Automatically change internet access

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by colinet, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

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    I normally connect to the net over ethernet and an Asus modem and the phone line.

    However, the connection seems to have got unimaginably slow - it was going to take over 2 hours to upload 4.8Mb the other day. BUT I also have a wireless gadget that connects via a MUCH faster network - uploaded the same 4.8Gb file the other day in less than a minute.

    My question is - if I turn on the wireless gadget and it connects to its network and I choose that network, will it automatically use that over the ethernet/router/phone line or do I have to unplug the network cable from the back of my MacPro?

    By the way - Just got a space grey MacBook - 1.3MHz processor/512SSD and I LOVE it - love the fantastic design, love the keyboard - all wonderful.
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  2. dyt1983, Apr 29, 2015
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    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

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    edit: to remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  3. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Use the Network Location option instead of that other recommendation.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202480

    I travel to several locations, and sometimes my local internet provider isn't working well - the Network Location allows me to choose between profiles in just a few seconds. Choosing "Automatic" and prioritizing Network Interfaces isn't always ideal - the Apple web page makes this pretty clear, read it and you'll likely change your workflow. I've got 30+ of my not-very-computer-savvy employees using different Location options depending on where they're at. Cheers!
     

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