How To Combine Wi-Fi And Tethered Phone Connections

Setting up your Mac or PC to use a tethered phone and Wi-Fi 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.

Step 1: Connect to Wi-Fi

Just connect your Mac or PC to Wi-Fi like you normally would using your computer’s internal Wi-Fi card.

Step 2: Tether Your Smartphone

Refer to your carrier or smartphone’s instructions to tether your mobile internet connection to your computer. Here is a handy guide for tethering on most of the popular mobile broadband networks in the US.

Step 3: Combine Tethered Phone and Wi-Fi with Speedify

Now that you have both Wi-Fi and your phone’s tethered 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 and install the application. (Speedify is currently available on PC, Mac, Android and iOS) Once running, you’ll see both Wi-Fi and tethered phone connections detected. That means you’re using both for their combined speed and reliability.

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Speedify is the only app that combines your wifi, cellular, wired, and even your friend’s phone signals – into one ultra-fast and super secure link that keeps you all connected for the best possible live streaming, video calling, or just posting to your favorite app.


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