Ethernet and wi-fi

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sou1 so1di3r, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. sou1 so1di3r macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    #1
    I have ethernet connected to my laptop but I also am in a wi-fi range, my question is do I have to turn off airport every time I use my ethernet to make sure the wifi isnt being used (because the ethernet is much faster) or does it just automatically know to use the ethernet when it is connected even if airport is on?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #2
    The ethernet takes priority when a wire is plugged in. I think ethernet is the En0 port and airport is En1.
     
  3. cw2k7 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    #3
    In System Preferences->Network you can change the order of connection priority.

    In Leopard you click on the cogwheel at the bottom of the list of connections then select "Set Service Order" then you drag them to the order you want.
     
  4. sou1 so1di3r thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sou1 so1di3r

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    #4
    ok sweet, that is how I have it set up, I just wanted to make sure.:D:apple:
     

Share This Page