Questions tagged [internet]

A global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) in order to provide access and communications for private, public, academic, business, and government uses.

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Wi-Fi connection breaks up with two devices

Since a few days I am encountering very strange Wi-Fi/Mac problems. I already Googled (but it is kinda hard to describe and search) therefor I try to explain the problem as good as I can. I am owning ...
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Block internet/network access to a specific application, or just to launch an application?

We have a legacy application which tries to force login at startup - but the server is not accessible. If there is no internet it just skips login (talk about security). I have ethernet so I'm after ...
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Connected to WiFi but no internet

A couple days ago, I was streaming a show on the internet when suddenly the internet stopped working. I closed my tabs and restarted my WiFi but to no avail. I checked to see if the internet was ...
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How can I create two separate, isolated wifi networks with one Internet connection/modem?

My scenario: I just got a "smart" sprinkler device that needs to connect to the internet over WiFi I do not want to put that device on the same network as my other Internet-connected Macs and devices ...
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Safari wont open web pages (maybe other browser either)

so I recently upgraded to High Sierra (formating the entire HDD of my MacBook Pro) Everything worked alright for a week or two but two days ago browsers stopped working. I usually use Firefox as my ...
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How to fix Private Internet Access' kill switch?

When you enable Private Internet Access' kill switch, you can only have internet when you are connected to the VPN. When you disable it, you should have internet even if the VPN is not enabled. The ...
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How to direct internet connection to iPhone USB and not Wifi

I have a Macbook Pro running macOS Sierra 10.12.6 I'm using Wifi to connect to a server using SSH. My iPhone is also connected to my laptop and both Wifi and iPhone USB have the green circle next to ...
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How to encrypt outgoing connections from a local device?

ISPs' throttle internet traffic, so some provide fast lanes for popular websites while all other websites are available to the user at lower internet speeds or bandwith. I am on an iMac so my ...
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Spotlight internet search with non-google search engine

I would like to be able to search DuckDuckGo from spotlight. I am aware that pressing ⌘ + B in spotlight will search the web in your default browser (I use Firefox), however this always defaults to a ...
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Can only connect to internet in Safe Mode

This particular problem was discussed here before @ I can connect to internet only in Safe Mode. Solutions offered there did not work for me. I have an older MacBook Pro, Mid 2009, El Capitan 10.11....
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Share iPhone internet to MacBook by lightning (without HotSpot)

I am curious can I share my 3G connection from iPhone to MacBook by lightning cable, not using HotSpot (it not always working properly). Thanks!
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Internet is connected but connection alert keeps popping up

I previously surfed the internet and went into a site that has a collection of tv series so you can watch it online, but then my mac started beeping and telling me to download mackeeper due to a virus....
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Doing a 'hard reset' of wifi state without restarting

I live in a large building with a lot of routers, and a functioning router right next to my room, but the connection is extremely slow. When I brought the issue to IT, they told me my computer was ...
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iMac does not log to internet even though wifi connected [duplicate]

My MAcOs Sierra version 10-12-6 dont connect to internet anymore. I run diagnosis ISP failed, Internet failed, Server failed. wifi (green light) Wifi settings (green light) Network settings (green ...
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Cannot Add Internet Accounts

I'm running OSX 10.12.6. For some random reason, my internet accounts pane has cleared & I cannot add any new accounts: I'm an IT tech & can confirm that I have not manually removed the ...
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Different Internet Download Speed between macOS and Windows 10 for the same Ethernet Connection!

I have an Internet connection of 20 megabit per second. This is the download speed I get in Chrome/Firefox for Windows 10. Now when I connect to the same Ethernet Connection via my iMac and download ...
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WiFi no longer connects (specific network only)

I can no longer connect to a specific public user+pass protected network from my 2017 MBP 15″. Same network with same auth is accessible from my iPhone and Android tablet. Network used to be ...
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Use AirPort as Time Machine whilst using internet

I have an AirPort Time Capsule (model 802.11ac 2TB). I connect to the internet via my work's WiFi. I have managed to set up the AirPort as my Time Machine backup, and can connect to the device by ...
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Macbook Pro won't connect to internet via Wi-Fi or ethernet

Macbook Pro 2011 A1278 13" OS X 10.9.5 I cannot connect to Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi symbol in the top right has a cross through it and when i click it says "Wi-Fi: No hardware installed". I've tried ...
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Why does my mac lose internet when I connect my iPhone?

I'm using wifi for internet access, but when I connect my iPhone via lightning cable all my internet activity comes back as "destination unreachable" or similar errors. How do I troubleshoot and ...
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Internet speeds don't add

I am downloading two files from Internet. Their combined speed would be around 80Kbps, but the activity monitor shows a huge data transfer, more than 200Kbps. I already turned off auto-update. Below ...
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Internet Authentication Service (IAS) for Mac OS X does not work on macOS Sierra

I need to connect my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra to my company using IAS for Mac OS X. If I double-click the icon of IAS for Mac OS X (made in the year 2008) it is denied due to incompatibility (...
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How to connect to wifi while connected to a device through thunderbolt bridge

Macbook --> Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter --> Ethernet Cable --> Device under test with IP address The device under test is not connected to the internet. While I am testing the device I still need an ...
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Is it possible to get a virus on an iPad Air?

I went on a website and some ads (the ones that open up another tab on your screen) popped up. Then I did some research and it turns out the website I went to is fake and is known for hacking, ...
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Routing traffic back and forth through a Mac mini server with 2 network interfaces

I have my office network that looks like this: My office network looks like this: the office network (wifi and wired) has the subnetwork 192.168.88.0. I have some server machines on the subnetwork ...
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Uninstalled Accountability Software Still Encumbering Internet Connection

Hey so I have had connection problems for over a year now on my 2014 Macbook Pro, and after trying literally everything Google could point me towards I have found a possible culprit - but obviously I ...
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How can I determine where network data is going?

