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How to enter internet credentials using terminal?

After attaching the ethernet cable to my Mac I need to enter username and password to access the Internet: The problem is that I would like to perform a system recovery using cmd+R at startup. ...
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Is my system hacked - localhost points to a remote IP different from my public IP. [on hold]

I tried to scan ports open on localhost I found, it points to a remote IP Address in Australia, the IP Address is different from my IP Address. What can I ensure to restore the control of my ...
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EI capitan network [on hold]

why I always cant't login router account on my macbook pro ? i have used my smart phone to set up the router. when i use my macbook to see some videos ,i found it too slow , so i decide to make my ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 smb server file saving issues

I have a network with Macs and Windows PCs connecting to a server with the SMB protocol (CIFS with Macs). The users share files on this server. Some of the Macs have Microsoft Office 2016. If one of ...
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PPPoe connection Mac Mini -no connection even though it shows connected

Got a new internet connection today and I created a PPPoe connection in Windows 7 and it works fine. I followed all the instructions given in the below websites for creating PPPoe on my Mac Mini ...
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El Capitan Sharing & VMware

I have MacBook Pro with El Capitan 10.11.3 and VMware 6x installed on it with Windows 7. I noticed that my MacBook Pro can be seen as network disk from Windows 7. I can see the personal folder as ...
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How can I get the list of all active network interfaces programmatically?

My objective is to determine the IP address for Ethernet on a device. But assuming that there are connections like WiFi and USB Ethernet, is there a particular way just to get the Ethernet IP ? On a ...
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How to access the DNS cache in OSX El Capitan?

I am trying to get a visual of the DNS cache (IMHO this should be extremely easy but somehow I cannot get it in El Capitan). I have tried things like: dscacheutil -cachedump which some reason returns ...
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Will changing Network Account Server remove local files?

Currently I login with a network domain account from work, on my Macbook. We need to change my domain account to a new one. I keep all my files locally on the Mac's user profile, so don't have to ...
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How to connect to a specific AirPort device?

I recently setup a new AirPort extreme to extend my Base Station. When I go into Airport Utility, the devices sitting right next to the Airport Extreme are connected to the base station. How can I ...
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How do I check if an app is going through system proxy?

I have set up a system-wide socks proxy in Preferences -> Network. How can I tell if some app follows or bypasses the system proxy setting. I need this because I have a program ported from Windows ...
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MacBook Pro loosing Wi-Fi/Bluetooth - how to provide a record for service

My custom-built early 2013 MBP 15" is struggling to deliver an acceptable wireless functionality. In the only suitable tool that comes to my mind, a simple ping permanently open on the side of my ...
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Allow port arbitrary port (such as 5432) open on El Capitan.

I'm running vagrant and successfully port forwarding from there. My issue is that some ports are not running. I know vagrant is working because I can successfully forward port 80, but cannot forward ...
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How do I connect my MacBook Air to an external hard drive that is connected to my PC?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive that is connected to my PC. On my PC, in Windows Explorer, I can see Network on the left hand side. If I expand Network, I will see my PC name. If I click ...
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Internet Sharing, same LAN

I'd like to share internet from ethernet (10.0.100.2) to Wi-Fi. But when I do so and then I connect a device via Wi-Fi I get a whole different network: 192.168.2.0. Is there a way to use the same ...
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USB ethernet adapter not working with 2012 Retina MBP

I've got a 2012 Retina MBP running 10.11.3. In the past I've used a Linksys USB3GIGv1 ethernet adapter to connect to a wired network, however for the past week or so it hasn't worked. When I plug the ...
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What is Apple doing with UUCP?

I have been looking into UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy, a very old network protocol) as a way of communicating with some Linux boxes that don't always have an internet connection. While doing so on my ...
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How to enable routing in OS X El Capitan

I've got a Linux VMware virtual machine (guest) configured with a NAT adapter on a 192.168.56.0 subnet. Its IP address is 192.168.56.128 and my Mac (host) got 192.168.56.1. Guest's default gateway is ...
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Making local web server (nginx) accessible from local network

Previous versions of OS X had a Sharing setting called "Web sharing" I think, which opened port 80 so the local Web server could be accessed from other computers in the same local network. This ...
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Can not access samba file share

I have activated file sharing for my public folder. I have network connectivity within my private local LAN and Internet Access. My router does not support IPv6. When someone tries to connect from ...
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Connected To Wifi Network; No Internet Acess (iPad)

On my school iPad while I had a few tabs open my internet all was all fine and handy dandy but then all of a sudden I lost wifi connection (which my iPad does pretty often so I'm angry but used to it) ...
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Shared Disk names not updating

I have a headless MacMini attached to my Time Capsule that has a series of firewire disks attached (I use it to store photographs, and it runs CCC to backup one disk to another with lots of ...
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iPhone 4 with Wi-Fi

I have my old Sprint iPhone 4, which I no longer have connected to cellular data, and i would like to use it with only Wi-Fi which works on my other devises, but even though my iPhone says it is ...
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Cannot bind 127.0.0.123 to tcp socket python

I'm trying to learn TCP sockets for my project. I will be using them to transfer files between computers. The server client combo copied from some tutorial runs fine as long, as the ip I'm trying to ...
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how to throttle Internet bandwidth?

