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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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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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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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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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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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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How to stop a dhcp server from assigning my ip to another computer

My system has been assigned an IP that I liked from a dhcp server. I have manually given that IP address to my system. Now I am frequently getting an error that someone else has taken my IP address....
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Limit internet use when using mobile Internet

iCloud and other background services that I use seem to assume that Internet bandwidth is unlimited. As soon as I launch my Lion MacBook, hundreds of megs of updated documents, software updates, mail, ...
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Unable to connect to a website on some WiFi networks?

I'm unable to connect to nytimes.com as of now with these WiFi networks in my college: secure, secure High-speed(5-GHz) and Eduroam recently (All are one time Sign-on and show lock icon in WiFi list). ...
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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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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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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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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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Removing profile settings from a profile that no longer exists

At some point in the past, I installed Snappli. At some point later, I removed it. However, some part of Snappli is still installed, because ifconfig.me and whatsmyip both report that I'm being proxy'...
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Why can’t I share my Internet connection with another Mac?

I tried to share my Internet connection with another Mac but it failed. I could before I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I have a 3G USB modem that I use for Internet. I went to System Preferences → ...
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My Macbook Air won't connect to the internet

I have a Macbook Air I bought in November 2011, v 10.7.4 and I have issues connecting to the internet. Though the wifi symbol shows that I have a strong connection, I have no internet access. The only ...
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Blocking Internet access for a particular user

On a MacBook that connects to the Internet via wi-fi, how can I prevent one user account from accessing the Internet (with no effect on other accounts)? Note: i want to block ALL access, not just ...
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Mac exhibiting inexplicable network disconnects?

Lately, I've seen a few Mac computers that can a) see the wireless network, b) "connect" to the wireless network, and c) receive a valid IP address, yet when a web browser is launched it's stuck in an ...
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Some applications on MacBook Pro think Internet is not connected when it is

I have had my MacBook Pro for about 6 months; bought it new in 2010. I am running Mac OS 10.6.5. Using Airport to connect to the Internet. Had no problems until this last week, when at an apparently ...
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Windows 10 Install Hanging on Internet Connection

I am doing a clean install on my 15" MacBook Pro, i7, via Boot Camp 6.1.0, Mojave 10.14.5. I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 via Microsoft (as of July 2019). All installs fine and when ...
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Block Internet but not the local network using an Airport Express

The situation is as follows: Internet modem <-> Airport Express (DHCP + NAT) <-> rest of the network I have a ISP-modem which handles my Internet connection. I have an Airport Express ...
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iPhone won't connect to internet

My iPhone SE connects to my WiFi/router/modem (WRM) fine, but it says "No Internet Connection". I've never had this problem with my iPhone before. Two other laptops connected to the same WRM access ...
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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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See upload and download speeds of each process

Is there a way I can see the internet bandwidth being used by each process on my MacBook?
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Idle iPhone and iPad hog upload bandwidth

There are 2 iPhones and 2 iPads in our house and every now and then, when no one is using them, they will consume all of the available upload bandwidth of our internet connection for quite a long ...
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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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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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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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Can connect to router but not internet

My MacBook (El Capitan 10.11.2) one day cannot connect to the internet via wifi. It work solidly beforehand. My router setting has not changed. Nor have any device white/black-listing. Other devices ...
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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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Wifi connection dropping El Capitan

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.3 and I keep having my internet connection drop when I am connected to certain WiFi networks. The temporary solution is to disable and then re-enable WiFi, but ...
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Strange MBP Wi-Fi problems

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.2 and have been having wifi problems on certain networks ever since buying it. At home, my internet connection will drop every 10-15 minutes - according to the ...
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Browsing the Web through unlimited SMS plan

I recently purchased a plan for an old iPhone 5, which includes unlimited call and text, but no data. I was thinking: would there be a way to browse the Internet through text messages? I know there ...
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Start app/command-line tool without internet/network access

Is there anything that can help me launch an app or command-line tool without internet or network access even when I'm connected to the internet? (so that I can use other apps with Internet, and block ...
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Macbook choses 169.254.x.x when the range is really 192.168.2.x

We have a router/modem 2wire (with DHCP disabled) which we are just using as a modem now, wired to our Airport (with DHCP enabled). We have 5 other devices connected. One of the Macbooks is choosing ...
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Internet Connection Speeds Slow, iOS 9 not downloading — Newest Refurbished AirPort Time Capsule

First off, I'm using a manufacturer (Apple) refurbished AirPort Time Capsule, the newest model, which was delivered by UPS a few hours ago to my new house. I bought it directly from Apple. The ...
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Can I share the Wi-Fi connection of my Mac to the internet with my iPad?

My Mac is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. Can I use this connection for my iPad? I guess creating a local network is not possible, since I already use the wifi of the mac. So, is it possible by ...
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how do I get the network connection window to stop popping up?

This window pops up every few minutes (macbook pro circa 2006 running OS 10.6) I no longer have this internet service, so how do I get it to go away? Hitting cancel or ok just makes it pop back up in ...
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VirtualBox No Internet Win7 Host, OS X Guest [closed]

I have set up Mac OS X 10.9 in a Virtual Machine and I'm struggling to get any internet connection. In my network settings (Mac), it says I'm connected but nothing works. Safari doesn't load any page, ...
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OS 10.10 not connecting through proxy specified by its Internet name

My office proxy has always been specified with its IP address and everything worked fine. However, recently, the proxy was changed to use its Internet name, in the form xxxx-y.zzzz.com Since then, I ...
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Internet Recovery failed -1006f

My problem is same as with this question -1006F error message when trying to recover mac I have follow that question which direct me to this thread https://discussions.apple.com/message/22273842#...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cannot connect to specific website since OSX Mountain Lion install

I just installed Mountain Lion and everything is working pretty well except I can't connect to adobe.com. I can not connect on any of the browsers (firefox, chrome, safari). i can access the website ...
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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...
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Ethernet Working but No Internet Connection

In my office, nearly everybody uses Mac and we have just only one Windows 7 system. Just this morning, all the Mac systems (10.8.2) could not connect to the internet but could connect to the network, ...
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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 ...