Multiple 4G LTE Tethering

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macairmike, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. macairmike macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know if there are any benefits to multiple tethering on mac air?

    I have iPhone and Ipad both 4G LTE with tethering enabled and an unlimited data plan on both.

    Either both USB or one USB/Bluetooth and one WIFI.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Mike
     
  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    not possible, your computer will only pull data from one of the sources
     
  3. macairmike thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats a shame, used work great on the windows based laptop just set both up as connection and it did the load balancing its self.

    Is there any 3rd party software that would help?
     
  4. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    How? It can only have one IP address per network adapter :confused:
     
  6. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    I have not figured out how to do that on a Mac yet, if it is even possible. Since when setting up a connection and then setting the sort order, the mac will use the order to go through and find the connection to its requested destination.

    I have seen in Windows where you can select two network connections and have Windows "team" them. I'm not sure how that exactly works, whether it is a true load balancing or some pseudo traffic splitter. I'm guessing the latter.

    The only advantage to having multiple connections on my Mac is for splitting up traffic between my mac and its apps and my vm's and their apps. o I have my Mac apps working off of the usb connected tethering and my vm's working off of the wifi tethering.
     

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