Connect to Multiple Wi-Fi Networks Simultaneously and Combine Them for Better Internet on Ubuntu Linux
Combining two Wi-Fi Internet connections on Linux may seem like rocket science, but it’s actually quite simple if you have the right channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify.
In this guide we'll show you how you can use your Ubuntu computer's internal Wi-Fi adapter and a USB Wi-Fi adapter to connect to two different Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi Connections on Ubuntu Linux Using Speedify
Step 1: Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
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.
Step 2: Configure and Connect your USB Wi-Fi Adapter
Connect your Wi-Fi Adapter to a USB port on your Ubuntu computer. Click on the arrow in the top right corner (also known as the System Menu). Click on Click on USB Wi-Fi (the name might be different depending on the adapter model) > Select Network and choose your desired network.
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.