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

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“File Sharing” without Shared Folders still shares folders

I have been experimenting with the "File Sharing" settings between two MacBooks. For some reason, unexpectedly when on the Host laptop I remove all "Shared Folders" I can still use "Connect to server" ...
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After changing nameservers for a domain only on my Macbook no access possible [on hold]

I have exactly the same issue: Terminal command to clear DNS cache doesn't seem to work Changed the DNS settings for a domain, works perfectly via proxy or on other devices connected to my WIFI, ...
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How to block everything except my connection to the VPN?

I'm trying to make Murus block everything, except my connection to the VPN server. I don't want my Mac to make any outbound calls to any ports unless via the VPN connection. I'm trying to add a rule ...
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Will HomeKit remote access still work if I add a VPN to my Apple TV?

I've currently got a great little HomeKit setup in my home which works perfectly even when I'm out of the house. I understand that HomeKit makes use of the Apple TV as a hub to enable remote access to ...
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Is there an app that allows an iPhone-to-iPhone local network call with shared music?

My wife and I started going to a gym recently. We each have our own separate workouts and we listen to music through our earbuds. We realized though that this has reduced our evening chat time, so I ...
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Can I reboot or reset AirPort Extreme remotely over wifi using my Mac?

Internet connection at my home (provided by the housing company) — shared to wifi via Airport Extreme — nowadays quite often cuts off. When this happens, my MacBook is still connected to the wifi just ...
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SMB Transfers get stuck

We are planning on using a Freenas installation to share the home directories of our users over SMB. In the test phase we noticed that everything works fine except that at the end of a file transfer (...
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Changing to a different WiFi connection

I'm using MacBook Air running MacOS Sierra and using an IP address(provided by my college) that has been bound to my device's MAC address manually. ie- My device's MAC address is has been bonded with ...
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Connecting from iOS to macOS using ssh

Because of the OpenSSH iOS tweak and NewTerm (my phone is jailbroken), I'm able to connect from my computer to my phone using ssh: $ ssh mobile@myphonesip mobile@myphonesip's password: myphonesname~ ...
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Is it a bad idea to daisy chain to an internet router through an external drive?

I'm interested in setting up a wired connection to my router, in order to achieve a faster internet connection than I can get from built-in 802.11n. My 2012 Mac Book Air has only one Thunderbolt 1 ...
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Bonjour Sleep Proxy / WoWLAN / WoL

So I've had an interesting issue that I think I know what might have happened, but I'm not sure if it is actually possible. I have 2 Mac's running High Sierra, Laptop and iMac. I have enabled "Wake ...
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Mac mini SMB File Sharing and Sleep Mode

I've a Mac mini (Mid 2010, El Capitan 10.11.6) which acts as file server. I enabled file sharing (SMB). The Mac goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes (as configured). If a PC client tries to connect to ...
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How to limit the traffic generated by mDNSResponder?

Using the activity monitor, I can observe that mDNSResponder has sent, after a while, 595 KB and received 313.8 MB. In some situation this is a problem, especially when I'm using tethering abroad. ...
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Can't access internet after installing NordVPN

As soon as I install the NordVPN app from the app Store on MacOS Mojave, the internet connection dies. I can't use my browser, or any internet connected apps. Deleting the app and then restarting ...
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Can't access entirely shared HDD on Windows Server

So i have a whole entire network on windows, with a WS2012 R2 installed as Domain Controller, a few hiccups here and there but everything is working I recently added a 6tb disk, and shared it all, it'...
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Connect to internet via WiFi and SSH to local servers via LAN [duplicate]

I am able to connect to Internet via WiFi and to local servers via LAN when used separately on my MacBook with Mojave 10.14.1. When both LAN and WiFi are enabled, I can only use one service at a ...
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Wifi completely stops working on Macbook Pro HighSierra 2011

My wifi will be working and then all of a sudden I get the no internet connection page on google chrome. My Wifi status bar still shows a full signal but nothing loads. So I go to turn my wifi off, ...
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Extending Apple Airport Extreme Network

I'm trying to add a second router(a Netgear R7000) to extend my current network which uses a 5th generation Airport Extreme as the base. I am trying to set it up such that there is one continuous ...
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Back up personal files when TimeMachine is set to backup other files

I run my own samba server on my home desktop. I use MAC for work and personal business. TimeMachine is set up to back up my work folders (on the other, office samba server). I want to back up my ...
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Can I use my Apple TC's, Airport Extremes, and Expresses with Xfinity Gigabit Router?

Is it possible to use my 2 Apple Time Capsules, (1) Airport Extreme, and (2) Airport Express in bridge mode to expand the Network of an Xfinity Gigabit Router, while still using the Airport Expresses ...
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Can a Wi-Fi only iPad use a mobile Hotspot to get Internet access?

Since I switched mobile providers, I can no longer use my iPhone as a personal Hotspot. The company doesn't allow it, and I didn't realize how convenient it was until I no longer had it. I used to ...
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Reduce or disable DNS cache in 10.13 and 10.14

I'm trying to get a hold of the property list, I'm guessing, that specifies the TTL or the amount of records held of the DNS cache of the system, if is not user/root accessible, then command that ...
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Automator to open random file on Windows share

I have created through automator the ability to locally open a random file in a specified folder with subfolders. I cannot figure out how to do this on a networked Windows share. I have: Get ...
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Why system-wide socks proxy doesn't work for Chrome?

