Questions tagged [network]

Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.

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How to troubleshoot WD My Cloud Home connection

I've got a WD My Cloud Home that I use as my personal NAS. I installed the software WD Discovery (in a Mac Mini with OS version 10.11.6) so it could detect such device. Until now, it has been working ...
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Ethernet-over-usb not working with usb-c to usb-c cable, working with adapter

I have an OTG device that exposes a network interface over USB-C, providing a DHCP server (think a raspberry pi or similar). When I plug it into my Linux computer (USB-A on the computer, USB-C in the ...
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Automatic time synchronization sets the time incorrectly - 6 seconds off

Automatic time synchronization sets the time with a difference of 6 seconds from the real time. How is this possible? I probably set it wrong somewhere. But I can't figure out where. If I set the ...
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How to script Network Preferences using the CLI

As the title implies for development I enable/disable Web proxies, however doing it through the UI is slow and cumbersome its also pretty inflexible. I'm looking to control the following checked ...
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Facetime audio calls not working using iPhone

I have a Netgear Nighthawk MR60 mesh system with a WiFi router and one satellite. Since I installed it, I cannot make calls using my iPhone xs with either of my Mac computers. The window comes up ...
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“Add printer” (from network) fails silently (Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2))

When going through the usual steps, my network printer shows up via Bonjour Sharing, but when I double click it and it shows a progress bar, it completes but the list is still empty. It's an HP office ...
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Time Machine backups to Time Capsule use internet data. How to stop this?

thanks in advance for the help. Main issue: by using an internet data traffic monitoring app (TripMode), I finally found out what was using up my home internet data allowance (1TB/month).... Time ...
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How do I create an “artificial” redirect on iPad?

I have a webserver running under the 0.0.0.0 address, bound to a given port - let's call it 8080. By using 0.0.0.0 as the host address, I can successfully access my webserver from the iPad using my ...
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VPN via IPSec on iOS with manual DNS

I want to configure a VPN via IPSec for Mac and iOS. I need to set a manual DNS-server with a local adress of the destination network. On Mac this is easy. Just setup a new VPN, then click Advanced at ...
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What does this icon in available wifi mean? [duplicate]

I just stumbled across something I never saw before. When clicking on the the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar at the top right of my screen, every available network has this "Wi-Fi icon" except ...
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Fusion 12.1 on Big Sur 11.2.3 Cant resolve: Could not connect 'Ethernet0' to virtual network

I am new to this page but excited to hear some answers from experts. I am new to the VMware Fusion 12.1 Pro and I installed the latest build of Windows 10. Every time I run the emulator, I generate ...
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Printing not working

I have trouble printing documents. I'm not sure whether the problem comes from macOS or whether it comes from the printer, but I'd like to be able to be assisted to figure out what's not working. I'm ...
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Can no longer connect to shared Windows folder when selecting via finder

For some days I cannot establish the connection to shared Windows folder when selecting via Finder -> Locations/Network -> <hostname>, I always get Connection Failed. When I click Connect ...
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Using 2 Ethernet ports at once?

I have a 2010 MacPro. For 11 years, I’ve never given the 2 Ethernet ports a second thought. Now, I have a NAS and it has 4 ports. And both the Mac and NAS are plugged into a gigabit speed hub. ...
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How to get rid of firewall asking when developing a program?

When you develop a program you compile a web server as an executable server. When you run it the firewall would ask "Do you want the application 'server' to accept incoming network connections?&...
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How to configure router for Remote Desktop connection?

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic. I am one of very rare Mac user at my university. In Poland Macs are not popular, and our net administrator and our tech support have no or limited ...
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MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) won't connect to a specific wifi network

Recently installed fibre optic (in the UK) so have a new wifi router/network, and I cannot connect my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012. I can still connect to my old wifi network on the MacBook Pro ...
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Homepod Mini “no peer to peer” warning

Seeking some resolution with a Homepod Mini. Recently replaced our 11+ year old router with a Linksys WRT3200 ACM dual-band model, running OpenWRT. After initial setup everything on the network ...
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Power Manager not working (Connection Disrupted: Unable to connect to this Mac's Scheduler at: Service unavailable via Bonjour (dns-sd))

I had recently installed the most recent version of Power Manager, but after installing the launchdaemon/agent jobs opening the application gives me the error message "Connection Disrupted: ...
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Why can't I connect to my Kodi server from my Ipad?

i’m trying to connect to Kodi (running on LibreElec) from my iOS (iPad) device. In Kodi, I have settings>services>samba enabled. No login & password. In iOS, I went to Files app > menu &...
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macOS Catalina does not allow incoming connections from local network. Firewall is down

I starting facing this issue some days ago. Even when the firewall is down, I can't reach my mac from my local network. Ping is not responding neither. Some test I've done: From my console nrossi@~$ ...
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Bandwidth monitor in topbar for MacOS

I used to have Du-meter app to track the bandwidth status (upload / download sped) from the topbar, but it was discontinued some years ago. I recently saw someone in a video call using an interesting ...
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How do you preserve permissions from a windows SMB share?

I'm troubleshooting an issue where permissions get stripped from folders/files when accessing a Windows SMB share from OSX. ENV: OSX Workstations (Mojave) Windows AD Server (2012 R2) Windows FTP ...
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Update local password to match domain password?

