Ethernet Vs. Airport

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mtfield, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2008
    I have a computer that i am doing the initial backup to time machine via a time capsule. So to make it go quicker I plugged it into time capsule with an ethernet cable. However, with the cable plugged in it still seems to be transferring with the speeds of the airport.. when i turn the airport off then it picks up speed and goes much faster... my question is do i always have to turn off the airport when i plug in my ethernet in order to get ethernet speeds? thanks!
  2. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    If you want to make sure it uses the cable, you will need to turn off the airport.
  3. Ryan.Fork macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
    I'm pretty sure that's the only way to do it. It's just a couple clicks so it's not that complicated, just a little annoying. From my quick perusal, there doesn't appear to be any settings to shut off or give priority to ethernet.

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