Questions tagged [network]

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

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access webpages hosted by (macOS) apache web server on LAN where pages are served from a user home directory on the server machine

I would like to run a personal website that is accessible across users on the local area network. Specifically, imagine we have Mac #1 talking to Mac #2 via a router and the goal is to access a ...
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Unable to connect to local Docker for Mac web server via IP address. Bonjour (mDNS) connection works fine

I am currently running an application via Docker for Mac. I have ensured that the application is properly forwarding the ports via a docker-compose file. I have forwarded port 8083 from the ...
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I can't share certain files and folder through SMB

I am trying to share some folders and my external USB hard drive through smb for my local network. However, certain folders cannot be shared. The folders appear when go to finder->network and click ...
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iPhone does not reconnect to WiFi automatically

I recently upgraded my iPhone from XR to 13. I still use it mostly at the same two locations (home and work). XR used to automatically connect to WiFi when I arrived to a location. If I was at home or ...
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How accurate is Find My Network for a turned off iPhone

I had my iPhone 11 stolen last week. The theft shut it down but I'm still able to localize it from time to time with Find My Network. It seems to be in an underground parking garage. I was wondering ...
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How do you prevent users on your network from configuring network interface connections on your network without your consent or knowledge?

As owner/admin of home wifi network with EERO Pro 6 router I'm seeing in macOS Monterey 12.3.1 interface network connections being configured without my consent or knowledge. What disturbs me besides ...
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What is this unknown 10-digit device address? Found on an iPhone

I saw this unknown address under my personal hotspot summary on an iPhone: e:69:a5:97:7:17 Can this 10-digit number be a MAC address?
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Trying to set up wifi network using iPhone X and TP-Link AC750

I live out in the sticks with no good internet options. Is it possible to create a wifi network using my iphone X plugged into a TP-Link AC750 travel router? (accessing the internet via cellular ...
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Store users of multiple macs on network drive

Is that a thing with macOS? I know that is (was?) somehow possible on windows. I would like to have all user accounts of different Macs on a network drive (NAS), so everybody could log in to their own ...
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FaceTime refuses to provide video, "poor network"

In my house on WiFi users of iphones, MBPs and MBAs all have this problem where FaceTime goes audio-only and complains "poor network connection". It happens often, but not always. Speed ...
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How to delete macOS startup action of network connection attempt to a remote server

I am on Monterey macOS 12.3.1. I receive this message every time at restart. How can I delete this startup action? I looked at /Library/LaunchAgents but cannot find there. I also checked System ...
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MacBook M1 network issues when activating WiFi and USB ethernet adapter at same time

I have a new MacBook M1 and had never such issues with my old MacBook before. WiFi works perfectly if no other ethernet adapter is connected. USB ethernet works perfectly if WiFi is disabled and IPv6 ...
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Simple DNS resolution depending on network location

I've used to have some entries in /etc/hosts in some network locations, but they must not be present in other network locations. Currently, I've to edit /etc/hosts manually if I switch between those ...
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How to use `netstat' to show utun (socket) interfaces?

I've looked through help using help netstat and can't see a way to just show tun interfaces (or sockets). I found one netstat option that isn't listed in the help, netstat -u which only shows "...
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Network environment switch with Wifi network change

I have two network environments I want to set up, with one having Wifi enabled but not connected, while the other is connected to a Wifi network. While I can configure whether Wifi is enabled or not, ...
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Map one IP to another

On Linux, I can use iptables to cause any incoming requests $FROM destined for some IP address to go to another $TO, regardless of whether $FROM and/or $TO where actually on the interface, or even ...
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Cannot copy files but can copy folders to SMB share

I've set up my Raspberry Pi to share an external HDD as a samba share. My clients are macOS 11.6 and 11.5. I've followed the Samba Wiki page on how to configure samba to work better with Apple. I can ...
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iPhone - delayed notifications on home Wi-Fi

I'm close to losing my mind with this stupid issue. I've been trying to fix it for like 6 months now. So, push notifications from all apps are delayed or don't arrive at all. They all arrive only ...
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How can I easily add and delete routing to an IP address for testing?

My LAN uses 172.16.7.xxx. Both my DHCP server and gateway are at 172.16.7.1. (It's a firewall box.) On the other side of that firewall is my cellular broadband modem with an address of 192.168.1.1 and ...
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Mac OSX Internet sharing settings - DHCP expectations

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX 12.3.1. Monterey. I'm trying to connect to a widget that has a web service running on it. When I connect the widget directly to a normal residential Router, it ...
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I can't delete NDNS interface in network preferences on macOS Monterey

I uninstalled that profile but my network hasn't been deleted. I use the terminal to search using -listallnetworkservices to delete it but can't find it What should I do?
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how to route some traffic away from VPN set in profile?

I received a .mobileconfig file containing profile configuration to access the company's VPN, which I need for work. Though this is my personal computer and I'm not happy that all my traffic goes ...
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NOT Routing a specific address through a certain adapter

Ok, I have a bit of a tricky problem: I need to connect to a VPN in order to access our company servers from remote locations. At the same time, for some obscure reasons which the technician could ...
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pf.conf configuration?

I've been a Windows user for 35+ years and I'm new to Macintosh. I would like to configure PF firewall to block the ports below, incoming and outgoing on all interfaces. What commands do I need to use ...
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Macbook Pro 2019 Catalina wifi very slow while connected through VPN

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 (with Catalina) from my work/office. I am using a 5 GHz wifi connection for the internet. I have noticed that my personal desktop pc sitting next to my MacBook has an ...
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Wifi to internet sharing to ethernet en7? what about en4-6?

