How to use Ethernet?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidnssbm, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. davidnssbm macrumors regular

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    this may seem like a silly question since everyone uses wireless, but how do I switch my imac to use ethernet? under system preferences > network, it says both wireless AND ethernet are connected.

    Do I have to disable wireless to only use ethernet?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Click the AirPort icon in the Menu Bar and select "Turn AirPort off".

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    Or go to System Preferences > Network > AirPort and click the "Turn AirPort off" button.

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  3. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Also, if you click the little gear at the bottom of the list you can "Set Service Order" (at least in 10.5.8) so you can put Ethernet first. Then if you forget to turn Airport off, but have a cable plugged in it should try to connect through the cable before moving down the list.
     
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    That's a cool tidbit I didn't know about. Thanks!
     
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    On the contrary, I would think that on a desktop (which is stationary) most people would use ethernet instead of WiFi. There's no worry about interference and ethernet is much faster.
     
  6. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Wireless G is faster than most internet connections, and N is faster than any internet connection I know of. So unless you're transferring files from computer to computer, which the average user doesn't do, wireless is more convenient and not necessarily slower than ethernet.

    I don't disagree with you, just saying a lot of users don't think that way.
     

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