network question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nimits, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. nimits macrumors newbie

    nimits

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    #1
    Does anyone know if i use both the wireless receiver and the ethernet cable to connect to an internet network (different provider) is going to be a problem or i will have better results? (for ex better speed)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The computer will keep an IP address on both, but will only use one at a time. By default the primary connection is the Ethernet connection.
     
  3. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Yep, he is right it's no problem. I have both on most of the time, never had issues.
     
  4. nimits thread starter macrumors newbie

    nimits

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  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you will want to check in "system preferences -> Network", make sure ethernet is first in the list to give it priority, otherwise it will use your wi-fi even with a cable plugged in.

    if it's not in the correct order, click the settings button at the bottom of the list, and pick "select service order"
     

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