Questions tagged [ethernet]

a networking technology for a LAN that allows data transfer

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My Mac won't connect with Ethernet but will to wireless

I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I'm not very tech-savvy. Using a iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010), running El Capitan version 10.11.6. Router is Amped Wireless ATHENA, High Power AC2600 Wi-Fi ...
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Internet sharing disabling Macbook Wifi

So I wanted to share the Ethernet connection through my Wifi to my phone, since it is having problems connecting to my router at home. My Wifi works fine on it's own. My ethernet connection works ...
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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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MacBook Pro doesn't detect (anymore) ethernet connection via USB-C screen

I have a USB-C screen that offers hub functionnality (usb, audio, ethernet). While the screen is perfectly connected and works like it should for usb, audio, and of course video, the ethernet ...
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How does a Mac choose between Wi-Fi and Ethernet to work with? [duplicate]

My Mac is connected via a 1GBit Ethernet. However, from time to time I do turn on WiFi and let it connect, typically because I need to use AirDrop etc. When I'm done with AirDrop I usually turn the ...
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Why the same MacMini provides different MAC addresses for different OS?

I run MacOS and CoreOS Linux on the same MacMini. The same network interface has MAC f0:18:98:ea:7f:9f under MacOS and has MAC 38:f9:d3:16:96:ce under CoreOS. First one is printed on a box of this ...
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WiFi constantly taking over control on my iMac

I am using an iMac Pro running 10.14.6. I am connected to the NAS with a 10Gbit network connection. When I go to transfer large files to the NAS I check iStats Menu and notice that the WiFi connection ...
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How to measure local Ethernet speed

My Mac mini is connected to my router/modem by Ethernet. I want to know how fast the connection speed is between the Mac and the router. Obviously, I can use a website like Speedtest.net to get my ...
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My Mac mini's computer name keeps changing when it resumes from sleep

When I wake my Mac mini from sleep, it occasionally comes up with a dialog saying "The name of your computer "whatever" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "whatever (1)"" (...
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Network interface fallback?

I have 2 internet interfaces: Ethernet and Wifi. Ethernet is the office network (read: completely closed) and Wifi is way more permissive. The ethernet is used for back-office systems (internal ...
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Is there a USB-C PoE adapter for iPad Pro?

Is there a dongle which plugs into the USB-C port on the iPad Pro that accepts Power over Ethernet (PoE) so when PoE is available there’s no need to plug an additional USB-C cable to provide power to ...
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Connecting multiple screens to the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports. I want to attach two screens, mouse and keyboard and ethernet to the MacBook Pro while using the fewest number of USB-C ports ...
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Is it possible to use Ethernet connection on Mac without battery draining?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 model. I want to use wired Internet connection with it. I've tried using 2 different USB-C hubs to accomplish this, both are USB-C to Ethernet plus some USB-A 3.0 ...
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Ethernet says connected but can't access internet

I just got an apple usb to ethernet adaptor, connected it to my internet box and it now says the usb is connected (in system prefs), However I can't access the internet. I get a message that there is ...
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Connected to Ethernet but no Internet access

I am having a very frustrating problem. My 2009 iMac is connected to our network by Ethernet, however it cannot access the Internet. All my other devices work fine, and local adresses (192.168.0.1 ...
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Why does BootCamp have slower internet speed than macOS?

I'm using a 15" MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave and Windows 10 via Boot Camp. I bought a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter recently. After I connected it, I could select 1 Gbps Speed & ...
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2018 MBP Network Throughput decreases over time [duplicate]

Summary I was recently provided with a 2018 MBP by my employer. The network throughput slows gradually until I'm forced to reboot. Setup The following machines are connected via wired ethernet to a ...
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Restricting a user to a specific source network IP address

Assume my Mac Mini (Sierra/High Sierra, doesn't matter) has two defined users: user1 and user2. The machine has two IPs assigned via Ethernet: en7: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,...
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Wake On Lan (WOL) iMac 2009 El Capitan, Sierra, not working

System: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) El Capitan 10.11.6 Non-Apple modem/router Wake on LAN isn’t working. I have tried a variety of methods: iOS apps (Fing, iNet, Mocha); Mac applications and ...
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Third party USB Ethernet adapter won't wake up

I have a mid 2015 Retina MBP 15" and regularly use multi screens and hard wired ethernet. So I've bought a third party HandAcc USB ethernet adapter with Realtek 0x8153 chipset (the device also ...
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How to use 3rd-party USB Ethernet adapter with El Capitan

I am plugging a USB Ethernet adapter (not Apple-brand) into my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). No go. I do not see any relevant "USB Ethernet" item listed in System Preferences > Network. ...
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Have DHCP for Wi-Fi and static IP for Ethernet?

I'm trying to connect to a device over Ethernet and set a static IP for the Ethernet to talk to the device. When I do this, I can talk to the device but it kills connection to the Wi-Fi and I can't ...
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I think an iPhone 6 is causing connection issues with other devices connected to my router (with Ethernet), how can I avoid it?

