How to Combine 2 Ethernet Connections on a Mac

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Connect to Multiple Ethernet Connections Simultaneously and Combine Them for Better Internet

Combining two Ethernet connections may seem like rocket science, but it’s actually quite simple if you have the right channel bonding app like Speedify.

In this guide we'll show you how you can use your Mac's internal ethernet port and a USB ethernet adapter to connect to two different networks and then use Speedify to combine them.

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 Two Ethernet Connections on a Mac Using Speedify

Step 1: Connect your Ethernet cable to your Mac

Connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your Mac. In most cases, you’ll automatically connect to the internet. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port, try using a USB to Ethernet adapter, or a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter.

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

Step 2: Connect your USB Ethernet Adapter

Connect your Ethernet Adapter to a USB port on your Mac then connect an ethernet cable to it and your modem, router, or wall plate. (Depending on the types of ports available on your Mac, you may require an Ethernet adapter like the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, or the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.)

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

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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