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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How to simulate slow internet connections on the mac

What's a good software solution to slow down internet connections on the mac for testing and simulations? My primary need is when testing code in the iPhone / iOS simulator, so slowing down the ...
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How to auto connect to VPN upon login/boot?

So far, I've been using the build-in VPN tool of Lion. I would like to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the internet. Is it possible to auto connect my VPN whenever I'm connected to the ...
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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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Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing”

How can I view a list of devices that are connected to my Apple laptop via Internet Sharing (when it's enabled)? If a list doesn't exist, does Internet Sharing log DHCP requests and if so, where? ...
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How do I troubleshoot my Wi-Fi connection when an exclamation mark appears?

Sometimes, when I am in a public Wi-Fi an exclamation mark appears in the greyed out Wi-Fi icon. I can connect to the Wi-Fi (I get assigned an IP address), but I cannot establish an internet ...
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How can I see bandwidth usage on a Mac?

I am having internet problems and the ISP technicians suggested that something is using my bandwidth. Is there a software to monitor which processes use how much bandwidth?
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Internet speed getting slower over time on MBP

Recently I've noticed that internet speeds on my MBP 2018 (Mojave 10.14.4) are decreasing with time. For example, after a day it will go from 100 MB to 60 MB and it will continue to decrease. The plot ...
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Bandwidth limiting in Yosemite [duplicate]

I get disconnected from the internet whenever the speed reaches 2.5 Mbps Is there any app to limit the internet speed below that. I am not talking per application based. Using MacBook Pro (mid 2013) ...
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getting “out of memory” error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM)

UPDATE: Rich's solution (with the checkmark) solved my problem! I also posted an answer with a workaround that may help if Rich's solution doesn't work for you. The answer that received the bounty was ...
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Can't login with Google using Internet Accounts

I configured my Google account on El Capitan (OS X 10.11.2) using Internet Accounts and it worked fine for a while. However, after a restart the system asked again for the password and 2-factor ...
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Why does my Mac Pro have two ethernet ports on the back of the computer?

I'm curious as to how or why I might want to take advantage of two ethernet ports on the back of the tower?
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How to connect to the internet from Terminal when using a proxy with authentication

I have to use proxy servers to connect to the internet. I have set all proxies in my system proxy settings. Now I can connect to Internet using my browser and applications. But I cannot connect to ...
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Why can't I browse the internet with Safari, but Chrome is working?

I can't browse to any website using Safari; yet, Google Chrome and Firefox are working fine. The Mac App Store also reports that it cannot connect. I am running OSX 10.7.2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro.
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How do I get these Internet/Wi-Fi details to give to tech support and is it safe?

I have been having Internet connection issues for weeks and my ISP sent me a new Modem/Router today, but the issues are still there. The tech has opened up an online case I can respond to and attach ...
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What is “http://init-p01st.push.apple.com”?

Ive seen this popup a few times in my internet tracking. So, what is Apple using this url for? What happens if I block it?
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Internet stops working frequently on OS X Lion

After upgrading to Lion, I started experiencing this issue: Internet stops working frequently. - I open Safari and browse for some time - Suddenly I can't open any sites; Internet will stop working....
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Internet connectivity drops intermittently on El Capitan

I've got the following setup: A 2010 MBA and a 2013 rMBP, both running El Capitan (same issues on Yosemite though), connected to an AirPort Express 802.11n (1st Generation), which is connected via an ...
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How is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet?

The Apple Watch uses the Internet for a lot of things : Siri answers, sending messages... But how is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet ? I have searched a bit, to no avail. This information ...
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How do I set site restrictions on iPhone?

I would like to restrict some sites on my iPhone? How it would be possible? (if it is)
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Blocking websites on OS X

I would like to block some websites on the guest account, so my cousin cannot browse things that are not safe for my computer.
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How to determine what process has opened a network connection?

Whereas on Windows it's possible to use Netstat -b, which tells you what connections are open and what program has each one open, on the Mac it seems that Netstat does not allow this. Is there ...
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Can't access specific websites with Macbook Air (10.7.5 Lion)

This has really baffled me: While my internet connection works, I can't access specific websites with Safari (or any other browser for that matter). I don't get a 404 page; Just an error message that ...
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How to configure proxy settings for a specific network?

A network I connect to requires configuring proxy settings to reach the Internet. When I configure those settings within the Automatic location, it applies to every network I connect to. Is there ...
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Safari does not load any site but there is Internet connection [duplicate]

A friend of mine asked me to help with his MacBook as Safari didn't load any site. I connected to his computer using TeamViewer (so internet is basically working), and then did a ping on Google.com, ...
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I cannot connect to internet but my MacBook Pro detects the network and my HP computer works fine on the same network

My MacBook Pro, for some reason, detects the wireless connection and I can open my Skype account without any problem BUT I cannot go to a web page. This happens on both Safari and Firefox. My HP ...
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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 wifi, ...
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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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Now that “Activity” is gone from Safari, how do I find and download a streaming flv file on a Mac?

