How To Combine Ethernet And 3G or 4G Phone Connections

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Setting up your Mac or PC to use a 3G or 4G mobile broadband card and Ethernet at the same time is a very simple task. In fact, any computer running Windows 7+ or Mac OS X can connect to any combination of available Internet connections. In most cases, setting up multiple Internet connections on your computer doesn’t even require any extra hardware.

If you’re trying to connect multiple Internet connections for faster speeds, note that your various connections must come from different Internet sources. For example, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks that are connected to the same router cannot be combined for increased bandwidth using channel bonding applications like Speedify, because they both share the same upstream network.

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Step 1: Connect Your Ethernet Cable

Find your PC or Mac’s Ethernet port and connect the Ethernet cable. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port, you can use a low-cost USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

Step 2: Connect Your 3G or 4G Mobile Broadband Card

Refer to your mobile broadband provider’s instructions to connect your mobile Internet device to your computer. If your device is a USB dongle and you’ve already installed the appropriate drivers on your computer, you can simply plug in your 3G or 4G card. For a mobile hotspot device, just connect to your computer’s Wi-Fi as you normally would.

Step 3: Combine Ethernet and 3G or 4G with Speedify

Now that you have both Ethernet and your 3G or 4G mobile broadband network connected to your computer simultaneously, you might want to combine both for faster and more reliable Internet. This is where Speedify comes in. Speedify is a cloud service for Mac & PC users that combines all the Internet connections available to your computer to create a single fast super-connection.

To get started with Speedify, simply download it here. Then, log into your Speedify trial using the email and password combination we emailed to you, and once Speedify is running, you’ll see both Ethernet and mobile broadband connections detected. That means you’re using both for their combined speed and reliability.

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Speedify can bond any combination of 2 or more Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic between them for optimal performance.

In the majority of cases, Speedify will automatically detect and start using any Internet connections available to your device - but if you need help we have quick start guides available for most common set ups.

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