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

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How did my hostname change? Where can I see this change being made/what time it changed?

today I logged into my mac and opened zsh and had a big shock! Normally my terminal prompt is something like: sidharthghoshal@macbook-pro But today I found it was : sidharthghoshal@HaeLims-Air I don't ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 won't connect to a specific wifi network

We just got fibre optic (I'm in the UK, using hyperoptic) so have a new wifi router/network. Every other device except my macbook pro has successfully connected to the wifi. It still connects to the ...
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How do I communicate with a host USB device through Mac's Terminal?

I have a Siglent SPD3303X-E power supply that I am attempting to interface with. I am running a Macbook Pro with OS Sonoma 14.3.1. I've read online about what SCPI commands to send to the power supply,...
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MacOS drops internet connection when Safari is open, that affects my RDP sessions

I frequently use RDP connections for work, and if Safari is opened i always get 0x407 error - that means that internet connection was dropped. Tested with another browsers, like Chrome or Edge - and ...
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Safari http site keep loading forever

I found that http sites (e.g., http://eu.httpbin.org/) keep loading forever, which I did not visit before. Safari does not switch it to the HTTPS. Rather, it keeps loading forever; do you have any ...
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IPAD Files App accessing Synology NAS

For quite some time I have been able to access PC generated files backed up to my Synology NAS from an IPAD using the Files app. Now however I can only access the top directly level Once I select a ...
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Issue with Automatic Time Zone Detection and Location Services on Mac Mini M2 Pro

Hello StackExchange Community, I recently acquired a Mac Mini with the M2 Pro chip and have encountered a perplexing issue that I hope someone here might have experienced and resolved, or could ...
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macOS recovery mode not recognizing WiFi

I'm trying to reinstall macOS Sierra. I'm working in a room with a WiFi extender. When I boot up in recovery mode I get the network selection dropdown. Selecting the right network and typing in the ...
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Question about changing macOS Firewall option

I have installed Apache Web Server into one of my Mac. And then, I've been publishing this WebServer to inter-net. I'm also using OS built-in Firewall, and allow httpd to external connection. I ...
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MBP M2 regularly loses network connection

I have a M2 MBP which Im having some issues with. Under normal operation, it will connect to a wifi network with no issues - DHCP will assign an IP, DNS and router. Every now and then, it suddenly ...
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Meaning of "satisfiable" network path [migrated]

One of the nw_path_status_t enum values is nw_path_status_satisfiable: The path is not currently available, but establishing a new connection may activate the path. What exactly does this mean? At ...
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MAC to PC direct ethernet connection not working

I am in the stage of testing a 10-gigabit network speed between my Mac Studio, equipped with a 10-gigabit Ethernet port, and my PC functioning as a NAS, which also has a 10-gigabit Ethernet card. ...
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MacOS Firewall blocks webserver and logging wont work

Currently I wrote a small game webapp. The server is running on my MacBook Air M1 Sonoma 14.3 and listening on 0.0.0.0:8080. I want to connect to it within my local network from my iPhone. This works ...
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Ethernet on my Mac mini M1 going on and off

I've got a Mac mini M1 connected to the LAN through a switch. I've got also a Windows PC on that switch and the network works fine, but the Mac's Ethernet connection goes on and off constantly. I've ...
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Long IP Address Negotiation via Ethernet Adapter

Have an M1 Max MacBook Pro connected to ethernet via a "Apple" USB-C to Ethernet adapter; white one. The IP Address Negotiation process takes about 60 seconds. No other computer (mostly PCs) ...
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USB Internet Connection Sharing disconnects after updating to macos 12.7.3

I have been using USB Internet Connection from my Macbook Pro for some years, fairly reliably. We rely upon it since we are a Wifi free house. After updating to macos 12.7.3 Monterey, both iPhones ...
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Networking question - why can't my iPad connect to the closest network?

I'm a network grasshopper, so bear with me. I have a 3 story home, with wifi routers on every floor, each has its own network. When I move from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor, my iPad never connects ...
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How to clear MacOS Internet Sharing Wi-Fi settings?

I've got a Nov 2023 MacBook Pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. While initially testing Internet Sharing, I configured sharing from Ethernet to devices using Wi-Fi. In the dialog box to set up the Wi-Fi ...
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I have 2 USB ethernet devices of the same type, one works, the other one does not

I have 2 (almost) identical USB ethernet devices - product id and vendor id are identical - that both work fine on my pc, but only one of them works on my mac. This is the diff of the system_profiler ...
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I deleted the network service of a usb ethernet adapter. How to get it back?

I have a usb ethernet adapter that used to work just fine. Today I unplugged it, then deleted the corresponding network service via the dialog under "System Settings / Network". Now when I ...
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How can I change destination domain in macOS Sonoma?

for example, whenever an console command like git clone https://github.com/... or wget https://github.com/... which makes a remote call to github.com, change the actual call to an other domain like ...
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MacBook Pro takes ~60 seconds to access websites first time via wifi after wake. DNS issue?

I have about 4 Windows/Mac laptops all connected to the same router but I'm only experiencing this odd issue with my 2015 15" MacBook Pro: After waking the computer and successfully connecting to ...
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How to get hostname resolution for a virtual machine in UTM

I have installed a virtual Ubuntu Server on my M2 Mac using UTM (which seemed to be the most reliable Virtualization software supporting Apple silicon). I only intend to connect to it using SSH. I can ...
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How to add IP alias in MacOS Sonoma

Seems like Apple decided to remove features, in previous MacOS versions it was very simple to have multiple IP addresses for the same interface, now no more. The duplicate service no longer work ...
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Possible to enable and disable wifi logging and creating diagnostic report from terminal command line?

