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A device that forwards data packets between computer networks. They perform the job of an "Internet traffic director."

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Remote access Mac behind a router with Windows PC

My Mac Mini at home is behind a router. I need to access it occasionally from work using a Windows laptop. I use the following two links to set up the connection. YouTube: How to Access Your Mac over ...
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casting third-party apps (like YouTube, Netflix, etc.) to Apple TV 4K from iPhone

Goal My goal is to cast third-party apps like YouTube or Netflix to my Apple TV 4K. I do not want to Airplay my screen but rather control the Third-Party-App via my iPhone. Usually the button looks ...
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"Wake for Ethernet network access" no longer works after changing router

For years I've used an Apple Airport Extreme router which recently began randomly dropping connections and exhibiting other odd issues. This coupled with slow wireless speeds (by modern standards) led ...
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What could be the reason for my internet connection being interrupted every so often?

My internet connection on a new Mac (Apple M1 Pro, macOS Ventura) has interruptions every so often. Some important information: These interruptions do not happen with other devices that make use of ...
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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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Router web UI slow and unresponsive on modern macOS (and iOS), but super snappy on OSX 10.4

I have a router running the FreshTomato firmware. If I connect to the web UI in any of the following ways, it is very laggy (sometimes 10+ seconds for a simple page navigation): 5k iMac connected via ...
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Router not found in Netgear Nighthawk iOS app?

I’m connected to the router via WiFi, I’ve reinstalled the app and given it all permissions, and I’m not using a VPN.
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iOS 15.5 Auto Update causing wifi drops with router

Last night Apple auto-updated my iPhone 8 Plus and installed iOS 15.5. I've gone through many such updates for years with no problems. Beginning today with the first use of my iPhone, the WiFi ...
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WiFi Parental controls for Private Address feature in IOS 14

I have setup parental controls for certain devices on my WiFi and all works fine on the MAC address. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT211227 However, in iOS 14 there is a new privacy feature which ...
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iPhone private MAC address not working? 2 MAC addresses appear in my router [closed]

I just connected my iPhone to a brand new router and saw that 2 new MAC addresses appeared in connected devices. By disabling the "Private address" feature I could verify that both MAC ...
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I need to back up the way Time Capsule used to, post-Catalina

So, Time Capsule and Time Machine together used to be the perfect backup solution for my household's Macs. Then they stopped working. After I got a new laptop with Catalina, I would regularly get an ...
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Connectivity between a modern home router and an iPhone 7?

I am assisting a friend who has lost a phone and is considering getting an older phone (iPhone 7) as replacement, as it is well regarded in the digital photography profession. The concern is that the ...
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Handling HomeKit Security through a WiFi router upgrade

I'm replacing my HK enabled WiFi router with a new one and I understand that as long as the network name and password are the same, I don't need to remove and read any of my HK devices, however I'm ...
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How can I make my iPad see my Star mC3 printer

I have an iPad that is connected to Wi-Fi (192.186.40.1) while my printer Star mC3 is connected to the router with Ethernet. I found out that, when connecting the printer to the router, it is assigned ...
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Time Machine backups to Time Capsule use internet data. How to stop this?

thanks in advance for the help. Main issue: by using an internet data traffic monitoring app (TripMode), I finally found out what was using up my home internet data allowance (1TB/month).... Time ...
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How to configure router for Remote Desktop connection?

I am currently working remotely due to the pandemic. I am one of very rare Mac user at my university. In Poland Macs are not popular, and our net administrator and our tech support have no or limited ...
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5GHz WiFI speed much slower than on 2.4GHz on my Macbook air 2017

I just setup my new Xiaomi WiFi MiRouter 4A gigabit edition router but my Macbook has only 3MBs speed of uploading while on 2.4GHz speed is 60MBs. Also on iphone and other devices is almost 200Mbs ...
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How to stop using Time Capsule as router?

I have a Comcast router XB-6T and it's supposed to be better/faster than using my Time Capsule/802.11ac as a router. I'm on a iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. Currently I thought I was using my TC as ...
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Terminal-App: What’s in front of colon and why does it change with a different network? [duplicate]

When I open the terminal-app, there is this default code. However, it changes depending on the network: This is how it looks like in my local coworking office: Last login: Thu Aug 13 14:49:57 on ...
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D-Link DIR-880L + Mac => monthly data usage stats possible?

Any idea how to track network data usage (how many GB in/out total per month) from a D-Link DIR-880L router? I tried PeakHour (https://peakhourapp.com/) but it looks like this router doesn't support ...
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Airport Time Capsule Third Generation Roaming connection with a Google wifi router

I am trying to make a internet configuration to improve my wifi in the whole house, but I don't want to switch between different wifi names, I have a Airport Time Capsule Third Generation, Google wifi ...
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Why does SystemUIServer try to talk to my router via UDP port 192?

I captured the request but it didn't tell me anything. There were 4 bytes of data transmitted and the value was 08010310.
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How to add a hostname for my router's IP address?

How can I access the WiFi router I am currently connected to via an unchanging hostname? For command-line stuff like ping, or http in the browser to load the router's settings page. The hostname ...
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Automatic call audio routing still asking for device

I have recently purchased new airpods and they were working good, but yesterday I think I didn't pair them properly and tried to make a phone call. Since then everytime I try to make a phone call even ...
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How can I use my Mac to determine the optimal WiFi channel to use with my wireless router?

