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Questions tagged [ethernet]

a networking technology for a LAN that allows data transfer

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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 ...
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12-inch MacBook & Ethernet

I am trying to configure the network on my 12-inch MacBook. I have the following manual: But there is no Ethernet in the list. I tried to import it from my old computer, but it output the following: ...
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How to get Mac to give Ethernet connection priority? [duplicate]

I have the following issues / question. I use WIFI and Ethernet through each other like most people probably. Certain things like ripping a blu ray I want to do through the Ethernet connection so ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via USB) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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How can I set up multihoming?

I am running Mac OS X Server 10.6 on my iMac and I am wondering how to multihome a Mac. I know it's possible to accomplish this by using both Wi-fi and Ethernet, but I just want to use Ethernet. Any ...
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Set Mac to use Wifi for Internet, Ethernet for local file transfer

Is there a way to make my Mac always choose Wifi for Internet browsing, and Ethernet for local network browsing and file-sharing? My Wifi Internet download speeds are approaching 100Mbps, but when ...
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Ethernet MAC address on Macbook 12"

I am trying to locate my ethernet MAC address on a Macbook Retina 12" using ifconfig but I can only see en0 which should be my wireless card; it's quite baffling. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Is this normal: my direct Ethernet is 5x faster than the same Ethernet via Airport Express?

When I connect my Mac via Ethernet it has 5x more maximum speed than when connecting it with the same Ethernet to the latest Airport Express. Is this normal (and if so, why)?
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How to find the IP of a device connected through Ethernet Sharing [duplicate]

I often share my MacBook Pro's Ethernet connection with devices like a Raspberry Pi to log in via SSH and configure files without using a screen, keyboard, etc. My current method to find the IP is ...
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Difference between Apple's Thunderbolt ethernet adapters?

Apple seems to make (at least) two different Thunderbolt ethernet adapters. One is the "MD463LL/A". Another is the "MD463ZM/A". Is there any functional difference between them? Is one better than ...
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Thunderbolt Ethernet Bridge; Very slow outbound packets to LAN and Internet

My 2012-era MacBook Air is connected to a 2012-era iMac via a Thunderbolt cable. The iMac contains a Thunderbolt-Ethernet bridge which in theory should allow the MBA to (1) participate in extremely ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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Share iPhone Personal Hotspot with Mac, then share Internet via ethernet

When I'm travelling I only have Internet via my iPhone, which I can share to my Mac via Personal Hotspot just fine. However, I have a VoIP desk phone which only gets internet via ethernet cabling. I ...
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Built-in Ethernet not working

I am using a 13" MacBook Pro (mid 2012) and I have upgraded to OS X 10.11 El Capitan a while ago. Last night before going to bed I switched off the computer. Since this working the built-in Ethernet ...
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Ethernet not working on MacBook pro retina 13

My Ethernet connection is not working on my computer (mid 2015). I already rebooted, deleting the files "NetworkInterfaces.plist" and "preferences.plist" into the folder "/Library/Preferences/...
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Mixing 10/1000 Device w/ other Gigabit Devices to Apple Airport Extreme

My Mac Minis (which support Gigabit Ethernet) are physically connected through Gigabit Ethernet to my current generation Apple Airport Extreme (which has Gigabit Ethernet switch ports). If I add a ...
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MBP retina 2015 with usb 3 to ethernet and active wifi sharing fails at iMessage

So here's the thing. My iMessage on the MBP is simply not working, when I use my MBP the way I want to. What way is that? Since it has no Ethernet connector, I bought a USB 3 to Ethernet box, that ...
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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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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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My ethernet is missing, how can i find it?

COmcast was setting up an ethernet cable and there was no option to choose ethernet. I have for years been using the stick from clear but wanted to go to cable for faster. I currently am using a Wi-...
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USB 3.0 Ethernet dongle (AX18879) not working with 10.11.4

I have been using the StarTech USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet dongle which was working until I upgraded to the latest OSX Beta 10.11.4. Now it has stopped working--not even showing any indicator lights when ...
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Multiple macs self-assigned IP on ethernet (wifi okay though)

I have a small CAT-6 ethernet network featuring a Cisco 18-port switch and an Asus router acting as DHCP server. Various devices connected to the switch (e.g. printer, NAS) connect to the DHCP server ...
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Issue with bridging Ethernet to Wi-Fi

I've connected a Pi directly to my iMac via Ethernet cable. The Pi has an address 169.254.121.172 and the iMac has an address 169.254.10.117. I can connect to the Pi via SSH and can ssh back to the ...
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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 10.6....
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How do I connect my IPad Air 1 to the internet via ethernet without creating an AP?

