A device that forwards data packets between computer networks. They perform the job of an "Internet traffic director."

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iMac causes WiFi interference / outage

I have an Apple Airport Extreme WiFi router and three wireless clients (iPhone, MacBook Pro & iMac). The iPhone and a MacBook Pro are connected to the WiFi network and everything works fine. As ...
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Routers that are compatible with Time Machine

I'm looking for a router that provides file storage requirements for OS X Time Machine to see the router as a backup destination. I found that Netgear R7000 is supporting it. While unfortunately, ...
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WiFi slow down drastically when iPhone 6s connected

Good day everyone.. (not good for me obviously) I have questions about my iPhone 6s (iOS 9.3.2) connecting to my TP-Link Router (Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND) and its performance. Whenever I ...
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iPad keeps dropping WiFi?

I have an iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.1. Now since a day or something I have been facing a problem. I should say that I don't use my router for internet, just for LAN(mostly streaming vids from my PC to ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Back to My Mac Wake over internet

I am having trouble with Back to My Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is the issue, something on the Mac, or the my Apple TV. ...
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Configure OS X to pass incoming traffic to another server?

I have a PC and a 2011 Mac mini on one wireless network, which does not have Internet access. The Mac mini is also connected to another network which has Internet access. Is there a way I can share ...
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Macbook Pro OSX El Capitan 10.11.3 and Technicolor TC8717T Router

The Wifi disconnects every few minutes and only comes back online if Wifi is toggled off and on from the laptop. This only happens with this router. And the MB Pro is the only device in the home that ...
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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

I am running a mid 2010 MacMini as a server. OS X 10.11.3 and Server 5.0.15. I am connecting to the internet on the built in Ethernet (Ethernet) and have a USB to GigaBit Ethernet adapter (Ethernet 2) ...
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When acting as a “Personal Hotspot”, does an iPhone ever do anything beyond routing?

I want to use the iPhone's Personal Hotspot feature as my primary connection to the internet. I'm a little nervous about placing my iPhone at risk to hacking. Does Personal Hotspot perform any action ...
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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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Do I have 2 routers for my wireless network?

I use an Airport Time Capsule and have a wireless router. Which one should I use for Wi-fi and how do I know which one I am using now? Thank you. MacBook Pro 11,3 with Retina display; OS X Mavericks (...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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Using TimeCapsule through PFSense firewall

I'm running some time capsule automatic backups and I've recently totally changed my home network with a PFsense firewall and of course my mac stopped recognizing my time capsule. My mac is ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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WiFi issues when using Magic Mouse

I am having issues with WiFi connection since I started using Magic Mouse. I'm using a 15" MacBook Retina mid 2012 with El Capitan. The connection is much slower on the MacBook than any other devices ...
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Audio issue on Vonage

I have an Apple Time Capsule with an Arris modem. I'm using a Vonage device. I have a one way audio issue on Vonage. Someone suggested to enable DMZ on Apple router. How to do that on Apple router?
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Does Yosemite have a problem reaching alternate subnets?

I know my question is a bit vague. Read on. I have a static route set in my Asus router to bridge from one subnet to another (downstream router). My Mavericks machine can connect to devices (via ...
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How to propagate Wi-Fi packets to other interfaces on a router

I have two computers connected to an ethernet/wifi dlink router: Laptop: Connected via Wi-Fi Desktop: Connected via ethernet My understanding is that the desktop computer will never see any packets ...
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Use Mac connected to cable router (no WAN) as the Gateway of the LAN

A mac computer (OSX Mavericks) is connected to a TP-Link router via WiFi, as well as a number of other devices. The TP-Link cable router (no ADSL modem), is not connected to a WAN. The mac computer ...
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Is there a way to route some domains through 4G when the iPhone is connected to a wifi with domain blacklists?

I'm connecting my iPhone wifi to a work network that specifically blocks some domains. It would be great to have the best of both worlds, as the hardware seems to be there. My question is: Is there ...
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Modify router port-forwarding rules from Terminal

I'm trying to modify my router's NAT Table / Port-forwarding rules using the terminal on my Mac. My current setup looks something like this Public <-> Internet <-> Modem + Router (1.1....
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MacBook Pro (late 2013) drops connection to wireless router every 15 minutes

My MacBook Pro is a late 2013 edition model, running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Every 15 minutes (the intervals are very regular) it loses connection to my router; pings to the router do not go through, ...
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iOS — selective VPN routing

How is it possible to route inside iOS device (meaning for both apps + safari) specific requests (based on their IPs) to VPN while leaving others outside VPN?
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DR615) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Is there any way to use iphone as an offline hotspot or a router without 3G?

