Airport open while ethernet cable connected which takes priority?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mlerrigo, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. mlerrigo macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010

    I'm having to have airport open, (whilst having my usual ethernet cable connected to my imac), to stream itunes or spotify to my airport express. If I want to surf while streaming to the airport express which will take priority? The faster ethernet connection or the airport connection? Are they both connected at the same time? Or if I have the airport switched on it automatically cuts off the ethernet connection?


  2. sjfwhite macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2010

    By default Ethernet takes priority. You can go into Network Preferences, click the pull down menu underneath the Network services, and select Set Service Order... if you want to change or check which gets priority.
  3. mlerrigo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010

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