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I just wiped the hard drive on a 2010 mac pro using the recovery mode partition, but now when I try to reinstall (Sierra) I discover that it can't connect to apple because it has to go through the corporate proxy (because reinstalling the OS is obviously something that no-one in a corporate network would ever do…?).

I tried using networksetup in a terminal, but it doesn't seem to have it: I just get

-bash networksetup: command not found

when I try it.

I tried using a hotspot on my phone, but it still didn't connect so plan C is ruled out too.

What are my other options (Apart from doing the sensible thing and installing Linux)?

  • Can you access another Mac that can reach the App Store? – David Anderson Sep 20 '18 at 11:07

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