I have a iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.3 installed and its not jailbroken. I want to use it as a router for connecting my other devices i.e. my Windows installed laptop and my linux RPi. Anybody know any ...
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WiFi connection problem (iPhone to TP-Link router)

I'm having trouble connecting 2 iPhones 6 and one iPhone 5 to a TP-Link TD-W8901N wireless router. When I click on the Join button on the iPhone it tries to join (upper side of pic) and then it stops ...
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Connecting 2 iPads with a router without internet

I need to connect two iPads to a network without internet connection. Can I just do it with a simple router? Is there a good type of router to share data without internet?
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If the Apple Watch has wifi - does it connect to my local router?

It would appear the Apple Watch has the ability to communicate via wifi. When I set mine up, I didn't have a step to identify my local router, so I assume it may have obtained configuration about my ...
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The L2TP-VPN server did not respond - OS X Mountain Lion (happened after change of Router)

I used to be able to connect to VPNgate's servers but ever since I changed to a new router (one of the new Netgear Nighthawks), it just stopped working. I followed the guide on their site to setup ...
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How to get OSX to pick the strongest wifi signal with identical SSIDs?

I have a Netgear wireless router in one room, and a TP-Link powerline adaptor with wifi in another room. I'm using a 2014 MacBook Pro with Yosemite 10.10.1 Previously I had separate SSIDs for each of ...
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Networking with a Dual Band Router

I recently introduced a dual-band router into my home network, which includes two laptops (mine and my wife's), an AppleTV, and a headless Mac Mini running as a home server. The router is a Linksys ...
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What is causing slow Wi-Fi speeds on my Airport Extreme?

I have a recent model (bought 1-2 years ago) Airport Extreme that, until yesterday, has worked flawlessly. Starting yesterday, my wireless speeds have tanked. I first suspected my ISP, but that doesn'...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Mac connects to anonymous wireless networks randomly

I have my own router and it has a strong signal full bars, but sometimes when I leave my macbook for a time and come back I notice that it connects other random anonymous wireless networks. how can I ...
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my iPhone keeps losing wifi connection. Why is this?

My laptop connects to my Wifi but my iPhone does not. I connect my macbook air from the basement to the wifi and i get all 3 bars, but then i connect my iPhone from same place in the basement, the ...
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How to associate a route with an interface?

I have a Mac with two network interfaces, connected to different networks. For the sake of argument, let's say one is connected to a private network and the other to the Internet. I understand that ...
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Wifi issues with multiple devices [closed]

I have about 4 devices always using the internet on my home wifi network. Everything is fine and dandy until I start to do intensive bandwidth stuff like gaming and streaming movies. So I thought this ...
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Route command to use wildcard

I have a bunch of routes to my LAN line that won't resolve through my WiFi (which is set as 1st order). sudo route add 10.999.999.999 10.888.888.888 I have a lot more but that's just a sample. This ...
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Issue with using Netgear AC1600's 802.11ac standard and WMM on 2014 MBP

When I enable the WMM (Wireless Multimedia) setting, which allows the full bandwidth of ac, and the computer is for instance streaming online video, or video over ip within a browser like a chatroom, ...
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Establish VPN Connection with Cisco RV220W w/o 3rd Party Software

I'm trying to set up and establish a VPN connection between my MacBook Air and the Cisco RV220W in my office. The IPsec setup is extremely confusing and the built in client in OS X is pretty straight ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

I have a router connected to the Internet. I have connected my Airport Extreme to this router. I know this is receiving the message (Double NAT). Since I want to receive all traffic on my Airport, I ...
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Specifying DNS: Router or PrefPane?

OSX Lion (10.7.5). Network preferences has an option to set up (and order) DNS adresses. My router (Bell Connection Hub - Bell Canda) also has an option for specifying DNS addresses. Which takes ...
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How can I route traffic to different gateways by protocol

Here's the situation: I can connect to the world either through my phone connection in wi-fi hotspot mode, or through a satellite link, which has much higher latency. My phone connection is limited ...
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Unable to connect to TP-Link wireless router with iPad 2

I work in an office of 3 developers, all of whom own an iPad. Two of the developers have an iPad 3, and I have an iPad 2. I am the only one that cannot connect to the TP-Link TL-WA801ND Wireless ...
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Connect MacBook Air to Cisco 2811 Console (RS-232 serial)

I'm trying to console connect into my business's Cisco 2811 console with my MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter. I've googled around for a day and haven't found any information. How can ...