First of all, I'm not asking how to enable proxy in Chrome. I've already done it with SwitchySharp extension. The question I'm about to ask, is the mechanism under OSX's network preference setting ...
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Get list of discoverable BT devices with power (RSSI) and MAC address

Is there any way to list all discoverable devices in terminal? Something like this: http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/28/find-scan-wireless-networks-from-the-command-line-in-mac-os-x/ I need to get MAC ...
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Blocked websites on macOS host but not on Win7 virtual machine

In China there in the Great Firewall which blocks i.e. youtube. Fortunately in my university in China someway they provide access to youtube, so students can use youtube by means of campus wifi. I ...
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Samba network connection from Mac to PC only worked before restart

I've connected a Mac mini to a PC running Windows via Ethernet. Both computers have manually-configured static IP addresses. I was able to use Samba on the Mac to connect to a shared folder on the PC ...
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Changing MacOS's IP Address While Booted Off Another Drive

My server lives in a data center, 1,000 miles away. This Mac has two hard drives, a primary and a backup. Both are bootable and have the same network settings, so I can switch back and forth between ...
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Is there a way to automatically mount a volume from another Mac on start?

I'm using my Mac Mini as a TimeMachine host. I have a couple of external drives plugged in via USB. TimeMachine doesn't work unless I use Finder to manually Browse the network and mount the volume ...
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DNS lookup painfully slow on only one network?

I've got a MacBook Air 2013 running 10.14, and loading all pages either stalls for multiple seconds on "Resolving host" and only loads after a painful delay or it completely fails and Chrome shows me ...
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Is it possible to combine two iPhones with tethering to increase bandwidth or fault tolerance?

I'm using a MacBook as a "server" and want to keep it always connected to the internet, over cellular. I have two mobile phones (one GSM, one CDMA) and would like to connect to each of them to ...
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macOS: Disable promiscuous Wi-Fi scan and/or display of unwanted list of Wi-Fi networks?

I am annoyed by a display of all nearby Wi-Fi networks around me, when I know I am looking to connect to one among the couple of known networks. Is there a setting to disable detection of new/unknown ...
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Cannot change any Bluetooth settings

On my MacBook Pro 2018 I can't change any Bluetooth related settings anymore as long as no external dongle is connected. Examples: If I turn it off, next start it is turned on again. If I remove a ...
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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macbook air: unable to assign static IP on USB ethernet adapter

I want to connect to a USRP X310 device via ethernet. The apple USB ethernet adapter is plugged in and is shown by ifconfig: en3: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu ...
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Debugging automounting (nfs)

Since setting up a linux nas and thinking that smb is always kinda annoying and slow, I went to set up nfs. On my Linux clients, this works fine. However on macOS (High Sierra) I edited all the config ...
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Several applications trying to connect to IP

I have several applications on my computer which are attempting to connect to a small hand-full of IPs over port 80(http). This seems suspect to me and I'm not sure how to proceed. Currently I am ...
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Limit - not disable - Remember joined Wi-Fi locations

I'm building an entirely new corporate infrastructure - ATM I have ~200 macs expanding to over 600 in the next year. I need to configure the Wi-Fi with two locations: Corporate Network Off - Site I'...
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Communicate between two local Mac machines when one is on VPN?

I'd like to directly connect (be able to use ping/ssh or other common commands) two local Mac machines as one sometimes is on VPN. The two Mac normally are connected via a wireless router when none of ...
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Connection error: MacBook Air <--> (PPPOE) <--> USB-Ethernet adapter <--> Ethernet cable <--> Cable Modem

On my MacBook Air, I am trying to create a PPPOE connection by connecting an ethernet cable from Mac to Cable Modem via USB-Ethernet adapter. But it is not working. Any insights or help is appreciated....
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How to remove shared devices from my iMac?

My Sidebar is showing that there is a shared device on my network. I am not on any network whatsoever, this is my home computer used by me only. It says "not connected" but makes me nervous. Is this ...
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How to encrypt external network drive timemachine backup

I am following this: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/turn-nas-windows-share-time-machine-backup/ Which basically says that you have to create a sparse disk image and put that on your external network ...
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AirPlay 2 from guest network

I have two networks at home - my regular one and a guest network. My router is a Synology RT2600ac. I also have a Sonos One at home, connected to my main network. Everything is working peachy from ...
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Force DNS resolution to happen outside VPN

I'm running Mojave (10.14) and I have a Cisco AnyConnect VPN over which traffic for selected routes (determined by the VPN profile, out of my control) is sent. Traffic routing works fine, the issue ...
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Terminal name changed to 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' [duplicate]

I have no idea what dhcp means, so I don't know why instead of just showing 'Name ~' as the beginning of each terminal line, it started showing 'Name@dhcp-xx-x' as the format of my username. Is this a ...
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Network Trash Can on macOS 10.13 or higher?

We currently have a Mac that functions as a file server on our network. The files are stored locally on an internal drive array. We would like to setup a Network Trash Can on this machine so when ...
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Restrict ssh access to selected IP on macOS

I want to restrict ssh access on macOS 10.12 to selected IPs on my local network. I tried writing the following files: # /etc/hosts.allow sshd: 192.168.1.32 sshd: 192.168.1.33 # /etc/hosts.deny sshd:...
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How do I enable ntpd to serve ntp clients (using macOS 10.14 Mojave)?

So on macOS High Sierra 10.13, this answer worked fine: How to enable ntpd to server ntp clients (using High Sierra) Now I am running macOS 10.14 and they have removed both ntpdate and ntpd-wrapper (...
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How to I prevent mac os High Sierra from auto mounting a network volume?

Recently I had connected to drive on a second computer and forgot to disconnect before shutting down the second computer. Now my first computer persistently reconnects to the drive on the second ...
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MacBook keeps losing internet, while Wi-Fi is connected (Bluetooth, 5Ghz)

I have a problem which I've faced for about 3 years and it's driving me crazy! My Wi-Fi is connected and has very good signal but after a few minutes (sometimes few hours, hard to say) I have no ...