In previous releases of OS X, there was a command called ipfw, that permitted throttling of network bandwidth, which is useful for running some kinds of tests on software. It appears that as of ...
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Internet Sharing on a University Network - Will it screw things up?

I am currently running PureVPN on my University's network as I live in halls. This is running on my Mac. I wish to use the VPN on my PS4, and I have found a guide on how to do this which involved ...
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What's the purpose of iPhone USB port on the Internet Sharing panel?

On the internet sharing panel, there is an option to share the connection from Thunderbolt Ethernet to iPhone USB. It would be really cool to provide internet access to the iPhone via the USB ...
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No Network Access on Macbook air either through Wi-Fi or tethered to a phone

I cannot connect to the Internet on My Mid 2013 MBA, running 10.11.3 either through Wi-Fi connected to my router, or tethered to my iPhone via USB or Bluetooth . Rebooting the machine has not solved ...
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Mac losing connection every 10 minutes. Have to turn wifi off/on every time

I'm having a problem with my Mac Air with OSX X Yosemite. It loses the wifi connection every about 10 minutes. Interestingly, connection summary shows Internet as recheable: To solve it, I have ...
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Unknown network file on my IMac

I have an unknown network file on my iMac, it appears in the sidebar of Finder, under 'Shared'. It is called hp3464a93ca02a. What is this and can I delete it if it is unnecessary? It has been ...
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connecting a LAN printer while using the 3G network

I have set up a point of sales using a 3G iPad. I have a LAN printer that connects to a wifi router that doesn't have Internet connection. I want to use the 3G to connect to the Internet while being ...
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How to Use BTsync's file sharing by Bluetooth?

I established the bluetooth connection between the devices. However, the speed download/upload still stays low (< 1 MB/s) between the devices while it should be much higher with Bluetooth 4.0 in ...
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Why does Microsoft Word shows heavy network activity when working locally

How come Microsoft Word shows heavy ongoing network activity even though I am working on a local document. I am not doing any activities that should require resources or capabilities, just typing and ...
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Systems not seeing netrestore image

Turning to here after many futile attempts to resolve. I have an OSX server (10.10.5) which has been hosting a Netrestore image over HTTP without issue for some time now. We replaced our firewall in ...
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VPN question on MAC

My customer has provided me these inputs to connect to their network: Server IP pkcs (.p12) file And a Certificate On Windows, I installed the .p12 file into the Local store, imported the CERT ...
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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Can't get terminal to connect to internet via proxy

I set up a proxy server on my raspberry pi, which is connected via LogMeIn Hamachi to my mac. Using the proxy settings in my global network settings panel, I can access local resources via Chrome, ...
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Cannot access Internet on iPad sharing an Internet connection with iMac (on iMac: ethernet using cisco client) [duplicate]

I have an iMac (OS X Yosemite v.10.10.5) which is connected via ethernet with the internet. I have to use Cisco Any Connect Secure Mobility Client to actually use the internet, which is provided by my ...
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Unlocking Sprint Network

I got a phone from a guy, his business bought him a new phone and no longer needed the phone, which i now have. His old plan was with sprint, and i use verizon. I would think his account has been ...
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How to configure proxy settings for a specific network?

A network I connect to requires configuring proxy settings to reach the Internet. When I configure those settings within the Automatic location, it applies to every network I connect to. Is there ...
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pf port-forwarding on OS X Yosemite to avoid block

My ISP blocked a TCP port, let's say $ip1:$port1 So I setup $ip2:$port2 on my own VPS to get around it. How can I forward all traffic to $ip1:$port1 on OS X Yosemite as client to $ip2:$port2 using ...
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Is there a way to disable network setup is trying to modify the system network configuration

I'm writing some scripts that change the proxy settings on my system with various networksetup calls When I run the script I get this popup I've tried a sudo in front of the command and that ...
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iOS switch network configuration

On our iPhones (a lot of test devices) we switch often between a plain network connection and a connection with a proxy. The normal flow require Go to setting Select wifi preference enable proxy ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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No Wi-Fi connectivity after waking up from sleep on MacBook

I'm running a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with OS X El Capitan. I have an Arris DG1760 Cable Modem/Wi-Fi Router from Time Warner Cable. I connect to the router via Wi-Fi (5G). No issues ...
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How to access Time Capsule through a different router?

I have two routers, let's call them Monkey and Chicken. Each is running a wifi network. The order looks like this right now: modem -> monkey -> time capsule -> chicken The cord from Monkey to Time ...
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How to open specific port in EI Captain?

I have gone through many articles (please list one article you are following so we might suggest a better or at least follow along) and found the same solution but no result?? I have done -> sudo ...
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Why does WhatsApp in iOS require a connection to the internet to send a message? [closed]

Well, I have used Android, Windows mobile phones, and at present I am using Apple iPhone with iOS 9.2. I noticed in WhatsApp you cannot send message to anyone if it is not connected to server or ...
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Issue turning firewall off on OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

I'm trying to make a simple web server on my machine accessible to a peer on the same network, but with not much success. I am having an issue where my firewall continually turns back on, or won't ...
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ping and traceroute commands not working with IP addresses in my LAN

I am trying to ping and traceroute the IP addresses (that I obtained with the command arp -a) in my LAN, but it sends immediately in the case of ping SOME_IP_ADDRESS Request timeout for icmp_seq ...