Use both WiFi and Ethernet on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sameep, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. sameep macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2014
    Hello ,

    I have the latest iMac. I have two internet connections.
    I was wondering if its possible to use the ethernet for Torrent Downloads and the WiFi connection for everything else.

    I searched online but couldn't really find a solution.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    I remember trying to achieve this a while back, but unfortunately I couldn't find any help
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    The practical answer is 'no', because data is shipped around the Internet based on IP addresses and not applications. If you wanted to use your Ethernet for communications with other machines you have in the house and the Wi-Fi for Internet, that could be made to work (actually, depending on the set up, it could work that way right out of the box).

  4. meme1255 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2012
    Czech Republic
    It should be possible by using routes - per IP / IP-subnets... I don't how to do that per app manually, however, there's app which claims that it is able to do it.

    You have to set-up SOCKS proxy on Ethernet and then route torrent traffic to this connection.

    SSH -D should do the trick :)
  5. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2011
    Easiest way, IMO, would be via parallels or vmware. Setup a VM to use for torrenting (ISOs, I hope), select the physical network interface you want it to use, and boom, done.
  6. sameep thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2014

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