Is there a way to prioritize LAN connectivity over WiFi?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mazda 3s, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

    Mazda 3s

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    Here's the deal. I have a MacBook Pro which obviously has a wired LAN port and WiFi. I routinely back up my machine via Time Machine to my HP MediaSmart EX485.

    However, the machine obviously backs up slower over WiFi than it does over the LAN.

    So when I plug a network cord into my LAN port while at my desk (while the WiFi connection is still on), it doesn't automatically switch over to the faster wired connection. My solution now is to just temporarily disable WiFi while plugged in and then re-enable once I'm ready to go wireless again.

    Is there a utility to make this automatically happen, or is it just not working properly on my machine?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    In System Preferences, under Network, move Ethernet above Airport.
     
  3. Mazda 3s thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mazda 3s

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    WOW, thanks for the quick response!! :)
     
  4. daxomni macrumors 6502

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    Bah! I'd rather mess around with manual gateway metrics instead. ;)
     
  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    You're one of those RIP lovers, aren't you?
     

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