How to Combine Ethernet and Tethered iPhone at Once on a Windows PC

Alex GizisCombining Internet Connections, How To

Use Wired Ethernet and a Tethered iPhone Together at the Same Time

If you’ve got a slow or unreliable Ethernet connection on your Windows PC, you can boost the speed and make it more stable by tethering your iPhone and combining both connections.

All you need is a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify. Learn how to combine Ethernet and a tethered iPhone for better Internet on your Windows PC using Speedify bonding VPN.

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.

4 Steps to Combine Wired Ethernet (LAN) and Tethered iPhone at Once on Your Windows PC

Step 1: Connect your Ethernet cable to your PC

Connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your PC. If your computer doesn’t have a built-in Ethernet port, try using a USB to Ethernet adapter instead.

In most cases, you will connect to the Internet automatically. If it doesn’t work, see some troubleshooting options here.

Step 2: Enable Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad

A Personal Hotspot lets you share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad with other devices via Wi-Fi, USB, or Bluetooth.

Go to Settings > Cellular > Personal Hotspot or Settings > Personal Hotspot and flip the switch to on. 
From this screen you can verify the name of the phone (which will be used as the Wi-Fi name/SSID) as well as configure the password.

NOTE: If you don't see the option for Personal Hotspot, contact your carrier to make sure that you can use Personal Hotspot with your plan.

Need help with this step? Visit Apple’s knowledge base to learn more.

Step 3: Connect your iPhone to your PC via USB

First, be sure to install or update to the latest version of iTunes, it contains the drivers needed to enable USB tethering.

Connect your iPhone or iPad to your PC with a USB cable. If you see an alert on your iPhone or iPad that says “Trust This Computer?” tap Trust.

Make sure that you can locate and view your iPhone or iPad in iTunes. If your Windows PC doesn't recognize your device, try a different USB cable.

Your iPhone should automatically start sharing its connection to your PC. If you click on the network icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar, the iPhone should be listed at the top of the network list.

Need help with this step? Visit Microsoft's knowledge base to learn more.

Step 4: 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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