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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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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MacBookPro A1278 WiFi refuses to turn back on after working for 10 min after restart

I recently repaired this laptop from dead state (water damage) and it works fine now, except for the WiFi, which has intermittent problems. When I restart the Mac the WiFi works fine -- it connects ...
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2011 Macbook Air connects to WiFi but can't get Internet

This 2011 MBA is updated to High Sierra. I have tried to connect to 5 different WiFi networks but in all cases, the MBA can connect to local network but no Internet. All 5 of these networks are ...
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Security warning related to frames appears when surfing the internet

I changed my computer password yesterday and now when using the internet I often get a security warning related to frames. I don't know what frame it is referring to since I'm not sure what they are ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.
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iOS settings to make default data routing on iPhone connect via a Tor node

Is it possible to set up my iPhone to route data to a Tor network by default before it is sent to some other app database or internet? If so, how would I configure my settings to connect to a Tor ...
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Terminal: limit my bandwidth

Is it possible in Yosemite to limit my downloading bandwidth use to for example 300kbps using the terminal? I dont want to install software to do this.
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Time Capsule port forwarding not working?

I'm developing an app, and one of the requirements is to connect to a computer with the URL scheme: http://ip/~username/file The problem, however, is that I can't connect to my Mac remotely. Let's ...
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Wifi losing internet connection (while still connected to router)

I am facing an odd issue on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. My wifi connection within the office is really messy now. Before I didn't have any issue for a few months. Furthermore wifi works perfectly fine ...
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Internet Sharing: I just need a WLAN

I need to create a local WLAN using my MacBook Air's built-in network card (I need an IP network on this, with the MacBook being the router and WLAN clients being able to talk to it with its ...
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Should I Trust a Certificate

Basically, my school is apparently having a network 'update' and are telling us to go to keychain access and trust a certificate. This is what they sent us. Exactly what will happen if I do this any? ...
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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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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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what is ?client&channel=mac_bm

Macbook Pro -Safari, preferences, general, new window opens with - Favorites. -File, new window. I see Favorites, right click on the google icon, click on edit address. What I see here is https:/www....
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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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Unable to connect internet from any browser but chrome

I am on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 on MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and I am not able to connect to internet from any browser except chrome. I am not even able to ping from terminal as well. Please help. When I ...
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WiFi internet connectivity issue iPhone 8

Connected to AirPort Time Capsule 802.11ac (network name BZ), which is connected to a new cable modem (just moved to new building/ISP). Internet works fine on other devices (MacBook, tablet). iPhone 8 ...
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Bandwidth limit downloads in Safari

My browser is Safari. If I want to download something, is there a way I can limit the download speed? Doesn't necessarily have to use the Safari downloader (although that would be ideal), I assume I ...
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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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Parallels 13 internet speed is slower than the MacBook pro speed

How do I get the internet speed on the virtual machine the same as the Mac book internet speed? The Mac speed is 300-400 and the virtual machine is 70-120.
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Lag spikes when playing

I have a good internet connection. The problem comes when I play on Counter Strike: Global offensive. I have stable ping (5-25ms), but each 3-4 seconds i got lag spikes. It's like, I 'teleport' ...
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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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Can't Open google.com even though there is internet

My Macbook Pro cannot able to open up "www.google.com" or "www.facebook.com". But I can open up bing,msn and a lot other sites. Oh And also I am not able to Open up App store from my network. My ...
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OS X network service order doesn't stick

Under System Preferences -> Network -> Set Service Order... (OS X 10.9.4) I changed the order for the configured network services to my desires. However, every time my 3G modem connects to the ...
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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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How do I disable a specific wifi network through terminal?

Is there a way to disable a specific wifi network in Terminal? I'd like to disable my home wifi connection for reasons outlined here: Reclaim Your Life After Work by Disabling Internet Access for ...
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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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Safari opens new tab with rapidly changing URL

Potential virus Hi I recently went to a streaming website and after watching a movie I went on and did other things like surf the web But two hours later in a next safari tab I noticed that It had ...
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HTTPS sites won't work on Chrome, others don't work at all on Yosemite

All HTTPS websites (such as Google) are showing this message This webpage is not available, `Error code: ERR_TIMED_OUT` I'm using Chrome 38.0.2125.104 on a mid-2011 iMac with OS X Yosemite. No other ...
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Download offline web page and view on iPad

I need to be able to download an off-line webpage and view it on an iPad. I must be able to access it without being connected to the internet, any browser will work, preferably Chrome though. Is this ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I put an HTML page to be displayed when opening a website from hosts file?

Hosts file is blocking access to some websites. How do i put custom HTML instead of default message "This site can’t be reached"?
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Can iPhone USB Hotspot be shared through a MacBook Pro?

My iPhone wireless hotspot quit working, but I can still use the internet through a USB connection. I’m wondering if I can use internet sharing on a MacBook Pro to share the USB internet connection ...
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iMac WiFi speeds doesn't compare to other computers at home

My iMac 27" (late 2009, 10.8.2) wifi (3-4 bars) speed doesn't compare to other computers at home. The same Youtube video in 720p loads without delay on my dads computer, however on my iMac (I usually ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro Retina suddenly stopped mounting Huawei USB modem

I recently bought a MacBook Pro Retina. The first day I was able to connect my Huawei E352 3G USB modem and it worked all the day. After a couple of day I needed 3G connection again, but my MacBook ...
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Cannot authenticate to twitter, facebook, linkedin in “Internet Accounts” MBP OSX 10.9.4

OSX Mavericks 10.9.4 on an MBP I cannot authenticate to any social network from the "Internet Accounts" in System Preferences, usually the response is: "Unable to verify account name or password" (I ...
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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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Viber messenger not working on my ad-hoc wireless network

I have an iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.1) and I installed Viber messenger (version 2.2.2.86) which enables you to make phone calls over the internet. The messenger works perfectly when I use a wireless router to ...
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How to fix Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet slower than Wi-Fi Macbook Pro?

I recently bought a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter so I could have faster Internet. I plugged the cable into my Internet modem, and the other end into my adapter. I plugged the adapter into ...
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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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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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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....