I have a MacBoook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 connected to my router with a Power Line Connection and Ethernet, which I did because I use the laptop to play an real time online game which needs mostly a ...
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Mac network latency with NAS (not present with PC)

I am in a Creative Services workgroup connected to a WD MyCloudPR4100 that IT has setup to be our group's NAS. The issue is that occasionally the Macs in the group will lose their WiFi connection to ...
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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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Internet Sharing Over Ethernet

I am attempting to share the WiFi connection on my MacBook Air running Mojave over Ethernet. In other words, Computer #1 connects via Ethernet to Computer #2 and Computer #2 is doing Internet Sharing ...
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Mac Mini (2018) 10Gb Port Compatibility

Is the 10Gb port on the latest Mac Mini (2018) backwards compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T devices? I ask because the Apple site reports that the upgraded 10Gb port uses NBase-T.
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Adding a second monitor via ethernet

My DisplayPort connection is buggy and will only work when in a position that I can't ever seem to find. I've sent it off to repairs and the guy said that the board connecting to the socket is cracked ...
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Migration Assistant not recognizing ethernet

I am currently migrating from a MacBookPro to a desktop. The desktop is running Sierra and the MacBookPro is running Yosemite. The desktop is a late 2013 (I think) and the MacBookPro I'm not sure. (I ...
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How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer?

I have a thunderbolt to ethernet cable on a MacBookPro Retina on Lion. Sometimes the thunderbolt to ethernet connection does not work. It seems to occur when I switch network locations (e.g., I move ...
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Can I disable wifi automatically if there is an ethernet connection?

When I wake my machine in the morning, it often stays blank because there's some conflict between my 4k monitor and the 'Your computer name has changed for the 3950th time' dialogue that means both ...
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Does Universal clipboard works on ethernet?

I have a mac mini 2018 connected to the same router/network, but using ethernet cable, and iOS device, connected to the same router/network, but using wifi. But i can't use universal clipboard to ...
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Can I safely charge&use my macbook with the adaptor below? [duplicate]

I need to use an Ethernet cable, VGA monitor, usb connection and power cable in same time with my macbook. That's why i need an adapter because my macbook has only one usb-c port. Let me share a ...
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Mid-2015 MacBook Pro shuts off without warning when an Ethernet adapter is *not* plugged into a Thunderbolt port. Why?

I have been dealing with random crashes all of the time on my MacBook Pro. The screen will go black (not off) for about 30 seconds while the fans spin up to max, then everything shuts off. When I boot ...
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MBP 2016 - High Sierra - Thunderbolt Ethernet stops getting detected after frequent plugging/unplugging

I have a 2016 MBP 13". I frequently work from home and office and use Thunderbolt Ethernet using Anker USB-C Ethernet I also run and work on VM ( Fusion ) for my development tasks. During switching ...
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Extend Wi-Fi on a non-Apple network by Ethernet with an Airport Express

Can I extend Wi-Fi on a non-Apple network by Ethernet with an Airport Express as well as utilize Airplay? I want to run an Ethernet cable to an Airport Express from a non-Apple router, set the ...
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macbook air: unable to assign static IP on USB ethernet adapter

I want to connect to a USRP X310 device via ethernet. The apple USB ethernet adapter is plugged in and is shown by ifconfig: en3: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu ...
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Apple TV AirPlay and Ethernet

Ok, not a techie. I have an iPad (2018) connected via Ethernet cable, I am planning to get an Apple TV (also connected via Ethernet). Will I be able to connect thru AirPlay to ATV, and cast to my TV,...
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Home network with wired and wifi, force local data over wired

How to connect three machines (Mini, 10.11; laptop, 10.12; iMac, 10.13) on two local networks, one wired and one WiFi, where local traffic is over wired connections and (external) Internet traffic is ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to Ethernet adapter

I have just ordered one of the new Nov 2018 MacBook Airs that only come with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. Just looking for a simple clean solution for a highly performance adapter using the USB-C ...
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Apple USB Ethernet Adapter has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the Internet

Cannot connect MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (10.13.3) to the internet through my Apple USB Ethernet Adapter. I am receiving this error under System Preferences/Network: "Apple USB Ethernet ...
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Problems connecting to ethernet with El Capitan

I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro running El Capitan 10.11.6. Recently I bought a USB-to-Ethernet adapter so that I could connect to Ethernet. It was working fine, but now it's not after a few days. ...
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MacBook Pro WiFi much slower than Ethernet and other devices

I noticed that the WiFi speeds (ping & rates) on my MacBookPro11,3 (osx 10.12.6) are far, far worse than with Ethernet or with other devices on the same network. With WiFi my speeds are rarely ...
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Control iMac using Macbook Air keyboard and mouse?

I want to use my laptop keyboard and mouse as the input for both the Air and the iMac. I have tried apps that let me use the same input devices across different computers via wifi, but found them ...
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Uninstall Insignia Adapter Drivers

I recently bought a Insignia USB to Ethernet adapter I proceeded to install the drivers and it has caused me nothing but trouble since. When I try to sign in to my profile, it opens into a window ...
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MacBook Pro not recognizing USB ethernet adapter in macOS, but does in Bootcamp

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro. I recently moved and don't yet have a Wi-Fi router, so I have to use an ethernet cable. To do this I'm using a USB ethernet adapter. When I plug it in Bootcamp ...
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When in Extend Mode, can I use my AirPort Extreme's WAN port as a LAN port?

I have two AirPort Extremes. One has its WAN port connected to my modem, and the other as been configured to wirelessly extend the first, meaning none of the Ethernet ports on the back are connected. ...
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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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Connect an iPad Pro to both Ethernet and HDMI

Is it possible to connect the iPad Pro to both RJ-45 wired ethernet (data i/o) and HDMI out? Note: iPad Pro to ethernet is already possible - using the lightning to usb female camera adapter... but ...
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Troubleshooting Ethernet network connectivity

I'm having some issues with Ethernet connectivity with my Mac mini. I'm trying to get to the bottom of the issue before having the board swapped under Apple Care. The issue I have been seeing is the ...