How to Combine Wi-Fi and Ethernet on Ubuntu Linux

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Connect to Wi-Fi and Ethernet Connections Simultaneously and Combine Them for Better Internet

Combining Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections on Ubuntu Linux 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 Ubuntu computer's internal Wi-Fi card and ethernet port 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 Wi-Fi and Ethernet at the Same Time on Ubuntu Linux

Step 1: Connect your Ethernet cable to your Ubuntu Computer

Connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your Ubuntu computer. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port, try using a USB to Ethernet adapter instead. Ubuntu will start using your Ethernet connection and you should see it listed in the System Menu under “Wired Connection”.
Need help with this step? Visit the Ubuntu knowledge base to learn more.

Step 2: Connect to Wi-Fi

Click on the arrow in the top right corner (also known as the System Menu) then Wi-Fi > Select Network and choose your desired network. Keep in mind, private networks may require you to enter a password before connecting.

Need help with this step? Visit the Ubuntu 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 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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