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1answer
58 views

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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
295 views

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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3answers
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How does the Mac choose which connection to use when both Wifi and Ethernet are connected?

When I'm connected to two networks with separate routers using Wifi and Ethernet, how does my Mac know what connection to use when I visit a website?
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1answer
345 views

Web access via Ethernet broken but Airport to same router works fine

I've seen lots of questions asking what to do when Ethernet works and Wi-Fi doesn't, but I seem to have the opposite problem. System details are as follows: 2009 Mac Mini (Intel Core Duo) OS X ...
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1answer
1k views

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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1answer
1k views

Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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2answers
335 views

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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2answers
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WiFi wont work but Apple Ethernet Will?

I just got back to school today after using Ethernet at home. The WiFi claims to be connected to my Macbook Pro, but I can't get any internet out of it here after an entire semester of working. I ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
355 views

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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2answers
1k views

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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1answer
2k views

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. ...
0
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2answers
528 views

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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1answer
1k views

MacBook connects to network over Ethernet but not WiFi

I'm visiting my relatives and trying to get my MacBook on their network. If I connect over Ethernet, everything works fine and I can get online without a hitch. But if I connect over WiFi, I can't ...
3
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6answers
6k views

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 ...
0
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0answers
210 views

Can't connect to the internet through my Mac partition

I am running Mac OS X 10.6.6 on a dual boot configuration with Windows 7. Problem: I am not able to resolve domain names in Mac OS X. I have tried: Clearing DNS cache and ARP entries Rebooting ...
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3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
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3answers
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2010 MacBook Pro does not DHCP on a certain network (WiFi and Ethernet)

As the title suggests, My Mac will not receive an address via DHCP from a certain network. No matter if it's connected via WiFi or ethernet, it always fails. Even when I boot into Windows 7 there's no ...