Questions tagged [network]

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

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Basic File Sharing from mac to mac not working when connecting as guest - "Connection Failed"

I'm trying to share files from one mac and access them on a different mac in the same network, while connecting as Guest. But the other mac always gets "Connection Failed" no matter what I ...
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How can I make my phone prefer my mobile network (LTE) over WiFi?

I have an iPhone 7. Is there a way that I can make it prefer my mobile network over WiFi? This is because I'll be traveling on a ferry and want it to use the much cheaper mobile network over the ...
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How you bring back a network interface, after choosing NO to "Would you like USB 10/100/1000 to return next time it is connected to your Mac?"

In Mac OS 13 Ventura (and earlier versions), there is an option to Delete network interfaces, like the one used by USB-C ethernet adapters, "USB 10/100/1000". This produces the question, ...
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New 2023 MacBook Pro Internet connection issues

Bought a brand-new 2023 MacBook Pro 14 inch running Ventura 13.2 (updated from 13). It intermittently disconnects from the internet. The issue manifests in one of two ways: either there's an ...
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Can someone help explain these iPhone network Interfaces?

It seems as if there’s a lot of interfaces considering I’m not on a VPN. iPhone $ ifconfig lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 index 1 options=1203<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,...
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Use Ethernet port for my Docker container but never outside

I'm trying to get a setup ready, where I have a Mac Mini connected to two different ethernet connections. It should look something like this: Port 01: routes directly to the Docker container. Port 02:...
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How to temporarily disable iPhone SIM card?

It's easy to disable wi-fi connections or cellular data, but how does one disable connections to cellular networks? Three obvious solutions: use Airplane mode. remove SIM card. explicitly set the ...
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Ethernet cord is connected to Macbook Pro, but not giving any internet

I have a realtek ethernet cord, along with two different ethernet-to-USBC adapters. I live in a university apartment complex that provides Wi-Fi and ethernet. The ethernet cord, when connected to the ...
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Reduce Macbook data usage while it is connected to internet through iphone hotspot

Is there a way to limit internet data usage while a Mac laptop is connected to internet through an iPhone hotspot? Some background tasks such as backing up, dropbox activity, automatic updates, can be ...
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Internet speed slow on iPhone but fast (at expected speeds) on Android Phone and Windows 10 laptop

I have 3 devices as listed below. All of them connect to the same WiFi network to access the Internet. I also have access to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. Devices: iPhone 12 Pro running iOS 16.3 ...
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Issue with network sharing on Mac

I have a Mac mini (Ventura) that I used as a dedicated home server for sharing and storing files. I would like to give certain people in my house access to certain folders. This seems like a ...
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How to make device with Apple IOS 16.1+ stop using "Limit IP tracking"

We have a public WiFi with auth portal, where access to the internet is granted to a user after watching ads. Access to the internet in unauthorized state of a client is restricted by IP access ...
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macOS Ventura - problem with WiFi and an external monitor

I am stuck with WiFi-connection problem after a Ventura update. I am using an external monitor LG 34GN850-B.AED, connected using DisplayPort. With previous ISO everything worked pretty well. Now, ...
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speedtest-cli through brew on macOS Monterey 12.5 refusing to connect

I have speedtest-cli 2.1.4b1 brew package installed on my mac. Before, it was working fine without any issues which kept me happy. However not too long ago I have noticed that every time I try to use ...
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Accessing Windows from MacOS (or not)

We just inherited my mother-in-law's Windows 7 HP laptop. Last time I used Windows was before I retired in 2014 and that was Windows 10. My MacBook and the HP are on the same 192.168.1.x WiFi and the ...
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M1 MacBook Pro has problems with holding an internet connection after Ventura upgrade

My M1 MacBook Pro has been working great with my home network -- until I upgraded to Ventura. Now, it seems to connect every 15-30 seconds, disconnects, and then reconnects to the network. ISP: ...
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Adding a second IP address to an existing network adapter on Ventura

Up to Mac OS 12 it has been possible to add a second IP address to a network interface. See here: Adding a Second IP Address to an Existing Network Adapter Since Ventura, the UI has totally changed. ...
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Using wired LAN and need to use AirDrop

