How to tell which network interface is being used?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cinder6, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    Let's say I have my computer connected via Ethernet and WiFi at the same time. Is there any way to see which connection is the one that's actually being used, short of installing iftop?
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
  3. ewilson6 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    your ethernet will take preference over wifi.

    If you have both turned on, run network diagnostics... it will say ethernet.

    Click on yes then click on airport then click on Use Airport then it will use airport over ethernet.

    Pretty simple to use.

  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    As far as I know you can change the order of the interfaces in the Network Pref panel. The higher one will be used first to.

    Below the list there is a small Gear button, if you click on it you will get a menu and you should see an option to change the order or priority.
  5. Cinder6 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009

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