Ethernet Vs. Airport

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

  1. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    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 68030

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

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    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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