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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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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 ...
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Macbook Pro-to-iPad Pro Local Network (how many connections/devices)

We are developing a video wall of iPad Pros and using an admin app to control aspects of functionality. Questions: 1. Has anyone done something like this before and can give insights? 2. Initial ...
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Wireless Diagnostics doesn't proceed

I'm using macOS High Sierra. I was trying to run a wireless Diagnostics. But when I clicked "continue", nothing happens. Does anyone know why?
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Mix DNS from DHCP with a statically defined one

I'd like to configure my DNS records to priorities a statically defined DNS server (e.g. 8.8.8.8) and fallback onto DNS servers retrieved from DHCP. I'd like the DHCP DNS servers only to be used, if ...
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Can I Open Port 443 on my MacMini without using the Server App?

I'm using an AT&T router where I have port 443 open. I did a port scan and it does not show 443 open. I have the firewall open with all the default options listed that Allow incoming connections. ...
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Issues with linking to a file on a local network file server

In my workplace we often save files to a local network file server, sometimes in locations with a very long hierarchy tree to navigate. This can take up time and lead to confusion. I've recently been ...
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Cannot SSH into Cisco switch or pfSense router from Mac Mini (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6)

Errors message in Terminal are (switch 1st, router 2nd): MacMini:/ MacAdmin$ ssh NetAdmin@192.168.3.2 #Switch Unable to negotiate with 192.168.3.2 port 22: no matching key exchange method ...
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Google Chrome 68+ doesn't work behind corporate proxy on macOS

This started happening after my company pushed Chrome 68 update (we were using Chrome 65 until then) almost a year back. If I start Chrome up, it runs all well for a while (ranging from 5 minutes to a ...
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At one particular coffee shop, mac only connects to google and nothing else

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro running High Sierra. At one particular coffee shop, my mac only connects to google, facebook and youtube and no other websites. I looked at a bunch of forums and based on ...
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How to block TCP connections from unidentified IP addresses mac

I started up a private minecraft server for my friend and I, and that required me to use generic TCP forwarding in order to open it up to accept his IP address. I used this program called serveo.io ...
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Clever sysadmin needed! How to keep SMB shares mounted?

We have multiple Mac OS/OSX servers (A mix of El Cap and High Sierra) that have SMB shares mounted for backing /archiving jobs (chronosync and P5) The SMB shares are connected via "connect to server" ...
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network share mount malfunctioning

This is happening all the time, first time mounting a network share to my machine, and for an hour or two I can use it without any issue. after a while, when I'm trying to access this share (or any ...
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Cannot connect to secure WI-FI since 3 days with a Macbook Pro (2014)

I have a weird issue. I cannot connect to secure connection with a Macbook Pro. It seems it connects, but then I dont receive any IP Adress. If I turn on a non-secure WiFi connection on my router, ...
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iPhone 5s slow to connect to cellular network, sometimes disconnects spontaneously

iPhone 5s, iOS 12.1.4 We're from the US, and now traveling in New Zealand. Our US cell provider is MVNO Ting, on our phones using Sprint's CDMA network. Overseas in GSM territory, the phones connect ...
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Macbook Pro running windows 10 — wifi connected, but no internet access

Alright, so I went through the steps to install the windows support software from bootcamp, which enabled me to even have any wifi settings at all, but then after repeated failed attempts to connect ...
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Filter out some WiFi networks from list of all available WiFi networks [duplicate]

Is it possible to filter out some WiFi networks from list of all available WiFi networks when I drop down the WiFi list from the menu bar in macOS? My condo complex has a lot of networks and it ...
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Cannot access .local addresses from my iOS devices

I have a computer that is hooked up to my entertainment center that runs an EyeTV media server. I hadn't used it in over a year because we moved and I couldn't pick up any stations, but I bought a new ...
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Macbook Pro very slow to show PC (shared via SMB) on 1GB Home Network

I always see my son's non-shared PC in Finder way before my PC shows up, even after using command+K with my PC.s IP. Is there a solution to have my PC show up at least at the same time, instead of ...
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How Does Time Machine Mount Network Shares and Disk Images?

Accessing network shares and disk images on macOS can often be very slow; this has never come as a surprise to me, however, I'm using a network share with Time Machine and have noticed that mounting ...
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How Does Time Machine Check for “Runtime Corruption” and How Do I Reset It?

