft Office software for
the Mac. Although someone here "may" be able to work you through this you'd
probably get faster resolution if you post to the Apple Discussions Forum.
Here's where I'd start:

http://discussions.apple.com/forum.jspa?forumID=755

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<karenthewriter@officeformac.com> wrote in message
news:59b71992.-1@webcrossing.caR9absDaxw...
> Version: 2004
> Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
>
> I work in an office, and we have an associate computer where my employer
> and I send documents that we want to share. (There are only two of us in
> the office.) Normally there is a Network icon on my Dock, and I click on
> it when I want to connect to the Associate computer.
>
> Recently I saw that the Network icon was missing. The only thing I know
> about computers is how to use them when everything is working properly, so
> I opened System Preferences, and clicked on the Network icon. As soon as
> Network opened this message popped up: Your network settings have been
> changed by another application.
>
> Our local phone company changed it's name, so I'm thinking the problem is
> that my employer had to change email information from alltel.net to
> windstream.net and the associate computer needs to be changed. However, I
> can't attempt to change the name because of that dang "network settings
> have been changed" message.
>
> I click on the OK button, the message goes away for two seconds and then
> comes back. I click Assist me... and nothing happens. It does no good to
> click anything. I can't even get out of System Preferences unless I do a
> force close by using the Command, Option & Escape keys. Everything seems
> to be frozen up by that message being there.
>
> I told my employer about my problem and he told me to fix it. I clicked on
> Mac Help and found some articles that tell me to open Network and then do
> various steps, but Network is frozen up by that message.
>
> I went back to Mac Help and read "Testing whether you can contact another
> computer". I opened Network Utility and clicked Ping, typed in the
> Associate computers IP address and sent 10 pings. I was told "10 packets
> transmitted, 10 packets received" I'm guessing that means the computers
> can ping, but what do I do now? The Help article tells me to open Terminal
> application for help interpreting results, but I don't understand
> technical stuff.
>
> I've tried getting on the Associate computer, but I don't know what to
> look at or what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
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karenthewriter@officeformac.com
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Re: Your network settings have been changedby another application.
Posted: 04-09-2009, 08:05 PM
Dear Bob,
Thank you for your advise. I went to the discussion group you recommended. I'm having trouble getting a log in password and ID, but I will try again tomorrow.
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Posted: 04-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Try these links. You don't have to sign in to view:

<http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1712387&tstart=0>

<http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1716357&tstart=0>

If you don't find a solution, try more links using this search:
<http://tinyurl.com/cqo92g>

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Re: Your network settings have been changed by another application.
Posted: 04-10-2009, 01:23 AM
In article <59b71992.-1@webcrossing.caR9absDaxw>,
karenthewriter@officeformac.com wrote:
> Recently I saw that the Network icon was missing. The only thing I know about
> computers is how to use them when everything is working properly, so I opened
> System Preferences, and clicked on the Network icon. As soon as Network
> opened this message popped up: Your network settings have been changed by
> another application.
The two problems are probably not related. You can get to the Network by
choosing Network from the Go menu (assuming Mac OS X 10.5.x).
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