How to Use WiFi and LAN at the Same Time on Your Mac

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Easily Connect to WiFi and LAN Simultaneously on a Mac Using Speedify

Many people ask if you can use WiFi and Ethernet on a Mac at the same time. You can do that on macOS, but only to access the Internet with one adapter and your local network with the other. There’s no out-of-the-box way to combine WiFi and LAN together simultaneously and access the Internet with both.

In order to achieve this, you need to use a channel bonding (or link aggregation) software app like Speedify. In this article, we are going to walk you through the steps for combining WiFi and LAN at the same time on your Mac.

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7 Steps to Use WiFi and LAN at the Same Time on a Mac

Step 1: Connect your Mac to a WiFi network using your computer’s internal WiFi card. This can be your home WiFi network, a work network, or even a public network. Keep in mind, WiFi and Ethernet networks that are connected to the same router cannot be combined for increased bandwidth using channel bonding applications like Speedify, because they both share the same upstream network. This means that your Ethernet connection must be different than your WiFi connection.

In many cases, you may already be connected to WiFi. If you are not, click on the WiFi symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the menu bar. Then turn WiFi on and select your preferred network. Keep in mind, private networks may require you to enter a password before connecting.

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Step 2: Connect to your Ethernet connection – plug in the Ethernet cable in your Mac and make sure the other end is plugged into a router, switch or network device. 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. Once you have connected your Ethernet cable to your laptop, plug the other end into your modem or router.

In most cases, you will connect to the internet automatically. If not, go to the next step.

Step 3: Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences; then click Network.

Step 4: Select Ethernet from the list on the left, keeping in mind that it may be named according to the adapter you are using.

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Step 5: Click the Configure IPv4 pop-up menu and choose your ISP’s recommended configuration method. You can read more about these configurations here.

Step 6: Under Advanced, click DNS. Then add a DNS server using the + button. Enter the IP address of your ISP’s DNS server.

Click Apply to activate these settings.

Step 7: Combine connections by turning on Speedify. When you launch Speedify, the software automatically detects the WiFi and Ethernet connections. You will see them each contained in a Connection row on 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.

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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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