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Questions tagged [router]

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

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Different thunderbolt ethernets have different Router IP

I need to connect to an Ethernet network with my mac. The weird thing is that I got connected to different routers (different IPs) using 2 different ThunderboltEthernetAdapters. Can anyone explain me ...
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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 uses 802....
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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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Access Screen Sharing via second network interface / router

I like to make it possible to access my Macs with Screen Sharing (or Remote Management) via a non-standard gateway, but when I try, I get only timeouts. Here is my setup: My LAN is connected thru a ...
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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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What port is used in OS X for remote desktop? [duplicate]

I want to set forwarding IP address on a router. What port is used in OS X for remote desktop?
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How to force Wi-Fi to rescan available sources and reconnect to a fixed named source from crontab?

I have a server computer running macOS and sometimes is using Wi-Fi only in evenings. The room's router supporting the Wi-Fi source is set to automatically reboot weekly. So when that happens, the Wi-...
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Do I need a router with Mac and these firewall settings?

I am single home user in one apartment with no other users, living apartment block house with over hundred apartments. I have cable internet and one modem. Mac firewall has "block all incoming ...
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How can I add static route in order to access machine that had wrong static IP configured?

From time to time I end-up having to connect to a machine that was not configured to use DHCP. Assuming that I know the static IP address of that machine and that this machine is already physically ...
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How secure are the different router modes in a time capsule

I have not been able to find the official documentation of my time capsule. I'd like to know how secure are the different 3 modes: DHCP and NAT: this is the mode I'm currently using however the ...
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Can I bridge the iPhone wireless signal with a router to use it with ethernet cable?

I have a tp-link router with bridge option. I would like to connect with the router to iphone's wifi signal, and share it to an NVR using the ethernet cable. Is it possible? I tried it with TP-Link TL-...
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Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router?

Short Question : Is it possible to use an Apple Time Capsule just as a network attached backup drive and not a router? Background : We want to use a separate router to manage a more complex ...
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Troubleshooting AirPrint on HP m201dw

I just bought an HP m201dw printer, and while I can print wirelessly from my desktop wired to the router, I can't use AirPrint even though it is advertised as supporting it. When I try to print a ...
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Macs won't connect to Belkin router's wifi, but USB dongle and android devices will

Belkin N300 (crap router I know) Newest MBP running 10.11 Newest MBP running 10.10 Can't connect to wifi. It'll say, could not connect to [SSID]. Try moving closer to the router and please try again....
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iMac causes WiFi interference / outage

I have an Apple Airport Extreme WiFi router and three wireless clients (iPhone, MacBook Pro & iMac). The iPhone and a MacBook Pro are connected to the WiFi network and everything works fine. As ...
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Routers that are compatible with Time Machine

I'm looking for a router that provides file storage requirements for OS X Time Machine to see the router as a backup destination. I found that Netgear R7000 is supporting it. While unfortunately, ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think the ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name [duplicate]

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Configure OS X to pass incoming traffic to another server?

I have a PC and a 2011 Mac mini on one wireless network, which does not have Internet access. The Mac mini is also connected to another network which has Internet access. Is there a way I can share ...
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Macbook Pro OSX El Capitan 10.11.3 and Technicolor TC8717T Router

The Wifi disconnects every few minutes and only comes back online if Wifi is toggled off and on from the laptop. This only happens with this router. And the MB Pro is the only device in the home that ...
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Using Server 5.0.15 to share internet WITHOUT internet sharing

I am running a mid 2010 MacMini as a server. OS X 10.11.3 and Server 5.0.15. I am connecting to the internet on the built in Ethernet (Ethernet) and have a USB to GigaBit Ethernet adapter (Ethernet 2) ...
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Programmatic access to connect to a wifi network

Very similar to this question, but as encouraged to do my @bmike I wanted to re-ask this question as it was not a duplicate of Create AirPort network from the command line. I am looking for a ...
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Do I have 2 routers for my wireless network?

I use an Airport Time Capsule and have a wireless router. Which one should I use for Wi-fi and how do I know which one I am using now? Thank you. MacBook Pro 11,3 with Retina display; OS X Mavericks (...
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WAN connectivity failure every 5 minutes on Technicolor router

Starting recently, my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 loses its Internet connection every five minutes or so. My router, a Technicolor TC8717T (don't ask, it's the free one from my ISP) provides two ...
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Using TimeCapsule through PFSense firewall

I'm running some time capsule automatic backups and I've recently totally changed my home network with a PFsense firewall and of course my mac stopped recognizing my time capsule. My mac is ...
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How to set network devices priority on afp/smb transfers?

I've got ethernet and wifi in the network devices. I use internet through wifi and file sharing over ethernet (we got an access point with DHCP and an ethernet switch with static IP - the access point ...
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WiFi issues when using Magic Mouse

I am having issues with WiFi connection since I started using Magic Mouse. I'm using a 15" MacBook Retina mid 2012 with El Capitan. The connection is much slower on the MacBook than any other devices ...
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Does Yosemite have a problem reaching alternate subnets?

I know my question is a bit vague. Read on. I have a static route set in my Asus router to bridge from one subnet to another (downstream router). My Mavericks machine can connect to devices (via ...
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How to propagate Wi-Fi packets to other interfaces on a router

I have two computers connected to an ethernet/wifi dlink router: Laptop: Connected via Wi-Fi Desktop: Connected via ethernet My understanding is that the desktop computer will never see any packets ...
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Use Mac connected to cable router (no WAN) as the Gateway of the LAN

A mac computer (OSX Mavericks) is connected to a TP-Link router via WiFi, as well as a number of other devices. The TP-Link cable router (no ADSL modem), is not connected to a WAN. The mac computer ...