Macbook Pro use Wifi and USB Tethering?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by parkm13, May 23, 2013.

  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

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    I was just curious to see if I could pull data from both wifi and from my iPhone tethering via USB? I need to download huge files from work and my home Wifi is very slow, just hoping this could give it a boost. Any information would be great, thanks!
     
  2. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Uhhhhhh, no.

    You can't use two sources at the same time, that doesn't make much sense anyway.
     
  3. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why doesn't it make sense? It seems to me that a 2mb/s 3G connection mixed with a 2mb/s wifi would help me out. However im not the most techno-savy guy around. Just throwing out ideas.
     
  4. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    It just doesn't work that way :)

    You can't combine two connections of 2 and 3mbps for a 5mbps connection.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What he said. It just doesn't work that way.
     
  6. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Too bad. Thanks for the help though!
     
  7. allypumba macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it's impossible. Simple adding 2mb plus 3mb does not make 5mb connection, true...however, having two simultaneous connections is possible, with two separate ip addresses.

    For example: your 3mb connection could be dedicated to downloading large files whilst you use your 2mb to surf web/stream videos.

    How, I'm not entirely sure, maybe multihoming??
     

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