I'm setting up a new router and want to manually select the best channel, how can I run a scan of the networks around me to figure out which channel will have the best performance?
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Share iPhone internet connection with entire network through router

I want to share my iPhone's cellular internet connection over wifi to a router, and have clients be able to connect to the router using either wifi or ethernet and get internet access transparently. ...
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Apple Remote Desktop over internet "without" port forwarding

Is it possible using Apple Remote Desktop to connect to computers over the internet (so different networks) ** without ** having to tweak the router settings of those devices? PS currently using ...
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Wi-Fi slow on iPhone, fast on computer or tablet

At our home, we pay for 20 Mbps Internet connection to operator. On computers and tablets we get full speed via Wi-Fi, while on iPhone 7 and iPhone XR we gat max 2.7 Mbps. We live in apartment with ...
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iPad 2 freezes constantly on the same wifi network an iPhone 6 works smoothly

I have an iPad 2 and an iPhone 6 on the same wifi network. Making a facetime call using the iPad is a nightmare. The video freezes constantly. An iPhone 6 on the same wifi works like silk. My ...
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What's the meanings of the Routing tables' data in the Mac OS?

I use netstat to check the routing tables: $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default 10.10.10.1 ...
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Applescript to reboot router by clicking on buttons

I am attempting to write an applescript to reboot a router using Safari during the night when no one is using the network. I can successfully log into the router but am having trouble in selecting ...
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Home network with wired and wifi, force local data over wired

How to connect three machines (Mini, 10.11; laptop, 10.12; iMac, 10.13) on two local networks, one wired and one WiFi, where local traffic is over wired connections and (external) Internet traffic is ...
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Keychain Won't Remember Router Administrative Password

macOS High Sierra, Safari 11.1.2, MacBook Air mid-2013, Netgear R6400 wifi router. All the software on the computer and router is up to date. Both the Mac and Safari work without difficulty. The ...
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D-link router management problem

I have quite strange issue. I've bought new D-link router I can manage at 192.168.0.1 - I can log in into router interface but for some of subpages (in fact for most of them) I'm getting "Router not ...
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How to use mac as a full router with DHCP, DNS, Port Fowarding etc.?

I know I can use internet sharing in macOS to share the internet connection provided to one network interface over one or more other network interfaces on my Mac. However, the feature set is VERY ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of having AirPort/Time Capsule between ISP router and LAN devices?

I have fibre 100/100 Mbps WAN via my ISP, which has provided me a router of the brand "Technicolor". The router can create a Wi-Fi network, the 2GHz band uses 802.11/b/g/n and the 5GHz band ...
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Share Time Machine disk to WAN through my Asus router

My Asus Router (Blue Cave) has the ability to let its disk act as a Time Machine capsule. For computers on its LAN, that works just fine. You can see the disk advertised (via Bonjour?) in the sidebar ...
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Opened network ports, safe or not?

I check my opened ports via Network Utility (macOS X High Sierra 10.3.3) and get this result: Port Scanning host: MY EXTERNAL IP Open TCP Port: 21 ftp Open TCP Port: 23 ...
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Will iPhone SE connect to a 802.11b/g router?

I plan to purchase iPhone SE. The spec says the Wi-Fi module is 802.11ac (5 GHz band). However, my router is rather old - it supports 802.11b and 802.11g only (2.4 GHz band). I cannot find ...
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Hardware Router For macOS [closed]

I "think" I understand that all firewalls are software. However, I am splitting the monthly internet bill with a roommate who has the ISP modem/router in his room. I would like add (if possible) more ...
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add a permanent static route in high sierra

I'm adding a route to all 192.168.1.x ips through a gateway like so: sudo route add 192.168.1.0/24 10.0.0.2 . How do I add this route permanently in High Sierra?
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how to make different apps use wifi vs ethernet?

I'd like to route some apps through WiFi and other apps through ethernet. Given that OSX has a wide array of system tools and utilities as well as a rich ecosphere of apps, how can I make that happen?...
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Mac mini-hosted WordPress websites won't load on any of the Macs on LAN

I have three Mac minis on our LAN, all of which have Yosemite and OS X Server, but only one is enabled as a web server. My problem is that I can see the WordPress-based websites hosted on this web ...
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MacBook Pro gets different (wrong) IP

I'm a developer (but not a network guy) and I often need my MacBook Pro and PC working together to do mobile apps coding/debugging. As of late, on my home network, my Mac has started to get an IP ...
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How to Connect a router to console, using a mac

I just purchased a non-Apple router (a pfSense SG-1000 device by Netgate). As a contingency plan in the event I would forget my web interface password, to then save my bacon, I want to be able to ...
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Can't connect to the internet after removing VPN

I installed the Star VPN application from the App Store and connected to United States VPN. Everything was working fine until I removed the application. I'm able to access some Bigger or famous sites ...
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Routing to/from VPN to WAN

I'm running a Mac Mini server, IP 192.168.2.2. When users connect remotely, often they have issues because their network at home (or wherever) happens to also be 192.168.2.x. So I instructed server....
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IOS : connect to router when "no internet" detected

I been through a few topic online but can't fine a solution. Sometime my internet is offline, and iOS won't let met connect to the local network anymore so I can access the router settings or other ...
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Routing traffic back and forth through a Mac mini server with 2 network interfaces

I have my office network that looks like this: My office network looks like this: the office network (wifi and wired) has the subnetwork 192.168.88.0. I have some server machines on the subnetwork ...
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How can I block iOS 10 Notifications

It seems that I can not find a solid answer on this. Currently, I've tried this... Using my NetGear Genie, I went to security and blocked the keywords/domains of: https://mesu.apple.com https://...
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