How to Use Starlink and an Ethernet Connection at Once on Mac

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Get Better Internet: Add a Wired Ethernet Connection to Your Starlink Internet on macOS

You may ask yourself why use two Internet sources at the same time, like Starlink and secondary Ethernet connection. The benefits of doing this with a channel bonding app like Speedify include getting a faster, more stable and secure Internet.

In this guide you will learn how to use your Starlink satellite Internet via Wi-Fi together with a wired Ethernet connection for better Internet.

You can get a secondary Internet connection via a different ISP.  Examples include DSL, cable, or cellular connections. Speedify can bond your Starlink satellite connection with any number or combination of other Internet connections and will intelligently distribute your online traffic among them for optimal performance. Plus, if you get disconnected from Starlink 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 Starlink Internet and Ethernet on a Mac

Step 1: Connect to Your Starlink Wi-Fi Hotspot

First - make sure you setup your Starlink according to the instructions you received in the package. This includes setting up your new Starlink Wi-Fi network, along with your password.

Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar. (If Wi-Fi is off, choose "Turn Wi-Fi on.") Select the Wi-Fi hotspot associated with your Starlink connection and enter the password to connect.

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

Step 2: Connect to Ethernet

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 3: Download and Install Speedify

Last but certainly not least, download and install Speedify. Once running, Speedify will automatically detect your Starlink connection and any other 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.

When using Starlink Internet, Speedify is the only VPN that makes your online experiences faster, more reliable, and more secure.

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