imac – Internet Recovery Screen Stuck

I am attempting to factory reset my mid-2011 iMac, and so I tried to boot my iMac into Recovery Mode. I held Cmd + R, however it gave me a grey screen with a stop sign symbol, and then powered off. I tried several more times, and the same thing happened.

I then turned to the Internet, and found that there was something called Internet Recovery Mode, so I booted into that with Cmd + alt + R, which worked, and the little globe came up. After the loading bar finishing, the screen went white, and the Apple logo came up, and then it stayed that way for several hours until I powered it off, as it seemed to be stuck.

Is there a way to fix the recovery mode issue, as I just want to erase the hard disk?

Error 2002F during internet recovery on Mac Mini over WIFI

I want to roll back to the oldest MacOS version on a Mac Mini.

It displays error 2002F after connecting to the Internet over WIFI during Internet Recovery.

During normal OS operation the Mac has no problems connecting to the Internet over WIFI.

I don’t have an ethernet cable.

Help appreciated.

windows – Computer acts like it has lost internet, but is still connected

I am having a weird problem with my laptop. My computer will act like it has lost connection to the internet (Slack cant send messages, Chrome says no internet access, stuff like that), but current applications that are currently using the internet keep working (I can have twitch streaming hours after the problem occurs). Once it happens, My computer remains that way until I restart my computer. It happens at random times, and I cant find a pattern as to what I am doing that could cause it. In fact, I am posting this right now while my computer says there is no internet connection!

I have an Alienware R17 running windows 10. I also have the basic windows security running, no other antivirus (I have heard it might be an antivirus problem)

boot – Ubuntu asked me to update but is not connected to the internet and hasn’t been used for weeks

I’m sorry if this sounds dumb. I’m new to linux and ubuntu. I like to play around with it sometimes. Just now i booted up ubuntu from an usb stick. I use a wired connection and ubuntu has airplane mode on every time it boots up. Last time i used this was 2 weeks ago.

The thing is, the cable is not yet connected and hasn’t been while booting up. Somehow I got the prompt asking me to update. So i fear now that this is some kind of malware. Can someone please help me out? Thanks a lot in advance.

networking – How to use ethernet to access internet in Phoenix OS?

I’m using broadband (ethernet to my laptop; no router). In Windows, I’ve to use dial-up and give my username & password to connect. But I don’t see such an option in Phoenix OS.

Is there any way I can use my broadband (as ethernet, without router) in Phoenix OS?

catalina – New MacBook Pro failed on OS reinstall, how do I get it out of Internet Recovery Mode?

I just got a new 16″ MacBook Pro but things have gone awry while migrating my data from another Mac. Would appreciate any advice you might have.

When I opened the new computer, I turned it on and made a new account just to make sure it worked. Seeing that it did, I began the data migration process from my old MBP (still running Mojave) using Migration Assistant. The migration seemed to be going ridiculously slowly to the point that I thought it was frozen. I then realized that I could get all the data from Time Machine on my backup drive, so I cancelled the process.

To make sure I had a clean start again, I rebooted the new computer in recovery mode and reinstalled MacOS Catalina. But unfortunately this stopped halfway through claiming there was an internet problem (I was seated right next to my router).

After this point, whenever I restarted the computer, it would either flash the folder with the question mark (i.e. no bootable drive found) or it would enter internet recovery mode. In the case of the latter, I would enter my wifi password and then it would gyrate for about 10 minutes until it gave up, showing the failed globe icon along with the message “ -2002F“. I wasn’t able to enter the typical recovery menu at all.

Now no matter what I do, it boots into internet recovery mode: booting up normally, holding CMD + R, holding Option + Cmd + R, etc. I have created and inserted two bootable USB drives into the computer, one with Catalina and the other with Mojave. When I hold Option while starting up, it correctly displays the two drives (and the wifi menu underneath). But when either is selected, it goes back into internet recovery mode anyway.

Has anyone else experienced problems like this? Anything else I can try? I’m very excited to use my new machine but this is proving to be immensely frustrating so far. Thanks for your time!

wifi – Shared Windows Internet: Upload fast but Download slow

So I have Windows 10 laptop connecting to wifi router and having overall good internet time.
Now I share wifi connection to a dual boot Linux/Windows 10 Desktop trough ethernet cable (also tried to another laptop Windows 7, which shows the same picture).

On the desktop: Ping is very good, Upload is very fast, Download is very slow.
(both Windows and Linux show the same picture on the desktop)

According to

(ping ms, download mb/s, upload mb/s):
Laptop:  35-50, ~16, ~8
Desktop: 35-70, ~0.6, ~8

Any ideas where to look?

Any reasons why upload can be faster than download on the shared connection, but not on the sharing connection?

online – How does “internet connection required” protect from piracy on mobile phones?

I don’t know how the DRM of this particular game works, because I do not work at Nintendo. But a common reason why DRM requires an always-on internet connection is because not every copy of the game is the same. Everyone who buys the game gets a copy with a different license key. While the player is playing the game, the license key is sent to the server. When a second player comes online with the exact same license key, then one of them is obviously playing a copy they didn’t buy.

When the game is bought through a store platform which assigns unique IDs to users or devices, you can also use an internet connection to verify purchase. The game sends the user/device ID to the server, and the server verifies that this user/device has actually bought that game.

As with every DRM scheme, this system is not bulletproof. No DRM scheme is bulletproof. When a game runs on the user’s hardware, it’s in the hands of the enemy. A determined hacker can find out where the game stores the license key and how to replace it with a different one. Or alternatively change the game executable so it will run without comparing the license key. But that takes some time to figure out. Most games make their most revenue during the first weeks after release. So the idea is not to deter the software pirates forever, but only until the launch weeks are over.

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networking – Internet connection drops for a few seconds

I am having a problem with an internet connection, let me explain:

I use my phone to connect to a WiFi network that uses EAP-SIM. In fact, every person who has a SIM card from the “Free” carrier can connect to these kind of WiFi Hotspots.

These hotspots are hosted from people’s routers in their home so I don’t really have access to the router configuration.

Then, I use a USB cable to tether connection to my PC running Windows 10. The problem is that when I watch Youtube videos or download things on the internet, the connection drops for some seconds then goes back normally and this happens multiple times.

I have managed to bypass this problem by using a connection to a VPN using OpenVPN client with the option redirect-gateway which is supposed to route all the traffic through the VPN network (This solution worked when using TCP for the VPN, on UDP I get the same problem…). I don’t know if this is some kind of throttling or if it is a problem with the connection.

Do anyone have an idea on how to fix this problem? Why does it work correctly when using a VPN with TCP? Note that the problem also occurs on my phone and not just PC.

Other things I have tried:
Changing the MTU for the network interface on my PC.
Using another phone to connect to the WiFi network.

PS: This is my first post so excuse any missing information.