I've got an iMac and I use the wired LAN (Ethernet) port. I also want to use Airdrop, which requires WiFi. Is there a way I can configure the network settings to use wired LAN for all traffic apart ...
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Summary of network activity

For a while I used network monitor that comes with MacOS to understand the network activity of apps. But things don't add up there. For example, in the attached screenshot total “Data received“ is 1.4 ...
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Trying to connect iPad to iPhone hotspot. It pulls up a blank page “captive.apple.com” that never loads

So I was trying to connect my iPad to my iPhone’s hotspot. It does connect, but as soon as the connection appears to be established, it pulls up a blank page with the URL “captive.apple.com”. This ...
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Troubleshooting international SIM connection issues on iPhone

I have an iPhone SE 2 with a German O2 SIM card with an unlimited data plan and that is supposed to be able to use other networks when traveling in the EU. The last time I was in Sweden it often ...
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Is it possible to hide my Mac(s) from network-connected other Mac(s)?

I always connect my MacBook Pro to my network, and also some of other Macs. Recently, our boss hired a new guy, that currently has no privileges to see other Mac's data and such. I thought I could ...
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Why does my internet not work when on cellular data with a VPN enabled

I am using 16.1.2 on Iphone SE 2. I am using NordVPN on the device that was automatically configured by the app. When I am on WIFI, the internet and VPN all function as expected. When I am on cellular,...
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Can my MacBook be set up as a VPN travel router Client with multiple devices connected via Ethernet

I forgot my travel router at home. I would like to set up my MacBook as a VPN Travel router with 2 devices connected to it via Ethernet. I have 2 adapters that I can connect to my MacBook Pro but I'm ...
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Routing traffic on two NICs

I have a Mac with two NICs. Interface #1 is on VLAN blue, with IP 10.41.0.18 Interface #2 is on VLAN red, with IP 192.168.38.16 Both VLANs are separated, interface #1 is the main one. On the Mac, I ...
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Macos not searching Ubuntu file share

I have a ubuntu server 22.04 setup and it is sharing files using samba. The mac computer can connect to it and use the files just fine. My problem comes in when i try and search for a file or folder ...
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Why does The Unarchiver need to make a network request when unzipping a file?

As shown LuLu detects a connection, and despite blocking it, the rar file was unzipped.
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Interpreting networkQuality JSON output

If you run networkQuality -c you get a nice JSON output suitable for later processing. The problem I have is that I can speculate but I am not sure about what every key and the unit for its value is ...
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2 Wi-Fi networks on a Mac mini Internet connected

I will build 2 Wi-Fi networks on a server ( a projected Mac mini to buy ) with the following key functions: server directly connected to the Internet ( through the 1 Gbit/s ethernet ), with advanced ...
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Disable AirPort Extreme firewall

Currently, I have a AirPort Extreme as WiFi router to which all my devices connect. It is configured in bridge mode and is connected to my ISPs router via WAN port which works just fine. My goal is to ...
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iPhone location shows old house location address after a whole month

A month ago I moved to a new house which sits roughly one mile away from my old house. Unfortunately, my iPhone location still shows my old home address which affects every single app that requires ...
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How to configure mDNSResponder to forward requests to the system's DNS server

I've enabled internet sharing from WiFi to USB Ethernet adapter. It starts a DHCP server that creates subnet 192.168.2.0 with host ip 192.168.2.1 and distributes gateway address 192.168.2.1 and DNS ...
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Internet speed is reduced when connected to Aipods and bluetooth devices

I have tested my macbook air M1 with three different situations. Case 1: AirPods,Bluetooth keyboard and mouse connected, Speed test results Download: 4.67 mbps Upload: 16.75 mbps Case 2: Bluetooth ...
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iPhone Reporting Wrong Location when connected to WiFi

My iPhone 13 Pro Max (iOS 16.1.2) and my partner’s iPhone Xs Max (16.2) are reporting incorrect location info. We recently moved places< this was about 3 months ago. At the beginning, both of our ...
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How to cancel authorization to filter network content in Macbook?

