Locamatic
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Prefpane updates your wireless network location automatically (beta).   Free
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Locamatic is a preference pane that allows Macs to automatically update their location based on wireless network connection.
What's New
Version 2.6:
  • Updated UI and functionality
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • Airport card



MacUpdate - Locamatic



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ver. 2.x:
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RichC4292 reviewed on 08 Apr 2014
Love that it automatically switches my network location profiles accordingly to whichever wifi ssid or network name i choose. This plugin should have been built into Mac OS X long ago!

Works for me on OS X Mavericks.
[Version 2.6]

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RichC4292 replied on 08 Apr 2014
Oh and I like this app/prefpane plugin more than the MacoPolo or NetworkLocation because it's super simple and straight to the point. It doesn't try to be an all-in-one app, but focuses on automatic network profile switching.
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Tonden commented on 11 Oct 2011
Does it work under Lion?
[Version 2.1]

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Pascal Harris (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2011
Yes. It does now.
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Higherterrain commented on 06 Aug 2011
I found it does'nt work, since my WiFi connection name is different than my network name and this app can't tell the difference.
[Version 2.1]

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Pascal Harris (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2011
Simply use the gateway IP address and it'll work fine. I believe it says as much in the manual too.
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design-Q commented on 20 May 2009
I found that this PreferencePane preventing me from connecting to my 3 UK mobile broadband using ZTE MF627 HSDPA USB modem.

Disable or removing the pref. pane fixes this problem. Don't know how it interfere since WiFi/modem uses different settings but I have to remove this fine PreferencePane from my user library so I could connect to the internet while on the move.

Latest OS X on PPC G4 PB
[Version 2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Jul 2009
I'm sorry to hear that you had a problem with Locamatic. Very odd since Locamatic only alters the Location setting - nothing else. I wish I could resolve this issue for you, but I don't have the modem you describe. Instead may I suggest that you try Marco Polo or Location X? They do a similar job - and, perhaps, they do it without messing up your modem.
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bruce_dxine.net reviewed on 15 Apr 2009
I found this to be perfect for my needs. There are a few things that I have questions about such as the control over Firefox which I needed a Firefox plug-in for. Also why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically turn on the AirPort connection after a restart? Otherwise, I look forward to the next update.
[Version 2.1]


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Pascal Harris (developer) commented on 20 Aug 2008
I'd just like to comment on the reviews pointing out that Marco Polo and Location X are more flexible. It's true. They are. They also represent the same excellent value for money (all are free). But the thing to remember is that all three apps do what they do slightly differently - so download them all and find out which one fits your needs most closely.

Marco Polo and Location X both permit fuzzy identification of your location - you they use an evidence based system, weighing up USB, Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet etc. before deciding on a location.

Locamatic is simpler. It just checks to see which ethernet or wifi connection your Mac is connected to and sets the location accordingly. Why? Well, I couldn't see the advantage of the fuzzy method. If you can then Marco Polo and Location X are both excellent alternatives.

Marco Polo and Location X are both applications. They can be set to load at startup and not trouble you with their existence, but you need to set them from their own application windows.

Locamatic is a Preference Pane. Why? Well, I figured that you set everything else from the Preferences application and so it'd annoy me if Locamatic was any different.

Locamatic (just so that there is no confusion) is still being developed, I haven't abandoned it. It configures proxies, homepage and default printer on the basis of connected ethernet or wifi connections. And it uses no memory or CPU until a connection changes - and then it's active for a few seconds before disappearing again.

Now go! Download all three!
[Version 2.1]


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Hallinskide commented on 10 Mar 2008
Sounds similar to Marco Polo which I am using and which seems to be a lot more flexible in how it can detect your location and what settings it can change.

I think I'll stick to MP for now ...
[Version 2.0.5b]

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Pascal Harris (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2008
I'd just like to comment on the reviews pointing out that Marco Polo and Location X are more flexible. It's true. They are. They also represent the same excellent value for money (all are free). But the thing to remember is that all three apps do what they do slightly differently - so download them all and find out which one fits your needs most closely.

Marco Polo and Location X both permit fuzzy identification of your location - you they use an evidence based system, weighing up USB, Bluetooth, Wifi, Ethernet etc. before deciding on a location.

Locamatic is simpler. It just checks to see which ethernet or wifi connection your Mac is connected to and sets the location accordingly. Why? Well, I couldn't see the advantage of the fuzzy method. If you can then Marco Polo and Location X are both excellent alternatives.

Marco Polo and Location X are both applications. They can be set to load at startup and not trouble you with their existence, but you need to set them from their own application windows.

Locamatic is a Preference Pane. Why? Well, I figured that you set everything else from the Preferences application and so it'd annoy me if Locamatic was any different.

Locamatic (just so that there is no confusion) is still being developed, I haven't abandoned it. It configures proxies, homepage and default printer on the basis of connected ethernet or wifi connections. And it uses no memory or CPU until a connection changes - and then it's active for a few seconds before disappearing again.

Now go! Download all three!
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Dan reviewed on 08 Mar 2008
Excellent and free! Works great and has all features I need. 5 star!
[Version 2.0.5b]


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Guntis commented on 06 May 2007
Not bad, especially if it's freeware. I use Location X, which is shareware, but it can also automatically change default printer, default e-mail account and outgoing mail server, default home page in my browser. All depending on the wireless network.
[Version 1.1]


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cruzmisl reviewed on 20 Apr 2007
I've been looking for something like this since I started my new job. Their network consists of manually assigned IPs, while my home network automatic. Having to change this stuff sysprefs was getting kind of annoying for someone that wants to open his laptop and have the internet just work. I'm actually surprised that this functionality isn't built in to OSX. Anyway, thanks for this app!
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:453
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:13 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Locamatic is a preference pane that allows Macs to automatically update their location based on wireless network connection.


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