OS X :: How To Fake Ethernet And Use Wifi - OnLive

Jul 4, 2010

Just got accepted into OnLive (video game service) In order to play I can't be on WiFi. Is there any way to trick my MacBook Pro, iMac into thinking it's hardwired in? Something like 3G Unrestrictor for iPhone

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OS X :: Slow Net Via Ethernet But Not Through Wifi?

Mar 23, 2010

my Internet was slow on all my machines, (macbook MP Vista Ipod) (has been fine for 5 months)after 5 hours or so they all fixed themselves expect for the MP when im talking slow 0.6kbps download speedI thought what the hell ill reinstall it should fix it. No luck, i then tried Wifi on the MP & it runs fine 2.3mbps on ubuntu downloads fine.so any ideas on why MP via Wifi is Fine MP via ethenet is very slow.

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OS X :: Internet Speed Over Wifi Vs. Ethernet?

Apr 3, 2009

Ive got a pretty fast internet connection at home and I have just realised that when I plug my iBook and desktop pcs into my wireless router ethernet (LAN) ports I get a much faster internet connection speed compared to the wifi.I.e. 12-17mbps when through ethernet and when I connect to the wifi I get 2-4mbps. My computers are all located in the same room no more than 5 metres away from the router.

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OS X :: Make Computer Think WiFi Is Actually Ethernet?

Jun 19, 2010

I'm sure everyone heard of Onlive which launched yesterday, one of of the downsides currently is they wont allow you to play over Wi-Fi due to latency issues. Mostly they don't want the user to experience latency issues and blame it on the service rather than the connection. (They say Wi-Fi will work eventually once they optimize it more, and currently their closed beta testers are able to use it over wireless, and even on the iPad, and iPhone). Anyway, Windows has a nifty feature where you can bridge your connections, and by doing that, Onlive will work over Wi-Fi, I tried it out and it actually worked great, very minimal latency issues, but I usually am on my OSX partition, and want to play it on here. Does anyone know of a way to fake out Onlive? Or do a bridge connections type thing within OS X?

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MacBook Pro :: Prefer Ethernet Over Wifi?

Apr 26, 2012

How do I do to configure my MBP to prefer wired ethernet (when available) over wifi without disabling Airport?In other words: avoid switching to wifi when activate Airport.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Ethernet Sharing Through WiFi?

May 9, 2012

I'm wondering how would it be possible to make my MacMini (last generation) as an access point 802.11n.I have setup an internet share between Ethernet and WiFi, but the bandwith looks to be more 802.11g than 802.11n. 

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Use Ethernet And Wifi On Same Network?

Jun 17, 2012

I have my imac connected to lan via ethernet. I want to use airdrop but need to have my wifi enabled. Can i use both ethernet and wifi on the same network. I want to use etehrnet connection as its a 1 gigabyte connection and router is in another room well away from my imac and therefore not interested in using wifi for my connection only for airdop. 

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Hardware :: AirPort Express (From WiFi To Ethernet)

Sep 1, 2010

I was just checking if I can set the Airport express to receive my Airport Extreme's WiFi network and connect a non-WiFi device to the Airport Express ?

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OS X :: Can Use WIFI And ETHERNET To Double Connection Speed

Jun 12, 2009

I have a really crappy connection at home, about 50 ~ 60 kpbs. LOL. Cheapest AT&T DSL, $19.95. I have a wireless router hooked up right now. Is it possible to utilize my WIFI and ETHERNET all at the same time to double my connection speed? If so how? I'm running 10.5.

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Hardware :: Which Faster Ethernet Cable Or Wifi?

Sep 2, 2009

I just bought a new imac and a 1tb time capsule. Will I get faster dl speeds with an ethernet cable plugged into the back of the imac from the time capsule or over wifi.

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Mac :: Macbook Pro Airbook Won't Connect To Wifi Or Via Ethernet?

Mar 16, 2010

My mac book air pro book laptop won't connect to the Wifi or via ethernet in my hotel room.Although yesterday, we were in another hotel and it connected fine.
My other HP Pavilion belonging to my fiance's laptop works fine in the room.
The technician tested the in room connection but was not authorized to help me with my Mac individually.It sees the connection under the wireless networks, it connects to the network but upon trying to gain access to a web page, it appears as if I am off line or not connected.

