How to Combine Wi-Fi with a USB Cellular Adapter on Your Mac

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Use your Mac’s Wi-Fi and a 4G LTE USB Dongle at the same time for faster, more stable Internet

If you’ve got slow and unreliable Wi-Fi Internet on your Mac, get a 3G / 4G LTE cellular USB dongle. But don’t just use that connection alone – combine Wi-Fi and 4G on your Mac simultaneously. All you need is a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify.

Speedify can bond any number or combination of Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic among them for optimal performance. Plus, if you get disconnected from one of your connections in the middle of an important video call or file transfer, Speedify will seamlessly failover to your other working Internet connection(s) without skipping a beat.

NOTE: For best results, use Internet connections from different sources. In general, joining the same upstream network multiple times (such as the same router via Ethernet and Wi-Fi) will not improve performance.

3 Steps to Combine a USB Cellular Adapter and Wi-Fi on a Mac

Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi

Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar. (If Wi-Fi is off, choose "Turn Wi-Fi on.") Select a nearby Wi-Fi network from the list. Keep in mind, private networks may require you to enter a password before connecting.

Need help with this step? Visit Apple’s knowledge base to learn more.

Step 2: Connect your USB Cellular Adapter to your Mac

Connect your Cellular Adapter to a USB port on your Mac. Some Cellular adapters require the use of proprietary dialer software to connect to the Internet. Be sure to follow the manufacturers installation and operating instructions closely.

To confirm your connection status, visit System Preferences, click Network, and look for your new adapter in the list on the left.

Don’t have a USB Cellular Adapter? You can also use a tethered iPhone/iPad or Android device!

Step 3: Download and Install Speedify

Last but certainly not least, download and install Speedify. Once running, Speedify will automatically detect any available Internet connections and combine them for increased speed, security, and stability.

You can manage settings, view statistics, and even apply limits to individual connections by either clicking/tapping on them from the Dashboard or by navigating to the desired connection through the main Settings menu.

Speedify will work quietly in the background to optimize performance including prioritizing streaming web traffic to avoid stuttering, buffering and disconnects.

Whether at home, work, or on-the-go, Speedify is the only VPN that makes your online experiences faster, more reliable, and more secure.

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