I'm in an airbnb with my two computers (2012 MacPro macOS 10.12 + 2022 MBP macOS 12.3). The MP isn't receiving the WiFi signal strong enough, so I bought an ethernet cable + adaptor thinking that I ...
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Log every WAN IP change

what would be the best way to log every WAN IP change on macOS? there is some app like istats that would sent a notification on IP change, and I know there is some script that would log the WAN IP, ...
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Mac connected to iPhone hotspot but no internet

My MacBook disconnects from my iPhone hotspot automatically after it enters sleep mode. But after it exits sleep mode and reconnects to the hotspot, there is no internet. This can be solved by ...
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Sudden massive increase in ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED errors in chrome

I've been using this mac for about 8 months with my current wifi setup. For some reason, one day I just started getting a lot of ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED errors in Google Chrome. Nothing has changed, I ...
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Twitter images don't load on one device

Periodically on my Mac, images and videos from Twitter fail to load, consistently for a few hours or days at a time. I get this or something like it in Safari, Twitter's app, and third party Twitter ...
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Slow Ethernet LAN Speeds on 2021 MacBook Pro

I have a 2021 16" MacBook Pro and my wife has a 2019 15" MacBook Pro, both running macOS 12.3.1. I have a UniFi gigabit network with a Dream Machine Pro and Switch Lite 16, also running the ...
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How to set Phase algorithms in L2TP IPsec?

Good day, I am using Ubuntu often and it has l2tp newtwork manager, which allows me to connect via certain VPN. However, I use Mac more often and I want to set up the same mechanism and use VPN here. ...
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Apply NAT rule on Internet Sharing

I want to apply custom NAT rule on Internet Sharing (Wifi internet shared over ethernet cable to another machine). sudo pfctl -a com.apple/100.InternetSharing/natpmp -f pf-nat.conf nat on utun3 inet ...
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How to fix macOS 12.3 Finder is unable to reliably copy large files to SMB shares

About when macOS 12.3 shipped I am unable to reliably copy files to SMB shares with the Finder with an M1 Max MBP. The copied files on the share are corrupted (the share has not been updated in months ...
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How can I fix my WiFi being prioritized over the Ethernet, despite being first

My work network is a little weird. I have a Wireless connection that is primary, but I have a ethernet connection for LAN that also connects to the Internet. For some reason, the network always ...
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macOS Monterey DNS lookups fail after a few hours

I upgraded my M1 Mac to macOS Monterey recently and it seems that there are DNS lookup issues that eventually stop me from using the internet. Restarting the computer fixes the problem but eventually ...
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Monterey, lock-screen & power

How can I stop monterey from powering off the screens on my m1 MacBook Air? My problem is that I have a wired gigabit connection through an external monitor. When I lock the screen (CtrlSplatQ) it ...
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Connecting iMac 2015 to MPB 2021 M1 Max

I need some help connecting two Macs. I have a late 2015 27" iMac and a new 2021 MBP M1 Max. I would like to connect my iMac to my MBP to share files and the printer. I know I can do this over ...
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What Are Socket Filters and What Do They Do?

My company recently required me to install Cisco AnyConnect on my privately used MacBook Pro in order to connect to the company VPN. At seemingly random times after installation this message keeps ...
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How to prevent apps from accessing real MAC address?

I would like to prevent apps in my M1 Mac from accessing my real MAC address is there absolutely anything that I can do to hide real MAC address from apps in my computer. If I spoof MAC address ...
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socat UDP multicast issue on WiFi interface

I have installed socat on macOs Montery thanks to homebrew. The command: socat UDP4-RECVFROM:8888,ip-add-membership=239.255.98.99:192.168.1.100,fork,reuseaddr - doesn't retrieve any datagram (same ...
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macOs Monterey UDP sockets permissions for socat

I have installed socat on macOs Montery thanks to homebrew. The command: socat UDP4-RECVFROM:8888,ip-add-membership=239.255.98.99:192.168.1.100,fork,reuseaddr - doesn't retrieve any datagram (same ...
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UTM on MacOS host, Ubuntu guest: how to network between host and guest?

I have UTM 3.1.5 running on a new Mac Mini (M1), with an Ubuntu guest. By using networking mode "Emulate VLAN", I can get out through my host via the virtual adapter, and out to the Internet....
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Slow net on imac but fine all other devices

As suggested internet speed on my imac is slow(0.04 Mbps down) but all other devices are slow. This occurred after restarting chrome, upon reopen of chrome WiFi stopped working. After restart 0.04 ...
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Sharing MacOS network links to Windows User [duplicate]

At work I'm one of the few employees working on a MacOs. I often get Windows shared network links from colleagues and convert them locally with a script...more or less successful. For e.g. (Windows ...
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Share Windows/MacOS links with colleagues [duplicate]

Is there an easy possibility for Windows/MacOS link conversion to share links with colleagues? I have a windows link for e.g.: \\networkshare\folder\file.txt and i want to convert to: smb://...
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iOS Files.app doesn't connect to SMB share "connection to the server has failed"

I can't connect to an SMB share using my iPhone (iOS 15.3.1); when I try to connect to the same hostname, same port, same credentials on my Mac it works fine (I copy-pasted so there's no possibility ...
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Little script to choose where to SSH

Maybe I am a little dreamy, but I have many server locations, each have different servers/routers ... etc., we have them numbered from 1-83 Can someone help me building a script where I can ...
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What does 'Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=100' mean?

We recently migrated our website to a new server and in the process some of our older Macs can no longer access it. All other computers are fine. These devices run MacOS 10.12.6 (I'm not sure about ...
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Problem connecting between Macs in the same network

I have three Macs (MBP, MBA1 and MBA2) in the same network, connected over WiFi. I need to ssh from the MBP to the other two Macs, but sometimes this stops working. When it does, I can't in any way ...
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