Airport drops connection when Ethernet plugged in

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

  1. Waffl3s macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2011
    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


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    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

    Apr 3, 2011
    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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