a networking technology for a LAN that allows data transfer

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Serial connection via Ethernet port

I have some devices that are only accessible via RS-232 cables. The problem is that I have no RS-232 to USB adapters so I can't access them. What I do have is a bunch of serial cables, most ...
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How do other Macs in the network see my Freenas 9.3 backup drive attached to iMac via Ethernet?

I have a Time Machine back up setup on a Freenas 9.3 server. It works really slowly via WiFi attached to my broadband router. So, I attached it directly to my iMac via Ethernet instead - a full backup ...
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specific network settings for sharing internet connection

I can successfully bridge my WLAN and Ethernet on my macbook(internet sharing) and have each network adapter set to dhcp. In my case the macbook is connecting to the internet with wireless and the ...
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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via usb) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter (MacBook PRO)

I have a Deltaco USB 3.0 hub which I've connected a Thinkpad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter. When I boot, or wake, my MacBook Pro (late 2013) won't detect the network interface to be connected at all. I ...
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Routing traffic internally from Ethernet-Thunderbolt adapter to Ethernet

I have Mac1 connected via ethernet to a router. The Mac1 has the IP 10.0.1.5 On this IP I have a Python-server listening to incoming UDP packets. Now there is another Mac2 connected to Mac1 via a ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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My TB/Ethernet adapter is not detected by my rMBP

My rMBP has two thunderbolt ports, one of which has a VGA adapter plugged in (works fine, in both ports), and the other has an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. This is the second such ...
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Can't install Lan9500 driver properly

So I recently bought 4-port Lenovo USB hub with LAN. It came with a driver I needed to install to get the LAN to work. But the documentation said that the USB hub should be unplugged while installing ...
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Create private network wifi from Mac to iPhone, from ethernet

Situation: I use my mac's ethernet for internet, because my apartment doesn't have a working router. However, I need wifi for my iPhone. Wifi is available from other apartments in the same building, ...
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How to be sure my Mac is fully disconnected?

On many occasion thinking that my Mac was disconnected from any form of network (with or without wire), I discovered that in fact it was confortably chating at full speed with the rest of the world ...
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Macbook Pro 2008 Gigabit Ethernet has become 100Mbps with Mavericks

I just noticed that the Ethernet port on my old Macbook Pro 5,1 (Late 2008, the first Unibody model) that is supposed to be Gigabit is limited to 100Mbps after I installed Mavericks. Does anyone know ...
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Apple TV 3 drops ethernet connection on 2 seconds

I have a problem with ethernet connection on my ATV3. It started about one month ago. ATV randomly drops ethernet connection for a two seconds. Here is the screenshot from my router: I'm already ...
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USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet keeps crashing system with 10.10.1/2

I have this Realtek USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet adaptor. Using either the included drivers for OS 10.8.x or the official Realtek drivers from December 2014, it hard crashes the system every 5-10 ...
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Can't see other Mac workstation via ethernet but OK over Wi-Fi

So, I upgraded router to latest DD-WRT firmware. Now, for some reason, can't see my Mac Desktop from my MacBook if connected to Ethernet. Macbook has DHCP, Mac Desktop has DHCP with manual IP. I can ...
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Netboot cannot get DHCP IP address

Testing netboot on a Macbook Pro 9,2 with Yosemite installed. Infoblox DHCP/DNS (Linux style) giving out IP address. Reservation for this Mac is set - Logging into OSX provides correct IP etc. I have ...
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Find the Ethernet connection speed on an AirPort router

The AirPort Utility apps (both iOS and OS X versions) previously were able to show the connection speed of an AirPort router's Ethernet port. Recent versions of the app, for some reason, were stripped ...
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Airport Extreme and 10/100 Ethernet Switch

I have an Airport Extreme (with Gigabit Ethernet) connected up to my cable modem, my Mac, and my PC. I have one spare port on the AE and thought about hooking up a spare 10/100 Ethernet Switch I have ...
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Bonjour visibility dropping over ethernet only

I'm using a recently purchased 2012 Mac Mini and installed the latest Yosemite. So far, it's being used headless as an iTunes server and I also have OS X Server 4 running on it for some basic home ...
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Ethernet cannot see RTA1025W modem (wi-fi can)

At home I have a Dynalink RTA1025W DSL modem. MBP can obtain IP via WiFI MBP cannot see modem or get IP via ethernet. Ubuntu/Win7/Win8 can get IP via the same ethernet cable & modem. At work: ...
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Share Forticlient from wireless to ethernet

I have an IP Phone that I want to connect to the ethernet port on my iMac. I have installed the FortiClient (running SSL mode) to connect to my office. I connect the iMac to my router via Wireless. I ...
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How to spoof a USB-Ethernet adaptor Mac address in OS X

I've recently bought a usb-ethernet adapter (not apple) and I get internet connection. In my university we have to put a specific mac address but I can not change it. I have tried with sudo ...
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How to use internet on a Wi-Fi only iPad in a residence with no Wi-Fi?

