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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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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Help me assess my internet connection's problem

I'm currently pinging google.com to find a trend and pinpoint the problem. The internet keeps disconnecting every few mins and I have no idea why. What I realised is that between every 4-6 pings I ...
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AirPort Express or Extreme?

So I'm no expert when it comes to advanced internet knowledge and I need to update my Wi-Fi router. We have 14 megabits (I think, no pro at this) or something and I have my room in the floor right ...
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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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Internet Sharing from Ethernet over Wifi results in self-assigned IP address

I have OS X Mavericks with a Thunderbolt Ethernet connected to the internet with IP 192.168.0.1 (which is a subrouter of 192.168.1.1). I set up internet sharing through the Sharing interface and I am ...
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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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Maps app on iPad-mini wifi only without internet

I have a iPad-mini wifi only device. Several times I have been able to pull up a map that I have bookmarked without being connected to the internet. This has been when I was in a vehicle with no ...
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AirPort Extreme Refusing Internet Connection to Windows Clients

I have an AirPort Extreme (3rd generation) acting as the router in the house. Unlike the Actiontec router that it replaced, Windows 7 (but not XP) computers connected to the LAN in various ways, ...
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iPhone can't access internet/iMessage

My wife's iPhone 5 is exhibiting strange behavior: It isn't receiving iMessages. It can't access the internet. It can send texts, but they come across as plain SMS instead of iMessage. I'm sitting ...
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How to temporary block any internet communications of iPhone?

Is it possible to press some button and temporary turn iPhone into normal phone, i.e. make it transmit nothing over data channel? I have such button on Android -- to disable "mobile data". Can I do ...
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Macbook connects to modem, internet works, but modem -> router, no internet

I'm running a netgear modem CG3000D, and have been able to access internet without problems. However my speeds on the internet were slow for gaming and extensive usage, so I purchased a netgear R6250 ...
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Share laptop wifi connection to iPhone

I have windows sony vaio laptop which is connected to Internet through wifi. I want to share connection from laptop to iPhone. I see some articles on sharing Internet from laptop to device WHEN laptop ...
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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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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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How do I set up IPv6 on my Airport Extreme?

I am trying to set up IPv6 on my Airport Extreme. According to AT&T / BellSouth, my network is IPv6 ready. Network Setup I currently have two parts to my network setup. Westell Model 6200 modem ...
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Is it unsafe to put router into “DHCP and NAT” mode?

When I was trying to get my Raspberry Pi online, in airport utility I put my router in DHCP and NAT mode and entered ports (80). Did I open up these ports to the internet? Would this be unsafe to do? ...
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Suddenly got DNS problem with OSX 10.9.2

I have OSX 10.9.2. One day my internet started to stuck on loading. No System updates detected before. When I tried to send ping to http://stackoverflow.com/ I got: 64 bytes from 198.252.206.140: ...
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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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Enable internet only for specific apps

I will need to spend few weeks with no internet, but I will still have my mobile hot spot. So I wonder if I can prohibit all apps including OS (which I know will try silently to update something) from ...
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Can't connect to any site on MacBook.

here is the problem. On my MacBook Pro with mavericks I can't connect to any site with working wifi(checked it on ipad). Also, Skype and utorrent are working fine, but all browsers can't connect. ...
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iPhone 5c: no edge mobile data after 7.1 update

I have an iPhone 5c, recently updated using iTunes to version 7.1, and now all I can see is 3G or 4G, no edge option in mobile data, how can I restore it?
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How can I get my browser to remember a password it doesn't offer to remember?

In my university internet authentication is required. When i use Macbook to connect to internet the password popup window will be appear. On this window I cannot set it to remember my ID/Password. ...
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Can I add a status icon for thunderbolt ethernet to the menu bar? (Mavericks) [duplicate]

As the title suggests, I'm using a mac book pro with os x 10.9.2 and I connect to the network through the ethernet adapter thunderbolt. Is there a way to get a reference icon in the menu bar, as is ...
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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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Configure Airport to routers DMZ IP

I have a router connected to the Internet. I have connected my Airport Extreme to this router. I know this is receiving the message (Double NAT). Since I want to receive all traffic on my Airport, I ...
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Connected but won't work at home?

