You can use Network Link Conditioner.
You will want to ignore the testing settings. Make a Custom Profile and set to have no packets dropped and no delay. Start with uplink and downlink at 2.45 Mbps each and see if you need lower limits to prevent disconnects.
It is a free download in Xcode (go to Xcode → Open Developer Tool → More Developer Tools… and ...
Yes, those details are safe to provide. They are measurements of the quality of your wireless signal, and they contain no personal information.
You can view these and other details from the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar. The trick is to press and hold the option key while you click on the icon (i.e. make sure you’re pressing the option key first before ...
You need to make specific network configuration:
System Preferences > Network > Location: > Edit Locations...
left down + button,
enter a new netowrk configuration name, for example Office / Wi-Fi + proxy,
choose it and configure it with the proxy setting you need.
You will have to make 2 network configurations one to go through your proxy, and ...
In my case this was caused by the Juniper/Pulse Secure VPN client's kernel extension, which was active even when not connected to the VPN. Unloading the kernel extension restored speed without a reboot.
Short term fix is to unload the extension, command copied from linked kb article:
sudo kextunload /Library/Extensions/PulseSecureFirewall.kext
Long term ...
You can use a 3rd party app called Little Snitch to block Internet access for individual apps. Little Snitch comes with a limited 30 days free trial and costs € 45 for single user license thereafter.
Another alternative is Radio Silence, a network monitor and firewall app for macOS. It lets you control Internet access on an individual app basis. Radio ...
To add to the accepted answer: it looks like you shouldn't need XCode, just an account at the Apple Developer website (simpler than first downloading the 2GB XCode package if you don't have it already).
Go to https://developer.apple.com/downloads and search for "Network Link Conditioner" or "Additional Tools for XCode", the latter being the name of the ...
Terminal does not use proxy settings configured in the network preferences pane because it doesn't do any connection. Terminal just let you fire commands which will use the network in different ways.
When setting your http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables should not include the http: or https: prefixes.
Therefore the environment variable in your ...
It’s perfectly normal, and there’s no need to do anything (except click on OK to close the window) or worry about it. Safari is just showing you the encryption details for the apple.com website — you may have accidentally clicked on the green padlock.
Mac OS X 10.10+ users need to use dnctl and pfctl but documented usage examples aren't easy to find.
# Configure `pfctl` to use `customRule`.
(cat /etc/pf.conf && echo "dummynet-anchor \"customRule\"" && echo "anchor \"customRule\"") | sudo pfctl -f -
# Define `customRule` to pipe traffic to `pipe 1`.
# Note this is the actual port ...
You can try nettop(1) in the Terminal. It is pre-installed, and refreshes every few seconds to provide a dashboard of all open network connections with their usage. Better than lsof since it shows the usage data too.
Then hit 'd' and look for odd-looking entries or entries with consistently large traffic in the 'bytes in' or 'bytes out' column. ...
You can do this using Parental Controls on the Guest account. See Apple's KB article regarding this for the procedure:
OS X Mountain Lion: Filter inappropriate Internet content
Manage a user with parental controls
Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click Parental Controls.
Click the lock if it’s not unlocked, and enter an ...
You can suspend and then kill the ssh process that's hung up. To do this you have to issue the escape sequence, suspend the ssh process, and then use kill -9 to kill that process.
The default escape key for the ssh that ships with OS X the ~ character. You have to enter it immediately after a new line for ssh to respect it. And then the key sequence Control-...
Damnit. I searched for a while but without using the keywords "airplane mode osx" which only came to me when I edited my question here.
Research using these words led to a very useful answer available here :
If you go to the Network pane of System Preferences, you'll see a
Open Keychain Access.
Make sure "login" is selected in the upper left under "Keychains" and manually delete every entry that is associated with Google (any entry with Google in the name, I deleted). Specifically, the entry "com.apple.account.Google.oauth-token" is the one to delete.
Go back to Internet Accounts and add your Google account.
Another way to go about this, is by creating a Configuration Profile (using Apple Configurator). Using this tool, recreate your VPN configuration and save the file. After you've created the file, open it up in a text editor and look for the following:
Add the following below:
There are tools like Marco Polo that can change such settings based on location, but you will need to actually change your location, or have some other automated way to trigger this change. While there are some sophisticated servers and network hardware that can access multiple TCP/IP connections, and route different classes of network traffic to different ...
From the "Apple Watch User Guide"
Apple Watch uses Bluetooth® wireless technology to connect to its paired iPhone and uses the iPhone for many wireless functions. Apple Watch can’t configure new Wi-Fi networks on its own, but it can connect to Wi-Fi networks you’ve set up on the paired iPhone.
If your Apple Watch and iPhone are on the same network ...
I wasn't able to get my network back by disabling and re-enabling TCP/IP or the Wi-Fi. It seems in my case the computer had gone to sleep with a Juniper VPN connection and when it woke back up the connection had timed out and the routes weren't cleaned up. For me, I had two computers, one working and one not, and so was able to identify the problem after ...
With regard to modifying the system AirPort icon, I do not believe that what you are asking for is possible.
To show internet connectivity, I use a combination of WiFi Signal (which could be substituted for the OS X AirPort menu bar item) and Cloud:
AirPort on & not connected
AirPort connected & no internet
AirPort connected & ...
Found a very simple App, Icon Ping
The world icon will change color accordingly to the state of the connection:
Green if we receive pong packets back from 18.104.22.168. Connection OK.
Yellow if we receive pong packets, but with a delay that is greater than 300 milliseconds. Connection Slow.
Red if we don't receive pong packets for three seconds or more. ...
You could change permissions for Safari.
Open the information window on Safari (from the Finder window, with the Safari application selected, push command+I or right-click), add the desired user, and set permissions to no access.
For 10.13 only sixteen countries have this feature -
I mean your country might not be in the list yet, I'm facing the same issue
For macOS High Sierra, here is the feature list page documenting what works where.
Unfortunately there's no such feature in the current version of iOS (9.3), but there are some tricks you can still do now to achieve almost what you're asking for.
On iOS 9
In this version of the Apple's OS you can keep open the settings app in the background, keeping it open in the Cellular Data section so you can easily open the app and turn Off or On ...
After searching for hours and trying several different "fixes" which didn't work, Trevor Da Silva's solution here worked.
The fix essentially consists of deleting the problematic site's certificate, opening the site in a private Safari window, choosing to trust it and then retrying in a regular Safari window.
Edit: This has to be redone every time the ...