Network Preference when Running More than One Network

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WebsterAdrian, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. WebsterAdrian macrumors newbie

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    I have two separate networks: Wireless G (DHCP) & Gigabit Ethernet (Fixed IP). Can OS X be set to prefer Gigabit Ethernet for certain apps? I ask because I use ChronoSync to synchronize between my MacMini and my Macbook Pro. The Wireless G network is obviously much, much slower than the Gigabit Ethernet. Yet, Chronosync always chooses to use the slower Wireless G network (unless I turn airport off on either Mac... in which case it is then forced to use the Gigabit Ethernet). I should mention that the Gigabit Ethernet is an entirely separate network with you internet connection. For internet, the Macs use the Wireless G network.

    Hope to hear from someone soon. Thank you,
    Adrian
     
  2. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    I think they are used in the order listed in the network preference pane. So, try dragging ethernet to the top of the list
     
  3. WebsterAdrian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes you are correct. I checked both Macs and made sure that the Gigabit Ethernet was at the top of the list. I have to sheepishly admit that after setting up the MacMini, I neglected to insert the fixed IP details. What a beginner! Anyway, your post directed my attention to this detail and I have now inserted the fixed IP details resulting in ChronoSync preferring the Gigabit network even while the slower Wireless G network remains switched on. I have no idea how the Gigabit Ethernet connection was 'forced' to work previously when I switched the airport connection off. Strange indeed. But it's all good now. Thanks again.
     

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