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MacBook Pro :: Internet Sharing Ethernet To Wifi?

Mar 19, 2012

I've been trying to connect over internet sharing from my Macbook pro to my i-pad 2 and am having some issues I hope someone can adress. I go to Settings>Sharing from ethernet then to wifi. I name the network choose a channel then add a password from there I get this error message. 

Are you sure you want to turn on Internet sharing?  

If your computer is connected to a network, turning on Internet sharing may affect the network settings of other computers and disrupt the network. Contact your system administrator before turning on Internet sharing. 

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Convert Ethernet Signal Into Wifi?

Apr 23, 2012

I am staying in an apartment this month that only has internet via direct-line Ethernet. I need to get a signal to my ipad and iphone. Is there a way to use my macbook to create a signal that my iOS devices can detect?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mac Mini :: Ethernet Does Not Route Unless WiFi Is Connected

Jun 25, 2012

I am having the darndest problems with routing on my internal network, specifically with my Mac Mini Server which originally came Snow Leopard Server and was upgraded over the top (no clean metal) wtih Lion and Lion Server (10.7.4)Router is a Cisco/Linksys E4200 with firmware 1.0.04, but have had same problems with 1.0.02 and 1.0.03.Internal LAN/WiFi is defined as Router is and gateway. DNS is supposed to be served by the Mac Mini on, which also hosts my DHCP server to configure others on my home network.

With WiFi off on the Mac Mini "netstat -rn" returns essentially the same thing as on my Mac Pro (10.7.4 not-server) but for the MacPro at In this condition the Mini will ping the MacPro and I can ssh between, through the ethernet switch on the E4200. The MacPro can ping the E4200 but the Mac Mini can not.The E4200 has some ports opened to forward to the Mac Mini.But, enable WiFi on the Mac Mini and suddenly the ethernet starts working through the E4200.

Sometimes I can change the static IP address on the Mini's ethernet with WiFi off and then it starts speaking to the E4200 and internet. For instance tonight I changed it to and it didn't work. But did. Moved it back to and it still didn't work trough the router but it did work internally Mini to MacPro through the enthernet switch on the E4200.


Info:Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Server

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MacBook Air :: Use Ethernet Instead Of Wifi For Reinstalling Lion?

Jul 3, 2012

The harddrive became unbootable, so I re-formatted it from Recovery HD and now I need to reinstall Lion, which requires an internet connection to do so. 

I've connected my Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter but it isn't picking up an IP address according to the Network Utility within Recovery HD.  Do I have to use wifi?   It's a 4 GB download.  Wifi will be slow.   When I plug the same ethernet cable into the ethernet port on a MacBook Pro, Network Utility there picks up an IP, so I know that the ethernet part is working.    

Here's a picture of the screen of Network Utility within Recovery HD detecting the Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter but not detecting an IP:  

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), Windows 7

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Mac Pro :: Support WiFi Sharing Through Ethernet Connection

Jun 25, 2014

I am wondering does the 2010 Mac Pro support wifi sharing through a ethernet connection like current Macbook Pro's etc

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Hardware :: WiFi To AirPort Express Via Ethernet Connector

Dec 17, 2010

Can the ethernet port on the the airport express be used to plug in a non wifi piece of equipment. Example I have a wireless router: WiFi to airport express (via ethernet connector) to xbox360.

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MacBook Pro :: Use WiFi Or Plug In Ethernet Cable On The Desk?

Jul 24, 2009

When you get home at your desk, put your MBP on the table plugging it to an external monitor or not, do you keep it running on WiFi or do you plug in an ethernet cable for your notebook? I am on a 25mbps line in my home and i find that when i plug in the cable my internet connection is more stable, faster and doesn't drop out sometimes. Because, sometimes on Wifi, websites take a little longer to load or it seems to not load at all. While on the ethernet cable everything is just speed of light instant.

