Set up Mac OS X Firewall for Uploading to Mac

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If you have the Mac OS firewall enabled on OS 10.5 or 10.6 and 10.7, follow the instructions below to create an exception for Eyefi Helper so it can upload to your computer.

 

Mac OS 10.6.x and 10.7.x

  1. Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, usually found at the bottom of your desktop.
  2. Click Security, found in the Personal portion of the System Preferences window.
  3. Click the Firewall tab.
  4. Unlock the pane by clicking the lock in the lower-left corner.
  5. Enter your administration password.
  6. If the firewall is Off, you will need to click the Start button.
  7. Click the Advanced button.
  8. Check to see if the Eyefi Helper is listed and set to Allow incoming connections.
  9. If Eyefi Helper is not listed, press the "+" button at the bottom left of the panel.
  10. Navigate to and select Eyefi Helper in the Applications folder and click the add button.
  11. Click the OK button.
  12. Close the System Preferences Window. The Mac OS X firewall will now permit your Eyefi Card to connect directly to the Eyefi Helper application running on your Mac.
  13. For more details about the Mac OS 10.5 Firewall, please refer the Apple's Mac OS X v10.5, 10.6: About the Application Firewall Knowledge base article.

Mac OS 10.5.x

  1. Click on the System Preferences icon in the Dock, usually found at the bottom of your desktop.
  2. Click on Security, found in the Personal portion of the System Preferences window.
  3. Click on the Firewall tab.
  4. Choose Set access for specific services and applications.
    Note: This mode offers you the most flexibility. You can choose to allow or deny incoming connections for any application on your system.
  5. Check to see if the Eyefi Helper is listed and set to Allow incoming connections.
  6. If Eyefi Helper is not listed press the "+" button at the bottom left of the panel.
  7. Navigate to and select Eyefi Helper in the Applications folder and click the add button.
  8. Close the System Preferences Window. The Mac OS X firewall will now permit your Eyefi Card to connect directly to the Eyefi Helper application running on your Mac.
  9. For more details about the Mac OS 10.5 Firewall please refer the Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: About the Application Firewall Knowledge base article.
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