Is there a plugin (for any browser) anyone can recommend? An app? It seems like all browsers got rid of this easy resource tracking feature (Chrome too).
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Is there a way to connect my iPod touch to the internet without wireless connection (say, by usb)?

If I have no wireless connection, can I connect to the internet using the usb on the computer, or some other way?
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Cannot connect to Wi-Fi (The Wi-Fi network “network name” requires a WPA2 password)

I have had my MacBook Pro for a couple of months (recent Windows convert and total Mac novice). I am running OS X 10.8.4. Our cable company recently upgraded our modem and cable box and I am no ...
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Prevent a specific app from accessing the Internet

I use Microsoft OneNote on my Mac. How can I can turn off the Internet access to Microsoft OneNote on my Mac?
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How do you test network speed without an app?

The usual Internet speed test is written in Flash. Is there an HTML one that works with iPad and iPhone?
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How to show that my Internet connection is still up and active in menu bar?

I am looking for a solution to have the AirPort WiFi or other icon in the menu bar show when an active Internet connection is established. I live in a funky WiFi connection area and connect true a ...
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OS X menubar/dashboard/dock utility for monitoring a server?

Is there any desktop utility for OS X that would periodically monitor a (non-osx) server and display a status icon? Something as simple as attempting to visit a URL every 5 minutes and turning red if ...
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How to unfreeze terminal when SSH connection dies?

I"m using Mac 10.9.5 with bash shell. Occasionally when I ssh into another machine and then the connection dies (e.g. the Internet goes down or I move to a new location), the terminal window with the ...
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Wifi connection has password issue with my Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) and I connect to my home internet thru Wifi (via Thompson router). The problem is, after I choose my Wifi from a list of Wifis and enter the password, ...
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Synching iPhone with internet calendar (.ics)

Looks like my issue has been around for a while (iOS 5.0.1 (iPhone 4s) unable to synchronize with Internet Calendar File (ics)) — has anyone come up with a fix yet? I am trying to sync my iPhone ...
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App to alert if Internet connection is lost

Is there an app for the Mac that will alert me if my Internet connection is lost? Sometimes I work from home and lose my connection without knowing it.
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Does Apple make a modem?

I just bought a Time Capsule, and the lack of modem is irritating, as this means I have to buy a seperate one which is another box, won't be as easy to set up and I have to choose one. Does Apple ...
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Mac connects to network with no problem but browsers can't connect to websites

Computer has Mavericks 10.9.5. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari all do not connect to websites though the network is clearly connected. ***** EDIT: Browsing works in safe mode ***** I've read many ...
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iMac iPhone USB Internet Sharing

I have a MacBook Pro and a iMac. On the MacBook I see a network interface named "iPhone USB" in my Network Settings. On the MacBook the internet sharing over usb works fine. But on the iMac it doesn't ...
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Wi-Fi really slow on Mac until I reboot

I have a Mac running Mojave 10.14.5. I have an issue with the home Wi-Fi. I have a 400Mbps internet connection. When I start the laptop, the Wi-Fi is fine and I'm getting expected internet speeds (...
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Spotlight not connecting to internet

My problem is that Spotlight shows no results from internet sources (Wikipedia, iTunes Store, etc.). I've reindexed my drive twice, cleared all the caches, and reset the NVRAM. Still not working. I ...
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Is there an app that can set time limits for Internet access?

Is there an app that I can run on my iMac that will regulate Internet usage? Specifically, I want to only allow internet to work between 6-8pm.
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How well does Apple Remote Desktop work over the Internet?

I have a few family members with Macs that I'd like to be able to help if they have questions or get stuck, and I've been looking into various solutions to be able to remotely connect to their ...
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MacBook Pro Certificate - no value specified - Business Category : Private Organization

Today after I signed into my computer and opened Safari this window popped up: I am looking for help to know what this is, and what I need to do. Thank you.
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Why is my MacBook Pro constantly losing the wifi connection with my WRT150N router?

My Macbook is constantly losing its wifi connection. Sometimes it has trouble connecting, other times it connects, but I obtain a server not found error. It seems to work reasonably well at work, but ...
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Can OSX proxy settings vary by browser?

I'm moderately familiar with OSX but am attempting to solve an issue remotely. My girlfriend is in Argentina for a bit, and the IP location bars her from many "US only" sites that she frequents. To ...
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Site-specific User-Agent Safari

Is there a way to set a site-specific user-agent for Safari? A website for school says it needs Firefox 3.x, but I have found that Safari 5 works fine. The problem is that every time I tried to log in,...
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Mac refuses to share internet connection over WiFi

The set-up that has worked for me for years and years on end suddenly – as of this morning – failed to work. I have my Mac switched on most the time, and to connect to my iPad I set up a network for ...