I have also noticed that using vmware when i go away from the computer and puts windows to sleep, when i get back, it takes a while for windows to recognize the airport vmware driver and connect back to internet, while with the ethernet cable it is just instant (again). Noticed this while running windows live messenger and the time it takes to connect back. I also noticed that transferring files from my windows vista desktop computer to my macbook was alot faster on ethernet cable than on the wifi connection, even though my router supports 54mbps wifi. So are you guys satisfied with your wifi? Or do you use an ethernet cable for stability? Or am i the only one with minor wifi problems?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Connect IMac To WiFi Instead Of An Ethernet Cord

Apr 3, 2012

i want to get an imac and put it in my room but there is no place to plug in my modem and router up there so i was wondering if there was a way to wirelessly setup my imac with the internet.


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Mac OS X Lion Server :: No Connection To The Internet With Ethernet, Only Over Wifi?

May 28, 2012

After switching to a new provider and getting a new dsl modem (a fritz!box fon 7390) I tried to setup my homenetwork again. Now the weird thing is: my Mac Mini running OSX Lion Server doesn't seem to be able to connect to the internet over its ethernet port, only when using a WiFi connection...When it's connected with ethernet it can reach the dsl modem without any problems, but it can't ping/telnet or anything else through, only over WiFi... As long as I use the mini servers WiFi connection everything works fine, but that doesn't make any sense to me.I've checked the servers setting and the Fritz!box settings and I can't seem to find anything obvious. Of course I could just go on and use the WiFi connection...

ps: all the other computers can connect fine using either wifi or regular lan connection... I even tried the exact same cable with another laptop just to make sure...


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Ethernet Internet Connection Fails But Not WiFi?

Jun 29, 2012

I am on a Mac Mini connected to the Net via a FON wireless router and Ethernet directly to my broadband modem. I have had problems with both the modem and an Airport Extreme, which eventually died, but I am back up again with the modem via the FON router.The odd thing is that I can't get Ethernet to work over a direct connection to the modem. Diagnostics tells me that the ISP and Internet fails. I can connect to the modem over Ethernet, however, change its settings etc. in my browser. There are solutions mentioned here involving changing the etc/authorization file, but wouldn't that also affect the WiFi if that was the problem? 

In short, Ethernet connection to modem works. WiFi connection to FON router and then to the ISP and Internet works. But the Ethernet configuration does't go that last bit, it only works locally. Using that route, I can't connect to the outside world. I have restarted the modem, the computer etc., but that should not be the problem as both works over WiFi, using the same settings for the modem. How do I best troubleshoot this? I am getting an AirPort Express, perhaps it will work better with the modem that the computer itself, but I doubt it.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5

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Intel Mac :: Switch From Wifi To Ethernet And Vice Versa?

Jul 3, 2012

To switch from wifi to ethernet and vice versa? I connected the ethernet cable and turn off wifi but it won't connect till I reboot it. Is this the only way? Also if I have ethernet cable and wifi turn on at the same time, which connection would my computer default to?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X Mavericks :: Internet Sharing WiFi To Wired Ethernet

Jun 17, 2014

I have a Late 2013 MBP Retnia. I have WiFi access via a captured portal. I have other WiFi and Wired (Ethernet) devices that can not authenticate to a captured portal. 


1) On the single MBP mentioned can I connect to the captured portal WiFi via one band (say 2.4) and then become a WiFI hotspot with the other band (say 5)?

2) On the single MBP mentioned can I connect to the captured portal WiFi via one band (say 2.4) and then share the Internet connection to the Thunderbolt Ethernet connector?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac In Office Connected To Ethernet And WiFi?

Jun 2, 2014

I have a iMac in my office connected to ethernet and wifi.  Can I network/share files with the Macbook Pro at home I use for travel?  Both have Mavericks OSX.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Share MacBook Pro's Wifi Internet Over Ethernet To Windows 7 Laptop?

Nov 4, 2010

I've got an ethernet cable and i thought i'd share my internet connection through 'sharing' under network preferences, to allow the windows 7 computer to get online as well.

the windows laptop cannot connect to the internet. I've managed to do this before with no problems when i was sharing a USB 3G dongle's connection over wifi.

