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Questions tagged [network]

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

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Have DHCP for Wi-Fi and static IP for Ethernet?

I'm trying to connect to a device over Ethernet and set a static IP for the Ethernet to talk to the device. When I do this, I can talk to the device but it kills connection to the Wi-Fi and I can't ...
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Internet sharing fails when iMac restarts

Our office iMac is set to restart every night and it has an admin account and a user account. This is a fresh install of 10.14.4 which we have just reinstalled. I logged into the admin account and ...
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What is the “studentd” process?

I'm logging network traffic (with Radio Silence), and noticed that the studentd process from /usr/libexec/studentd is connecting to some server. What is this process doing, why does it need internet ...
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iOS and Burp Suite Certificate - Impossible to trust certificate? [on hold]

I have the same question as this guy and it seems like trusting SSL certificates on the iPhone does nothing -- it's essentially broken, from what I can tell. I have proxied my WiFi traffic to my ...
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How to hide or deny access to Wi-Fi access points in macOS High Sierra or Mojave [duplicate]

Backstory: I work in a building with hundreds of wireless networks. I want to hide these networks from my users and only allow them to access a specific network (SSID 1). They only have the ...
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Enable packet filter firewall (pfctl -Ef) temporarily stops all network connection

I've noticed that when re-setting my firewall with a new set of rules, all network communication completely stops for a short time, until it regains with the new set of rules. In fact, it also ...
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Latency spikes on wifi - power saving measure?

I'm seeing intermittent latency spikes when on wifi, but only when pinging my MBP from another machine and not when pinging from the MBP to another machine. It seems to be causing stuttering with ...
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Switching the Wi-Fi network from terminal does not succeed (DHCP fails)

I am trying to switch Wi-Fi network via the command line: networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 corpnet01 networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 Home where "Office" and "Home" are DHCP enabled networks. ...
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How can I make a process in macOS use a different hosts file without using a chroot jail?

Unlike Linux, we cannot use HOSTALIASES env var. I believe it is possible to make a process see a different hosts file if I put it in a chroot jail, but I don't want to have to do that for this ...
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Google DNS doesn't work

I have trouble using Google DNS under my 2017 MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave.. I want to point in advance that: I don't have access to the router settings. I'm using kind of host network that my ...
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Mac network latency with NAS (not present with PC)

I am in a Creative Services workgroup connected to a WD MyCloudPR4100 that IT has setup to be our group's NAS. The issue is that occasionally the Macs in the group will lose their WiFi connection to ...
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Block Internet access to specific apps on specific Wi-Fi networks

My company just set my laptop up with Backblaze, and the backups are killing my crappy rural DSL connection when I bring the machine home. Are there utilities that can block specific applications from ...
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How do I troubleshoot WiFi networking issues with my iOS 12.2 iPhone 8? Can't load apple.com

How do I troubleshoot networking issues with my iPhone 8 plus with iOS 12.2? I can't even load web pages like apple.com or status.twitter.com. The progress bar is stuck at 10%. It seemed to work OK ...
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Why is networksetup so slow compared to manually changing Wi-Fi networks?

if I run networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 myssid it takes between 10 and 15 seconds. If I manually click the Wi-Fi icon in the notification bar and select myssid, it's instant. Alternatively, I'...
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Can we view or edit HostName value via macOS desktop UI?

Here are two instances where I found that setting the computer name via System Preferences > Sharing > Computer Name does not really set the HostName attribute. The macOS version is macOS High Sierra ...
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Cannot connect to my SMB server on MacOS

When I connect to my SMB Linux server by running: smb://ubuntu it shows me 2 shared folders and that's normal. I made the first folder working without a password and that's working fine. The second ...
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Cannot ping devices from mac unless they ping the mac first

My network looks like this and I have all sorts of devices: android phones, tablets, raspberry pis, some of which my Mac can’t ping over WiFi. Other devices on the network can ping the target just ...
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Change routing priority on iMac

Our home phone/internet is down; dug up by council contractors, and won't be fixed for a week. I am using an iPhone hotspot in the interim. This works, but when I plug the Ethernet connection to my ...
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Can I share Ethernet internet connection through Thunderbolt cable?

I do not want to use WiFi but need to share my iMac's Internet connection (with incoming Ethernet) to my MacBook Pro, using a Thunderbolt cable. I've connected the two in Network/sharing settings, ...
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How can I have my mac display a reminder when it connects to a particular network? [duplicate]

I'd like my mac to display a reminder with a customized message every time it connects to a certain network. The network can be distinguished by whether my mac's local IP address falls into a few ...
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Disable Wi-Fi card on macOS Mojave

I have disabled the Wi-Fi by moving the IO80211Family.kext from /System/Library/Extensions with SIP disabled of course. However, this does not seem to work anymore. Before (on macOS High Sierra and ...
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Error: “sudo: command not found” when trying to use XAMPP [closed]

I am trying to use XAMPP to create a server on my MacBook. I'm following the tutorial here: https://www.webucator.com/how-to/how-install-start-test-xampp-on-mac-osx.cfm and I'm stuck on the bit ...
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Internet Sharing Over Ethernet

I am attempting to share the WiFi connection on my MacBook Air running Mojave over Ethernet. In other words, Computer #1 connects via Ethernet to Computer #2 and Computer #2 is doing Internet Sharing ...
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How do I access, from a Parallels VM, an HTTP server running on the Mac host on port 8000?

I have a Parallels VM which I'm using to test Internet Explorer and Edge. It's set to use a "shared network", and I can ping the host Mac (via ping 10.211.55.2). I've set up my hosts file as follows: ...
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Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac

Can't connect as different user while accessing network share with in domain network in Mac. Through Go > Connect to server > connect as
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How can I disable Internet access for specific apps on mac? [duplicate]

I was wondering if we have any inbuilt functionality on mac that would allow us to disable internet access to specific applications. Like for example, when I am using my mobile data to connect to my ...
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How can I extend Mac + keyboard + mouse to a PC through WiFi local network?