Regarding these 3 options available from holding option key while clicking the wifi network icon: I came across post for how to find and launch the Wireless Diagnostics option. I would like to know ...
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DNS server priority in 14.1.2 Sonoma

I setup my DHCP server to assign three DNS servers: 10.0.1.3 - my own internal DNS server for hosting private A records for my home network 208.67.222.222 - Open DNS 208.67.220.220 - Open DNS My ...
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Allow Steam game to accept incoming connections Mac

So I am not really familiar with Mac, as I usually use Windows. I want to connect two instances of Stardew Valley (installed over Steam) using the LAN option. host computer uses macOS 13.6.3 joining ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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Suddenly can't send messages when connected with Ethernet

I used to be able to send messages while my Macbook Pro was connected via an adapter with an Ethernet cable. Unfortunately, that's no longer the case, even though my internet connection works fine (I'...
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Copy Paste from one drive to another - permissions error

What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to copy 1.5TB of data from a Network drive (Drive G) on a Windows 10 PC and paste it to an external drive on my Mac Mini (Sonoma 14.2.1), the external drive name is ...
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Client gets wrong DHCP lease time

I am running OpenWRT 23.05.2 r23630 on a Linksys WRT1200AC router for my home network. The DHCP server on this router is set to give all clients a lease time of 7 days. This works fine for all the ...
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Unknown proccess listening on udp port 53

I was trying to start dnscrypy-proxy on my local machine to listen on its private ip address for use in my homenetwork, but it fails to start saying listen udp 192.168.0.2:53: bind: address already in ...
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Mac DNS resolving issues

After I've installed OpenVPN client I have a problem with DNS resolving. When my Mac is back from sleep DNS doesn't work overall(I actually cant connect to VPN too). Internet is working well, so ping ...
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VMware Fusion Player vms cannot use IPV6?

Host is a Mac mini X86 running Sonoma 14.2.1, VMware Fusion Player Version 13.5.0 (which are current as of this writing.). Guest vms include Windows 11, macOS Sonoma 14.2.1, and a Linux, where I was ...
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MacOS loses contact with “Internet”

I am having a surreal problem that started after an accident damaged the screen and it was replaced, Apple’s techs also wiping the hard-drive just for good measure. My MacBook Pro running Sonoma ...
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Cannot print to printer shared by iMac/Sonoma, from other computers

I have a HP CP1515n laser printer, connected to my iMac (running Sonoma) with an Ethernet cable, basically forming a very small network with statically configured IP addresses. Printing locally works ...
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What is the network interface anpi?

For context, I am working on a 2023 MBP with M3 Pro. When I type ifconfig into the terminal, I get a variety of network interfaces, all of which I've been able to find some pretty thorough ...
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Change WiFi channel from 11 to 108

My friend and I use our MacBooks from a local coffee shop sitting at the same table. My Wifi connection is much worse than hers is. Using option + click on the 🛜 menu, which reveals network ...
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let 2 VMs talk to each other with NAT

I am running two instances of macosvm on a Ventura host (Apple Silicon) with NAT. Unfortunately, they don't see one another, presumably because bridge100 members have PRIVATE flag. How can I remove ...
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Migrating TimeMachine backup from USB-C flash drive to SMB mounted TimeMachine dedicated TimeMachine share

I'm looking at the following scenario. On laptop with macOS 14.2.1 I've run a TimeMachine backup to a pendrive connected via USB-C The backup completed and I've switched it to manual backup. Now I'm ...
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Connection to Synology AD server succeeds under iOS but fails under iPadOS

I have set up a Synology NAS as an AD server and have successfully connected a Macbook, 2 Windows PCs and an Ubuntu PC to the domain. I don‘t know of any way to include iPads in the domain, but it is ...
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Developed an addiction. How can I block websites?

Don't laugh but I developed an addiction to chess and I play online hours and hours a day, and I can't stop. This takes space on my personal and professional life. I asked the chess website to ban my ...
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sstp vpn on MacOS Sonoma - could not complete write of frame, could not forward packet to pppd

I'm a little green in this type of things, but I was trying to connect vpn through home-brew to my University vpn, because they state it's the only option on Mac. I use this command: sudo /opt/...
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How to make SMB mounted volume act like a local volume?

The question is vague and also suggests exactly what I have been trying to do for over a month now. I moved a few external enclosures to a Mac Mini "server" and am connecting to them over ...
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HTTPS Proxy works when set up within Firefox using FoxyProxy, but not when set up in System Settings

I have confirmed that they are both set up as HTTPS proxies, use the same host and port, as well as username and password. Here is the error that safari gives when trying to go to https://google.com: ...
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Unable to set up NAT/Public IP screensharing for Mac

I will be flying overseas soon and need to connect to my intel mac running at home, but I'm facing some troubles setting up an NAT/public IP based screensharing I have set up port forwarding on my ...
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My iphone 14pro’s hotspot is being used from “other devices” when i have already changed the password multiple times

My iPhone's (17.1.2) hotspot is being used and I have changed the password multiple times and the “other device” is using like 60mb in 30seconds. For most of the other people who have had this problem,...
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Port forwarding on macOS Sonoma 14.1.1 (23B81)

I would like to setup port forwarding on my MacBook, but I don`t get it working, even after studying a lot of questions here and other blog posts. I have some SSH tunels opened from another machine to ...
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Cannot access a part of a particular website on iphone only

As ridiculous as this is, its a real issue that I have to deal with intermittently. Every now and then, I can't access any of the messages on the onlyfans website while using an iphone. It works fine ...
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iOS DNS falls back to cell network to work around filtering?

I have my home wireless router configured to use Cloudlfare's 1.1.1.3 for DNS, which is intended to block malware and porn sites. With previous versions of iOS this seemed to work. I've noticed that ...
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