Get Faster Internet: Aggregate an Ethernet Connection with a 4G Cellular USB Dongle on a Mac
When your wired Internet connection is slow and unstable, you can get rid of these issues by combining it with a 4G cellular connection right on your Mac computer. You will need a channel bonding (link aggregation) service to do that.
Speedify fast bonding VPN can help you combine your Mac’s Ethernet (LAN) Internet connection with a 4G LTE cellular USB dongle. Read below to see how.
Four Steps to Connect to Ethernet and 4G Cellular Internet at the Same Time with Speedify
Step 1: Connect the dongle through a USB port to your Mac. Open Network via System Preferences on your Mac and Create a New Service by clicking the + icon.
A New Service popup will appear; under the Interface dropdown, choose your 3G/4G dongle and click Create.
On the left-hand side, your 3G/4G dongle should show a Connected status; this means your Mac is now set up to use your 3G/4G dongle.
Step 2: You should now be able to connect to the internet using your 3G/4G dongle via your Mac, if your cellular signal is sufficient. If you still can’t connect to the internet, contact your ISP/cellular network provider.
Step 3: Now, connect your Ethernet cable to your Mac, keeping in mind that some older Macs come equipped with an Ethernet port, but most will require you to use either a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet or USB-to-Ethernet adapter. Then, plug the other end into your modem or router. In most cases, you will connect to the internet automatically. If you don’t, 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 Mac to combine the wired Ethernet and 3G/4G/LTE dongle connections. 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 the internet on your own terms – combine your wired Ethernet connection to the internet with a 4G LTE cellular dongle. Speedify for macOS will combine them for faster, more reliable and secure internet.