I have a windows laptop and a Mac that connect together to WiFi and that is connected to the Internet. I don't have wired (ethernet) network in home and i just have Wife at home. My goal is to extend ...
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Change default browser based on location?

I use Chrome for work stuff and Safari for my personal stuff (each signed into my respective email). Is there a way to easily switch the default browser based on location? In the past I've used both ...
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How to monitor last 24 hours of network activity? [duplicate]

For example, I want to see the average download speed for each hour. How to monitor last 24 hours of network activity?
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How to disable certificate transparency check in macOS Mojave(10.14)

In macOS Mojave, certificate transparency check is enabled. Because the OS terminates all TLS connections that doesn’t use transparent certificates, macOS Mojave cannot connect to WPA2 Enterprise ...
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iOS 12: How to force Wi-Fi connecting to use active scanning for access points or boost detection range?

Most phones use passive scanning by default, where routers and access points advertise their names and they show up in the Wi-Fi connection menu. Think of this as a bunch of vendors at a venue wearing ...
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Login problems with Automount and SMB shares

I am using automount to mount a set of network shares on my macbook. My problem is that when these shares are not available, e.g. when I am out of the office using a different network, I cannot login ...
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Mid 2015 Mbp wifi issue by location

I have a mid 2015 Macbook Pro. When at home, WiFi is as good as can be expected, approx 30-40mb down. I stay away from home at another house during the week and whilst all of my other devices ...
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Why doesn't Apple allow native VPN configuration on Apple TVs? Is there another way to add support?

TL;DR: Apple doesn't allow for native VPN configuration on Apple TVs, is there a reliable way to use a VPN service with my Apple TV? As someone who lives abroad, a VPN can be a real life saver when ...
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MacBook Pro won't connect to Wi-Fi, with correct password. Error: “The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password”

I'm trying to connect to my home Wi-Fi. When I enter the correct password, I get the message "The Wi-Fi network requires a WPA2 password". I verified the password is correct in my router configuration....
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Strange mac address behavior with Virtual Box on MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro Retina; MacOS 10.14.2 running VBox 6.0.4. VM is Win7. VM net settings Bridged Adapter, en0: WiFi (AirPort), Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (82545EM), Promiscuous Allow All, ...
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Failing to send Wake-On-LAN UDP packet with netcat

I'm trying send a WOL packet from a bash script under Mojave, much like https://stackoverflow.com/a/31588036/9370650, without any third-party utilities, such as the nifty https://github.com/jpoliv/...
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Calculating Euclidean distance [duplicate]

Is there a way of calculating the distance to the nearest points in QGIS? In ArcGIS there is a function called Euclidean Distance, but I am unsure how to do it in QGIS. I am trying to calculate the ...
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Which iPhone app is connecting to e.crashlytics.com?

My iPhone tries to connect to e.crashlytics.com several hundred times a day (and this is just the time it is connect to my wifi), according to my Pi-hole. How can I identify the app that tries to ...
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“arp -a” output differs on computers attached to the same network

When I type arp -a I get all devices on the local network, right? My question is this: how come when I type this command on two separate machines, I get two different results? And when I ping the ...
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Google Chrome and nslookup: works. Safari and ping: do not work

So I'm on a hotel WiFi that has been working fine for several days. Suddenly, I'm not able to use many programs on the internet. Safari says "Can't find server". Ping says "Can't resolve: Unknown ...
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How to completely delete Bluetooth and network driver from MacBook Air?

I need to permanently delete Bluetooth and Network drivers (Wi-Fi and Ethernet) from my MacBook Air running macOS High Sierra, so there will be no way to have any connection except the USB. Is that ...
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Ethernet audio stream drops somewhere en route from Time Capsule through ATV to my receiver

Hardware configuration is as follows: Receiver, is connected via HDMI cable to .. Apple TV, which is connected via Cat 6 ethernet cable to .. Time Capsule, which is connected via Cat 6 to .. ...
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Can I find out if someone is getting files from my HD through the company network? [duplicate]

Sometimes I experience a harsh slowness in my disc and often it is because someone else is copying a large file through the network. I wish to know when this happens so I can estimate the time it will ...
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Safari can't connect to localhost

I'm trying to use Focus, an app that redirects blocked websites through localhost. However, while this works properly with Chrome and Firefox, Safari gives me an error message as in the attached image....
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Mac Mini (2018) 10Gb Port Compatibility

Is the 10Gb port on the latest Mac Mini (2018) backwards compatible with 10/100/1000Base-T devices? I ask because the Apple site reports that the upgraded 10Gb port uses NBase-T.
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safari not respecting non proxy hosts

In the system networking config, I specify some hosts which should be connected to without a proxy: However after adding the entry for iad.ocir.io, when trying to connect (safari or chrome) I see an ...
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Will Time Machine backup an iTunes library that's stored on a network share?

I store my iTunes library on a Synology NAS and access it from an SMB share. The library is larger the SSD in my Macbook, so I cannot store it locally. Does Time Machine back a library that is on a ...
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MacBook - WiFi won't connect in macOS but rebooting into Windows does?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017 running macOS 10.14.3. In my home I have a WiFi router which multiple devices connect to, including my MacBook. Recently for some reason my MacBook has been having trouble ...
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Finder drops connection to server / network attached storage

I am trying to transfer data that takes days to complete and would like to have a permanent connection to my Network Attached Storage device. I can open finder, then go--> connect to server in order ...