Activity Monitor always reports several kB or MB being transferred. I do not know where it's going or coming from. How can I find out?
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iPhone Internet connection problem analysis on phone network

I have a similar "Internet unreachable" problem with 3 different versions of iOS: 8, 9 & 10. Unfortunately I can't reproduce it. The same problem occurs with 2 different mobile phone operators. ...
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Unable to connect to the internet on my iMac despite being connected to the network

For the last several months, I have used wifi to connect to the internet through an unsecured wifi network that my organization controls - had been working fine since last night. Today my iMac shows ...
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iPhone 4 Internet Problems

I think my phone is broken but I am not sure. I have always been able to access my home internet and I still can. I can run small apps, like Clash Of Clans, but I cannot run any larger apps. I cannot ...
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Mac not connecting to Internet, but Safari is connecting to Internet [duplicate]

Have this weird wireless network, once the mac connected to the network, everything except safari shows offline (Skype, Spotify, Dropbox and other apps) an even when I ping google.com or ping 8.8.8.8 ...
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Cannot access the Internet

I don't normally move my laptop. Today I made an exception and took it to a friend's house. Once I've returned home, I was no longer able to connect to the Internet. The browser says: "Server not ...
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Safari can load internet but none of the other apps cannot!

This is by far the weirdest problem I've come across, My mac can perfectly access internet through safari web browser, but when I tried to do ping www.google.com through the terminal, it's ...
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My MacBook Pro disconnects from the WiFi when not in use

I usually download large files overnight but recently I had my mac formatted so all the settings were lost. I not that much of a techie person and I tried adjusting the settings and all but I don't ...
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How to fix Wifi “No IP address”?

So earlier today, I restarted my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.11.5, and when it booted back up, I couldn't get on the Internet. I check my Wifi settings and found that the reason I couldn't connect was "...
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How do I fix Double NAT caused by sharing wifi internet on my local wifi network?

My apartment building provides free wifi internet. I have a local wifi network with multiple IOT devices, so I need to be able to serve the building's wifi across my local wifi just as I would if I ...
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Use Bluetooth access point and Wi-Fi at the same time

My Samsung phone has a setting that allows it to use 4g + Wi-Fi to increase speed in some cases. Can the same be done on a MacBook with Bluetooth network + Wi-Fi?
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MacBook uploading data over the Internet on Wi-Fi connection

I can see upload traffic to the internet being generated by a MacBook once it connects to our LAN. The owner states he's not using iCloud and doesn't know why this occurs. I am not a Mac expert but I ...
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How to block an app's access to a specific website using the hosts file?

I want to block an app from connecting to a specific website using the hosts file. How can I do that? Is something like this possible: 127.0.0.1 foo.com:spotify
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Trying to turn on localhost on Sierra made my Mac unable to connect to internet

Background I recently upgraded to macOS Sierra, but couldn't see the typical "it works" page on the local host. I followed some instructions online, first I did the following to my httpd.conf file: ...
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Fixing error 73 AND Open Directory without Internet

I have been messing with an old PowerMac G4 running OSX 10.5 Leopard Server trying to get Open Directory running on a small network I set up for testing purposes. I can't find anything useful online ...
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Apple's servers (i.e. all apple.com servers incl. iTunes and App Store) not loading every couple of days

Okay, this is a strange one. Ever since 2017 rolled around I have had this weird situation where I cannot load any pages from an Apple server on one of my iMacs. The strange things about this are: ...
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My ethernet and Wi-Fi are connected but, i can't seem to connect to the internet

In the morning of christmas, i was browsing the internet on a Mac OSX El Capitan version 10.11 laptop. My internet connection stopped working on my laptop. That is, Ethernet and Wi-Fi simultaneously. ...
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Connected to Wi-Fi but Internet not working [duplicate]

Internet was working fine on my MacBook Pro until this morning and now suddenly stopped working. I'm able to establish a connection with the Wi-Fi network but I can't access Internet or even ping the ...
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Internet connection very slow only in my house and only with my Mac

I bought a brand new MacBook Pro 13" 2015 (8GB RAM, i5, 128 SSD) 7 months ago. The thing is, my Mac works and I love it, but a couple of months ago, without doing anything, loading web pages even with ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi is not working — how can I troubleshoot the problem?

I am trying to connect to Wi-Fi. It does get connected but there is no internet. I can't use Wi-Fi. Weird thing is that when I connect my iPad and iPhone to the same router/Wi-Fi they work perfectly ...
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Macbook Pro keeps getting falsely black-holed by ISP(Building's) firewall?

I live in a building that provides internet (both wired and wifi), and has its own infrastructure. This has been going on since Friday, and is driving me insane. Here's the details: Macbook Pro Early ...
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Wifi stays connected but Internet connection drops constantly - Macbook Air 13"

Setup: Computer: Macbook Air 13-inch (early 2014) 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB, running OS X El Capitan. Using DHCP & automatically configuring IPv6 Router/modem: Netgear N300 Wifi cable modem ...
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Wireless internet provider and a local wifi network?

I live in a building that has wireless internet. How do I use it while also having access to my wifi network, which connects my Mac to my other devices (Philips Hue, Belkin Wemo, streaming music from ...
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El Capitan - Losing internet connection every 20/30 minutes

MBP Early 2015 keep losing internet connection! Still connected to the router but no data in or out, can't even access router settings. If I toggle wifi on and off it will be good for 20/30 minutes ...