The Ultimate Guide to Network Bonding on Mac

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Mac computers are indeed a piece of cool engineering. It was made to be light, sleek, and modern. No wonder that the number of those who use it increases! In just 3 months of 2018 (July to September), 5.3 million Mac computers were sold worldwide!

What can topple this beauty you ask? Internet speed. We know that the main function of a computer nowadays is to get you online whenever, and wherever you want. As per Speedtest Global Index, the average global mobile internet download speed is 27.44Mbps. Meanwhile, 59.45Mbps is for the fixed broadband global average.

This tells us one thing, the fixed broadband or home internet is still the champion in regards to internet speed. But there’s always room for more, especially in areas where internet is slow and some ISPs have monopoly. The best solution to increase network speeds and get more reliable internet is network bonding on your Mac!

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Is Network Bonding on Mac Really Possible?

Some say that Macs are limited in regards to their features. Some say they’re only built to certain usage scenarios, but we beg to differ!

Imagine this, you’re out and you have a deadline to hit, but your internet is too slow or too unreliable. Your mobile internet won’t just do it and there’s a public Wi-Fi connection available. For the cherry on top – most public Wi-Fi connections are unsecured and people can easily hack your Mac. 

For the security part, the solution is using a VPN. But what about the internet speed and stability part? Some operating systems can bond internet connections to get you that, and we do know that Macs can do it too! So let’s see how you can do network bonding on Mac easily with Speedify.

How to Do Network Bonding on Mac the Easy Way

Network bonding on Mac assumes you’ll be combining 2 or more connections together. So, what connections do you have available?

  • you have a built-in WiFi adapter. And you can get plenty of external ones and connect them via USB.
  • you have a built-in Ethernet port. Again, as above, you can add more via external adapters on USB. But this works only if you’re at home or at the office.
  • mobile phones are the easiest additional connection you can use anywhere. They can be tethered to your Mac through various ways. You can use USB tethering (use a cable), Bluetooth tethering, and Wi-Fi hotspot tethering (both wireless).
  • there are also USB cellular dongles you can use as a network adapter for your Mac.

On the internet security side, it’s true that your Mac can be infected by malicious software if you’re on public internet and not using at least a security software. But that won’t be enough – a VPN service is a MUST if you want to keep your information safe.

For both aspects – combining connections and providing online privacy for your information – Speedify bonding VPN is here to the rescue. On top of providing VPN-grade encryption for your Internet traffic, it also offers seamless network bonding on Mac. And not just Mac for that matter – Speedify also supports Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux!

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Multiple connections, maximum performance

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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Why Speedify Is the Best Solution for Network Bonding on Mac

When compared to other ways of network bonding on Mac, Speedify is the most cost-effective, as well as most flexible one. It can combine any Internet connections that are active on your Mac, regardless of the number. See how we combined 10 connections at once with Speedify!

One additional benefit of using Speedify is its fast VPN capability. Unlike traditional VPNs, Speedify won’t slow down your Internet connection. On the contrary – if used with 2 or more connections, it could potentially speed it up!

Some networks are notoriously easy to eavesdrop on. If you are conducting sensitive business operations, you not only need speed, but you also need security. Speedify is a unique software solution that was designed from the ground up to solve multiple problems. When you run Speedify you are getting:

  • Seamless network bonding on Mac.
  • Advanced connections management, based on user rules.
  • Fast VPN capabilities.

Speedify is compatible with all Mac computers including Macbook, Macbook Air, and Macbook Pro, iMac and iMac Pro, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro. It works on all Mac computers running macOS 10.12 and later. Please check the updated system requirements on the download page.

You no longer need a closet full of expensive network equipment for network bonding on Mac. You can now have a fast, reliable, and secure Internet connection no matter where you are. Try Speedify now on your Mac for FREE!

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