Airport drops connection when Ethernet plugged in

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Waffl3s, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Waffl3s macrumors newbie

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    My 2011 MacBook Pro always drops the wifi connection whenever I plug in the Ethernet cable into it. Is this a known issue? I always notice since I start to download something then plug in my Ethernet cable so it can download faster. The WiFi connection will pick up a few seconds later. By the way, my WiFi is 5ghz N.

    If if this has already be addressed or mentioned before, sorry. I couldn't find it when searching MacRumors. Thanks.
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    Well, if you're plugged in to ehternet, you don't need wi-fi, do you? That's why it's dropped.
     
  3. Waffl3s thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But it kills what is every currently active such as a download or something streaming. Never had this happen on other non-Apple laptops.
     

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