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OS X :: Internet (wifi) Stops Working When Ethernet Cable Connected

Jul 7, 2009

I just got a new MacBook and have been copying files via Ethernet from my pc. One thing I noticed is that whenever an Ethernet cable is plugged in nad hooked up to the router, the Internet stops working on both mac and pc. However, my torrent client on my pc continues downloading so it's not actually stopping, the browser is just failing to connect as is the official network status. Why is this?

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Hardware :: Slow Ethernet And Very Fast Wifi? / Using Time Capsule

Dec 1, 2009

I'm facing a very misterious issue with my internet connection, using a Time Capsule; If I use a network cable to connect to the Time Capsule, the connection to the internet is very slow (Maxes at 2mbit, never more). If use a wifi connection to connect to the same Time Capsule, internet is flawlessly fast, reaching well over 80Mbit.

I checked and the ip is always the same, the downloads are the same, at the same time. Even trying with 2 computers (a Macbook and an iMac) (one over wifi, one on ethernet cable) the one using wifi can download stuff way faster. If I switch connections the one using wifi is always faster.

I use DHCP for both ethernet and wifi on the same local network, all the machines can see each other, it's just the internet connection that becomes so slow when using ethernet. The local network as as fast as a gigabit connection allows. The Time Capsule has the latest firmware installed, and has no problems at all besides this internet issue.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Wake It Over Wifi (or Ethernet) Using IPad And Home Sharing

Feb 12, 2012

I've upgraded to Lion and everything's fine apart from one problem: using my iPad to access home shared iTunes content on my mac no longer works when my mac is asleep. That's a change in behaviour from Snow Leopard; I used to be able to sleep my mac and then wake it over wifi using either my iPad or iPhone to access all of my home shared libraries.  The mac screen used to light up for ten seconds and then go dark again, but it served me the files. 

Lion seems to go into a deeper sleep which it can't be woken from.  If I attempt to wake my mac from my iPad within about ten minutes of putting my mac to sleep then home sharing seems to work and lets me use the home share libraries, but if I leave it any longer than that then the mac seems to fall into a coma and can't be woken.  The weird thing is that I still see a "shared library" folder on my iPad, but when I click on it nothing happens.  I think my Time Capsule is listening for wifi access and issuing the magic packet to the mac, but the mac just ain't listening.   

I'm using a Time Capsule in bridge mode from an ADSL modem and I've accepted a TC firmware update last week and I'm on lion 10.7.3.  I've tried using Ethernet to connect the mac to the TC (and temporarily disabled the wifi connection) but that still doesn't work. Also, note I'm NOT suffering from the problem that 10.7.3 seems to be giving a few other people - my mac reconnects to my wifi just fine when I wake it up manually. For the record, This was an upgrade, so there's still a tick in "wake on network" in power settings and home sharing on iTunes is still configured the same as it was before. 

iMac 27" i5-760, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac Works Slow With WiFi But Not At All With Ethernet - No IP Address

Aug 26, 2014

My iMac is very slow.  It only works on wifi.  Ive got good cat 6 hard wire to cox business and its fast internet.  but it wont work on the network.  it says i need an ip address.  it says the internet is connected but needs an ip address.  Ive got it on dhcp auto. but not working.  All other computers work fine with dhcp.  It says the computer is connected but does not have an ip address.  Not possible if its set in dhcp as that is supposed to give you a rolling ip address.  Ive got a cisco gigabit switch that is working well with 10 - 15 other computers working fine on it.  Ive changed the port multiple times in the switch.  rebooted of course.  nothing works. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 2007 model.

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Hardware :: Airport Express Wifi + Hard Wired Ethernet Not Connecting

Mar 29, 2010

Airport Express wifi MacBooks and the hard wired ethernet MacMini no simultaneous connection via hub Network consists of Cable Modem; Airport Express (1 ethernet port) 2 x wifi Macbooks; Mac Mini (ethernet )
4 Port ethernet hub connects the network OS X 10.5.8

Port 1 on hub cable modem
Port 2 on hub Airport Express (not Airport Base Station)
Port 3 on hub MacMini

Both connect without the other plugged into the hub but not simultaneously The first to connect seems to gain control of the connection

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