I'm on my school laptop (MacBook Air) and it used to connect to my home Internet connection but suddenly it just..stopped. It says that I am connected. And I have full bars, my iPad and everyone ...
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Various random website cannot be reached (cannot allocate memory)

With process of elimination and testing the problems on 2 different Macs, 4 different networks, and many different browsers, I have isolated the cause of my network issue to be the actual Mac. ...
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Airport Extreme, no internet

I have an Airport Extreme (4th generation) with firmware 7.5.2; it has been working fine for a long time, but stopped working properly after a brief power outage a couple of days ago. The router ...
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Why does Network Restore on my MacBook Air 2012 give me Mountain Lion, not Mavericks

I recently upgraded the SSD of my MacBook Air 2012 Very happy with the Network Restore. Hold CMD+R on start-up, use disk utility to format, and then network restore OSX. But why does it only offer ...
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Changed DNS server, now can't connect to internet on Safari, Chrome or App Store

I'm using Mac 10.7.5. Attempting to speed up my internet connection, I downloaded namebench and changed my DNS server per the suggestion given by namebench. After restarting my computer, I can no ...
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VPN over ethernet, Internet over wifi

I use a VPN to connect to my work network. It works fine for accessing internal resources, but getting out to the internet over the VPN can be spotty. (Not because sites are blocked. It's just slow.) ...
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How to view previous inputted MAC Address for WiFi network

I have a Belkin Router and accidentally changed the MAC Address for the Wireless Area Network. Is there a way to retrieve previous inputted MAC Address using Terminal? I'm looking around system and ...
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Only Chrome can access the Internet

Very curious problem - only Chrome can access the Internet, but literally everything else cannot. Confirmed this in Activity Monitor's Network tab (it shows 0 bytes sent/received for literally every ...
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Consistently slow and unreliable Wi-Fi everywhere I go. 2012 MBP

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. (13-inch, 8gb memory.) I work remotely and spend a lot of time working from coffee shops and other places with public Wi-fi. Lately - for a couple of months now - I've ...
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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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2011 MacBook (10.6.8) connects to AirPort but intermittently won't connect to webpages

I have never experienced this problem before. I know that the problem is not the internet, because the internet works fine on all my other devices, both Windows and Mac. I brought my MacBook in to the ...
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How to change which Aiport Express a MBP is connected to?

So I have a Time Capsule which creates my wireless network, and I have an airport express which extends the network. However, when I open Airport Utility, it says that my Macbook Pro is connected to ...
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Allow access to selected web sites only

I have a lab of MacBook computers. How can I limit the internet access to only learning sites I choose (like Study Island or Plato)?
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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 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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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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Which one is being used when I have two internet connections?

My macbook always connects to wireless when I'm at work. I usually connect Lan to usb adapter to my macbook as well. In this case, I end up having two connections -- Lan to USB and Wireless. Am I ...
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Unable to set up lan in macbook pro ( with retina display)

In macbook pro there is no lan port, for that I bought lan to usb connector. But I am unable to setup net-connection. In System preference > networks there is no ethernet option. I tried this link ...
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Macbook is connected to wifi and tethering from iPhone. Which connection is it using?

When on wifi with my Macbook, sometimes I plug my phone in via USB and both connections say they are working. How do I know which connection my Macbook is using? Further, how do I force my Macbook ...
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“Watch Later” Video Service for iPhone

I regularly find articles on the internet and think “I’ll read that later”. These days I press a button, which uses Instapaper and lets me read it later on my iPhone. This works very well. However, ...
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Safari won't connect to any server!

Chrome & Firefox works fine but when i open Safari it says "Safari can't connect to the server". I have tried to change the DNS and i searched all over google but i couldnt find anything regarding ...
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How to use two internet connections independently

I have two internet connections, the one is high speed and I connect to through WiFi and the other is a slow PPPoE connection. I have a 5 gig cap for the WiFi connection and a 20 gig cap for the PPPoE ...
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Connection to the internet

so for the last week or so I have been having problems with connecting to the internet. so when i get onto my mac everything is fine the connection to the internet is perfectly fine but it will ...
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“device not configured” error when attempting to reach specific websites

A few months ago I posted the question getting "out of memory" error when trying to load specific websites (am not out of RAM) regarding bizarre could not allocate memory errors when I ...
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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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