After working quite happily for months, Time Machine running with a NAS as a backup destination has suddenly decided that my backup is "corrupt" after failing a check for "runtime corruption" and is ...
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How can I kill/launch wifi from terminal

Linked to this Is there any way to literally kill wifi (wifi process/wifi related processes?) and then launch/relaunch it, all with terminal? maybe sudo killall WiFiAgent? macOS Sierra (10.12)
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Automatically disable network activity for apps when on a Portable Hotspot

Very often, on my Mac, I'm connected with to the 4g Portable hotspot created on my iPhone. The mac recognises it as the portable hotspot, and can even turn it on (I understand this came with the ...
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ports 80 and 443 suddenly closed on macos server

short story Ports 80 & 443 seems to be closed on my MacOS Server (checked with Network Utility) -- cannot access any website from both local network and internet. Have restarted the websites ...
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Firewall off by default, and when I turn it on it doesn't block connections

Yesterday, I had to get a PHP app running locally on my brand new, plain-vanilla Mac Mini. I was disturbed (to put it mildly) to discover that Apache was already installed, and running, and serving ...
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Safari stops working when attached to a corporate network

My work MBP is in a corporate network which has heavy security. For the last few months Safari has been driving me crazy. It will work for a period of time, then just stop. No matter what web page I ...
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Mojave 10.4.3 WiFi problems

I updated to Mojave 10.14.3 last weekend at home. When I brought my MacBook Pro into the office Monday morning it showed it was connected to my office network, but there was no connection. I restarted ...
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Lynx Browser & HTTP Get Ignore Timeout Options

I'm working on my wifi-wand command line utility that manages wifi on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand), and am trying to better understand how captive portals are managed in Mac OS. ...
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Automatically try to join hidden network if no preferred network available

My work has a hidden SSID that I need to join every morning. Is there any way to make my Mac search for the hidden network if no preferred network is available? Failing that, is there a command I can ...
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Macbook failing to connect to 5GHz networks

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) running on MacOS 10.14.3 (18D42) and since some time I have been unable to connect to any 5GHz WiFi networks while 2.4GHz networks from the same ...
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Apple ID page blocking Linux computers

Apple ID sign-in is not working from Linux OS browser (Chrome, Firefox...tried both with new session cookies cleared, and incognito). I can browse apple.com without issues. I needed to check Apple ID ...
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Why does Enterprise Connect exit immediately?

Attempts to restart Enterprise Connect do not result in showing its icon or menu.
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Remote SSH connection

I want to connect my iMac remotely via ssh. Even though I can connect it locally, I can't do it remotely. When I try to connect remotely it refuses the connection. port 22: Connection refused I ...
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Account with parental controls enabled breaks proxy use

I have a MacBook Air running Mojave (10.14.2). My router is running a proxy using Squid that works fine on the Mac's administrator account and a user account. When the user account has Parental ...
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NAS Server disconnecting from SMB connection

I can't figure it out: Every few minutes I have to connect to the NAS Synology (DS1517+), DSM number (DSM 6.2.1-23824) from my MacBook: Go>Connect to Server... then select the folders I need. ...
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My iPhone is no longer appearing in Wi-Fi menu above the line after changing mobile phone provider

I want to share Internet connection from my iPhone to my Macbook. Before, I just clicked the Wi-Fi icon on my mac and my iPhone automatically appeared there above the line. I did not need to enable ...
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How to forget wifi in version 12.1.2

I changed the password of my school account, so I can't connect to the school wifi anymore. Normally, there would be an option to forget wifi, but that doesn't seem to exist in iOS 12.1.2. Selecting ...
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Sharing the Wi-Fi Password with Both iOS and macOS devices Under the Same Apple ID? [closed]

Sharing the Wi-Fi Password with both iOS and macOS devices under the Same Apple ID is not available for me. I can share the the Wi-Fi password with other person if we if we are registered in the phone ...
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How can I get “Time connected” to a VPN as a variable?

I am using the integrated VPN client in OS X and its working great. I found out that I can have the time connected displayed and was wondering if I could get the total time connected as a variable of ...
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How can I find out more about a suspicious SSID?

I have no Asian neighbors, but I keep seeing an SSID with an Asian name. The signal strength is strong, (maxed), so it tells me it's a device that is nearby. The SSID also includes a couple of linked ...
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Wi-Fi doesn't work when switching between office and home network

I use my desktop daily at an office and at home. In the last few months it happens very often, but not every time, that when I go back home from the office, or vice-versa, the internet connection ...
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How to configure MacOS firewall to block outgoing IP ranges?

Recently I was watching a Gizmodo journalist's videos about her experiment with blocking outgoing connections to Google, FB, Microsoft and Apple. I wonder if it is possible to modify MacOS's built in ...