a networking technology for a LAN that allows data transfer

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Ethernet indicator in OSX menu bar

I am using OSX 10.7 When I move between different ethernet networks (e.g., at work using ethernet on an external display, at home using thunderbolt ethernet), the ethernet does not always connect. ...
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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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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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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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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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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router ...
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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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How to add the Time Capsule to an existing network, in Ethernet?

I have just received my new Time Capsule. I don’t want to create a new AirPort network, I already have one. I want to connect the Time Capsule to my existing network, in Ethernet. I plan to plug the ...
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Using a wi-fi and an ethernet connection at the same time thus having more bandwidth?

Is there a way on OSX or with a 3rd party software to use both a Wi-fi and an ethernet connection, thus having the sum of the connection speeds? Or maybe making some applications connect to one ...
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What MAC address should I use for my Thunderbolt Ethernet on a MBPR?

I use MAC addresses to assign static IPs on my network and have recently added a new MacBook Pro Retina with Thunderbolt adapters in stead of Ethernet ports. On the box one MAC address is given for ...
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How can I fake ethernet interface on osx to log on app store?

Is there a way to fake an ethernet interface or port on a grilled one (MacBook Pro) except from a usb ethernet? Maybe through a bootloader? Chimera or Chameleon adding a key in boot.plist?
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Sound interference on Macbook Pro when connected to network via ethernet

I have discovered that when My Macbook Pro (Early 2011, Mountain Lion 10.8.5) has an active ethernet connection, there is audible audio static/interference via the headphone socket. The ethernet ...
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How can I automatically disable WiFi when I connect to an Ethernet network?

I would like my WiFi to automatically disconnect when I plug an Ethernet cable into my Mac. How would I go about this?
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Time capsule over ethernet is incredibly slow

I am transferring files from my Time Capsule (4th Generation, 2TB, model A1409) to my laptop (Ubuntu) via the Apple Filing Protocol. The Time Capsule is connected directly to the laptop via an ...
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What kind of adaptor do I need to connect RJ45 / ethernet cable to my Macbook Pro Retina display?

There is no RJ45 / ethernet port on my macbook. Do I need a thunderbolt or USB or HDMI adaptor? Or should I just buy a mini wireless router?
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Where are ethernet/internet/networking configuration files/settings stored on OS X 10.6

Someone I know has an ethernet configuration profile that works on the university network I'm on. As I am on 10.8 I do not have the option of configuring these files so I'd like to copy his ...
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Get nic name and interface via command line?

What I am trying to do is to get the interface name and the nic name (description) via command line in OS X. On Windows the following command gives me the result I am looking for: wmic nic get name, ...
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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Mountain Lion Internet connectivity issue

I am system admin for my department I have recently updated all machines to Mountain lion and I am now getting reports of connection problems , the users lose their connection to the internet yet i ...
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Can I move data from old to new Time Capsule through USB?

The Apple knowledge base note on this question says to hardwire the Time Capsules and a computer together through ethernet, and transfer the data from TC1 to the computer to TC2, all through ethernet. ...
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Find My Mac doesnt work if you use an ethernet cable for?

i just read this in an article http://www.pcworld.com/article/2034650/find-my-mac-both-useful-and-frustrating-for-law-enforcement.html and sure enough, on the apple website it says "offline" can ...
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What Could Cause the Ethernet to not Connect to Internet, Yet Connect to Devices on Network

This has been my problem for about 6 months. On my 2011 MBP, if I connect a working ethernet cable to my ethernet port, it will either do nothing or my internet connection will die totally, even when ...
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Macbook Pro Mid-2012, ethernet heating

I am a Mac newbie and I have a new 13" Macbook Pro. I used the Ethernet connection for wired Internet in my dorm room, but after using it for half an hour or so, the Ethernet port and the area nearby ...
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How can I use an Asix AX88179 with Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I'm looking for some one who may have configure the Asix AX88179 to work with OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. This chipset (AX88179) is embedded in most of the very new the USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapters. ...
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How can I configure my Ethernet connection when booting from Recovery HD?

I'm trying to recover from a Time Machine drive sitting on the network at work. Our network doesn't use DHCP–it requires the Ethernet connection to be manually configured. I've looked at the Network ...
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Should I disable wifi if I use ethernet?

Is there any benefit in disabling wifi on my Mac Pro (connected to a time capsule via ethernet)? I notice that with it disabled airdrop doesn't work and iTunes wireless sync misbehaves.
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To let a Mac automatically use Wifi and Ethernet to double the connection speed?