I want to speak on Skype on my Wi-Fi-only iPad Air iOS 7 from my residence. However, the people tending the residence don't want to install Wi-Fi. There are only ethernet cables. Here's what I've ...
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Ethernet Switching Problems

In my office I have 2 ethernets to work with... 1 is kinda closed, primarily for development purpose... with it I have access to important stuff that i use very oftenly, such as web-services and ...
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OSX 10.9 insist on connecting with WIFI despite also having an ethernet connection

OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) Having 2 type of connections available USB/ethernet and WIFI I want to connect both of them because I want to connect to different devices (which don't support that kind of ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet connection via ethernet

My iMac connects to the internet (and my local network) via WiFi. Is it possible for me to connect another device via ethernet cable to my iMac to access the internet from that device?
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My Macbook can connect to ethernet over Ubuntu but not OS X

I'm currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) on my 2014 Macbook Pro. When running Ubuntu, I can plug in the Ethernet cable and instantly be connected. But when running OS X, ...
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Mac server keeps “disappearing” and “reappearing” on local network

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out a really perplexing issue we've seen with a Mac server on our local ethernet network. What we're seeing lately is that the server (which we use for Time ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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Connect NAS with static ip over ethernet with MBP

I have a WD MyBook World NAS with the set static ip 192.168.0.102 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) - it might be also defined that the router ip is 192.168.0.1 but I can't remember. It works great on my ...
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How can I update the firmware in my router via tftp?

I'm going to flash my wifi-router with alternative firmware by following these instructions on my Mac but I'm struggling with the step Set Your server's IP-Address to 192.168.1.15/24 I can't ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. ...
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Multiple macs self-assigned IP on ethernet (wifi okay though)

I have a small CAT-6 ethernet network featuring a Cisco 18-port switch and an Asus router acting as DHCP server. Various devices connected to the switch (e.g. printer, NAS) connect to the DHCP server ...
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing Ethernet to Wifi suddenly stopped working

I'm using Internet Sharing to convert Ethernet into a wifi hotspot through my Macbook Pro. I'm using the latest version of Mavericks, and today suddenly my internet sharing stopped working. I tried ...
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osx Captive Portal with USB to Ethernet adapter

I am trying to get the Captive Portal working on Mac osx. When using wifi to connect to my server, I get the expected wispr request to http://www.apple.com/library/test/success.html - however, using ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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Apple A1277 USB ethernet adapter not working on MacBook Air

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter (A1277) and tried to make it work on my MacBook Air MD231 (mid 2012) and may OS is OS X Mavericks, but It's not working. I tried adding USB ethernet connection in ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Ethernet (en0) loses IP address when WiFi (en1) starts/stops

We're using the Ethernet connection as a point-to-point connection to a lighting console and then the WiFi to connect to the main network. The issue is whenever we turn the WiFi on/off the Ethernet ...
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When is a ethernet-to-thunderbolt cable necessary?

With the upgraded wireless on the latest 2013 MBP's when would I need this cable? I do have a Time Machine but the rate of data transfer wouldn't increase from having thunderbolt since the speed would ...
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How to Reset Ethernet Network Connection?

I use Ethernet network connections at home to create fast home network transferring files between my macs. One of the biggest problem I found is often that one mac cannot see another. It shows ...
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Apple 2 network connection says Selected Appletalk Connection can't be found

Apple ii is setup for ethernet with addon card. Link light is green, however I cannot ping google. It's setup for 10 Base T and used to connect just fine. I powered cycled my modem one day, and after ...
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Internet sharing on MacBook Air

I'm trying to share my MacBook Air's wireless connection to my PS3 via ethernet and internet sharing. In internet sharing the share to options are iPhone USB, Thunderbolt Bridge and Bluetooth PAN. If ...
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What is Ethernet Adaptor (wc5)

In my Network Preferences panel, I've just noticed a network type I didn't see before. The name is "Ethernet Adaptor (wc5)" (note it says Adaptor and not Adapter). It has an IP, it's yellow, and it ...
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Two local networks: routing confusion

On my 17" MBP (running Mavericks) I'm sometimes signed on to two different LANs, one with my AirPort interface and one with Ethernet. My Networks are set up (in the Network System Preference Panel) ...
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Thunderbolt bridged with ethernet gives poor performance

I have both iMac and MBP, so I thought it might be a good idea to connect MBP to office network through iMac with thunderbolt bridge. The setup is quite simple: office server <- 1GbE -> cisco ...
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New USB ethernet adaptor not recognized on network at work

I recently purchased a new USB ethernet adaptor for my MacBook Air (running 10.8.5) direct from the Apple store, but it doesn't work on the ethernet network at work. The old USB ethernet adaptor works ...