Printer GUI passwords

Posted in Printers

This the start to a list, i am hoping to update over time with printer web interface usernames and passwords;

Brother HL4150CDN - Username: admin  Password: access

Kyocera TASKalfa 250ci - Username: N/A Password: admin00

Kyocera FS-3920DN - Username: N/A Password: admin00

Kyocera P6030cdn - Username: Admin  Password: Admin


Prevent Photos from opening when connecting any number devices to OS X

Posted in Apple

I for one am a little bit peeved at the fact that with the new release of OSX, Apple decided to automatically open Photos anytime you attach a device with some sort of inbuilt storage. Case and point, lately a lot of my day to day tasks involve updating iOS & Apps on a large number of iPads via Apple configurator which connect to a mac via USB. There can be upwards of 30/40 devices connected at one time. Initially i was going through the process of unchecking each tick box next to each iPad in the which is not only mind numbing, its quite time consuming.


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I went on a hunt to find a way of disabling this, initially I didn't find much however i managed to come across this fix. Which requires using terminal to execute a command to disable the hotplug setting when attaching external memory cards/storage.

To do this Finder > Applications > Utilities >

Once in terminal, execute the following command, and hit Enter

defaults -currentHost write disableHotPlug -bool YES

Once complete, it should take effect immediately without OSX requiring to be shutdown/rebooted.

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Hope this helps!




Apple configurator 2 - WiFi profiles

Posted in Apple

So Apple has released the new version of Apple Configurator which is aptly called Apple Configurator 2. Initial thoughts seem to indicate that they have finally listened to the people. Its a little bit confusing to begin with if your coming from an Apple configurator 1 environment however it didnt take me long before i managed to get the hang of the newly introduced 'Blueprints' and managed to supervise the handful of new iPads i had to deploy.

One thing i did notice that i think is worth mentioning is the following. If you are migrating from an existing environment, then you might dodge a bullet here. In this case i was setting the iPads and macbook up from scratch and didnt have an existing configurator to migrate from (When using apple configurator 1 and migrating to 2 it will transfer all your supervised devices,apps & profiles to the new version), when it came to the configuration of the wireless settings for the devices i ran into a hurdle.

Most of the environments i work with we run WPA2 - Enterprise which will require a username, password & certificate to authenticate against the radius server. When it comes to entering the password it doesnt seem to allow you to enter it, it simply has the ! sign.

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I managed to get around this by, closing and saving the profile. Then heading back in and editing the profile. I have no idea why this is currently doing this but it should get you back and running :)