Boost Your Wired Ethernet Connection on Your Windows PC: Combine It with a 4G LTE Dongle
You can get better Internet – faster, more stable – if you combine two connections together. Even if one of them is a wired Ethernet LAN connection.
All you need is a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify. In this article, we are going to walk you through the steps to combine wired Ethernet and a 4G LTE cellular dongle on your Windows PC.
Four Steps to Combine Wired Ethernet and 4G Cellular Dongle at the Same Time on Your Windows PC
Step 1: Install your 3G / 4G / LTE dongle on your PC.
Connect the dongle through a USB port to your PC. If running Windows 10, it’s highly possible it will automatically set up the connection for you. In order to confirm this, click on the computer / Wi-Fi icon in the lower right area of the taskbar (systray) and check if a “Cellular” tile shows up.
If this doesn’t happen, make sure you run the installer program provided to you along with the 3G / 4G dongle. This may be directly on the dongle – check out “My Computer” / “This PC” for any CD / removable drives and run the setup program. You may be required to restart your PC after setting this up.
Step 2: Connect to the Internet using the 3G / 4G dongle.
Make sure you run the proprietary software to connect to the Internet, if that exists. Usually it will be detected by your PC as a cellular connection or a Wi-Fi connection.
If you can’t connect, check to see if Windows installed a cellular adapter. Go to Network Connections (Windows key + X – “Network Connections”) and click on “Change adapter options” on the right. The 3G / 4G dongle should be listed there. If it’s not connected, click on “Diagnose this connection”.
If you still can’t connect to the Internet after troubleshooting this, contact your ISP / network provider.
Step 3: Connect your Ethernet cable to your PC and plug the other end into your modem or router. In most cases, you will connect to the Internet automatically. If it doesn’t work, see some troubleshooting options here.
How Does Speedify Work?
Speedify makes your internet secure, stable, and fast with the magic of Channel Bonding--but how?
- First, Speedify establishes a connection to one of our Speed Servers in the Cloud. This acts as a middleman between you and the rest of the internet, keeping your web activity private and secure.
- Next, the app works with the Speed Server to intelligently spread network packets among all your available internet connections.
- And presto! Speedify is able to provide the combined speed and stability of all your internet connections—unlike any other VPN on the market.
Step 4: Start Speedify on your PC and combine the wired Ethernet and 3G / 4G / LTE dongle on your PC. When you launch Speedify, the software automatically detects the two connections. You will see them each contained in a Connection Bubble near the top of the Dashboard.
And presto! You’re combining connections with the magic of Channel Bonding for improved speed, reliability, and security. You are now free to go forth and browse the internet, stream videos, and use your apps as you normally would.
Use Speedify for Windows to combine Ethernet and 4G LTE cellular dongle on your Windows PC.