Scenario: company-provided MacBook Pro, Big Sur 11.2.3, and I used it in office for a few months on the wired LAN and Wireless networks. COVID therefore WFH, but now my login password while home does ...
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Mac OS Networking: through Iphone’s hotspot and then desktop switch

I currently use mobile data to connect my MacBook Pro laptop to the internet. Now I want to share the internet through my laptop and a desktop switch. For this I did the following: Enable network ...
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Resetting Activity Monitor

I read In activity monitor what time frame is the data sent / received data from? and understand that Activity Monitor data received/sent is from system boot. Is there a terminal command or other ...
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VPN client software for macOS which allows for split tunnelling incoming SSH connections

As @bmike explained in Cannot connect to Mac (Big Sur) running SSH server while connected to VPN a VPN client allowing for split tunnelling is required in order to connect to a host via SSH which has ...
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Does latest iOS versions support 2G auto connect?

I am working on BTS insecurity PoC right now and I would like to make a demo on client`s iPhone. I wonder if newest iOS versions (>=12) support automatic connection to 2G networks in case there are ...
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VERY intermittent “Self-assigned IP” on Mac M1

My connectivity looks like this -> M1 -> (thunderbolt) -> Belkin Hub -> (ethernet) -> Ubiquity Switch -> (ethernet) -> Ubiquity UDM -> (ethernet) -> Cable modem I have a ...
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automatically reconnect to network drive when it is present

I know how to connect to a network drive on startup via the accounts preference pane, but when I lose my network connection, I have to manually reconnect to the drive. How do I get MacOS to always ...
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macOS Random Networking (Ethernet) Failures

About once per day (sometimes more or less) and usally overnight, the networking will fail on my Mac mini running 11.2.1. When this occurs all pings in the Terminal fail (to both local and remote IP ...
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Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network?

Is there a way to upload a folder from the Files app into a computer on the local network? The only solution I have found is to start an SFTP server on the computer, and use the app Secure Shellfish ...
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Why can't I create a WiFi network while being connected to another WiFi network?

Is this a hardware limitation, or just bad software from Apple? What do wireless routers have that a Macbook doesn't, that they can extend WiFi networks, using, e.g., WDS?
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sshd stops working on Big Sur after a while when accessible from the Internet

My sshd is configured to accept only public key authentication and my ISP router forwards the port 22 to my MacPro so I can access it from anywhere using Internet. This has worked for years. Since I'...
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Only Transmission traffic through VPN

I would like to use my favourite torrent client, Transmission, over a VPN service but at the same time I do not want to direct any other traffic therethrough. That is, I want to use my VPN service ...
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The speed connection drops down after a few months

I don't understand what's the deal with USB-C Ethernet adapter and dock. I bought many USB-C Ethernet adapters and docks (for example Anker USB Type-C to Ethernet, USB C Hub 8 in 1, uni USB-C, Hyper ...
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How do I throttle bandwidth on macOS?

If I download or upload a large file, my MacBook Pro running Big Sur completely kills the internet for my device and all other devices on my network. This is far worse than the extent to which this ...
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Allow symbolic links in SMB file sharing

I symlink directories I want to share into ~/Base/shared. I have enabled File Sharing (via SMB) on this directory, but symlinks are shown just as links and are not followed to their target (you can ...
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Low latency wireless monitor solution (2021)

It's 2021 and Wifi 6 is finally supported by Apple M1 MacBooks, so can anyone point me to a efficient (preferably dongle-less on the MacBook side) solution for wireless screen casting in extended mode ...
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Find the DNS server used for a certain domain

Is there a way to see what DNS I've used to resolve a certain domain? I thought nslookup might've been able to do this but it simply tells me my router was my DNS — not what DNS It used. For example, ...
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iPad gets self-assigned IP address with ethernet adapter

I have an iPad and an ethernet adapter. I'm using the ethernet access in a college dorm. Every device in the network has to be registered with a MAC address, I registered the MAC address of the ...
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Wireguard isn't routing traffic

So, lately wireguard has been giving me a lot of trouble. I installed an older version of wireguard-go since the newer version was giving me trouble. It finally didn't hang this time, but it also didn'...
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iPad repeatedly sets app local network permissions to off

Since the introduction of the local network permission in iOS 14, my daughter's iPad can't connect to any other devices on the local network. For example, previously she could play Minecraft and join ...
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Wifi connection continuously cuts out

I have been having an issue I can't seem to fix. The WIFI on my 2017 Macbook Pro keeps cutting out, about once every 10-20 minutes. When this happens I lose internet connection and when I click on the ...
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How to cancel a program's large upload happening via nsurlsessiond?

I launched a program (Apple's Feedback Assistant) on Big Sur that uploads files to Apple via nsurlsessiond. I neglected to observe that one of the files was >500MB, and after I submitted it, I ...
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Network services deleted via terminal reenabled after Restart

I have written a shell script to remove all services excluding ethernet. The aim is to remove these services and PPPoE entries so the end user only sees ethernet under Preferences > Networking. ...
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localhost refused to connect after running Django server

I have looked at the questions similar to this and found none that matches. I was running PCcharm and Python and had to start the Django server. The first time I ran it worked fine but when I edited ...
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My wireguard install has broken and I'm unable to fix it

Since I've installed Wireguard on my MacBook Air running MacOS Sierra it hasn't given me any major problems until now. I've been using wgcf to generate the wireguard config file, but I don't think ...
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How to set up Time Machine to back up to a specific folder in my Synology NAS?

I'm trying to set up Time Machine to back up to my Synology NAS. I need it to back up to this folder: /Shared/BACKUPs/MacBookPro2010 So on my Mac I go to Finder -> Go -> Connect to server and ...
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why ping registry-1.docker.io returns Request timeout for icmp_seq even when I can nslookup or dig?

I used google and cloudflare and can dig with both set as DNS server on my mac. $ dig registry-1.docker.io ; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>> registry-1.docker.io ;; global options: +cmd ...

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