I'm currently using Kaspersky on my macbook. I only want to use its file anti-virus feature, but it forces me to allow it to filter network content. I emailed Kaspersky officials and they said it was ...
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How to use 2 LTE modems on a single Mac without bonding?

I have a mac mini with an ethernet cable plugged in, and 2 ZTE MF 833V USB LTE modems. I'm able to use one modem just fine - it's binding to 192.168.0.190 and I'm using 3proxy with -e option to create ...
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iPhone not able to connect to the internet through Mac's Wi-Fi

I want to connect my iPhone to the internet through my Mac's Wi-Fi. I have an ethernet cable connected to my computer through a USB-C to Ethernet adapter. I want to share the internet from my Mac to ...
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Big Sur 11.5.2 and Apple Thunderbolt 2 to RJ45 ethernet adaptor (Apple part A1433) not working

I was trying to follow answer from this Apple discussion thread, but no luck. So, I am asking the greater audience of experts here. I am using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When ...
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Mac MDM WiFi selection control remained after MDM profiles removed

Recently I've gained admin privilege and gotten rid of MDM profiles/limits. However, after MDM profiles are removed I found that: In Network -> Advanced -> Preferred Network, it still keeps ...
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PC to MacBook connection via USB - no USB devices in macOS

I'm trying to set up a network connection between 2 machines with USB-CDC ethernet. MacBook Pro M1 (macOS 12.1) is connected to Lenovo T440P (running Debian 11, USB 3.0 port) via USB Type A-Type C ...
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While actively using the internet over WiFi it cuts out and won't repair until restart

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro Ventura 13.0.1 and I'm using a Google Nest Wifi Mesh Router system (AC2200). About once per day usually when I am actively streaming something like Netflix or gaming, I will ...
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Find DHCP hostname and IP address of remote computer (behind firewall)

I’ve got a Mac at work, behind a firewall, with an IP address and hostname assigned via DHCP. If I have the hostname and/or IP address, I can use ssh or a vnc client to access the machine if I ...
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Does using different emails for making an account in an app track the IP address for the device I am using to make the account with

I am making an account for my mother on an app using her email with my device. Does it show on the app the IP address from which I made the account? Will the account still be linked to my IP address ...
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iPhone 11 & iPhone 13 not transmitting audio or dropping calls while at home at all times regardless of on wifi calling or not

I've been struggling to solve an issue for some time with my cellular service & wifi calling at my home. I've talked on several occasions to Verizon support and have even changed carriers on one ...
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How to route traffic from one Mac through VPN that's only available on another Mac via the underlying Unix OS?

Network 1 has 2 computers, Mac1 and Mac2. Mac1 has access to a VPN. Mac2 does not. For Mac2, how can I route its traffic through Mac1 so that it also has to pass through the VPN? Note, with newer Macs,...
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How to share IKEv2 VPN connection via internet sharing

Im trying to share NordVpn from my Mac which is connected to ethernet. However when I do select IKEv2 it won't show me the option to share that in internet sharing. Unfortunately NordVpn only ...
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/etc/hosts changes aren't getting reflected on Mac

I've a Spring Boot application which uses an external service. I want to reproduce a scenario where that service is not reachable after my application is up and running. So, I thought I'll start my ...
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Cause for ICMP traffic from Cisco VPN clients towards Apple subnets after blocking HTTP traffic to Apple domains

In my environment, I have a few Macs that are connected via Cisco AnyConnect VPN. I noticed that a few of these Macs occasionally send several ICMP request packets (up to 100+, each packet is approx. ...
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can't access internet from regular user after lockdown mode

I just stumbled on a lockdown-mode in ventura and thought I would just try it out. Now, even with disabling lockdown-mode, the 'normal-account' of my mac can't access internet. More specifically, only ...
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How to specify width when capturing WiFi traffic with airport CLI utility?

I am troubleshooting some wireless connections and using a Macbook to capture wireless traffic in monitor mode. This works great using the Wireless Diagnostics GUI utility, but I would like to use the ...

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