How do I connect my iPad Air to the internet with an ethernet cable without creating an access point or a wireless signal/hotspot of any kind? My first attempt was a duplicate of this fella But, ...
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Network issues between El Capitan and Mavericks

I've just updated to El Capitan from Yosemite on my main machine. If I connect to a 10/100 router, I can get a 100Mbit/s link to it. However, if I connect to a Mavericks machine over a LAN cable (...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing Ethernet to Wifi suddenly stopped working

I'm using Internet Sharing to convert Ethernet into a wifi hotspot through my Macbook Pro. I'm using the latest version of Mavericks, and today suddenly my internet sharing stopped working. I tried ...
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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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Moving data from Mid-2010 iMac to Late 2015 iMac

I just ordered a new 27" Late 2015 iMac. I'll be moving my data from a 27" mid-2010 iMac. What's the recommended medium for the migration? I know how to use Migration Assistant, but the old iMac has ...
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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Thunderbolt bridged with ethernet gives poor performance

I have both iMac and MBP, so I thought it might be a good idea to connect MBP to office network through iMac with thunderbolt bridge. The setup is quite simple: office server <- 1GbE -> cisco ...
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How can I update the firmware in my router via tftp?

I'm going to flash my wifi-router with alternative firmware by following these instructions on my Mac but I'm struggling with the step Set Your server's IP-Address to 192.168.1.15/24 I can't ...
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Dialup on 2009 iMac

I'm going to see a family friend who's been having trouble with her decade old Windows machine. I have an old iMac laying around and I thought I would set her up with it. The only thing is, she lives ...
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Unable to mount Time Capsule / AFP-SMB sharing keeps loading

I'm getting a strange behavior for my Time Capsule (the "tower" model) since I upgraded my home LAN. The problem is that I can no longer browse the content of my Time Capsule using AFP or SMB because ...
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Apple TV 3 drops ethernet connection on 2 seconds

I have a problem with ethernet connection on my ATV3. It started about one month ago. ATV randomly drops ethernet connection for a two seconds. Here is the screenshot from my router: I'm already ...
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Airport Extreme (5th gen) throttling ethernet internet speeds

I purchased the router in 2012, and am experiencing slower speeds than expected from my Airport Extreme. Brand new 16x4 channel DOCsis3 modem on Time Warner's approved list. 200 Mbps plan, and ...
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Can't install Lan9500 driver properly

So I recently bought 4-port Lenovo USB hub with LAN. It came with a driver I needed to install to get the LAN to work. But the documentation said that the USB hub should be unplugged while installing ...
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How to make devices connected through ethernet sharing port be able to see devices on the Wifi Network

My home network is 192.168.1.0. I am sharing my wifi connection through my MBP Mid 2010 ethernet port. So my MBP is also on 192.168.2.0 as well as the device that is plugged on the this internet port. ...
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How to boot OS X with network devices in promiscuous mode?

As OSX no longer allows ifconfig en0 promisc and sees that as a bad value and does not set the device flag, what other options are there? I'd like to be able to boot and have both my Airport/WiFi as ...
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MacBook Pro- wifi connected but no internet after unplugging ethernet

I recently set up my modem/router through xfinity, and after activation I unplugged the Ethernet cord to try to connect my laptop to wifi. My phone is connected and working well but my laptop won't go ...
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How to clear DHCP leases in OS X Server (v4.1.3-14S1127) on Yosemite 10.10.4

I have a situation where my OS X Server app seems to not be completely dropping DHCP leases and I think it is causing some of my hardware MAC's to conflict as per the assignments I have set. I use ...
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Intriguing connection issue on OS X

I've been recently having this issue with my internet connection on my MacBook Pro Early 2011 running OS X 10.8.3: from time to time the connection "freezes" for about 5 seconds and then comes back. ...
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iTunes downloading movie faster over WiFi

For some reason iTunes will download a movie faster over wifi than with ethernet on my home network. When I do a speed test the ethernet connection appears to be a few mbps faster though... Why would ...
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Can Airport Extreme have a separate network using XBrand modem connectted via Ethernet

I have recently added solar to my home. There is a monitoring system to monitor the panels inverter via a wireless connection to their gateway that connects via Ethernet to my Airport Extreme router. ...
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How do other Macs in the network see my Freenas 9.3 backup drive attached to iMac via Ethernet?

I have a Time Machine back up setup on a Freenas 9.3 server. It works really slowly via WiFi attached to my broadband router. So, I attached it directly to my iMac via Ethernet instead - a full backup ...
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specific network settings for sharing internet connection

I can successfully bridge my WLAN and Ethernet on my macbook(internet sharing) and have each network adapter set to dhcp. In my case the macbook is connecting to the internet with wireless and the ...
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How to spoof Firewire MAC address or hide Firewire and Ethernet - Need to add more than 2 Google Play Music accounts to machine

Google Play Music Manager app (GPMM) doesn't allow connecting to more than 2 accounts from the same machine. Apparently they limit it based on the MAC address of your network adapter. I tried to ...
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Routing traffic internally from Ethernet-Thunderbolt adapter to Ethernet

I have Mac1 connected via ethernet to a router. The Mac1 has the IP 10.0.1.5 On this IP I have a Python-server listening to incoming UDP packets. Now there is another Mac2 connected to Mac1 via a ...
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Airports, Wifi Roaming, and Ethernet Backhaul

According to Apple's Wi-Fi base stations: Setting up and configuring a roaming network (802.11 a/b/g/n), there's an implicit assumption that I want to use a wireless for everything. That is, the ...