I am staying at a hotel, and for some reason, I think they limit each Wifi connection to 95 kbyte / s. So that is roughly 1.2 Mbps... and since I have 18 Mbps at home, I am using a speed that is less ...
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Ethernet bridging Mac Mini

I would like to be able to use my home server (2012 Mac Mini) as a OpenVPN client with two network interfaces. My plan is to connect a small switch with an Apple TV and Roku to one thunderbolt ...
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What could be wrong with an Ethernet port on a black macbook?

In my house is an older black macbook. If I plug it into the house ethernet with a cable, youtube videos pause and spin the throbber and other network operations are also sluggish. If I disconnect ...
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Macbook pro can't access web

Really strange problem just started on my 2010 mbp running mountain lion. I reset my machine because I was having problems with outlook crashing (this is not strange well knows anyone who tries to ...
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Using Time Capsule to extend over ethernet

I'm trying to work out if the following is possible. At the moment I have a Macbook Air connected to home Wi-Fi (802.11n) provided by a modem / router from the phone company which I'm more than happy ...
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Backing up to an internal drive of another machine

I have a mac laptop that I want to back up to an internal drive on my Mac Pro. The drive I want to back up to is blank and not the OS drive. They are connected via ethernet, but I do not see the drive ...
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Why are the network connections in the Network System Preference panel mislabeled?

Here is a screenshot of a problem I am having. The wireless connection is mis-labled as Ethernet and my wired connection is mis-labeled as Wi-Fi. ...
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Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet?

Which Macs support HDMI with ethernet, either natively such as the 15" retina Macbook Pro, or via a Mini Displayport adapter? My Samsung TV can connect to the internet, but has no Wi-Fi access. ...
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My MacBook Pro loses its connection to my WiFi router

I've set up a brand-new internet connection with a Wireless Router. The thing is that : It works all the time for my iMac It stops working at times on my MacBook Pro (either when connected via ...
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Apple USB to Ethernet failed to work

I bought a USB to Ethernet adapter from Apple, and I downloaded a lot things this afternoon. After dinner, both my retina MacBook Pro and the adapter felt very hot, so I unplugged it. Now the MacBook ...
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Apple Airport - Access DHCP from ethernet connection?

Is it possible to have a device connected to an Airport Express via the ethernet cable to access the DHCP / sit within the NAT functionality for Internet use? I have an existing network where a ...
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Mac Mini Bridging to WiFi Network

I have a Mac Mini (Mountain Lion) connected to a WiFi network, getting a DHCP address from the router (ASUS N-16 Tomato). In addition, I have a headless Ethernet-only appliance (Arch Linux ARM) which ...
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What do I need to provide a wired guest isolated access to my home network?

I have an AirPort Extreme (APE) with the Wi-Fi setup for guest account and this works just fine. I was wondering if I could also provide a wired ethernet guest access without letting this user see my ...
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WiFi internet sharing from iMac unreliable

I want to share an internet connection that my iMac gets via Ethernet over WiFi, so that I can connect to it with other devices. I went into System Preferences > Sharing > Internet Sharing on the ...
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Will Power Nap also be able to connect to the internet via the etherrnet adapter?

I am using a mid-2012 MacBook Air (eligible to Power Nap support) mainly connecting to the internet with an ethernet Thunderbolt adapter. I am wondering what kind of network interface Power Nap can ...
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Can I use Apple TV First Gen as a wifi extender?

I have my router on one end of the house and my xbox on the total opposite side. My mom won't let me run an ethernet cord down stairs and won't let me reposition the router in the middle of the house. ...
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A way to change NIC's MAC-address except with CLI ifconfig's “ether” option?

Some ISPs do MAC-address port locking or/and use DHCP to assign IP-addresses to clients' network interfaces. Assuming you don't wanna bother calling them, what are your options then? If ifconfig's is ...
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Internet Sharing on Mac via LAN [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet Sharing is grey out My Mac is connected to internet using WiFi and its working fine. I want to share the internet connection via LAN but I am unable to select ...
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Dedicate 1 ethernet port on Mac Pro to internal backup volume?

Is this possible? I'm using a Mac Pro as a home (Lion) server, connected via ethernet to a gigabit switch. One internal drive is reserved for network backups from local users via Time Machine. All ...
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Airport extreme base station won't turn on

I did something stupid, and I think it broke my airport extreme base station... My airport extreme base station was working just fine. I was using a cheap USB hub to share a few external hard drives ...
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How can I use a Macbook Air to provide a TV with an internet connection?

The television we have supports the use of the internet through an Ethernet cable or wireless USB network adapter (bought separately). The television has no built-in wireless and the nearest ethernet ...